Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Goldilocks Takes Over the Fed

So much for a hawkish Fed sinking the stock market. Jerome Powell veered away from aggressive interest-rate hikes on Wednesday, saying monetary policy is "just...

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"...

Oil, Airlines and Housing: Charts to Watch

Stocks have bounced sharply this week, but oil continues to slide. Crude oil futures (@CL) closed at their lowest level in more than four months...

Bonds Are Crumbling Before the Fed

Bonds are getting hammered with the Federal Reserve set to hike rates next week. The yield on 30-year Treasuries ($TYX.X) has risen about 19 basis...

Swarming the Markets with Hivemind’s Suite of Algorithms

Many clients want to trade swings in the market. They know how to do it and understand, but are too busy to time entries and...

As Expected, Volatility Hits Global Markets

Just two days ago, Market Insights said that "traders hankering for volatility may want to keep an eye on currencies and crude oil." Both...

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...

Rumbles in the Bond Market

Disclosure: this post is intended for educational purposes only and shouldn't be viewed as a recommendation. For a long time, investors have warned about a...

So Much for Inflation Running Wild This Summer

This week brought a trio of reports on inflation. None of them seemed to flash any warning signs about prices spiraling out of control. ...
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