The Dow Jones today will stay relatively flat after the Trump administration announced it would target Chinese telecommunications companies with a new executive order.
Most investors know to look out for planned financial events such as earnings or FOMC meetings, but they hardly give a thought to those unpredictable, unthinkable events that can explode across global markets in a matter of minutes or even seconds.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up another 190 points within 10 minutes of Tuesday's opening bell.
A sharp fall in Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) stock was offset by rallying tech stocks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat in premarket hours as investors continue to monitor developments on trade between the United States and China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet with U.S. trade officials as both nations try to strike a deal to avoid higher tariffs.
Also, investors continue to cheer news of an agreement to prevent a government shutdown and data showing lower inflation levels in the U.S. economy.
There are times when a company becomes the best-known representative for its sector, for better or worse.
It happened with Nvidia Corp. shares more than a year ago as any mention of the semiconductor sector was prefaced or followed with talk of Nvidia. For those of you doing this long enough, Intel used to be the face of the Semis.
Anyhow, I bring this up because everyone's focus on Nvidia's poor performance has cast a cloud over the rest of the semiconductor sector, a group that is wildly outperforming the rest of the market.
Here's the thing – Nvidia is trading 10% higher for the year, but you would think that it was down 25% the way that analysts and the media talk about the stock.
Truth is that the stock is potentially in one of the most powerful stages of a rally: the "disbelief" stage.
This sweet spot in a stock, sector, or market rally happens when investors are still shell-shocked from the last round of selling and are too nervous to jump on the bull that's already started to run.
Today's economic news should bring a smile to any investor's face, but the threat of a global recession looms ever closer.
Global growth is faltering, and it could be just a matter of time before the world's economy grinds to a halt.
Lombard Odier, one of the most prestigious banks in the world, says they are finding the most interesting investment opportunities in the “Far East.”
If you’ve been paying attention to the financial news lately, that might come as a surprise.
After a rough end to 2018, investors want to know when to start buying in earnest again. Shah Gilani had just shared the signal he is looking for before he starts putting his money back into the markets.
Nvidia stock has been hammered in the last few months as the crypocurrency craze has fizzled out.
But cryptocurrency wasn't the first, second, or even third reason to buy Nvidia in the first place.
Wall Street would have you believe that the most effective way to hedge against unknown market risk is to diversify your portfolio.
The theory is pretty elegant – or at least it's supposed to be.
Spread your money around, they say, and you'll reduce your risk because "everything can't possibly go down at once."
Problem is, that's a load of self-serving hooey.
Today's markets are more correlated than they've ever been, thanks to a witches' brew of computerized trading, exchange-traded funds, and leverage.