The world’s largest parcel-delivery service, FedEx (NYSE:), is now the unwelcome bearer of tidings of gloom and doom — especially for companies whose fate is closely tied with global economic growth. During its fiscal fourth quarter statement yesterday, FedEx said it’s expecting its first annual decline in adjusted...
Steady, oil bull! In what could be a stupendous turnaround in most markets but is typical in oil, crude has gone from a bull market to bear and back to near bull in less than four weeks. And like its last two transitions, this one may not last. That will...
U.S. futures, European shares mixed on wavering expectations for U.S.-China trade truce Yields, dollar slide in correction mode Bitcoin snaps 50% rally Gold drops Key Events European shares and futures on the , and turned a positive opening into mixed fortunes this morning, as investors struggled to hold onto hopes that...
Why is it that oil is falling on fears that a prolonged trade war would hurt demand, while equities are advancing on hopes of an improved between the U.S. and China? Oil traders are sitting on the sidelines, waiting to be smarter about the prospects of for...
In the first half of 2019, the movement in markets and trader concerns were dominated by sanctions on Iran’s oil industry, rising tensions in the Persian Gulf and various indicators of a potential global economic slowdown. Crude Oil Futures Weekly Chart As we look forward to the second half...
U.S. Mnuchin's trade deal optimism helps U.S. futures rebound from Fed-led losses European, Asian shares subdued on tempered rate cut expectations, caution ahead of key Trump-Xi talks Bitcoin hits 18-month high, eyes $13,000 level Oil climbs on mounting macro pressures Key Events Futures on the , and shrugged off yesterday's sharp...
Tempered expectations that the Fed may lower interest rates may have boosted the dollar in the short term, but the global reserve currency is still likely to decline in the medium term, having reversed to a downtrend. Investors were in for a rude awakening after Fed Chair 's speech...
Gold bulls are back in control as prices of the precious metal have soared around 11% since late May to reach their highest level since September 2013. fever has escalated on improved prospects for easier monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, with markets currently pricing in a...
Just a few months ago, investors who weren’t into gold were barely looking in its direction. For much of the first quarter, the yellow metal sat on the sidelines, moving just a few dimes on some days, as the became the preferred hedge against the trade war....
The landscape for income investors seeking higher yields is becoming more challenging. As central banks prepare to cut interest rates to save the global economy from slipping into recession, expectations of a low-rate environment are pushing investors to find high-yield alternatives and take more risky bets. This is one...