Sunday, April 21, 2019

Brazilian Stocks Gain as Bolsonaro Pushes Reforms

Most attention yesterday focused on drama in Washington, but important things were also happening in Brazil. President Jair Bolsonaro released details of a pension reform...
Suddenly, People Are Worried About a Slowdown

Suddenly, People Are Worried About a Slowdown

The U.S. economy has been resilient, but recent events have raised worries about a slowdown. Let's review some of the new forces at work. The...
Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

China may still be in trade talks with President Trump, but that's not keeping money away from the country's technology sector. The PowerShares GoldenDragon Halter...
Latin American Value Hunt Continues

Latin American Value Hunt Continues

Stocks south of the border keep heading north. The iShares Latin America 40 ETF (ILF) is up 10 percent so far this year, about triple...
Brazil Kicked Off 2019 With a Bang

Brazil Kicked Off 2019 with a Bang

Latin America's biggest economy kicked off the New Year with a bang as a pro-business government took power. The iShares Brazil ETF (EWZ) ripped 6.4...

A Dreaded Currency Is on the Rise

The Japanese yen, everyone's dreaded safe-haven, is on the rise. Futures on the currency (@JY) rose 0.85 percent, their biggest daily gain since May. There's...

Bears Embrace a Dovish Fed

Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve tried to deliver a dovish announcement. But the market viewed it as hawkish, or just plain bearish. At one...

Balancing the Good and Bad News on the Global Front

Is the glass half full, or half empty for global markets? Good question. We've had a lot of bad news recently, but also some undeniable...

Are Global Risks Suddenly Easing?

Stocks rallied this morning on hopes of better relations between the U.S. and China. Subsequent headlines indicated that may be true. An article from Reuters...

Options Recap: Can Emerging Markets Hold the Line?

Emerging markets have struggled for months, but one big options trader seems to think they'll hold the line. Check out the big transaction that crossed...
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