Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Will Jerome Powell Break the Cold Spell?

Forecasts pointed to a cold Thanksgiving, but that's not the only thing cooling off. Several economic reports this week have shown a quick deterioration of...

Junk Bonds Have Gotten Dumped

In another potentially bearish sign, junk bonds are getting dumped. The Barclays High Yield Bond Index ($JNK.IV) closed at its lowest price in 2-1/2 years...

Fed Signals Potentially ‘Dovish’ Turn

After years of steady rate hikes, the Federal Reserve may be signaling a change of course. The U.S. central bank's top two policymakers made potentially "dovish"...

Midterms and Markets: How Tomorrow’s Election Matters

How might the midterm elections ripple through financial markets? There are three possible outcomes in tomorrow's midterm elections: Republicans retain control of both houses...

Have Jobs Become a Lagging Indicator?

Employment reports usually get a lot of attention, but they might have lost some of their importance as economic data points. Today we'll suggest that...

Perfect Storm Handing Nasdaq its Worst Month Since 2008

A perfect storm of negatives is handing the Nasdaq-100 its worst month since the financial crisis. The technology-heavy index lost 11 percent of its value...

Is This the Bottom?

The Dow was down 832 points yesterday, or over 3 percent – with the technology sector leading the market down, as the NASDAQ was...

The Message Behind Yesterday’s Volatility Spike

Yesterday was a reminder for traders who forgot what volatility feels like. The S&P 500 had its biggest drop since June 25, and Cboe's Volatility Index...

A Tough Slog For Banks, With a Happy Ending

There was a day when higher interest rates lifted financials. But not anymore. Selling in the sector has been intense, with 64 of the 67...

Why Stocks Move: Macro Trends

This post is part of a series about the catalysts for stock movements. It’s based on a series of talks at TradeStation’s Master Class learning sessions.  On...
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