Financial Markets

Wall Street Warns Trump Boosters Are Due for a Rude Awakening

Goldman Sachs suggests the market has reached a point of irrational exuberance.<p>After a brief nosedive on the night of the election, markets recovered from the shock that <b>Donald J. Trump</b> would become president of the United States and have mostly shown the former reality TV show host nothing but love …

Wall Street

Understanding the Trump Rally

As the election results began to come in on Nov. 8, many people were caught off guard. One such group was those trading stocks in the after-hours markets. U.S. stocks fell more than 5 percent in just a few hours late that evening as it became apparent that Donald Trump was going to defeat Hillary …

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European stocks scale the political wall of worry

| LONDON<p>Politics have rarely been more fraught on either side of the Atlantic in the post-war era, and yet European stocks are marching steadily higher - casting doubt on the old adage that markets don't like uncertainty.<p>Voters go to the polls this year in France, The Netherlands and Germany on a …

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Best And Worst Performing Stocks Since The Inauguration

It has now been one full month since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as President, and you may recall that the general consensus after the big …

Stocks

Ask a Fool: How much of my money should be in stocks?

Knowing proper asset allocation can allow you to maximize your long-term gains, without taking on excessive risk.<p><b>Q: How much of my investments should be in stocks, and how much in bonds?</b><p>Whether you're investing in a 401(k), an IRA, or are simply investing in your own brokerage account, the basics …

Stocks

What’s Wrong with Target Date Funds?

Target date or retirement date funds (TDF) are commonly used by 401(k) retirement accounts for participants who either don’t know how or don’t want …

S&P 500

German Two-Year Yields Fall to Record as Haven Demand Persists - Bloomberg

German two-year notes climbed for a fourth day, pushing the yield to a record low, as investors sought the region’s safest assets amid growing …

Commodities

Stock futures slip as investors await Fed minutes

U.S. stock index futures dipped slightly on Wednesday as investors await details of the Federal Reserve's last meeting for clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike.<p>The Fed will release the minutes of its Jan. 31-Feb. 1 meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET (1900 GMT), which could offer clues on whether …

Commodities

Stock market alarms: ‘Everybody knows there has to be a big shakeout’

Briefing highlights<p>Stock market warnings mount<br>• What to watch for today<br>• Global markets mixed so far<br>• Canadian dollar just shy of 76 cents<br>• What to expect from Fed minutes<p>Irrational something<p>Call it the Trump-era equivalent of Alan Greenspan’s “irrational exuberance.”<p>Some analysts suggest investors are …

S&P 500

The Difference Between Stocks and Bonds

Investing isn’t as hard as most people think, but there’s a lot of jargon to learn. Stocks and bonds are two common terms that come to mind when you …

Stocks

What’s the Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds?

Exchange traded funds have taken the financial industry by storm, experiencing phenomenal growth in the fund space. Many investors now consider ETFs …

Stocks

Hans Redeker Sees Oil Production Driving U.S. Dollar

Hans Redeker, global head of FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains how increased U.S. oil production impacts not only the global oil market, but …

Commodities

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Fed minutes are coming.</b> The minutes from the January 31/February 1 FOMC meeting will be released at 2 p.m. ET. Traders will be on the lookout for any hints that the Fed may give as to when the next rate hike may occur. Currently, the market sees a 38% chance the next …

Business

Goldman Sachs is predicting Snap will deliver $2 billion in revenue in 2018

Goldman Sachs, one of the lead banks on Snap's initial public offering, estimates that revenues for the company could hit nearly $2 billion in 2018.<p>The information was relayed to Business Insider by somebody who had been briefed on the bank's research estimates. The figures are being cited by …

Wall Street

Investors feel greedy; Tracking Tesla; Fed minutes

<b>London (CNN) —</b> <b>1. Getting greedy:</b> Wall Street is on a major winning streak.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average posted an eighth consecutive record on Tuesday. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are also sitting at their highest levels ever.<p>Will the rally continue? It's hard to say: U.S. stock futures were little …

