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Investors have been holding their breath for a Fed rate cut for a while now. But are they prepared in the event that that doesn't happen?
Fascinating new data from Bank of America shows how money managers are chasing the stocks that have already gone up, in the hope of not getting fired for missing the latest rally.
Pure Alpha, the flagship fund of Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, fell 4.9% in the first half, the Financial Times reported.
The soaring stock market has resulted in equities that are priced "near perfection," based on unduly optimistic assumptions about future economic growth and inflation, warns John Normand, head of cross-asset fundamental strategy at JPMorgan, He advises investors to anticipate decelerating economic growth, and slowly accelerating inflation, which will combine to reduce the rate of profit growth for most S&P 500 companies. Against this background, Normand recommends that investors shift from growth stocks to other sectors of the market that can be characterized as value stocks or defensive stocks, according to a detailed story on his strategy in Business Insider.
At 2:44 AM ET on Monday, US crude oil prices rose by 58 cents. The standoff between Iran and the United Kingdom might help oil prices rise this week.
Economic data and earnings will keep investors busy this week. More than a quarter of the S&P; 500 companies are scheduled to release their earnings.
Stocks fell last week as bets over aggressive rate cuts weakened and geopolitical tension flared up. Still, these ETFs managed sizable gains.
Both S&P 500 and S&P 500 EWI indexes include the same set of stocks, but different weighting strategies give them separate individual properties.
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A powerful force called the gamma effect or gamma trap is creating periods of stock market calm followed by surges in volatility.
U.S. markets and stock ETFs were slightly higher Friday as investors started to shift away from earnings and refocused on the Federal Reserve’s potential interest rate cut ahead. On Friday, the Invesco ...
According to the IEA, any large upside in crude oil prices isn't likely due to a possible economic slowdown dragging the demand and rising oil exports.
On July 11–18, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures: the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE): 42% the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP): 32.3% the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 23.1% the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 12.3% Notably, US crude oil active […]
Just when it seemed that U.S. stocks were heading for a third down day on Thursday after hitting new all-time highs early in the week, the Fed came to the rescue once again. This time around, New York Fed President John Williams said in a speech that "it's better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold." Essentially, Williams appeared to be advocating a swifter and more aggressive approach to cutting interest rates than what had previously been expected. Stock indexes had been falling deeper into the red on Thursday before Williams' speech but quickly reversed and moved higher on this new sign of enhanced Fed dovishness.
The terms "bull" and "bear" market are used to describe how stock markets are doing. A bull market is favorable and rises in value, while a bear declines.
U.S. markets and stock ETFs were under pressure Thursday as a mixed bag of earnings dampened the mood on Wall Street. On Thursday, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) fell 0.3% and SPDR ...
In the event the U.S. government runs out of cash in September, it will not be able to issue payments on the outstanding $22 trillion debt load. Mnuchin said both sides of the political aisle agree it would be unwise to put the U.S. government in a scenario where it could default on payments. As it stands now, no one in the government wants the issue to turn into a government shutdown.