Tuesday, February 25, 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...
Can This Transport Keep Trucking? Options Trader Thinks So

Can This Transport Keep Trucking? Options Trader Thinks So

Someone's looking for a major trucking stock to keep motoring higher. Check out Monday's activity in Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX), the country's largest operator of tractor trailers:
Stocks Keep Rising as U.S. and China Formalize Key Trade Deal

Stocks Keep Rising as U.S. and China Formalize Key Trade Deal

Stocks rose to new highs last week as China and the U.S. formalized a trade deal, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. The S&P 500 rose 0.7...

Stocks Bounce as Investors Target New Sectors

Stocks moved higher last week, potentially breaking a downtrend, as investors found value in new parts of the market. The S&P 500 rose 2.4 percent between Friday, May 4, and Friday, May 11 -- its best...

Consumer Stocks Drift Higher Before Events

Consumer stocks on the rise, just in time for a series of important news events. Of all the major sector-tracking SPDR ETFs, consumer discretionary (XLY) is closest to its 52-week high. (See RadarScreen® below.) That...

Banks, Rails Climb as Rates Move Higher

Banks and railroads continue to advance as investors seem to focus on a strong U.S. economy. Banks and financials are the best-performing major sector in the S&P 500. The move comes after strong earnings from...

This Forgotten Industry Is Quietly Shining

Remember solar stocks? They're quietly screaming higher. PowerShares Solar Energy exchange-traded fund (TAN) is up 14 percent since the end of October. That outpaces every other major portfolio on our Market Action dashboard and puts...

Big techs battle over privacy: WWDC review

Maybe we should have guessed it. After all, Tim Cook spent most of the last month bashing Facebook (FB) for collecting user data. Now it turns out there's some bark to his bite. Apple (AAPL)...

Market Jitters Are Lifting Gold Miners

Gold miners are the only winners in this market as mounting worries drive investors to the ultimate safety play. The Dow Jones US Gold Miner Index ($DJUSPM) has gained 5 percent in the last month....

Bears Won’t Say Good-Bye to Energy Space: Options Recap

Someone's bracing for more bad news in one of the market's weakest sectors. Energy stocks, on average, have lost twice as much value as the broader S&P 500 over the last month. A combination of...
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