Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Here's How the U.S. Economy Keeps Improving Despite Coronavirus

Data Shows the U.S. Economy Improving Despite Coronavirus

Coronavirus may be hurting Asia, but the latest numbers show economic growth is only improving in the U.S. Manufacturing data from the New York and Philadelphia branches of the...
Oil Clings to Key Level as Coronavirus Adds to Bearishness in Energy Sector

Oil Clings to Key Level as Coronavirus Adds to Bearishness in Energy Sector

Coronavirus has caused a lot of fear in the market, and it comes at an especially bad time for the energy sector. Crude oil already had a glut of...
This Social Media Upstart Just Got a Lot of Attention in the Options Market

This Social Media Upstart Just Got a Lot of Attention in the Options Market

Suddenly the bulls are logging into Pinterest. The social-media upstart had record call volume yesterday as options traders positioned for a potential move higher. The activity came after a...
New Highs for Stocks as Confidence Rises and Volatility Falls

New Highs for Stocks as Confidence Rises and Volatility Falls

Stocks hit new highs again last week, riding a wave of economic confidence, low interest rates and mild volatility. The S&P 500 rose 1.6 percent between Friday, February 7,...
Fintechs Like Square and PayPal Seem to Be a New Hot Spot This Year

Fintechs Like Square Seem to Be a New Hot Spot This Year

As a new year gets underway, a new group is leading the market higher: financial technology, or "Fintech," companies. Stocks like Square (SQ) and PayPal (PYPL) not only stand...
Uber and Pinterest Lead Rally in Newer Tech Stocks: Earnings This Week

Uber and Pinterest Lead Rally in Newer Tech Stocks: Earnings This Week

Smaller and newer technology stocks have rallied on strong earnings in the last week, even as older companies stagger. Uber Technologies (UBER), Shopify (SHOP) and Pinterest (PINS) jumped...
Options in These Two Tech Stocks Are Suddenly on Fire

Options in These Two Tech Stocks Are Suddenly on Fire

A pair of technology companies are suddenly on fire in the U.S. options market. International Business Machines (IBM) and Slack Technologies (WORK) and have both set records in the...
5G, Chinese Stocks and the Bull Market Goes Mainstream? Some Things to Watch in 2020

5G, Chinese Stocks and the Bull Market Goes Mainstream? Some Things to Watch in...

A new decade just started. While history might not always follow neat chapters, the stock market does have phases. Let's consider some potential trends that could develop over the course of 2020.
Should This Industry Replace Transports in Dow Theory?

Should This Industry Replace Transports in Dow Theory?

Something weird is happening in the market: Transportation stocks are dead in the water as almost everything else rallies. This pattern runs contrary to "Dow Theory," one of the...
Airline ETF Takes Off as Investors Embrace Rising Fares

Airline ETF Takes Off as Investors Embrace Rising Fares

Investors are jumping on board airlines, one of the few industries with pricing power in a low-inflation environment. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) is up 10 percent since...
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