|Bid||181.11 x 4000|
|Ask||181.08 x 3000|
|Day's Range||180.80 - 182.06|
|52 Week Range||143.46 - 191.32|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||4.75|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.11|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
How Tech Stocks Are Performing amid US-China Face-OffTrade talksThe US-China trade talks, which seemed headed in the right direction until last month, have come to a standstill. Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump accused China of going
The stock market bounced Tuesday in a broad advance in which small caps spearheaded the attack. The Russell 2000 jumped 1.2% at the closing bell, outperforming the major indexes. The small-cap gauge, however, remains below its converged 50-day and 200-day moving averages.
Stocks and ETFs Recover as Trump Eases Up on ChinaThe broader-market recoveryToday, the US stock market was on a path of recovery after starting the week on a bearish note yesterday. At 2:05 PM EDT, the S&P 500 Index, NASDAQ Composite Index,
Trump in Damage Control Mode, US Eases Ban on HuaweiUS eases ban on HuaweiThe US seems to have eased the trade restrictions on Huawei. On May 20, the Department of Commerce issued a three-month license to Huawei. The license allows the company to
President Trump’s ban on China telecom giant Huawei is hurting technology stocks because Huawei is a big customer of prominent U.S. companies. Last week’s blacklist order said U.S. companies could no longer export technology to Huawei. For astute investors, segmented money flows provide an edge in doing good analysis.
Morgan Stanley: This Move by Trump Could Trigger a RecessionThe broader market sell-off continuesOn May 20, the US stock market continued to fall after ending the previous couple of weeks in negative territory. In the weeks that ended on May 17 and
The U.S.-China trade impasse heavily discounted a lot of U.S. equities the past week, but it also put the red tag sale on emerging markets (EM). While most investors might have been driven away by the losses in EM during much of 2018, savvy investors who were quick to see the opportunity viewed EM as a substantial markdown. From a fundamental standpoint, low price-to-earnings ratios in emerging markets ETFs have made them prime value plays as capital inflows continue in 2019.
Here's Jeffrey Gundlach's Take on What to Expect from Markets(Continued from Prior Part)Gundlach on TrumpJeffrey Gundlach has been quite critical about Donald Trump’s policies and statements. Gundlach called Trump “crazy like a fox” for
Profit taking has been prevalent, but U.S. economic strength and the market's tendency to bounce inspire continued bullishness.
Here's Jeffrey Gundlach's Take on What to Expect from Markets(Continued from Prior Part)Gundlach on trade war and stocksBefore the United States bumped up the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% on May 10, Jeffrey
Here's Jeffrey Gundlach's Take on What to Expect from Markets(Continued from Prior Part)Odds of recessionJeffrey Gundlach believes that the likelihood of a recession in the next two years is extremely high. He believes while there is a 50% chance of
U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds pared some of its losses earlier in the session but struggled to maintain a solid footing after the Trump administration decided to hold off on broad car tariffs from major trading partners in the European Union and Japan. On Friday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) dipped 0.3%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) was up 0.1% and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was down 0.1%. The White House said it would push off a decision to impose broad tariffs on cars for 180 days, citing national security concerns, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Jobless Claims Fell Last Week, Hinting at a Tight Labor MarketJobless claims fellOn May 16, the Labor Department reported jobless claims for last week. Initial jobless claims fell by 16,000 to 212,000 for the week ended May 11. It came in below
Here's Jeffrey Gundlach's Take on What to Expect from Markets(Continued from Prior Part)US growth dependent on debtJeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine Capital held a webcast with investors on May 14. Gundlach has been quite vocal about the increasing
