There was good news today. The Case-Schiller index rose for a 3rd straight month. Otherwise it was not a very good day for the economy.
While some sectors (energy and health) were up today, there was a good amount of carnage left by these reports and earnings announcements.
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Richmond was not looking good and that put the brakes on material stocks.
“Unexpectedly” the Conference Board’s consumer confidence took a dip below 50 again.