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November 8, 2016

Waiting Game: Slow Trade Now But Look Out Tonight as Vote Results Come In

After posting their best day since March, stocks retreated a little early Tuesday as voters headed to the polls. It looks like a slow day, but tonight may be different.

November 7, 2016

Poll Watching: Stocks Leap, VIX Plummets On Latest Election Development

The flagging stock market popped back to life in pre-market trade Monday after a major weekend election development, helping cool feverish volatility.

November 4, 2016

Jobs to the Rescue? Investors Digest Data As Market Loss Streak At Eight

Can jobs data help the SPX break its worst losing streak in eight years? With the SPX down almost 2% so far this week, a bit of a bounce seems possible.

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November 3, 2016

Unlucky Seven: Looking For Catalyst to Break Longest Loss Streak Since 2011

Chicago Cub fans waited 108 years for a World Series win. How much longer do investors need to wait for stocks to break their seven-day losing streak?

November 2, 2016

Fed Non-Decision Decision Reaction: Markets Move to Session Lows

As futures showed, the Fed held interest rates steady. Though it did not commit itself to a December rate hike, as it did a year ago, it noted inflation is edging higher.

November 2, 2016

Volatility Spikes as Stocks Fall To Near 4-Month Low: Fed, Facebook on Tap

There’s intrigue galore going into World Series Game Seven tonight, but the conclusion of today’s Fed meeting could hardly bring less anticipation.

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November 1, 2016

Scrambling for Protection: Hedging Activity, Gold on Rise as Election Looms

Pre-election jitters may finally be making their way onto the Street with a week to go until the vote, and trading activity has begun to reflect that.

October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat! Are Surprises in the Bag as Fed Meeting, Earnings, Jobs All Loom?

Halloween is upon us, and so are more earnings, the monthly jobs report, a Fed meeting, and economic data on everything from car sales to factory orders.

October 28, 2016

Energy, GDP, Rising Bond Yields On Menu Today After Mixed Tech Results

Oil majors are starting to report in earnest; bonds are down, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) beat expectations, all after mixed results from AMZN and GOOG.

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October 27, 2016

The “A-Team” Returns: Amazon, Alphabet Highlight Tech-Dominated Day

Stocks came into Thursday with a bit of momentum, having clawed their way back from early losses the day before. Amazon and Alphabet report this afternoon.

October 26, 2016

Apple Under Pressure From Earnings, But Falling Crude Oil May Be Bigger Story

A few spots on the Apple put pressure on the stock market early, but the bigger story today may end up being falling crude oil prices.

October 25, 2016

Epic Earnings: Apple Later On As Large Majority of Firms Beating Expectations

It’s an epic earnings day on Wall Street, as a collection of massive U.S. companies report results, including Apple (AAPL) and five other Dow components.

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October 24, 2016

What’s Up This Week? Earnings Galore, Fed Speakers and More Data

The pace of Fed speakers coupled with a handful of data points may impact markets, the dollar, and, yes, the Fed’s decision on whether to raise interest rates.

October 21, 2016

MSFT, MCD Shares Pop amid Strong Earnings but Major Benchmarks Sink

Markets floating in a sea of red in the early going, even as positive earnings news streamed in that may eventually help them turn higher; MSFT hit all-time high

October 20, 2016

Drilling Into Recent Close Correlation Between Oil, Equities: Can it Last?

The question Thursday is, will the stock market track crude oil, as it’s done over the last week; or trade independently from crude, the longer-term pattern?

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October 19, 2016

Morgan Stanley Latest Bank to Surpass Expectations; Fed Beige Book Ahead

Another morning and another big bank with a blowout earnings report. But the overall market doesn’t seem to be getting much of a boost from the news.

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