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Oil markets disappointed as OPEC does the expected

Oil markets disappointed as OPEC does the expected

OPEC and allied non-OPEC producers have agreed to extend oil production cuts at current levels for nine more months through March 2018. Oil markets, which had been expecting exactly this result for days now, fell on disappointment that OPEC didn’t go further and...
Markets rediscover risk–for a day anyway

Markets rediscover risk–for a day anyway

This morning it looks like the combination of turmoil in Washington and some weak economic data have led traders and investors to take money out of risk assets and put money into safe havens. As of 11:40 a.m. New York time, the Standard & Poor’s 500 was off...
Jobs report not too hot, not too cold

Jobs report not too hot, not too cold

So how many lives does this Goldilocks market have, anyway? This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy added just 98,000 jobs in March. That was the weakest gain since May 2015 and way under the 180,000 jobs expected by economists...