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Welcome to the conversation! I’m an institutional equities veteran, market commentator, speaker, and champion of the New York Stock Exchange... Read more…

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High touch, high tech equities. I built the Equities business at ICAP fifteen years ago after being recruited by the CEO. My approach has always been... Read more…

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I write a daily market note, which starts with insights on the day’s action and ends with a recipe to serve the mood of the markets...

Morning Thoughts/Confidence – The Feeling of Self Assurance – Try the Stuffed Baby Pumpkins

October 29, 2014

Confidence – the state of feeling certain about the truth….a feeling of self-assurance. …..And confidence is everything when it comes to the markets. On Tuesday morning – we found ...

Morning Thoughts/The Bets Are Lining Up – Try the Champagne Pork

October 28, 2014

Stocks mostly stable yesterday - after an early morning temper tantrum...as they tried to pressure stocks lower....Oil - broke $80 and the chatter heats up.....OMG - Oil breaking $80? ...

Morning Thoughts/The Bull is Alive and Well – Try the Shrimp Bruschetta

October 27, 2014

“Investors Resume Rush For Stocks, But Fears Lurk” – wsj – 10/25/14 “Best Week of 2014 as US Stocks Halt Four Week Slide” cnbc 10/24/14 “Stocks Rise to Cap Big Week” ...

Morning Thoughts/Confidence – The Feeling of Self Assurance – Try the Stuffed Baby Pumpkins

Confidence – the state of feeling certain about the truth….a feeling of self-assurance. …..And confidence is everything when it comes to the markets. On Tuesday morning – we found out that US consumer confidence hit a 7 year high and BOOOOOM – it was off to the races – (again). Americans are also feeling better (if not wealthier) with the turnaround in mkts as well as the bonanza of a windfall due to falling gasoline prices – especially right around the holidays. The consumer confidence index blew the roof of the house at 94.5 (consensus was 87) which is the highest read since October 2007. So here’s my question…..Do you think that the massive jump in consumer confidence reported yesterday is driven (or being manipulated) by next week’s elections? I mean look – if you just go out and talk to the man on the street and ask them how … Continue reading

KENNY POLCARI’S MARKET NEWSLETTER

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