Saturday, August 17, 2019

Don’s Notebook February 28, 2018

The S&P 500 Index finished yesterday’s session 1.3 percent lower, its biggest decline in weeks, after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in Congress was viewed as hawkish by markets. The DJIA, NASDAQ...

Volatility and volumes: February at TradeStation

If two words summed February, they would be "volatility" and "volume." Both spiked across the market. CBOE's fear gauge, the VIX volatility index, shot to its highest level in over two years as key indexes...

Turnarounds in Tech?

This article is not a recommendation and is intended for educational purposes only. Earnings, economic data, inflation, the Fed, market crashing, market bouncing. February's been so busy, it's easy for tidbits to fall through the...

Don’s Notebook February 27, 2018

Today is Fed Chair Jerome Powell Day as he tees it up for the first time as Fed chief. What he says today before Congress about the outlook for inflation and about bank regulation...

Stocks Going Places, Part 2: Airlines

Buffett's poking around airlines as the group challenges levels last seen before the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Stocks Going Places, Part 1: Railroads

The Dow Jones U.S. Railroad Index is back above its 50-day moving average.

Suddenly the Bears are in Retreat

Stocks recovered from early losses last week as interest rates stabilized and money streamed into tech. A Friday-afternoon surge landed the S&P 500 back above its 50-day moving average, resulting in a 0.55 percent gain for...

Loving Volatility After FOMC Minutes

Sarah Potter of is using options to play the ranges in blue chips like MasterCard.

Is All the Good News Priced In?

Stocks are in the midst of their third losing week in four, volatility's building and interest rates are rising. Some potentially significant chart patterns have also emerged following some important news events. Today we take a step back to consider the bigger picture.

This Is What Happens When You Buy the Pullback

The S&P 500 had its biggest weekly gain in years as traders put money to work following a sharp drop the previous week.
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