The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.Read More »
Apple (AAPL) is falling nearly 2% in heavy volume, breaking below a significant technical level. With the breach of the 50-day line, that also puts Apple below a prior buy point at 156.75. But the key question here: Does Apple's action result in a sell signal? The short answer is that it depends on how the stock closes today, and whether you're a long-term or short-term shareholder. Apple was down 1.9% to 155.67 in afternoon trading in the stock market today, tumbling as low as 153.83 on Apple Watch connectivity concerns. Volume is more than double normal levels. If Apple closes below the 50-day, it could be seen as a sell signal for those that bought the stock at the 156.75 entry. But we need
Key U.S. index funds were lower Wednesday after the Fed held rates steady, as expected, and said it would start trimming its balance sheet by October. XAutoplay: On | OffPowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) sank 1%, SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) fell 0.4% and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) gave up 0.2%. Apple (AAPL) weighed with a 2% drop, which put the iPhone maker back below a 156.75 buy point as it breached its 50-day moving average. Oil funds led the upside as West Texas intermediate crude prices surged 2% to $50.43 a barrel. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (XOP) rose 2% and VanEck Vectors Oil Services (OIH) added 1.4%. United States Oil (USO) and PowerShares DB Oil (DBO) rose nearly 1%
During this year’s record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was merciful. The devastation Harvey and other storms left behind illuminates just how defenseless oil and gas infrastructure is in the face of hurricanes that are growing in magnitude and frequency and challenging the permanence of the oil and gas industry's presence in the Gulf. Harvey shut down 22 percent of the nation’s refining capacity, vitally disrupted the oil and gas transportation networks that deliver energy to much of the U.S., and caused damage to facilities that leaked more than a million pounds of dangerous air pollutants into communities around Texas.