Financial Markets

The Bond Market Resets

I have been emphasizing how important the charts have been to the bond market, which was stuck in a five-month-long trading range that broke very convincingly two weeks ago. That's when yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries fell below 2.30 percent, forcing the bears to capitulate and reverse their …

Commodities

Asian shares gain against background of North Korea tensions

Investing.com - Asian shares rose on Tuesday on continued upbeat sentiment after the first round of France's presidential election stoked a relief …

Stock Markets

Nobody Thinks Marine Le Pen Can Win and Markets Are Going Crazy

Emmanuel Macron is expected to destroy Marine Le Pen in the final round.<p>There were plenty of reasons to worry on Sunday as France went to the polls in the first round of its presidential election. Voters seemed to be warming to the extreme-right candidate <b>Marine Le Pen,</b> who is like France’s <b>Donald</b> …

Commodities

Euro Hits Five-Month High on French Election -- 4th Update

The euro and French government bonds jumped sharply in the wake of the first round of France's presidential election, with centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron edging out far-right politician Marine Le Pen.<p>Europe's common currency rose as much as 1.9% to $1.0935, its highest level …

Commodities

Motley Fool issues third buy alert for this "Millionaire Maker" stock

Not to alarm you, but you’re about to miss an important and rare event.<p>See, renowned investor Tom Gardner pounded the table and issued a THIRD BUY ALERT for this “millionaire maker” stock.<p>And, as you can see, that’s a big deal:<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that there is an entire “Millionaire's …

Investing

We asked 6 Wall Street recruiters about the hottest trends in hiring

It's moving season on Wall Street.<p>Bonuses have landed in bank accounts, freeing up bankers and traders to move to new employers.<p>With that in mind, we asked six Wall Street recruiters about the big trends in hiring.<p>Here's what the recruiters had to say.

Wall Street

Use This Simple Technique To Make Better Trade Decisions

Risk management is an important job as a market participant and price plays a key role.<p>Past price movements are powerful indicators in identifying …

Stocks

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous

Older generations complain of interest rates that reached 17%. But today’s record lows have contributed to house prices soaring out of reach of the young<p>If you’ve ever made the mistake of trying to debate generational inequality with a baby boomer – by pointing out, say, that they benefited from …

Commodities

What a Government Shutdown Means for Wall Street

Subadra Rajappa, Societe Generale's head of U.S. rates, and Bloomberg Intelligence's Gina Martin Adams discuss the impact of a potential government …

Wall Street

Investors cheer French election results as U.S. and global stocks rally

<i>Vive le</i> rally.<p>U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win a runoff against …

Commodities

A Renewed Trump Rally Close at Hand?

There is reason for some optimism in the stock market, even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) trades below its 50-day moving average for the …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

For Wells Fargo directors, narrow wins may not be enough

(Reuters) - A shareholder vote scheduled for Tuesday could throw Wells Fargo & Co's (WFC.N) leadership into question if many directors, criticized for their slow response to the bank's phony-account scandal, fail to win solid majorities.<p>A dozen of the 15 directors on the ballot face negative …

S&P 500

BOND REPORT: French-German Yield Spread Narrows Sharply As 'Frexit' Fears Abate

10-year U.S. yield rises to 2.3%<p>Borrowing costs in France fell sharply on Monday after a first-place finish by centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of voting in the French presidential election eased fears of a eurozone breakup.<p>The yield on 10-year French government bonds , or …

Commodities

A small Wall Street firm is set to make a killing on a $24 billion healthcare deal

Beckton Dickinson on Monday announced a $24 billion deal to acquire the medical technology company Bard, and a small Wall Street firm that has closed some major deals recently is involved.<p>Perella Weinberg is acting as the lead financial adviser to BD on the deal, with Citi also serving as an …

Wall Street

Why Nomura Downgraded this Korean Cosmetics Stock - Asia Stocks to Watch

By Isabella Zhong<p><b>LG Household & Health Care</b> (051900.KR) shares are down 2% this morning after Nomura downgraded its stock from buy to neutral.<p>Analyst …

Stocks

Big Data In Investing: The Quants Have Taken Over | Articles | Big Data

One of the reasons why many never really get into trading stocks and shares is because it’s complicated. The process and concept itself are …

Wall Street

What will the stock market do tomorrow?

