Friday, July 19, 2019

Stocks Hammered as Gloom Spreads

Stocks just had their worst week since March as sentiment swung from optimism to fear. The S&P 500 plunged 4.6 percent between Friday, November 30, and Friday, December 7. Barely one-tenth of the index's members...

The World’s Dullest Sector Is Hitting New Highs

We've talked about boring stocks like health-care and consumer products. But those are pretty exciting compared with the best performing sector yesterday. Yep, we're talking about real-estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies own shopping centers,...

Potential Triangle Forming on the S&P 500

Most traders I know hate triangles. But one seems to be forming right now on the S&P 500. The index is trying to hold 2643, about 7 points above its late-November low. And that, in...

Tangle of Bad News Continues

Stocks are taking another hit on Thursday as a tangle of bad news continues to unfold. It's appearing on several fronts now, potentially confirming worries about the economy, trade and the technology sector. Economics Several negative stories...

Bulls Lurking Amid Tuesday Selloff: Options Recap

The S&P 500 dropped violently on Tuesday, but at least one big options trader was looking for a rebound. A large bullish call spread was detected on the index-tracking SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) about...

Takeaways From Tuesday’s Violent Drop

Just when you thought the volatility was fading, sessions like yesterday's happen. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both had their biggest drops since October 10's epic bloodletting. For the Nasdaq-100, it was...

Safe Havens Keep Stealing the Show

The market's shift toward "safe havens" is continuing. Utilities, consumer staples, real-estate investment trusts and health care are outperforming again today. They all benefit from lower interest rates and are less exposed to swings in...

Will a Tariff Ceasefire Lead to a Lasting Peace?

Stocks are rallying today after the U.S. and China agreed to suspend their trade war. But will it lead to a lasting peace? That's the important question because a lot can happen during the 90-day...

Will a Tariff Ceasefire Lead to a Lasting Peace?

Stocks are rallying today after the U.S. and China agreed to suspend their trade war. But will it lead to a lasting peace? That's the important question because a lot can happen during the 90-day...

Bulls Ran Wild Last Week After Fed Backed Down

Stocks Just had their best week in seven years as the Federal Reserve turned dovish. The S&P 500 surged 4.9 percent between Friday, November 23, and Friday, November 30 -- its biggest weekly gain since...
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