Business has always been cut-throat. This will take the cut-throat nature of business to a whole new level.
If only this were a drinking game and 'productive' was the keyword.
For the first time in 20 years, U.S. consumers did not pay down some credit card debt during the first quarter.
Unlike our friend who visited the house of the three bears, don't get too comfortable. That's how expectations become unanchored.
A bank industry official urges the SEC chief to investigate certain bank short selling "that appears disconnected from underlying financial realities."
What could be forcing futures traders to price in such an aggressive pace of policy easing despite absolutely no signaling in that direction? Simple.
Here's my take on the Fed meeting and press talk, and what it ... sorta ... means.
Recent banking news, while positive in terms of relief, is most likely a negative going forward in terms of future credit creation.
The Bank of Japan wrapped up its first interest rate meeting under new Governor Kazuo Ueda, who will go slow with the policy review.
There's a lot to think about between T-bills, the debt ceiling, 0DTE VIX, geopolitical risks, the demise of the dollar and earnings, but are any worthy of a 'rant'?
'Sell in May and Go Away' is likely to loom large this year.
I don't think a single trader would deny that bull markets are easier to maneuver than bear markets.
The age of ZIRP, TINA and FOMO was very different than now.
Investors were startled by what was revealed in the Fed minutes. It'll be interesting to see how markets react now.
Analysts are often reluctant to update forecasts, or just don't bother to update them, so they have a built-in 'lag' effect.
In perhaps the most overt signal of a coming economic contraction, the Treasury yield curve continues to warp.
No longer is a slow economy viewed as a positive because it is anti-inflationary.
Market participants are starting to believe that the banking crisis is under control. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen.
Traders are acting like traders -- sell first and ask questions later.
The American Century Multisector Floating Income exchange-traded fund stands out in this economy.
This will determine where stocks are by the end of the week.
Things are moving fast, and believe it or not there's even some 'good-ish' news out there.
Does the Fed end up fighting inflation? Or does it pour kerosene on the fire in order to prevent some kind of economic armageddon?
The central bank's obsession with reining in inflation seems to have come at a cost of putting bond portfolios in the tank and thus some banks at risk.
Haruhiko Kuroda has overseen his last interest rate meeting, keeping the country's controversial super-easy monetary policy in place.
A lower dollar and lower yields will encourage money to flow into equities, precious metals, and even most commodities. Here's a way to play it all.
Why get excited about the ADP print when by Friday morning, regardless of outcome, your brain will immediately discard it as meaningless?
If you buy the 2-Year because you're afraid stocks will fall further, you could be end up buying stocks higher later. Here's my take on this Treasury play.
Powell launched an uppercut to the markets after having stunned the algorithms that control price discovery with a right cross to the jaw.
For most of the year, the stock market worried little about toughening talk on inflation, but now the idea of half percentage-point hike later this month is giving investors the jitters.