More On Yields

In our last missive we spoke of yields and their effect on stocks: If interest rates go higher, the better yields offer competition against the purchase of stocks, and...

25 Stocks To Short Right Now

Healthcare stocks are in focus today, with the sector sinking on news of a massive Amazon (AMZN) partnership aimed at driving down employee healthcare costs. Even Dow stock Pfizer...

Will FOMC Boost the Dollar?

Market Drivers January 31, 2018 Markets seesaw on risk aversion German inflation data lower Nikkei -1.43% Dax -0.20% Oil $64/bbl Gold $1338/oz. Bitcoin $10800 Europe and Asia: AUD AU CPI 0.6% vs.0.7% EUR Retail Sales -1.9% vs. 2.8% EUR...

The march to a yield of 2.7% on the 10-year Treasury...

When is high too high? The U.S. stock market has been a real champ at sailing past the prospect of higher interest rates to new high after new high. But the...

Two big deals for Tencent Holdings support valuation

First, on January 15, China’s Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) announced that it would partner with privately-owned Lego to develop a Lego streaming video zone for children on Tencent’s video platform...

[Exclusive] Earnings Dominate the Markets!

The picture emerging from the Q4 earnings season is one of all around strength and momentum. With results from 26% of the S&P 500 members already out and another 24%...

362 DJIA Pts and Sub-$10k Bitcoin – You Ain’t Seen Nothing...

What's 362 points to a Dow at 26k?! This is just the beginning of volatility that you'll see in 2018 and with this jam-packed week of political, fundamental, and...

Market Stays Nervous

MARKET SUMMARY U.S. markets fell for the second-straight session on lower lows and a continued backtest towards near-term and mid-month support. The pullback comes ahead of tomorrow’s update from the...

When Your Cockatoo Has His Fill of the Market

Today’s headline on Reuters: “U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the gain came at the expense of savings, which dropped...

[Exclusive] Please Ring a Bell at the Top

Message to institutional traders, hedge fund traders and portfolio managers:  Could you do me a favor? Please ring a bell, wave a flag, or even post a quick message on...

Will Economic Data Support The Recent Rise In The 10-Year Yield?

The benchmark 10-year rate yesterday (Jan. 30) jumped to 2.70% for the first time since 2014, based on daily data via Treasury.gov. One of the catalysts is firmer expectations...

Starbucks disappoints in quarter but recovery in 2018 is on track

Blame it on Christmas Tree Frappuccino. On Thursday, January 25, after the market close Starbucks (SBUX) reported December (fiscal 2018 first quarter) earnings of 58 cents a share (excluding one-time...