There appears to be a puzzling contradiction between market narrative and actual market action. Headlines insisted that the trade dispute poses the biggest risk to equities, but small-cap stocks continued to outperform and mega-cap shares to lag—even when reports suggested an expedient trade resolution was on its way. However,...
U.S. futures slip on fears of further U.S. bans on Chinese companies Yields ease after Fed’s Bullard comments on potential rate cuts Pound hit by MPs rebuke to prospect of second Brexit referendum Key Events European stocks were trading in a holding pattern and futures on the , and pared...
The oil bull might wish he had bought some corn instead. Corn 5-Hour Chart - Powered by TradingView Despite OPEC’s best efforts to cut production, are struggling to make headway after a gain of more than 30% over the past six months. But thanks to underplanting, have jumped...
U.S. futures, Europe rebound on Huawei ban's temporary relief Dollar climbs; gold, yen slip Defensive Utilities hit all-time high on Monday VIX keeps pointing to more pain coming up Key Events Futures on the , , and climbed in unison this morning after the U.S. to Huawei to maintain and...
The holy grail question of investing: Is it really possible to become a millionaire by investing in the stock market, and if so, under what circumstances? While many people are attracted to the stock market by the potential for profits and return on capital with very little effort, it's...
The last couple of days demonstrate the imprudence of trading the news. Yesterday stocks fell, because President Donald Trump banned Huawei, and today U.S. futures point to a firm open, because Trump’s administration has given the Chinese telecom giant an exemption for 90 days. As it's impossible to know...
If the price action that came at first was worthy of a champagne pop, it’s also because the initial messaging was just as sparkling for its unity and coherence. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Falih, concluding the OPEC+ preliminary meeting in Jeddah, said the Kingdom had no plans to raise...
Investing in stocks has always been risky when compared with holding safe-haven government bonds or stashing money in a low-rate savings account. Equity investors expose themselves to a variety of market risks, the biggest of which are recession, earnings setbacks and rising inflation that prompts central banks to...
Three of the big cannabis companies – Aurora Cannabis, Tilray and Cronos Group – released their latest earnings in the last two weeks, giving investors and observers a little more insight into the expanding new markets that have not quite come into focus yet. But despite the lack...
Inflation in the U.K. has now scaled above the Bank of England’s 2% target, and London economists expect annual to reach 2.1%. If they are right, it would be the fastest pace since December. Of course, interest rates often travel in the wake of inflation, and if...