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Gaming stocks 2022: Your guide to the top video game stocks
After a stellar few years, the video game industry looks set for a slowdown. But which gaming stocks might outperform the sector? Find out here.
Private companies vs public companies: what are the key differences?
Every company in the world falls into one of two categories: public or private. But only public companies’ shares are available to buy and sell on stock exchanges. Get an in-depth look at differences between the two types of company.
DAX: EUR/USD parity has big implications for European indices
The recent price action in EUR/USD should serve as a reminder of the importance of the FX market, even if you’re not trading it directly.
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ServiceTitan IPO: Everything you need to know about ServiceTitan
ServiceTitan, a software company serving home maintenance businesses and field workers is expected to go public this year in the US at an $18b valuation.
Tencent reaches Head and Shoulders target on negative news
Tencent Holdings LTD is down nearly 20% over the last 2 days as Chinese Banking officials are set to pass down a record fine
Starling IPO: Everything you need to know about Starling Bank
British challenger bank Starling is expected to go public within the next one or two years, which could make it one of the hottest London IPOs to watch in 2022. Discover everything we know about the Starling Bank IPO and how the company compares to other FinTechs.
ASX200 through a fresh 2022 lens
My first day back in the office today since Christmas Eve, which brings with it the benefits of a recharged battery and a fresh lens to view markets.
US stocks 2021 year in review: “Big tech” stocks extend their run of dominance
Every single major sector rose this year, led by energy and real estate, and even the lagging consumer staples, utilities and communication services stocks rose by nearly 20% on (a capitalization-weighted) average...
“Retail Week” in focus: WMT, TGT, HD, LOW and more
Between the US, UK, and Canadian retail sales reports, as well as earnings reports from Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Home Depot (HD), and Lowes (LOW), it’s pretty clear that next week will be “Retail Week”
Stagflation headlines abound: How likely is it and how can traders prepare?
If we do enter a stagflationary environment, there may be relatively few investments that perform well - see what they are and what to avoid!
USA! USA! USA! Dollar Index and S&P 500 Test Highs as Traders Pile into US Assets
Global capital is flooding into US markets as many traders return from a long holiday weekend.
S&P 500 Bull Market Given a Clean “Bill of Health” by 2019 Sector Performance
Roughly four months after the Christmas swoon in US stocks, sector rotation suggests the bull market is alive and well.
Tech-Heavy Nasdaq in a Health Uptrend, Tech Earnings on Tap to Close the Month
US stock markets stumbled out of the gate to start this week’s trade after a lack of progress on the US-China trade negotiation front this weekend and fresh concerns around Boeing’s prospects. Among the major US indices, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is performing best...
Signs of a Thaw in US Government Shutdown Negotiations Ahead of a Busy Week for US Stocks?
When yesterday’s dueling Democratic and Republican proposals to open the government both failed to garner nearly enough votes in the Senate, it assured that 800,000 government employees would go a whole month without receiving a paycheck. However, it’s often said that “the night is darkest just before the dawn,” and there are some signs that yesterday’s failed votes may serve as the catalyst for a true compromise to end the stalemate.
S&P 500 Breaks Bearish Wedge, Traders Monitoring Earnings and Shutdown Shenanigans
US stock markets were closed yesterday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, and given the headwinds the world economy faces, perhaps policymakers could benefit from his overriding message of inclusion and cooperation.
AUD/JPY: The FX-Stock Market Correlation Play
One of the first things that new traders to the FX markets learn is that many currencies are correlated with other markets. For instance, the close relationship between oil and the Canadian dollar or certain metals and the Australian dollar are intuitive given the importance of exporting those commodities for the Canadian and Australian economies.
FOMC Minutes: Did Markets Misread Powell’s Post-Fed Comments?
The minutes from each Federal Reserve meeting are released three weeks after the meeting itself, meaning that they’re generally stale under the best of circumstances...
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S&P 500: So Much for a Santa Rally!
The last few months have been hard on stock market bulls, to put it lightly...
S&P 500: Fears Over “Peak Growth” Abound
Brexit developments continue to draw all the headlines, with my colleague Fawad Razaqzada characterizing today’s cabinet resignations as a disaster for PM May. While the updates from the UK continue to come in hot and heavy, we’re aware that some readers may be suffering from “Brexit fatigue”; thankfully, there are plenty of other market opportunities to highlight, including in major US stock indices.
Trump blames stocks sell-off on Fed, Democrats rise in popularity
It looks like Donald Trump, like many post-crisis bulls, has finally realised that the markets go up as well as down.
VIX Shows Elevated Fear Among S&P 500 Traders, But Not Yet at Post-GFC Peaks
After pausing briefly on this morning’s slightly softer-than-anticipated inflation data (see my colleague Fawad Razaqzada’s post, “Dollar extends but CPI miss not a game changer” for more), US stocks have resumed yesterday’s selling rout. As of writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading off by another 500+ points, with the S&P 500 falling by more than 2% as well.
S&P 500: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
The weather isn’t the only thing taking a turn for the worse as summer winds to a close; the so-called FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google/Alphabet) that led the US stock market as a whole higher throughout the summer have also been backsliding.
US stocks de-FAANG-ed – will AAPL earnings ride to the rescue?
It’s become gospel that technology is the most important sector of the US stock market; after all, tech stocks have the largest weighting in the S&P 500 (~26%), and the sector outperformed all others over the last year (+26%).