Investors are already experiencing the kind of bear market nervousness they thought they'd left behind. The biggest villain in today’s Dow drop: High-fling UnitedHealth Group (symbol: UNH), off a painful $9.98 per share, with shares currently trading at $237 and change.
McClellan Oscillator attempts to relieve oversold market conditions, but it’s not giving our own positions very much help this week. Then, there’s the Fed.
North Korean belligerence briefly fades from the front page, as benign consumer prices seem to signal a pause in interest rate hikes.
Bulls reap rewards from Mr. Market Wednesday, lose it back on Thursday as tech gets kicked in the teeth while the dormant VIX decides to get feisty.
March market action looks more and more like a sideways correction to the Trump Rally. Crude oil, gold get back in the game.
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2017 – Like Monday, March 6, Tuesday stock market trading action looks, on the surface at least, to be steadily though modestly off as the Trump Rally—or how much we have left of it—continues to blow off steam in the averages. A peek beneath the market surface, however, shows a great deal ...
Dow Jones Industrials finally broke the 20,000 barrier Wednesday, S&P 500 and NASDAQ averages hit new highs, but falter Thursday as Dow follows through.
A Fed interest rate increase of 0.25 percent is baked into the stock and bond markets. But investors still hold their fire in Monday trading action. Also: attractive ETFs.
President-elect Trump’s effect on stocks mostly positive since November 9, according to Allianz economic guru Mohamed El-Erian. Except for the occasional tweet.
After enduring 8 straight days of sickening declines, pundits attribute Monday’s massive stock market rally to likely Hillary win. But what about the real reason: The McClellan Oscillator?
Oil, high yield investments continue to take a hit as Election 2016 approaches. But for stocks and bonds, is the selling over? Or is the worst yet to come?
Oil price hit, interest rate uncertainty plus fears that Wall Street, Goldman Sachs and crony capitalist darling Hillary Clinton will lose 2016 election hit stocks, bonds hard.
WASHINGTON, January 10, 2016 – We admit to being more than a bit shell shocked at last week’s vicious market action. Over many years, this particular time period is one that’s regarded as having “seasonal favorability,” meaning that stocks tend to have an upward bias. “Seasonal unfavorability” tends to occur after Tax Day (generally April ...
WASHINGTON, August 23, 2015 — In our previous article, we reviewed some of the history and major concerns that likely led to last week’s stock market collapse. In this piece, we’ll pinch in on the immediate concerns that need to be addressed to get both markets and the moribund U.S. economy back on track. Read ...
WASHINGTON, December 12, 2014 – Short column today because we’re still in the grips of this week’s same old, same old. In other words, oil prices are dropping again today, far more quickly, as usual, than they are at your local gas pump. Finally dropping below $60 per bbl. for the first time since the ...