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S&P 500: Dovish Fed hike enough to support US stocks?

December 19, 2018 7:15 AM
With the US stock markets on course to record their worst performance for a December since 1931 during the Great Depression, some investors are undoubtedly feeling cautiously optimistic that the Federal Reserve will prevent that by delivering a dovish rate rise or ideally no hike at all today and that this will trigger a rally in equities.

S&P 500: Fears Over “Peak Growth” Abound

November 15, 2018 12:17 PM
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 opportuniti...

Trump blames stocks sell-off on Fed, Democrats rise in popularity

October 30, 2018 10:57 AM
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

October 11, 2018 3:25 PM
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 ...

Bottom Drops Out for US Stocks

October 10, 2018 3:22 PM
Oh, how quickly the trading tables can turn!