The technical outlook for Square (NYSE:SQ) isn't all that rosy, despite how well the company has done over the past few years. Indeed, Square stock has been a beast on the long side and has made many loyal investors a hefty sum of cash. But even with the stock market in rally mode for much of 2019, Square stock has been absent.Source: Chris Harrison via Flickr (Modified)What's going on?Shares have been rolling over as it appears there's been a bit of a "buyer's strike" regarding Square. While Square stock had a violent rally off its December lows, shares are actually flat since Jan. 15. Compare that to its peers and Square stock investors may be getting frustrated.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Chinese Stocks That Could Pop On a Trade Deal PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) is up 22.5% in the same timeframe, while the PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) is up 13%. Visa (NYSE:V) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA) are up 18% and 28%, respectively. The year-to-date numbers are even worse.Stock YTD Return SQ 17% QQQ 19.3% V 24% MA 33.6% PYPL 33.8% I know it's hard to complain about a 17% gain for the year, but considering the fourth quarter that we endured, a snap-back rally like that is to be expected. The fact that it's lagging the QQQs and has generated just 50% of the return from its most compared to competitor (PYPL), and SQ stock is frustrating.Will that underperformance continue? Trading SQ Stock Click to EnlargeAbove is the weekly chart for Square stock. You can clearly see that Square was enjoying a nice, solid uptrend (blue line) for the better part of a year. However, that uptrend came to an end in Q4 2018, when the markets took a painful fall. Square, which was already elevated from its uptrend by quite a bit, was no exception to this selloff.In October, SQ stock hit a 52-week high of $101.15. By mid-December, shares had fallen more than 50% at its lows when it hit $49.82.On the bounce, shares ran to that $77.50 to $80 area, which effectively capped SQ stock from January through April. At $81.56 is the 61.8% retracement for the 52-week range, which more or less acted as resistance. Unfortunately, the 38.2% retracement at $69.43 did not support SQ stock on the downside, nor did the 50-week moving average.I worry about Square in the short- to intermediate term if it can't get over some of these technical levels. Specifically, I want to see Square over the 10-week moving average and above the 38.2% retracement. Over downtrend resistance (purple line) would eventually be nice too.If it can't do that though, it's prone to more declines. Those declines are exacerbated in the event that U.S. stocks take a bigger hit. I have my sights on three potential downside levels: $60 is a notable level of both resistance and support and only gave way amid a flood of selling in December. At $55 is the 100-week moving average, which should provide a bounce should SQ stock test it.Finally, a retest of the lows near $50 should attract buyers. I don't expect this level without a larger flush in the broader market. Bottom Line on Square StockSquare has been a multi-year stud, but that action has not translated to 2019. The company still has a terrific growth profile, with analysts modeling revenue and earnings to grow 43.5% and 60% this year, respectively; 2020's forecast is solid too, at 35% and 49% growth, respectively.While management provided a solid full-year outlook on May 1, second-quarter guidance came up a bit short. At 88 times this year's earnings (after the earnings pullback), SQ stock doesn't have much room for error. Disappointing on guidance, however marginal, can sap momentum in a hurry.Let's see where Square stock can firm up and whether it can regain momentum. Over the 10-week will be the first sign of turning it around.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long V. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post If Square Stock Starts to Fall It Might Be Hard to Stop appeared first on InvestorPlace.
How Trump's Executive Order Affected Tech StocksNational securityUS President Donald Trump has declared yet another national emergency. On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order saying “foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and
As the exchange-traded fund (ETF) world ages, the space undergoes its own maturation process, and that's evident in funds like the Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) . While it may be easy to pigeonhole QQQ as being the basic run-of-the-mill technology sector ETF, that is no longer the case. QQQ made its debut in the capital markets on March 10, 1999 and has provided a long-standing contributions to investors by providing the necessary exposure to some of the most innovative companies to rise up over the years.
Over two decades ago, the Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) was born, but like the exchange-traded fund (ETF) world that conceived it, the space has grown as well. The Invesco QQQ ETF first hit the markets on March 10, 1999 and has provided a long-standing contribution to investors and provided many with exposure to some of the most innovative companies to rise up over the years. After 20 years, QQQ is now the sixth largest U.S.-listed ETF with over $60 billion in assets under management, was the second most traded ETF in the U.S. based on average daily volume as of the end of 2018 and boasts one of the longest performance histories available for an ETF.
