Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A Wave of IPOs Is Building, Led by WeWork and SmileDirectClub

A Wave of IPOs Is Building, Led by WeWork and SmileDirectClub

Volatility is fading this month, just as a wave of companies looks to go public. Prominent firms including WeWork (WE) and SmileDirectClub (SDC) are expected to raise more than...

Apple Slips From Top Spot as Volatility Spikes: August at TradeStation

Volatility spiked in August, shifting attention away from individual stocks and toward the indexes. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was the busiest symbol on TradeStation since the end of...
Consumer Keeps Looking Stronger as Other Parts of the Economy Soften

Consumer Keeps Looking Stronger as Other Parts of the Economy Soften

The U.S. consumer keeps roaring ahead, even as investors worry about President Trump's trade war against China. Consumer spending rose 4.7 percent between April and June, according to the...
Health Care Sector Keeps Showing Bearish Symptoms

Safe Haven No More? Health Care’s Not Feeling So Great

Everyone's focused on tariffs and the global economy. But another potential risk may be emerging: worsening price action in the health-care sector. Key companies in the SPDR Health Care...
Trade War Escalates as China and Trump Exchange Blows

Trade War Escalates as China and Trump Exchange Blows

So much for a quiet Friday in August. The drama started early today when China slapped tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods. S&P 500 futures (@ES) fell 25...
Retailers Rebound as Earnings Season Ends on a Strong Note

Retailers Rebound as Earnings Season Ends on a Strong Note

Retail stocks rebounded from a selloff last week as investors shrugged off tariff fears and looked for strong earnings into the holidays. Target (TGT), Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW)...
Housing Rallies as Lower Rates Make Investors View the Glass as Half Full

Housing Rallies as Lower Rates Make Investors View the Glass as Half Full

Last week, low interest rates freaked out investors. Now they're helping boost an important part of the U.S. economy: housing. The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) has climbed...
Retailers Crash as Unsold Merchandise Piles Up: Earnings This Week

Retailers Crash as Unsold Merchandise Piles Up: Earnings This Week

Retail earnings are off to a bearish start as unsold merchandise piles up and shopping centers go quiet. Macy's (M) started things on a bearish foot yesterday. Not only...
The Yield Curve Inverted, and the Bears Are Going to Work

The Yield Curve Inverted, and the Bears Are Going to Work

The big story today is that weak economic numbers overseas caused the yield curve to invert. That means the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds fell below the two-year rate....
Trader Fears Reversal In Key Gold Miner: Options Recap

Trader Fears Reversal In Key Gold Miner: Options Recap

Have gold miners gone from safe havens to risky stocks? One options trader seems to think so. Put volume is surging to a 4-1/2 year high in Newmont...
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