Tuesday, February 25, 2020

An Unexpected Positive in Housing

There was a rare green shoot in housing today. Mortgage applications for buying a home rose 7 percent last week (seasonally adjusted), according to the...
The Fed Takes a Hawkish Turn, Thanks to the U.S. Consumer

The Fed Takes a Hawkish Turn, Thanks to the U.S. Consumer

The Federal Reserve took a hawkish turn yesterday, thanks to an improving U.S. consumer. "Household spending has been rising...

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,...

Here’s How Amazon Is Changing the Job Market

Regardless of how this week's big jobs report turns out, one thing seems certain: E-commerce is transforming big parts of the U.S. job market. Consider...

Suddenly the Bears are in Retreat

Stocks recovered from early losses last week as interest rates stabilized and money streamed into tech. A Friday-afternoon surge landed the S&P 500 back above its...

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...

Bulls Return to Gaming Space: Options Recap

Two weeks ago, a options traders were bullish in a slot-machine maker. Yesterday, a similar transaction lit up a race-track and casino operator. Traders bought 6,000 June...

Some Potentially Bullish Chart Patterns, Sept. 14

With volatility so low, it can be hard to find movement in the big indexes. So today we'll look at some individual stocks with...
Forgotten Stocks Rip Higher: Earnings This Week

Forgotten Stocks Rip Higher: Earnings This Week

Several forgotten companies have rallied in the last week as investors continue to pore over quarterly results. Covergirl maker Coty (COTY) is up more than...

Oil, Airlines and Housing: Charts to Watch

Stocks have bounced sharply this week, but oil continues to slide. Crude oil futures (@CL) closed at their lowest level in more than four months...
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