Some of Market Insights’ Top Posts So Far in 2019

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We hope everyone’s having a great Memorial Day. Markets are closed in the U.S. today, so we’re reviewing some of our bigger stories in the last few months. Some of them could still be relevant in coming weeks.

  1. President Trump’s trade war against China intensified. It’s bad news for a lot of technology companies, but seems to be helping utilities and insurance stocks.
  2. Energy’s meltdown resumed in early May and intensified last week. An inventory glut remains the chief problem.
  3. CME’s Micro E-mini futures contracts began trading. The new product makes futures much more accessible to retail traders and novices.
  4. The S&P 500 had a “golden cross.” Backtesting shows a strong track record for the pattern.
  5. Media stocks explode higher as Walt Disney (DIS) makes an historic shift.
  6. Bitcoin comes back to life. Experts affiliated with TradeStation’s parent company in Japan explain the rally.

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David Russell is VP of Content Strategy at TradeStation. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience as a financial journalist and analyst, his background includes equities, emerging markets, fixed-income and derivatives. He previously worked at Bloomberg News, CNBC and E*TRADE Financial. Russell systematically reviews countless global financial headlines and indicators in search of broad tradable trends that present opportunities repeatedly over time. Customers can expect him to keep them appraised of sector leadership, relative strength and the big stories – especially those overlooked by other commentators. He’s also a big fan of generating leverage with options to limit capital at risk.