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Writing in a note as equity markets in the U.S. were closed in observations of the Presidents Day holiday, BlackRock's Richard Turnill said the firm took its view on the U.S. stock market to overweight from neutral on the back of extremely strong earnings revisions that have been announced during the fourth ...

Private and public funds are throwing tens of million of dollars in anticipation of several industry catalysts that will be seen in 2018. New ETFs are coming online that are heavily investing in top companies in the industry. Aurora's $55 million pre-IPO investment into The Green Organic Dutchman could signal ...
Grocery store operators, retailers, healthcare companies and industrial stocks accounted for much of the market's slide. "investors have been lulled into a false sense that stock markets are not volatile," said Doug Cote, chief market strategist for Voya investment management. "Last week was one of the best ...

Andrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, says the recent correction was just an "appetizer, not the main course." Earlier this month, stocks closed about 10 percent below the record highs set Jan. 26. "Things get trickier" after the first quarter, Sheets says. "Past March, markets will need ...
Kate Moore, BlackRock's chief equity strategist, told investors that "the fundamental story is the best it's been, which is surprising given how far we are into this cycle." But then, Morgan Stanley's Andrew Sheets told clients on Monday that the stock market's recent 10 percent drop was merely an "appetizer, ...
As one might have seen, the return of volatility has made it back to the markets after a long time away. But what are the real causes? As the title states above "Conflict"! The conflicts deal with uncertainty and opposing data. First, the uncertainty; politics of will the government get shut down, not get shut down, ...
19, in observance of Presidents Day, perhaps giving traders some time to reflect on the latest market turbulence that gave us the first correction in about two ... Meanwhile, the Securities Industry and financial markets Association (SIFMA) recommends no trading in dollar-denominated securities, including ...
Eurogroup backs Spanish economy Minister Luis de Guindos to be the next ECB vice president. Reckitt Benckiser closed down 7.5 percent as analysts saw only moderate potential for margin growth. Monday saw sluggish volumes with markets closed in the United States, Greater China and Mumbai, due ...
Among emerging markets, the South Korean won is the strongest, gaining about 0.9%, perhaps encouraged by the return of foreign investors into the equity market, and it seems particularly the KOSDAQ jumped 3.3% higher. Part of this is catch-up. It hadn't traded since the middle of last week. After the gap ...
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... Amin, Jamie Fahy and Skylar Montgomery Koning added that there was no need for a "bear market." Synchronized reductions of asset purchases by central banks, a process known as tapering, and the tightening of monetary policy, increasing interest rates, had several implications for markets, they said.
Nevertheless, the S&P Global Ratings report said that a huge drop in the value of cryptocurrencies would still be unlikely to disrupt financial markets. "For now, a meaningful drop in cryptocurrencies' market value would be just a ripple across the Financial Services industry, still too small to disturb stability or ...

