These Were Some of the Biggest Stories on Market Insights in 2023


We hope everyone’s having a great holiday season. Activity is quiet in this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. So it’s a good time to review the dramatic events of 2023. Keep reading Market Insights and following TradeStation on social media in the new year to stay on top of key trends in financial market.

A Soft Landing? Why Stocks May Be Attempting a Turn as 2023 Begins

January 9: Stocks began the New Year with gains as investors saw the potential for inflation to ease without a recession. The theme would return with more confidence in November. Read more.

This Year Could Be Starting to Look Like the Mirror Image of 2022

January 17: Price action in the stock market oddly resembled the beginning of last year’s bear market — but in the opposite direction. This story identified those key patterns that appeared early in the S&P 500. Read more.

One Measure of Cryptocurrencies Turned the Most Bullish in Over a Year

January 31: The Crypto Fear & Greed Index showed sentiment improve sharply. Bitcoin continued higher throughout the year as supply remained tight and investors anticipated lower interest rates. Read more.

Growth Comeback? Nasdaq Surged Last Week Amid Banking Scares

March 20: In a Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde moment, investors looked past banking failures and piled into technology stocks with exposure to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read more.

4 Reasons Why April’s Inflation Report Could Be Good News

May 11: The latest numbers showed inflation falling below the Federal Reserve’s target rate for the first time in almost eight years. Market Insights covered how policymakers would pause rate hikes in response. Read more.

Stocks Fight Higher as Nvidia Drives Artificial Intelligence Rally on the Nasdaq

May 30: Nvidia stunned Wall Street by guiding revenue far above consensus thanks to AI demand. Other technology stocks like Advanced Micro and Broadcom also rallied. Read more.

Oil’s Fundamentals Could Be Weakening After a Big Surge

October 17: Despite increased tensions in the Middle East and a big rally in the third quarter, increased supply threatened the fundamentals of energy. Market Insights anticipated a bearish turn few saw at the time. Read more.

Did Stocks Just Break Out? Here Are Key Facts as Inflation Cools

November 15: The S&P 500 jumped above a key trendline as inflation unexpectedly hit zero. Read more.

Confidence or Complacency? Fear Index Returns to Pre-Covid Levels

November 27: Cboe’s Volatility Index returned to levels from early 2020 as the market saw conditions returning to normal following years of turmoil. Read more.

This Industry Just Broke Out. Will the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Follow?

December 11: Homebuilders jumped to new all-time highs amid optimism about inflation and interest rates. It was the latest sign of spreading confidence the economic backdrop. Read more.

‘Inflation Has Eased.’ Stocks Near Highs as Fed Signals Rate Cuts

December 18: The Fed increased its estimate of rate cuts in 2024, acknowledging success in its battle against inflation. Stocks clawed toward record levels. A soft landing? Read more.

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David Russell is VP of Market Intelligence at TradeStation Group. Drawing on two decades of experience as a financial journalist and analyst, his background includes equities, emerging markets, fixed-income and derivatives. He previously worked at Bloomberg News, CNBC and E*TRADE Financial. Russell systematically reviews countless global financial headlines and indicators in search of broad tradable trends that present opportunities repeatedly over time. Customers can expect him to keep them apprised of sector leadership, relative strength and the big stories – especially those overlooked by other commentators. He’s also a big fan of generating leverage with options to limit capital at risk.