S&P 500

Follow The 'Smart Money' Investments Of Corporate Insiders

“<i>Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one.”</i><p>- Peter Lynch<p>Peter Lynch was arguably the greatest …

Wall Street

Wall Street ignores Trump missteps -- for now

Despite swirling controversy and political messiness in the early days of the Trump administration, Wall Street has so far shrugged off the dark side of Donald Trump, preferring to focus instead on the potential positives of the 45th president’s economic agenda.<p>Investors continue to propel stock …

Wall Street

Canadian dollar hits 12-day low, pressured by divergent rate outlook

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened on Tuesday to hit a 12-day low against its U.S. counterpart, whose gains against a basket of major currencies offset higher prices for oil, a major export for Canada.<p>The greenback (.DXY) climbed after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials …

Commodities

Lloyds and Barratt help FTSE edge higher

| LONDON<p>Britain's top share index edged up on Wednesday as Lloyds (LLOY.L) reported its highest annual profit in a decade and the UK's biggest housebuilder Barratt (BDEV.L) announced upbeat results.<p>The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE was last up 0.2 percent at 7,288.00 points, after closing 0.3 …

Commodities

The Inevitable Turn in World's Most Important Property Market

It’s déjà vu in China’s housing market.<p>After more than a year of frenzy, the all-important property market—the beating heart of the Chinese economy and the driver of global commodity demand—is cooling down. Prices for new homes edged up 0.2% in January from the previous month, the slowest growth in …

Business

Here Comes The iPhone ‘Supercycle’

Analysts and investors are getting more and more excited about this year’s iPhone launch. The announcement isn’t expected until September, but the …

Wall Street

Jack Bogle doesn't feel 'super confident' about the market rally – here's why

The market may be rallying on hopes for economic improvement, but the long-term growth outlook doesn't look so sunny, investment legend Jack Bogle …

Wall Street

Dollar mixed as investors cash in on recent gains, await Fed clues

The dollar fell against the Japanese yet but scraped out narrow broad gains against a basket of currencies in range-bound trade Wednesday, with upside for the U.S. currency stymied as investors cashed in on recent interest rate-driven gains.<p>The WSJ Dollar Index BUXX, +0.05% , a measure of the U.S. …

Commodities

You Can Bet On Whether the SEC Approves the First Bitcoin ETF - Bloomberg

It’s a bit metaphysical -- even for a virtual currency.<p>Speculators can bet on whether the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust (COIN), developed by the venture …

Wall Street

Short Sellers Lose Big Time in Tesla Tug-of-War

Short sellers have been at the losing end of a tug-of-war with Tesla Inc investors in 2017, with some surrendering in recent weeks following nearly $2 billion in losses as shares of the electric car maker approach record highs.<p>Its quarterly report after the bell on Wednesday may offer fresh …

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Sensex rises 103 points, Nifty by 19 as markets close higher for sixth straight session

Reliance Industries Limited was the day’s biggest gainer, climbing 11.17% to its highest levels since June, 2009, by the end of the day.<p>The Bombay …

Commodities

Will the Stock Market Continue to Rise?

If our only focus is on Wall Street and a stock market that seems to know only one direction, one might think that once again we're in a Goldilocks …

Wall Street

Most Overcrowded U.S. Futures Trade Gets More Congested: Chart - Bloomberg

The most overcrowded bet in U.S. interest-rate markets is showing no signs of fatigue after speculators and leveraged funds added to short position …

Commodities

A Champion of the People or Wall Street? Trump Pushes to End Dodd-Frank & Consumer Protection Agency

<b>JUAN GONZÁLEZ:</b> As the Trump administration enters its second month, Republican lawmakers have begun a legislative attack on the Consumer Financial …

Wall Street

'Conservative Investors Can Look At Medium Duration Funds'

Avnish Jain, Head - Fixed Income, Canara Robeco Asset Management Company speaks to BW Businessworld on the recent sharp spikes in bond yields, debt …

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