Robots Panic at the Speed of Light

I was away last week, touring a potential gold project in Nevada. So, naturally, the market had to throw a hissy fit and puke up all sorts of losses. The S&P 500 dropped 5.69% last week. That’s the first 5%+ decline since September 2011.This week started off with the Dow Jones Industrials taking a massive plunge of over 1,000 points. […]

The Stock Market is Not the Economy – Pension Partners, LLC

We often hear that the stock market provides a good indication of the health of an economy. It may be time to rethink that notion.The best performing stock market in the world this year, up over 200%, is none other than Venezuela. The Caracas Index has more than quintupled over the past year and has doubled over the past two […]

STTG Market Recap May 4, 2015 – Stock Trading To Go

Indexes gapped up mildly in the U.S., tried to rally a bit and failed, and then did little from there.  The S&P 500 gained 0.29% and the NASDAQ 0.23%.  A lot of eyes will be set on Friday’s employment data; economists forecast a 225,000 increase in April non-farm payrolls, and a one-tenth decline in the unemployment rate to 5.4 percent..   […]

How Vulnerable Is The Stock Market? – Ciovacco Capital Management

Rate Hikes Always Spook InvestorsFriday’s big “fear of a rate increase” selloff in stocks was not getting a bearish follow-through during Monday’s session. While it is too early for the bulls to declare victory, the Fed has been telegraphing a rate hike for some time. From The Wall Street Journal:
“It just feels like people are starting to shrug off the […]

Here's What Falling Oil Prices Mean For 12 Stock Market Sectors

Akin Oyedele

Nov. 17, 2014, 2:21 PM

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Pixabay via Google ImagesThe cost of oil affects consumers and businesses in a variety of ways.”Lower oil prices typically affect companies through either (or both) lower input costs or increased consumer spending,” Goldman Sachs’ David Kostin said. “We estimate that a $10 […]

Open thread for night owls: S&P passes stock-market milestone, but …

There was great economic news on Monday – for somebody.
Monday morning the stock market passed another historic milestone, as the S&P 500 composite index briefly passed the 2,000 mark before ending the day on a record-breaking high. That barrier had symbolic value for many investors, although perhaps not as much as the once-unimaginable goal of seeing the Dow Jones Industrial […]

The Bond Rally Is Not a Good Omen for the Stock Market | Sy …

The Fed says the economy remains healthy enough that it will continue to taper back its QE stimulus at a rate of $10 billion a month, with plans to have it at zero by October.Speculation now is on when it will begin the next step toward returning its monetary policy to normal, by beginning to raise interest rates from their […]

Economics Daily Digest: Will the stock market boom be a bust for the …

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New DealClick here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest.Stiglitz: I’m ‘very uncomfortable’ with current stock levels (CNBC)Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz emphasizes the difference between a strong stock market and overall economic strength, reports Antonia Matthews.Roosevelt Take: William Lazonick looks at the link between the […]

Stock Trading Alert: Indexes Close To Their Highs Ahead Of …

Stock Trading Alert: Indexes Close To Their Highs Ahead Of Shortened Pre-Holiday Session By: Paul Rejczak | Thu, Jul 3, 2014 SharePrintEmailStock
Trading Alert originally published on July 3, 2014, 6:41 AM:Briefly: In our opinion, no speculative positions are justified.Our intraday outlook remains neutral, and our short-term outlook is neutral:Intraday (next 24 hours) outlook: neutralShort-term (next 1-2 […]

Stock Market 'Wall Of Worry' Dropping Faster Than Barometric …

Well, so much for the old saying “Sell in May and go away.” So far this year it’s been more like “Buy in May and go to sleep.” The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX), Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI), Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC), and Russell 2000 (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) have bounced back from their recent swoons without much fanfare and without much volume. And, considering the lack of significant news on the […]