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Brian Shannon, CMT and founder of www.alphatrends.net @AlphaTrends joins Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland and Jen Rogers to break down the technicals in these two stocks.
Brian Shannon, CMT and founder of www.alphatrends.net @AlphaTrends joins Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland and Brian Sozzi to break it down.
The deadline to file your 2018 taxes is just about a month away, and Americans are making plans on how they'll be spending what they're getting back from the government. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers discuss.
U.S. markets rise after the Commerce Department released better than expected retail sales data for January. Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman discuss with Bruderman Asset Management chief market strategist, Oliver Pursche, and OppenheimerFunds portfolio manager Alessio de Longis.
For the entire month of April, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) did not rise or fall more than 1% on any given day. Also intriguing, since March 26, the S&P 500 gapped higher at the open 15 of 17 days. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) also has been drifting lower.
The US stock markets took a nosedive early in the regular trading session after the QQQ briefly advanced to new All-Time Highs yesterday’s morning. With the QQQ and other symbols nearing fresh new highs, traders should expect volatility to increase as trading systems and traders to look for any signs of a top to set up.
World stock markets gave up early gains as a continued flight from healthcare shares dragged on Wall Street, overshadowing upbeat economic data from China. The S&P 500 dipped as the healthcare index dived 3.4% to erase its year-to-date gains on continued fallout from concerns about potential changes to U.S. policy, including a "Medicare for All" proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders. "With a Democrat-controlled Congress, there is definitely more talk on regulating the sector and drug prices, which has negative headline risks," said Matthew Granski, director of strategy at Los Angeles-based Miracle Mile Advisors.
Analysts at Arbor Data Science say market volatility tends to be muted when inflation approaches the Federal Reserve’s 2% target
The main mover of the morning was the New Zealand dollar which dived after a weak reading on consumer price inflation stoked expectations for a cut in interest rates. Investors are hoping for better news from China which is forecast to report first-quarter economic growth of 6.3 percent. A flurry of stimulus measures looks to have put a floor under activity in March, with annual growth in retail sales seen picking up to 8.4 percent.
Stocks around the globe rose on Tuesday to six-month highs as positive economic data in China and Germany boosted investor sentiment, though concerns about the impact of U.S. policy on the healthcare sector paused Wall Street's rally. Wall Street's S&P 500 gave up nearly all of its earlier gains as healthcare shares fell after UnitedHealth Group Inc discussed concerns about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan, as well as the White House's proposal to end discounts from drugmakers. "In healthcare, there is concern over various single-payer plans, which could damage the health insurance industry," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment strategist at Inverness Counsel in New York.
Wall Street's S&P 500 edged higher after Johnson & Johnson beat quarterly profit estimates and raised its sales growth forecast for the year. UnitedHealth Group Inc also beat earnings estimates and increased its adjusted earnings target, though its shares reversed course to trade lower. "UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson raising their forecast is a hugely good thing as heading into the year we thought we might see an earnings pause or an earnings recession," said Kim Forrest, chief investment officer at Bokeh Capital Partners in Pittsburgh.
The Cboe Volatility Index touches its lowest level in six months on Friday as U.S. stock indexes surge, finishing near record territory, and raising some concerns that investors may be getting complacent.
U.S. stocks closed near record highs on Friday after the largest U.S. bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, soothed worries that the first-quarter earnings season would dampen Wall Street's big rally back from last year's slump. The S&P 500 is now within a percent of September's record closing high, and the S&P 500 Total Return Index, which includes reinvested dividends, in fact regained record levels, recovering ground lost after a punishing sell-off in the closing months of the year which brought the benchmark index within a rounding error of bear market territory.
Our researchers, at Technical Traders Ltd., believe this current upside price move is nearing the end of any immediate upside potential.
The S&P 500 topped 2,875 for the first time in six months, a level the index initially passed 16 months ago -- one day before a record blowup in the Cboe Volatility Index. When the S&P 500 hit a record Jan. 26, a quarter of its members stood at 52-week highs and nearly 40 percent were overbought. Today, just one in 10 stocks is at a yearly high, and a measly 10 percent have relative strength measures that top 70, underscoring a lack of exuberance for U.S. stocks.
While we have recently suggested the US stock market is poised for further upside price activity with a moderately strong upside price “bias”, our researchers continue to believe the US stock markets will not break out to the upside until the Russell 2000 breaks the current price channel, Bull Flag, formation.
Tired of subdued volatility? Fear not, here comes the “vol cavalry,” says Alan Ruskin of Deutsche Bank.
There have been a lot of questions concerning defensive assets and mechanisms. I would like to highlight a couple of important aspects for a more comprehensive understanding of the topic.
Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes posting their biggest one-day percentage declines since Jan. 3, as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping five tumultuous days of trading, the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq were all down for the week. A weaker-than-expected reading of U.S. factory activity in March, along with similarly dour reports from Europe and Japan, helped send U.S. Treasury yields into an inversion, with the spread between yields of three-month Treasury bills exceeding those of 10-year notes for the first time since 2007.
Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes dropping between 1 and 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping a tumultuous week of trading, the S&P 500 and the Dow were set to post losses, while the Nasdaq was on track to eke out a nominal weekly gain.
The great volatility crushing of stock markets that happens when markets levitate relentlessly and everyone gets bullish. What invariably happens is that things get too calm, energy builds up, and we get a big launch in volatility out of the blue.
World equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after U.S. data again showed risk-friendly low inflation, which weakened the dollar, while Boeing shares gained even as the United States said it would ground the company's 737 MAX aircraft. Shares in Europe rose on investor optimism that British lawmakers would reject leaving the European Union without a deal. A late night vote in Parliament ruled out a potentially disorderly 'no-deal' Brexit under any circumstances.
A 2019 stock-market rally comes alongside a fall in volatility. One analyst says investors can’t go wrong buying protection against a potential pickup.
Despite the Boeing concerns, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has dropped to 13, the low for the year. Despite the Boeing BA concerns, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has dropped to 13, the low for the year. Friday is a quadruple witching expiration, the quarterly expiration of index options and futures and individual stock options and futures.