March 27th, 2017 11:11 am
Financial Markets and Economy
Investors on Monday further unwound trades initiated in November resting on the idea that the election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress meant smooth passage of an agenda that featured business-friendly tax cuts and regulatory changes.
U.S. equity index futures fell to a six-week low on Sunday in a sign Wall Street would start the week defensively after Republicans pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system in a...
March 27th, 2017 10:57 am
As discussed yesterday, while the Joint OPEC/Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting on Sunday did not formally recommend an extension to the oil production cuts agreed last year at OPEC's Vienna summit, several OPEC members announced their support for such a move during this weekend's meeting in Kuwait. The Committee is now expected to deliberate such an extension at its April meeting at which point OECD inventories are expected to be well short of the targeted “5-year average levels”, or in fact by the May 25 OPEC/Non-OPEC Minister meeting. ...
March 27th, 2017 10:25 am
By Ankur Shah. Originally published at ValueWalk.
While there may be some conflicting opinions throughout the country regarding horse racing, there is no denying that events such as the Grand National are a staple of British culture. This institution was founded in 1839, with the inaugural event being won by a horse named Lottery – although the foundation stone was laid ten years earlier by William Lynn.
As over 150,000 people are expected to attend the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse this April, we expect there to be a huge business boost throughout Merseyside and perhaps even the rest of the country.
For those of us who have never attended the Grand National, the true scale of the momentous annual event is really quite difficult to grasp. While we may think attendees just turn up on the first day in fanc...
March 27th, 2017 9:53 am
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March 27th, 2017 8:38 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Since the summer of 2016, stocks have done very well and bonds have been thumped, as rates have risen sharply. Is it time for these trends to take a break? Below compares the performance of the S&P 500, with the popular bond ETF TLT over the past 9-months.
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The performance spread between stocks and bonds over the past 9-months is a big one! Rare to see the spread between the two...
March 27th, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related WFT Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 27, 2017 20 Stocks Moving In Monday's Pre-Market Session ...
March 26th, 2017 10:08 pm
Courtesy of Blain.
Tuesday’s long overdue >1% selloff in the S&P 500 broke a very long and rare streak in the S&P 500. The S&P 500?s streak without a 1% down day was the longest since May 18, 1995! A marginal close lower Monday was followed by a 1.2% drop Tuesday (the NASDAQ fell 1.8% that day).
“I think that investors are kind of starting to discount the likelihood of the immediacy of [President Donald Trump’s] policies and the enthusiasm has come off the boil as a lot of his policies got mired in the legislative process,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. “Investors are not throwing in the towel but they are resetting their expectations.”
According to Bespoke, there have been only 11 instances since 1928 where the S&P 500...
March 26th, 2017 12:10 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
Investors need to contend with the waning impact of energy base effects on inflation and a terminal rate that lacks momentum before they can aspire to push interest rates higher.
One of Wall Street's most steadfast bulls is worried about stocks (Business Insider)
In a note sent to clients on Friday, Lee said several factors that had supported his views on the market, including attractive valuations and central-bank support, had turned neutral or possibly ne...
March 25th, 2017 6:01 pm
Courtesy of The Nattering Naybob
[Click on the titles for the full articles.]A Quick $20 Trick?
Discussion, critique and analysis of the potential impacts on equity, bond, commodity, capital and asset markets regarding the following:
Last Time Out
Monetary policy is just one form of policy that effects capital,...
March 17th, 2017 2:00 pm
Courtesy of Zero Hedge
Having rebounded rapidly from the ETF-decision disappointment, Bitcoin suffered another major setback overnight as Chinese regulators are circulating new guidelines that, if enacted, would require exchanges to verify the identity of clients and adhere to banking regulations.
A New York startup called Chainalysis estimated that roughly $2 billion of bitcoin moved out of China in 2016.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, the move to regulate bitcoin exchanges brings assurance that Chinese authorities will tolerate some level of trading, after months of uncertainty. A draft of the guidelines also indicates th...
March 10th, 2017 12:11 am
Courtesy of Jean Luc
I am trying to remember who on this board said that people wanted to Trump because they want their freedom back. Well….Congress begins rolling back Obama's broadband privacy rules
By Daniel Cooper, EndgadgetISPs will soon be able to sell your most private data without your consent.
As expected, Republicans in Congress have begun the process of rolling back the FCC's broadband privacy rules which prevent excessive surveillance. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to scrub the rules, using Congress' powers to invalidate recently-approved federal regulations. Reuters reports that the move has broad support, with 34 other names throwing their weight behind the res...
March 7th, 2017 4:51 pm
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Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.
In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.
This chapter isn’t about risk or leverage. Phil present a few smart, practical ideas you can use as a hedge against inflation as well as hedging strategies designed to assist you in staying ahead of the markets.
Some other great content in this free eBook includes:
· How 2017 Will Affect Oil, the US Dollar and the European Union...
December 9th, 2016 12:32 pm
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I'm seeing huge insider buying in the biotech company The Medicines Company (MDCO). The price has already moved up around 7%, but these buys are significant, in the millions of dollars range. ~ Ilene
Insider transaction table and buying vs. selling graphic above from insidercow.com.
Chart below from Yahoo.com.
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
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Philip R. Davis is a founder Phil's Stock World, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders...