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The Santa Claus Rally: Everything Traders Need to Know
The Santa Claus Rally describes the historical tendency of the stock market to climb during the last five trading days of the year and the first two of the new year.
Biggest US companies: your guide to some of the largest American businesses
Compare some of the largest American companies in industries like tech, healthcare, and financial services. Learn about Apple, the world’s largest company, and other trillion-dollar technology firms.
Chip company stocks to watch
Chip companies have been in the spotlight due to the global shortage of semiconductor supply caused by increasing demand during Covid-19 – and this high demand has been great for semiconductor stock prices. Discover how chip stocks have performed and the companies to watch.
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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...
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%).
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S&P 500: Stocks testing 6-month highs on the eve of earnings season
Following the relentless rally throughout last year, the price action in the major US stock market indices over the last six months has felt like purgatory.
Stock market struggles continue
Sentiment among investors continues to remain downbeat owing to a number of global factors, not least trade fears. But I believe that the number one concern for stock market bulls is concerns over rising borrowing costs.
S&P 500: Has the long-term uptrend resumed?
After rallying over 5% in January and then seeing a 11% peak-to-trough drop in February, the S&P 500 has seen quiet price action over the last three months.
EU stocks buoyant as trade war concerns and euro ease
Following the Labour Day holiday in much of Europe on Tuesday, trading resumed today with sharp gains for the major indices across the Eurozone.
Dollar in limbo amid focus on trade war concerns and interest rates
The US dollar index on Wednesday clawed back a small portion of its recent losses after data from the ADP employment report showed a better-than-expected 235,000 private sector jobs added to the US economy in February.
Stocks off worst levels but interest rate fears linger
But will there be more turns and twists when the cash markets open?