Stock markets around the world have been posting big losses for the last few days. The route was especially rough this morning, with the DOW Jones at one point falling 1,000 points in less than an hour. At the heart of the current slide is an issue which could impact many tech companies: economic weakness in China.Two weeks ago China’s […]
Investors have been flocking to biotech stocks this year, with the IBB, the ETF that tracks biotech stocks, making noteworthy gains. So far in 2015, several industries have either underperformed or provided mixed results, leading to a rather ho-hum showpiece for U.S. blue-chip indices.Biotech stocks, on the other hand, have consistently returned positive results in the markets over the past […]
Via Dana Lyons’ Tumblr,.50-day “droughts” before and after a 52-week high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have marked several major tops.It has now been 64 days since the last 52-week high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) on May 19. While that may seem like an eternity in the context of the past 2.5 years, it’s not at […]
SummaryMost news on economic growth and productivity is that there is little seen on the upside; faster growth is just not there.
More and more people are finding information that indicates that the stock market may be overvalued.
What might break investors’ optimistic outlook? What “shock” might change the game? The devaluation of the Chinese renminbi? The continued decline in the commodity […]
So you have some money you want to invest but you’re worried because you keep hearing that the stock market is going to crash. Isn’t it better to wait until after that happens so you can buy in when it’s safer?It’s true that the stock market will crash. In fact I guarantee it. The only problem is that no one […]
Using the stock market isn’t free. Well, obviously. You’re buying and selling stock, after all. But on top of that, brokerage firms tend to charge fees to manage financial transactions. The Robinhood app lets you get around that fee, and now it has made its way over from iOS to Android.Robinhood lets you access market data and quotes in real-time. […]
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonA man watching a board showing the graphs of stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing on July 6.Chinese stocks have been getting hammered recently.After a boom in activity earlier this year, the Shanghai Composite Index has tumbled during July.But China has a bigger problem — in short, the growth of nominal gross domestic product (the size of […]
$SPY, $STUDY Blowout earnings from AMZN set the stock market up for a nice bounce on Friday morning, however, with energy, materials and high-beta biotech stocks gapping down at the open, the overall upside momentum was short-lived. The Flash PMI out of China, which showed a contraction in manufacturing activities, had many investors worried. A sizable miss in June new […]
I don’t agree with the slow-growth-indefinitely forecasts.I’ve long said that, until global deleveraging is completed, gross domestic product will continue to grow by about 2 percent annually. I’ve also noted that reducing debt levels after a financial crisis, especially one caused by a borrowing binge, normally takes about a decade. This episode is eight years old, and at the rate […]
REUTERS/Bobby YipDespite bouncing back today, Chinese stock markets have been in crisis and banks are warning that if efforts to put a floor under the market don’t stick then the turmoil could get as bad as the US crash in 2008 and the debt crisis in Europe in 2012.The main Shanghai Composite collapsed over 30% in the last month, despite repeated attempts by the government to […]