Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Suddenly, Bulls Return to Global Markets

After months of pain, global stocks and assets are trying to rebound. The last two sessions have brought a sudden flow of positive news. So...

Check Out This Stunning Divergence in Tech

Software versus semiconductors. It's a major split running down the middle of the technology sector. The chart below compares the performance between the iShares North...

The Importance of Questioning Assumptions

Not long ago, in a land not far away, people chanted these words with almost religious conviction: "Houses never lose value." We all know how...

How the Economic Picture Keeps Improving

Many professional economists keep talking down the prospects for U.S. growth, but today's numbers suggest they're wrong. The common refrain goes something like this: "Tax cuts...

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Levels on the S&P 500

Ever heard the saying that "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades?" It means coming close to a goal isn't good enough for...

Tracking the Bears in China

Global economic and financial issues are back in the forefront. Turkey's been the main story in the last week, but today China has some...

Oil and Currencies in Play as China Stumbles

Oil, China and currencies: They’re all in play today as a slew of global events sweep markets. Market Insights recently detailed how President Trump’s trade...

Consumer Stocks Drift Higher Before Events

Consumer stocks on the rise, just in time for a series of important news events. Of all the major sector-tracking SPDR ETFs, consumer discretionary (XLY)...

A Strange but Positive Jobs Report

"Non-farm payrolls miss estimates," the headlines say. But a deeper look at July's Employment Situation from the Labor Department reveals a more nuanced and...

Can China Spend Its Way out of Trade War?

In case you didn't notice, China gave emerging markets and commodities a shot in the arm yesterday by announcing a series of stimulus measures. What's...
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