Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stocks Have Biggest Drop in Two Years as Rates Rise

Stocks just took their deepest dive in two years as higher interest rates caused investors to take profits. The S&P 500 cratered 3.85 percent between Friday, January 26, and Friday, February 2 -- its biggest...

Tech Earnings: Winners & Losers

The busiest week in Big Tech earnings is over. Let's take a quick look at some of the key takeaways. Amazon.com (AMZN) fared best among the most closely followed megacaps. Investors cheered North American retail trends...

Don’s Notebook February 2, 2018

The results of Groundhog Day 2018 are in: According to legend, we're in for six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow. Bad news for those of us stuck in...

From Quantity to Quality: Facebook Grows Up

Facebook (FB) is still a young company, but now it's growing up. That seems to be consensus after last night's earnings report. There was a painful hit at first because North American usage fell for...

Is History Leaving These Stocks Behind?

In case your inner bear is getting hungry, here are a few companies failing to thrive in the current market.

Don’s Notebook January 30, 2018

It’s Showtime in America! At 9:00 p.m. this evening, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to Congress. In this speech he is expected to promote his tax overhaul and...

Morning Notes Jan. 29, 2018

Personal Income and Outlays Report was issued this morning. This report breaks out December's consumer numbers, including inflation data, from last week's fourth-quarter GDP report. Personal income rose 0.4 percent in December with wages and...

Mergers, Materials and Moguls in Focus: Midday Check

Markets are finally taking a breather today. Even the bulls need to rest. The S&P 500 has risen in eight of the last nine weeks ... the longer-term trend is even stronger, with only one...

Big Gains Before Big Tech Earnings

Investors are sitting on big gains as they prepare for Big Tech earnings. The S&P 500 rose 2.2 percent between Friday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 26 -- its ninth positive showing in the last...

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 so there's been a sudden gush into a region that...
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