Saturday, December 7, 2019

Is the Fed Dovish, or Just Plain Chicken?

Is the Federal Reserve in the midst of its quickest pivot ever? It seems to be. Only two months ago, central bankers were united in their...
Federal Reserve Joins the Global Flock of Dovish Central Bankers

Federal Reserve Joins the Global Flock of Dovish Central Bankers

Stocks just had their second-biggest rally of the year, partially because of the Federal Reserve. It's worth recapping what happened.
'Risk On' Sectors Lead as Stocks Try to Break Out

‘Risk On’ Sectors Lead as Stocks Try to Break Out

Investors are favoring riskier parts of the market as the S&P 500 tries to break out to new highs.

Don’s Notebook May 23, 2018

New homes have been one of the strongest areas of the economy, however today's April New Homes Sales Report is expected to show a...

Suddenly Vultures Circle in the Credit Market

The Federal Reserve has everyone talking about hawks and doves this week. But another kind of bird may be swooping in: vultures. Recent headlines suggest...

Put Volume Swells in Junk Bond Fund

Options traders seem to be bracing for downside in junk bonds as negativity sweeps financial markets. The iShares High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) is...

Safe Havens Abandoned as Risk Appetite Returns

In a sharp reversal from late 2018, safe havens are crumbling across the board. Utilities and consumer staples are the only two major sectors with negative...
Jerome Powell Has to Walk a Fine Line in Congress Today

Jerome Powell Has to Walk a Fine Line in Congress Today

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell begins two days of testimony in Congress today. It will be closely watched with some key...

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...

Get Ready for the Dog Days of Summer

The S&P 500 inched higher last week as tech and transports bounced. Still it was the tightest range of the year.
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