Saturday, February 16, 2019

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...

How the Market May Be Pricing in Higher Rates

Suddenly the market seems to be taking higher interest rates seriously. Banks and financials, which stand to benefit from increased yields, are among the best...

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...
Dollar Hammered as Fed's Bostic Turns Dovish

Dollar Slides with Doves Ruling the Roost at the Fed

Hawks at the Federal Reserve keep morphing into doves, hammering the greenback. Several comments from the central bank yesterday expressed a cautious view of interest...

Goldilocks Silences Jerome Powell

Fairy tales keep coming true in the U.S. economy. Most people know the classic story of Goldilocks describing the porridge of the Three Bears: Not...

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"...

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...

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...

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...
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