Monday, December 9, 2019

Could have been worse: Earnings this week

It could have been worse. That's the good news for investors sifting through earnings this week. Just look at Facebook (FB). The social media giant got slammed by reports of data breeches last month, but it...

Traders sees motorcycle icon turning a corner: Options report

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. Options trading may not be suitable for all investors. America's most famous motorcycle stock has been in a funk,...

Margins: The new bugaboo dogging stocks

Stocks had their worst drop in almost three weeks yesterday, and everyone's worried about margins. Several major companies offered bad news about profitability. The trend seems widespread enough that it may become a broader concern...

Banks on the move

This article is not a recommendation and is intended for educational purposes only. Everyone's worried about higher interest rates. Everyone except the banks, that is. The SPDR S&P Regional Bank ETF (KRE) has advanced 5 percent...

Cryptos Keep Cranking

It started as a short squeeze. Now a stealth rally in crypto currencies is turning into a stampede. Bitcoin cash (BCHUSD) has almost doubled in the last week, while Ethereum (ETHUSD) is up almost 40...

Bearish call roll in consumer giant: Options report

So much for safe havens. After all, that's what consumer staples are supposed to be. In theory, their stable businesses generate predictable cash flows. That lets investors sleep at night, comfortable in their dividends and...

Chip chart may be showing trouble

After two years of monster upside, are semiconductors running out of gas? Chip stocks have not only fallen on bearish news recently. They're also showing some potentially worrisome technical patterns. Last week we covered how unhappy...

Once again, stocks hit resistance

For the second week in a row, stocks advanced but stalled at a key level. This time it was the 50-day moving average, a seemingly magical level on the S&P 500 that everyone uses as...

Can jet engines save General Electric?

Something unusual happened on Friday. General Electric (GE) shares moved higher. The struggling industrial behemoth stunned investors by reporting better-than-expected earnings and revenue. That made it the second-best performing member of the Dow Jones Industrial...

Bears go to work at key level

Stocks are trying to keep a positive week this afternoon, although bears are attacking indexes at a key level. The S&P 500 popped above its 50-day moving average on Tuesday and held that level for three...
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