Saturday, August 17, 2019

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...

Don’s Notebook May 4, 2018

Payrolls rose 164,000 after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance,  according to the Labor Department data announced earlier today. The jobless rate fell to 3.9...

Don’s Notebook May 21, 2018

Don’s Notebook May 21, 2018 The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index that tracks overall economic activity and inflationary pressures. This...

Don’s Notebook February 16, 2018

The strengthening recovery across U.S. equities -- the S&P 500 Index capped its best five-day run since 2011 yesterday -- continues to set the tone for global benchmarks.
'Sell in May and Go Away' -- Is the Saying True this Year?

‘Sell in May and Go Away’ — Is the Saying True This Year?

"Sell in May and go away." Will the old adage work this year? The S&P 500 fell 6.6 percent...
Bull Markets Climb a Wall of Worry, Once Again

Bull Markets Climb a Wall of Worry, Once Again

"Bull markets climb a wall of worry." The old adage proved true again today as the S&P 500 breaks out to new...
Chinese Tech Stocks Have Crushed the Nasdaq

Chinese Tech Stocks Are Crushing the Nasdaq

Forget about trade wars. The big story with China this year may be the runaway rally in the country's technology sector.

Is it Time to Focus on Global Growth?

Traders may want to refocus attention from the S&P 500 to the greenback. That was a key takeaway from our exclusive client-only Morning Market...

Brazil Bull Looks for Carnival Rally: Options Recap

Someone's looking for a Carnival rally in Brazil's top bank, with the help of an unusual options strategy. Shortly after lunch on Friday, a trader...

Don’s Notebook March 26, 2018

It is a short week for traders as the market will be closed on Good Friday. Overnight: The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.3 percent...
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