Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bulls Want a Gusher from South American Oil Giant

Brazil's ripping this week, and today's biggest options trade is following the trend. Check out the bullish call spread this morning in oil giant Petrobras (PBR),...

Are We Seeing Fireworks on Trade?

It's Fourth of July week, and the fireworks may have already begun. The last few days have featured even more bangs and flashes between U.S. and...

Global Takes a Beating: Midweek Sector Check

Political risk and economic data are hammering foreign stocks, but headlines have been more positive for U.S. regional banks.

Suddenly Latin America is Red Hot

Move over China, here comes Brazil. Global stocks have outperformed domestics since last spring, mostly led by Chinese equities. But in the last week or...

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...

Don’s Notebook March 28, 2018

The selloff that began yesterday afternoon U.S. spread globally last night. Tech stocks led our loser list, with Nvidia Corp. and Facebook Inc. among the...

Suddenly, Bulls Return to Global Markets

After months of pain, global stocks and assets are trying to rebound. The last two sessions have brought a sudden flow of positive news. So...
Bears Still Proliferating, and Not Just Because of Tariffs on China

Bears Still Proliferating, and Not Just Because of Tariffs on China

Sentiment has swung sharply bearish this week. President Trump's tariffs on China are a big part of the story, but health care's...
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Podcast: Diagnosing Trump’s Trade War

Volatility returned to U.S. markets in the last week as Washington and Beijing raised tariffs on each other. This podcast considers the...

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...
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