Saturday, December 7, 2019

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.

Is the Global Picture Brightening?

Global stocks have been a hot mess all summer, but some recent events may suggest the tide is turning. Over the weekend, for instance, China...
Why the U.S. Dollar Is Pushing to its Highest Level in Two Years

Why the U.S. Dollar Is Pushing to its Highest Level in Two Years

The greenback surged yesterday as America's growth prospects kept outshining the rest of the world. Futures on the U.S....
Podcast: A Fear Bubble Is Deflating in the Stock Marketvideo

Podcast: President Trump’s Trade War and Technology Stocks

This podcast explores how companies like software makers and electronic payment firms are holding their ground despite the tariffs hammering other corners...

The Importance of Questioning Assumptions

Not long ago, in a land not far away, people chanted these words with almost religious conviction: "Houses never lose value." We all know how...

So Much for a Trade War Killing Stocks

The economy is strong, earnings are near and a trade war might be priced in. That kept stocks rising last week. The S&P 500 climbed...
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...
Markets Take a Huge Dovish Turn, Just in Time for Powell's Speech

Markets Take a Huge Dovish Turn, Just in Time for Powell’s Speech

Key employment data is due this morning, but the bigger story may be Jerome Powell in the afternoon. The...
Stocks Crashed Yesterday. How Serious Is It?

Stocks Fell Yesterday. How Serious Is It?

Stocks just had their sharpest drop in a couple of months. What should we make of it? The first...

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...
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