The country's latest market foray and credit upgrade had strengthened hopes with the finance ministry announcing at the weekend that both provided "strong proof of restoration of investor confidence" in the country. But officials, citing the latest compliance report of Athens' reform progress, are leaking that ...
The stock market plunge took the S&P 500 SPX, +0.04% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.08% into correction territory, dropping from an all-time high on Jan. 26 to a more-than-10% pullback with breathtaking speed last week--a move ostensibly triggered as the 10-year Treasury yield ...
When market volatility picks up, more trades are carried out, boosting trading revenue. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Tuesday the investment banking giant has already poured more money into its trading operation now that markets have become more volatile. Goldman's fixed income ...
History shows that secular bull markets tend to last about 14 years, he said. Saut believes the current bull market started in October 2008. That's about five months ahead of the March 2009 bottom for the Dow and S&P 500, which is considered by many to be when it began. Saut's recent predictions have ...
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The stock market has become more tolerant of rising bond yields, which contributed to its violent sell-off. The bond market has been the stock market's nemesis, with new signs of inflation in wage data and January CPI driving interest rates higher. Now the markets are waiting to hear what the dozen or so ...
This is a new market," Costa said. Therefore, investors are probably going to have to get used to these type of fast moves up and down, he noted. "The market dynamics and the market structure is set up so that when the markets slide there aren't those points where buyers step in because the computers are ...
U.S. stocks mostly rose on Friday, suggesting major indexes would post a sixth straight daily gain and their biggest weekly advance in years, though major indexes were off their highs of the session, as political worries appeared to return to markets. The day's trading was volatile, with equities at one point ...
Financial media got frothy on Feb. 8, when stock markets closed at their lowest point of the year. The S&P 500 index officially entered "correction" territory, meaning it had fallen 10% or more from the prior peak, which it hit on Jan. 26. But markets have since recovered, with the S&P now down less than 5% ...
"Vanguard investors are sticking to their long-term investment plans and tuning out the noise of the stock market volatility of the past few weeks," the firm wrote in a news release. Citing data from its own Center for Investor Research, Vanguard added that "over the six-day period from Feb. 2 through Feb.
Phil Streible, senior market strategist at RJO Futures, agrees that Apple has too much risk to be deemed a buy, but harbors different concerns. "Apple could face a lot of headwinds," Streible told "Trading Nation." "It's just too much company-specific risk." One fear, says Streible, is the potential for a protracted ...
With wild swings in the markets, active investment managers -- those who buy and sell individual stocks instead of allocating money to an investment fund that tracks an index -- say their skills are more in need now. They argue that stocks are going to begin to show differences and that their skills at stock ...
The recent stock market correction started as a murmur and turned into a roar, then went away almost as soon as it came. In its wake, though, comes a reckoning for investors: The days of low-volatility markets are over and a new day has come in which bizarre intraday moves and a far less predictable ...
As this long-term chart shows, stocks earnings' yield used to be lower than the 10-year yield through past bull markets. But there is no fixed relationship in theory or practice here, and of course absolute bond yield levels have been at multi-decade lows. So the market still needs to prove in this cycle that it ...
And as for what Tchir thinks markets will worry about next, he sees concerns over the economy -- not higher interest rates -- as a potential point of tension. "If you think about it, the one thing that's been a mantra of everyone, including myself for the past few weeks, is, '[The stock market sell-off] is all ...
We know they had $68 billion trapped overseas, and they're going to take $25 billion of that and buy back stock," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at B. Riley FBR. Birinyi Associates, which has tracked buybacks since the 1980s, said this year's level, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, is the most ever, ...
BULL markets always climb a wall of worry, or so the saying goes. For much of 2017, the main concerns were political and the markets seemed to surmount them as easily as a robot dog opens doors (the latest internet sensation). But February has shown that the market is still vulnerable. The immediate ...
While markets deal with more volatility, higher rates and rising inflation, BMO capital markets says to focus on dividend growth stocks. Stocks like Johnson & Johnson and Morgan Stanley should outperform the S&P 500 even as higher rates threaten the attractiveness of their payout, according to BMO.
If inflation picks up because of economic growth, positive market and economic conditions, that is positive for the markets. We know that the markets seem to always sell off when somebody gets nervous about interest rates. They catch their breath and continue on. Q: Were there any parts of the market that ...
Kathy Bostjancic, US analyst at Oxford economics said: "We now look for the Fed to tighten interest rates four times this year, up from our prior forecast of three hikes, absent large market turbulence that could temper the amount of rate increase." Leo Grohowski, the chief investment officer at BNY Mellon ...
Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of Destination wealth management, said the bounce is due to investors who are afraid of missing out on the market. "There's this buying pressure that happens when markets drop and when 10 percent down feels like a screaming opportunity to people that have been ...
It's 2.5 to maybe 3.25, and markets have determined that's okay," said Jim Caron, fixed-income portfolio strategist at Morgan Stanley investment management. Last year's high in the 10-year was 2.63 percent, and it ended the year at 2.40 percent. The stock market's wild sell-off started when interest rates ...
In 1987, during the "Black Monday" stock market crash in October, yields spiked. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond spiked to 10.25 percent in October after hitting the year's low of 7.29 percent in January. Michael Bapis, managing director of The Bapis Group at HighTower, agrees slow and steady is ...
U.S. stock-market indexes reversed opening losses and traded higher Wednesday as investors tried to shake off inflation jitters after a reading of January ... Inflation scares that were responsible for the stock-market tumble over the past few weeks made a brief appearance on Wednesday with the release of ...
"You got the worst-case scenario with this economic data," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at B. Riley FBR. "You got a hotter-than-expected CPI number and weaker retail sales. Unfortunately, CPI gets much more focus than normal because of the wage growth number we saw" in the last jobs report.
Despite Tuesday's gains, Gordon says the market is set to resume its donward moves. He notes that the S&P 500-tracking ETF, the spy, has broken below a key trendline. The uptrend Gordon points to extends from 2016 to the current day, with the SPY "really struggling to keep [its] head above this uptrend.
Look at the chart up above it, market went up. In other words, you can have rising stock prices with rising interest rates." The problem for stock markets is when bond yields break above 5 percent, he said. Yields topped that level in mid-1966. From that point until the end of 1980, bond yields spiked to above ...
Obviously, some prediction of the market's downfall is going to turn out to be right. The market will go into a major slump again at some point. After all, since 1929 we've suffered through 20 bear markets where stock prices have fallen 20% or more, and even before the current turbulence, we've endured 26 ...
President Donald Trump's dogged insistence on instituting tariffs, or taxes on imports, could also increase inflationary pressures in the coming months, as will a persistently weak US dollar. "markets are having to adjust valuations down to factor in the prospect of higher interest rates and inflation," said ALEC Young, FTSE ...
It's going to be one of those markets where you're going to, I suspect, get a bear market and it's going to be the reality of how far does it go down before (next Federal Reserve Chair Jerome) Powell and co reverse QT (quantitative tightening) and start saying OK we need to be the supportive mechanism ...
The average has recovered more than a quarter of what it lost from the market peak on January 26 through the closing low on Thursday. Tuesday was a departure from the wild swings that have gripped Wall Street in recent weeks. For the previous seven sessions, the average trading range was more than ...
The stock market has found firmer footing following its breathtaking drop earlier this month, when the S&P 500 lost 10.2 percent in just nine days. Stocks climbed Tuesday for the third straight day, and the S&P 500 is now down 7.3 percent from its record high, set on Jan. 26. But investors have seen this ...
Quadratic's Nancy Davis, who predicted that the popular low volatility trade would implode, says the market will remain turbulent for some time. Davis told CNBC in October that so many investors were short volatility that a mild uptick in market uncertainty could lead to an exaggerated spike in volatility.


 

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