Traders looking for this news to hit are now in a position to lock in some gains.
If only this were a drinking game and 'productive' was the keyword.
Plus, there are more voices of optimism that a debt ceiling deal is close.
Wednesday's powerful move in a popular regional banking ETF may set it up for more gains to come.
Traders are likely leading investors. Investors remain less convinced, while traders are taking advantage of (or intentionally creating) momentum.
A breakdown appears imminent if traders don't begin hitting the buy button for the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, and the S&P 500 Index could follow.
For the first time in 20 years, U.S. consumers did not pay down some credit card debt during the first quarter.
Rising inflation with weak growth has a name: stagflation.
The combination of little earnings growth, a deeply inverted yield curve and a likely credit crunch ahead makes it a good time to take a break from trading.
Plus, defense chiefs testify before Congress about hypersonic weapons and the ability of the U.S. to defend itself against them.
Both political sides seem disinterested in doing something temporary or shorter-term about the federal debt ceiling to avoid a default.
The Nasdaq Composite has spent two days knocking on a door. Open that door and the index will go.
The macro this week will be focused upon the release of April data for consumer level inflation (CPI) and for producer level inflation (PPI).
On the surface it was a strong report, but let's dig into the numbers, the revisions, and broaden our view out to banks, bonds and fiscal policy.
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.
What does the Fed do next? Maybe we should focus on the present and the near-term future.
The biggest concern for bulls is the 2023 correlation between TLT and stocks.
Recent banking news, while positive in terms of relief, is most likely a negative going forward in terms of future credit creation.
Wednesday was a nail-biter and then Thursday and Friday brought relief. But we're still far from safe. Here's my take on stocks, the economy, Treasuries and commercial real estate.
Here is how I plan to play a sideways market should the hedge fund manager's views turn out to be prescient.
Here's my strategy right now, including a 'no-brainer' move, and three individual plays.
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.
Growing credit crunch concerns are revealing a lot of about the direction of the economy.
Plus, semiconductor stocks of various stripes had a decent day Monday despite Taiwan Semiconductor's awful March.
As we head into earnings season, the Technology and Industrials sectors are the leaders in issuing negative guidance.
Questions arise as to whether the two mega-cap tech stocks can continue to support the Nasdaq and with it the Invesco QQQ Trust.