Undeniably, one of the top growth names in the broad technology sector is Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA). A specialist in the burgeoning identity control and management segment, OKTA stock is fundamentally relevant. And it's technically relevant too, jumping to a nearly 67% year-to-date lead.Moreover, shares have really had only one trajectory since its April 2017 initial public offering. After its first session, the OKTA stock price closed up at $23.51. Since then, early stakeholders in the tech firm have profited an astonishing 349%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNow, we're at the point when OKTA stock has hit overbought levels as based on the relative strength indicator (RSI). I never recommend making a big move on any one indicator. However, it's worth noting that the last two times OKTA triggered the RSI, shares turned volatile.Adding to the reservations, Zacks Investment Research recently downgraded the shares. Although most analysts remain bullish on the OKTA stock price, a significant percentage are fence-sitters. Considering that shares have flown past the average-price target of $88.53 -- closing just shy of $110 yesterday -- not much room seemingly exists for additional upside. * 7 Cloud Stocks to Buy on Overcast Days Currently, it's a battle between technical concerns and the fundamental potential for the company. If you're thinking seriously about buying OKTA stock, though, I suggest a much-clearer route: wait. Shares will probably correct, and here are three reasons why. OKTA Stock is OvervaluedLet's just cut straight to the chase: the OKTA stock price today is simply overvalued. I'm in the same camp as fellow InvestorPlace contributor Bret Kenwell. He recognizes the company as a growth monster, but he's also rational. Kenwell writes:Generally speaking, I don't like to chase stocks. Okta may be a great company but that doesn't mean I want to pile into the name after we've seen a near-24% rally in the S&P 500 index and a near-30% rally for the PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) since Christmas.But it's not just about market concerns, although those are obviously important. Instead, I'm also looking at the grand scheme of things. The OKTA stock price is also overvalued relative to the identity-management industry.In 2017, the global identity and access management (IAM) market had a value of $8.85 billion. Experts in the field predict a low-double digit CAGR up to 2025. Other sector analysts are more optimistic, targeting a CAGR of 16%. That would mean by 2022, the IAM industry could have a value of approximately $24 billion.That's all great news. But OKTA sports a market capitalization of slightly over $12 billion, substantially exceeding IAM's present international market value. Further, 2018 revenue totaled just under $400 million, while net-income losses have consistently widened.In my view, this is a clear sign that the OKTA stock price has gotten well ahead of itself. OKTA Faces Serious CompetitionAlthough Okta's shares have experienced a mercurial rise to the top, it's also not surprising. IAM is an incredibly relevant industry, and it's so much more than its rather sober title suggests.Sure, IAM protocols enhance a corporation's security measures. In light of massive scandals like the Equifax (NYSE:EFX) breach, businesses are finally taking digital protections seriously. However, think about the mundane stuff, such as memorizing passwords. With Okta's solutions, you can enjoy a one-stop shop for your data-organizational needs.Again, it's no surprise that shares have skyrocketed. But because IAM is so lucrative, it attracts competition. We're not talking about bit players, either, but something that reads like the who's who of tech: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) and IBM (NYSE:IBM), to name but a few.At any moment, these giants could squash Okta. Plus, a buyout that would launch the OKTA stock price isn't guaranteed. After all, Amazon already has viable cloud solutions. It won't take much for them to enter IAM and disrupt it. Which leads me to… IAM Is Ripe for DisruptionSpeaking of disruption, Okta faces somewhat of a double-edged sword. On one hand, they're enjoying tremendous momentum getting their product quickly to the ground floor. But on the other hand, IAM doesn't have a very high barrier to entry.One of the obvious technologies that can benefit this industry is the blockchain. In a nutshell, the blockchain represents both a decentralized and immutable platform. It's perfect for controlling information access and to establish a perfect "paper" record of activity.But the problem for Okta as a publicly traded entity is that the blockchain is open source. Essentially, this groundbreaking technology is free. All someone needs is a good idea and some modest operational funds to potentially disrupt IAM.Okta is playing that disruptive role right now, which suits OKTA stock holders just fine. However, at this current price point, the company is too much of a risk. If you like the concept, my suggestion again is to wait. I'm almost certain we'll see a better price shortly.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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BAML Survey: Downside Expected, but Not a Trade-Talk Breakdown(Continued from Prior Part)Most crowded trade: US techAccording to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, US tech was the most crowded trade, displacing short European