Sunday, April 5, 2020

Another Strong Day in Housing

Last week we highlighted a rare green shoot in housing. Today it might have sprouted a little higher. Homebuilders, believe it or not, are the best-performing industry among dozens available on TradeStation's ever-useful RadarScreen comparison...

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...

Don’s Notebook May 11, 2018

Don’s Notebook May 11, 2018 April's inflation reports this week have been trending lower, but oil-related, and dollar- and tariff-related, pressure shows in today's data on import prices. Import prices, up 0.3 percent in April,...
Suddenly, Everyone's Talking About Rate Cuts

Suddenly, Everyone’s Talking About Rate Cuts

Last week's selloff is making people think the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again soon. The market is pricing in a near-unanimous opinion that the Fed will lower...

Tesla Options: Are Traders Bracing for a Crash?

The put-call ratio is at record levels as worries mount toward the electric-car maker.

China Trade War Sends Chip Giant on Wild Ride

One of TradeStation's most actively traded stocks is finding itself at the middle of a trade war. Micron Technology (MU) was the second-busiest symbol among our clients in May and June as management raised guidance....

Don’s Notebook February 15, 2018

Yesterday’s rally in the S&P 500 Index, which closed higher for a fourth day of gains yesterday, helped global stocks overnight. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 1.5 percent in a broad rally, while Japan’s...

Morning Notes Jan. 16, 2018

Although Alcoa announcing its quarterly earnings has always been the unofficial start to earnings season, times have changed. Alcoa is still one of the first major companies to announce, but a few others have...

Why furniture bulls may expect an earnings pop

Will a high-end furniture stock go higher? At least one big trader seems to think so. RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, peddles four-figure sofas, rugs and cabinets. Yesterday someone bought 5,000 June 110 calls for...

Don’s Notebook March 15, 2018

This morning’s jobless claims report points to strength in the labor market with initial claims down 4,000 in the March 10 week to 226,000. The 4-week average, at 221,500, is down for the seventh...
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