You probably found this article because you searched online for some variation of the headline. That’s not a bad place to start, so good job. A basic Google search offers about as much insight into the stock market’s future movements as supposedly sophisticated number crunching.<p>The thing is, if I …

Stocks

Cocoa Prices Decline as Traders Remain Bearish

Cocoa prices continued to fall Monday, after a brief rally late last week, as traders remained bearish on the oversupplied market.<p>Cocoa for July dropped 1.8% to settle at $1,816 a ton on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange, as prices once again fell toward their 10-year lows hit on April 20.<p>The contract …

Commodities

Fear index plummets as French election result sparks global relief rally

The Vix had hit its highest level of the year on pre-vote jitters, but then Macron went on the march<p>A closely watched gauge of expected stock-market …

Commodities

Looming risks subdue Asia stock investors after stellar quarter

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Investors' enthusiasm for Asian stocks is waning as a raft of political and economic risks takes the shine off the best …

Stock Markets

Buffalo Wild Wings made 'astronomical error' in materials filed with SEC, says activist investor

Activist investor Marcato Capital Management has hit out once again at Buffalo Wild Wings, saying the restaurant chain made an "astronomical error" …

Stock Markets

Dow Jones up 200 Points on Results of French Election

Wall Street got off to a roaring start on Monday as investors cheered the results of the first round in the French presidential election.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 200 points at the open, with Goldman Sachs and Caterpillar contributing the most gains. The S&P 500 popped about …

Wall Street

ETF Flopper: The VIX’s Sixth-Worst Decline in History

The broad market's gain was volatility traders' pain. While the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> and the <b>S&P 500</b> finished up more than 1%, short-term VIX …

Wall Street

Sell The Rip? SPY Rallies On French Election Ahead Of Crazy Data Week

Massive rally across European equities after French Election.<p>Interest rates are up as "risk on" is the trade (for now).<p>China suspiciously did not …

Commodities

FTSE 100 surges after France election result

The FTSE 100 has enjoyed its biggest one-day rally since September as markets surged following the first round of voting in France's presidential …

FTSE 100

French election results catapult Wall Street higher; Nasdaq sets record | Reuters

By Rodrigo Campos<br>| NEW YORK<p>NEW YORK U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through Asian and European markets, after …

Wall Street

Send ‘Fearless Girl’ on tour: Our view

Famed "Charging Bull" artist says New York City is violating his rights by installing "Fearless Girl" without his permission. USA TODAY<p>It's unfair to permanently pit her against the 'Charging Bull' on Wall Street.<p>In 1989, artist Arturo Di Modica deposited his <i>Charging Bull</i> statue on Wall Street, …

Wall Street

Banks Are Backing Out of $1.7 Trillion in Chinese Investments - Bloomberg

A $1.7 trillion source of inflows into Chinese markets has suddenly switched into reverse, roiling the nation’s money management industry and sending …

Banking

A Foolish Take: Which Company Is Winning the Video Game Console Wars?

The modern video game console market is dominated by three companies:<b>Sony</b> (NYSE: SNE), <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ: MSFT), and <b>Nintendo</b> (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY). Sony's current-generation consoles include the handheld PS Vita and the PlayStation 4. Microsoft's home console is the Xbox One, and Nintendo sells the …

S&P 500

Shenzhen Stock Exchange to facilitate Indian tech startups’ access to Chinese investments

<b>Mumbai:</b> The China-based Shenzhen Stock Exchange is creating a platform which will facilitate access of Chinese capital for Indian fin tech companies …

Wall Street