The madness surrounding today's Quadruple Witching Friday hits markets already observing a Fed embarrassed by its shady individual trades.
WASHINGTON – Thursday’s seemingly moderate market gloomfest promptly bumped Wednesday afternoon’s positive, post-FOMC party back to square one. One reason: Wednesday’s benign interest rate environment did an about face Thursday, kicking the 10-year Treasury quote up to current record levels. In addition, that always volatile March quarter quadruple witching phenomenon, happening tomorrow, also looms, threatening ...
Gloom and Doom continues to pound Wall Street Friday, as the coronavirus infects stocks and more investors – and machines – steadily exit stocks and bonds.
From the coronavirus mess to chaotic energy stocks to the Trump Impeachment Circus, global uncertainty generates YUGE headline risk for US stocks.
Since it's one of our weirder holidays, at least for investors, we thought we’d explain how trades and settlement dates will go down on Columbus Day 2019.
As Memorial Day is celebrated nationwide as a Federal holiday, banks close and trading action in US stocks and bonds takes a pre-summer holiday day off.
True, the brain dead Fed did roll back current expectations of three rate hikes in 2019 to (perhaps) two. But they didn’t promise anything more.
Battered stocks, preferred stocks, bonds and commodities are trying yet again to recover from the latest Monday horror show on Wall Street.
Today, without advance notice, China trade talks have erupted once again. So, is President Trump winning his trade war with China?
2018's bond market weirdness led us to read a variety of articles and studies analyzing this boring sector. The most puzzling thing about the bond outlook for at least the next two quarters involves bonds' recent, downright odd stability in terms of yield.
The big questions for U.S. markets today: Will Monday's huge crash mark the beginning of a major market correction? Or will we have a great “Turnaround Tuesday” that saves our badly beaten portfolios from certain disaster?
As 2018 begins, it looks very much like the stock market will continue its bull run, possibly posting a yearly gain possibly similar to that of the year just concluded.
Investors can trade on Black Friday, but settlement days and after-hours trading will be a bit different for the launch of the year-end holiday season.
Columbus Day trading schedule is simple for U.S. traders and stocks but more complicated for our Canadian friends who are celebrating their Thanksgiving Day Holiday Monday, October 10, 2016.
Interest rates directly influence the price and the yield of bonds. The Great Recession made bonds more interesting.
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2016 – I suspect most readers of this series are primarily interested in investing in stocks, not bonds. During my career as a broker, I was pretty much the same. Stocks are generally more exciting and more interesting investments, involving strategies, stories, corporate intrigue, battles with the government and, of course profitability ...
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2016 – In our previous article, we looked at several preliminaries the conscientious investor will need to deal with before actually beginning an investment portfolio. If you’ve taken care of these items or are close to having dealt with them, the next thing you’ll want to do is to begin accumulating cash ...
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – The Memorial Day Weekend has arrived. The Maven and Mrs. Maven are not headed for the beach this weekend, but it seems as if everyone in the DC Metro area took off for Maryland’s Eastern Shore Thursday night, given the volume of traffic. Perhaps it was the same in the ...
WASHINGTON, February 3, 2016 – In all honesty, there’s not a lot of concrete news to report today except for the same old, same old. Oil, commodities and stocks of all shapes and sizes are trading seemingly at random, with prices either overreacting or underreacting to earnings reports, rumors and whatever else the idiots running ...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 – As always, federal holidays have an impact on trading and settlement dates in U.S. and Canadian markets. Here’s how things will work this week on Wall Street: Thursday All U.S. markets—stocks, bonds and options—will not be open for regular trading or pre- or post-market trading hours on Thursday in the ...