While stocks are having second thoughts this morning as euphoria appears to have returned to markets for the time being, yesterday's abrupt reversal in the S&P to the FOMC Minutes revealed that for many, the era of goldilocks may be ending ending. Show More Summary
The U.S. LEI accelerated further in January and continues to point to robust economic growth in the first half of 2018. While the recent stock market volatility will not be reflected in the U.S. LEI until next month, consumers' and business' outlook on the economy had been improving for several months and should not be greatly impacted.READ MORE www.metrointel.com
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal said the stock market would be sucking if not for the tech sector: Three technology titans have powered nearly half of the S&P 500’s advance this year, a worrying sign for investors expecting a strengthening economy to lift shares of manufacturers, oil companies and other firms whose fortunes typically improve […]
Marko Kolanovic, JPMorgan's global head of quantitative and derivatives strategy, has made a name for himself by moving markets with his commentary. In the wake of the stock market's 10% correction and subsequent recovery, he provides...Show More Summary
Tesla's stock climbed after the company said it has expanded its charging network in China. China is important for the electric auto maker because it's larger than the North American market and the government has made efforts to increase...Show More Summary
Sigh... Cash markets are open!! Buy 'em!!! Citi offered this little gem of wisdom with regard the last week... "Bear markets open on the highs and close on the lows. This is particularly the case when derivative products need to rebalance...Show More Summary
Federal tax collections data gives us a leg up on the market, because it tells us what to expect when the lagging economic data indicators are released later. That puts us ahead of the crowd, which is waiting for biased Wall Street pundits to interpret already stale, manipulated data, when it's finally released. Show More Summary
LiveXLive Media, which includes music streamer Slacker alongside a live concert streaming platform, has been approved for listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market. Shares of common stock are expected to begin trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market on February 22, 2018 under its existing trading symbol “LIVX.” “2017 was a...
Following dismal PMIs across Europe yesterday, the region's equity market rebound is rolling over today and has triggered the dreaded 'death cross', last seen in September 2015 before stocks legged notably lower. European economic data...Show More Summary
The US empire is in decline. There is no money to pay for the upkeep of all the highways, bridges, and cul-de-sacs. A recent uptick in oil price caused a sudden correction in the stock market, while borrowed billions are spent on wars to keep the oil coming.The staged school "shootings" are designed to ramp up racism and division. Show More Summary
It took the market about 30 minutes to read today's FOMC minutes, and realize that despite the post-FOMC kneejerk narrative which "found" the minutes to be dovish if only to justify the jump in stocks, the Fed was decidedly hawkish,Show More Summary
Three technology titans have powered nearly half of the S&P 500’s advance this year, a worrying sign for investors who expected tech’s dominance to give way to cyclical sectors, like materials or industrials, as the economy improved...
The central banks'/states' power to maintain a permanent bull market in stocks and bonds is eroding.There is nothing natural about the stability of the past 9 years. The bullish trends in risk assets are artificial constructs of central bank/state... The post The End of (Artificial) Stability was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The central banks'/states' power to maintain a permanent bull market in stocks and bonds is eroding. There is nothing natural about the stability of the past 9 years. The bullish trends in risk assets are artificial constructs of central bank/state policies. Show More Summary
Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Substantially Higher Sector Performance: Most Sectors Rising Volume: Above Average Market Leading Stocks: Outperforming Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 18.52 -10.10% Euro/Yen Carry...Show More Summary
Stocks, gold, and bonds are bid and the dollar is dumping as the market's dovish reaction signals the Fed's Minutes were not as hawkish as traders expected. The Dollar is the biggest mover for now... With Gold jumping... The long-end...Show More Summary
Risk of losing market share, when coupled with highly negative margins, unsustainable cash burn, and a soaring stock price mean this firm lands in the Danger Zone.
Authored by Nicholas Colas via DataTrekResearch.com, “Wall Street stock analysts? Meh. In a bull market, you don’t need them; in a bear market, they will kill you.” As a long time brokerage single-stock analyst, that saying has always irked me. Show More Summary
Stocks actually have a "weak and inconsistent correlation" with interest rates, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists. They've been receiving lots of questions from clients following the market correction that was partly...Show More Summary
Amazon has easily outpaced the stock market at large in recent months. Now the retailer is closing in on another record, less than a month after setting its last. You can track the stock in real-time here>> Amazon is up more than 1% in trading Wednesday, closing in on a new high. Show More Summary