It’s best for most investors to avoid placing bets on today’s Political Sweepstakes as a genuinely puzzled Wall Street wrestles with the real or imagined consequences of Election 2018.
I’ve settled on the Headless Horseman as today’s stock market metaphor. That's because Mr. Market has been behaving just like him this October. Every day, it comes out of nowhere, scares the bejeebers out of you and then vanishes into the night.
Bungee jumping US stocks are at the high point of a Thursday bounce that at one point exceeded 500 points to the plus side in the Dow Jones Industrials.
Investors – as opposed to day traders – are being forced to endure the second market debacle in US stocks of the year. That's a revolting development indeed.
Wages up, unemployment down, and a long, Columbus Day holiday weekend to look forward to. So what’s not to love this Friday if you’re an investor in stocks and bonds?
President Trump announced this last-minute trade breakthrough with Canada late Sunday night. Stock market futures soared almost immediately.
As if to echo that triumphant Trump tweet, after the NYSE’s 4 p.m. closing bell, CNBC rolled out the final stats on this remarkable day.
Obama apologists prefer to own the ongoing Trump Bull Market, while downplaying Trump's heroic work in getting it underway.
Our ultimate aim is to gradually restructure our investment portfolios. The concept we decided to employ, at least experimentally, is what we’ll call ETF Perestroika. It all unfolds in today's investment climate, an environment we might best define as ETF World.
Wall Street, of course, will have to scramble to deal with this year’s Independence Day trading schedule, not to mention Canada Day as well.
Trump is attempting to turn around an increasingly negative international trade situation. It’s persisted for decades, this Slaughter on Wall Street. And the perps include not only China but also our alleged friends and trading partners.
Negotiator-in-Chief Trump is getting seriously bad domestic and international press for finally stepping up to the plate and acting like the America First president I suspect we’ve all been looking for since Ike Eisenhower took his last Presidential bow.
Clearly, nearly any stock small investors buy in this kind of environment could turn against them within minutes after purchase confirmation.
Logically, we now turn to the crucial matter of making stock portfolio repairs. If we're successful, we should be able to profitably ride out the slings and arrows of a volatile Q2 2018.
No one is totally sure why the Good Friday trading halt became the tradition it is today. But most who’ve looked into its history at least a little sense it’s due in part to the confluence of the Christian Easter holiday seasons and the Jewish Passover. Both occur at roughly the same time each year.
It appears that the Tariff Tantrum just got bumped by Tuesday's renewed Tech Tantrum. Stormy Daniels is nowhere to be seen.
Our ongoing February stock market rout concluded fittingly with yet another feast for the bears on Wednesday. U.S. stocks were pounded once again on this, the final day of February 2018.
Let’s just spend a few paragraphs on today’s current and rather remarkable Wall Street rally. Then, we will exit before Wacky Wednesday deposits egg on our analytical faces.
Just as nearly all stocks were slammed again and again this week, most issues, whether good, bad or indifferent, still managed to gain some upside Friday. That led to hope that today’s action wasn’t the kind of misleading dead cat bounce we witnessed earlier this week.
Here are the American and Canadian holiday trading schedules for equity trading as well as and settlement dates for Christmas and New Year’s Day (2018) in both countries.