My current investment thesis: It's time to sell energy and big bank stocks. That way we can avoid going out with the selling tide in these sectors.
What recession? Stocks are up sharply Friday as US unemployment numbers for September actually plummeted to a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.
WASHINGTON. It’s options expiration Friday. That popular monthly event traditionally moves stocks every which way as investors exercise call and put options, putting uncommon buy and sell pressure on certain volatile stocks. We often call this “Freaky Friday.” But more importantly, today is also the very big day that both mutual funds and ETFs need to ...
Plans for extensive S&P and MSCI sector revisions are nearing final agreement. They are now scheduled to take effect on September 28, 2018. Once implemented, the revisions could cause some temporary heartburn for ETF investors and other stockholders this coming fall.
Your official Income tax filing day this year, aka Tax Day 2018, is April 17, 2018. But don't thank us. Thank the District of Columbia's official Emancipation Day holiday.
Seemingly from out of the blue, the FERC completely disallowed a longtime corporate MLP tax break that the industry long felt was sacrosanct. In short, the FERC disallowed a special tax allowance that many MLPs have routinely used for years.
After robustly bullish Monday trading, stocks and commodities catch the vapors in Tuesday trading action as crude inventories build. WTI off 3 percent.
Caution reigns supreme as stock markets recoil in horror from an increasingly out-of-control political Washington. Going away in May could be the best idea yet.
Friday markets going sideways after surprise Trump attack on Syrian airbase. Meanwhile, IPO market continues to heat up, particularly in tech.
Nice moves in banks, financials offset dragging sectors. Meanwhile, Blackstone’s monster rental home IPO, Invitation Homes, Inc., hits the Big Board.
Dasher and Dancer too pooped to participate? Pre-holiday stock volume contracts on Wall Street as traders sell off stocks in sectors that popped post-Nov. 8.
WASHINGTON, September 8, 2016 – Weirdness and indirection continued to grip Wall Street Thursday as all three major averages—the DJI, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ—are currently down. The NASDAQ, in fact, is doing the worst, off 38.67 points as of 2 p.m. EDT, a negative 0.8 percent, likely due in part to heavily weighted ...
After Monday’s respectable display of bullish irrational exuberance, Mr. Market goes negative Tuesday and tries to take it all away. Gold, oil down, dollar up.
Thin pre-Labor Day trading action continues, with stocks, stock sectors, REITs generally positive. Revival of IPO market on the horizon in September.
Deadly slow trading, crude oil rally reversal, waiting for the Fed chair’s likely non-message transforms stock market into a red-ink meat grinder Wednesday as stocks fall, gold takes a hit.
Saudis to “discuss” current oil situation in OPEC meeting. Statement gooses sagging crude prices as well as stock market averages. But when have these rumors ever been true?
August thus far has been a nothingburger for traders. But are we witnessing the re-emergence of the long dormant buy-and-hold investing strategy? Benjamin Graham redux?
But where’s the beef? U.S. companies brag about increasing minimum wage salaries. But what about the dying middle class?
Unique, one-time investing opportunity may be on hand as real estate and REITs set to become the all-new 11th sector in the S&P 500 index.
WASHINGTON, December 30, 2015 – Wednesday’s trading action find the bears back in charge of the market on a low-volume holiday week. Oil, which experienced a big price kick Tuesday, has given nearly all of it back Wednesday as oil inventories are back up once again, throwing the rest of the markets into a tizzy. ...