The markets took a break for the funeral of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and I’d bet most investors are grateful for the pause in the “Groundhog Day,” Yogi Berra “déjà vu all over again”-type action we’ve been going through since, yes, Octo…
Rising interest rates, toothless FAANG stocks, domestic and international political uncertainty and tension, Brexit, crude oil – take your pick. The market’s got a lot on its mind right now.
The Nasdaq’s worst month since October 2008 proves it: We’re in a brand-new stock market. It’s not controlled by optimistic bullish sentiment, though… Fear and doubt are driving stocks now. That doesn’t mean you have to lose out, though.
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ETFs are hugely popular right now; investors have $3.4 trillion parked there.
But a potential “ETF Apocalypse,” unleashed by ETF mechanics, could lead to massive, widespread stock market losses.
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It’s obvious when you think about it, but lots of investors struggle to come to grips with this fact: The stock market is like a living creature whose personality mimics the psychology of the investors who give it life.
The Senate just passed The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which, for all intents and purposes, is a bank deregulation bill. Of course, this comes on the heels of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Systemic Risk Design…
If you didn’t know what the Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) is, you almost certainly do now after the correction.
Liftoff: Bitcoin futures are up and trading.
Given the huge buzz around the cryptocurrency, its first day was surprisingly tame – at least by Bitcoin standards.
There are a few popular names for what brick-and-mortar retail is going through right now: “Amazon-ization,” the “Retail Apocalypse,” or, my own personal favorite, the “Retail Ice Age.”
If you aren’t a subscriber to my Zenith Trading Circle service, you might have missed some lucrative good news: Retail think tank Fung Global Retail & Technology reported U.S. retailers plan to shutter 6,700 retail locations this year.