Saturday, January 16, 2021

Global Takes a Beating: Midweek Sector Check

Political risk and economic data are hammering foreign stocks, but headlines have been more positive for U.S. regional banks.

Bulls Target Medicines and Metals: Options Recap

Yesterday's options market saw very similar trades in two very different companies. Mylan (MYL) is a well known maker of drugs and health-care products, while...

Here’s When Puts Aren’t Bearish: Options Recap

Put volume is often used as a measure of bearish sentiment. But sometimes it can mean just the opposite. Just look at global mining giant...

Metals & Solar Shine: Midweek Sector Check

The S&P 500 has inched higher over the previous week, but under the surface there are some noteworthy movers. Let's take a look at...

Don’s Notebook May 15, 2018

Don’s Notebook May 15, 2018 Two things to focus on today: The ex-auto ex-gas Retail Sales report released by the US Census Bureau which was...

Don’s Notebook May 9, 2018

Don’s Notebook May 9, 2018 Producer prices open three straight days of inflation data. Today’s announcement, the Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of...

Looking for Winners and Losers of Inflation

Inflation reports from the government today and tomorrow will be closely watched as economists and investors try to forecast the direction of interest rates. Producer...

Don’s Notebook May 4, 2018

Payrolls rose 164,000 after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance,  according to the Labor Department data announced earlier today. The jobless rate fell to 3.9...

Some Good, but Mostly Ugly: Earnings This Week

Sentiment's been mostly bearish since our last earnings recap. Sure a few big names like Apple (AAPL), McDonald's (MCD) and MasterCard (MA) have done well. But...

Commodities quietly outperform

Bank earnings were supposed to be the big thing this week, but commodities may be stealing the show. Consider some basic data points from TradeStation's...
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