Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Insurers Tremble with Florence on the Move

Hurricane season has begun, and insurers are trembling. Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas on Friday. It's already a category 4 hurricane, which makes...

A Weak End to a Strong Season: Earnings This Week

A good earnings season ended on a weak note, thanks to dinosaur consumer stocks. Traditional retailers and food stocks are down sharply as changes in...

Big Caps on the Move: Scanning for Breakouts in the Dow

It's pretty quiet today as stocks drift aimlessly before Labor Day. Dog days of summer? More like the sloth days ... Still, some members of...

Last Week Shows Records Were Made to Be Broken

As the saying goes: Records were made to be broken. Just take the market last week. The S&P 500's decade-long bull run surpassed the lifespan...

Calls Spike as Small Cap Goes Mobile: Options Recap

Last month, Market Insights highlighted a surging maker of smart-phone games. Yesterday, options traders lit up the name. Here's a breakdown of the large transactions...

Retail Revival Underway: Earnings This Week

Remember when everyone thought traditional retailers were going extinct? This week's earnings reports may have destroyed that narrative. "This is the healthiest environment I have...

Tech and FANG Languish as Sentiment Shifts

FANG seems to be losing its mojo along with the rest of tech as sentiment shifts in the market. FANG, if you don't know, stands...

Turnarounds Get Rewarded: Earnings this Week

Investors like turnaround stories. That seems to be the message from the last week of corporate earnings. Consider two major retailers: Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and...

Retailers Blitz Higher Amid Earnings

Forget about Turkey and tariffs. Bulls are flocking to U.S. retailers this week. Tapestry (TPR) and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) are leading the charge today....

Turkish Turmoil Fuels the Volatility Machine

Bulls made money, bears made money. Turkey got slaughtered. That's pretty much what happened last week. The S&P 500 began with a steady climb on...
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