U.S. equities climbed after the latest batch of corporate earnings bolstered confidence in the economy as investors awaited the Federal Reserve rate decision and any developments on trade. Stocks Get Lift From Earnings as Traders Await Fed: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) It’s every trader’s fantasy – being the only one to see a bear market […]
With 24/7 access to thousands of websites and blogs covering topics as far afield as VIX to private REITS to good old passive equities via ETFs, weeding out the *really* good ones can be a challenge. Although it would be nice to spend all day canvassing the internet for the best ones around, we think […]
Because post-soccer sadness lingers for hours while after-match joy is fleeting, a loss actually ends up robbing fans of about four times the amount of happiness they might have gained from a win.
While experts are hesitant to call out “good” and “bad” alternatives, the strong message is that alternatives are what you make them.
U.S. crude prices surged $2.45 a barrel on Tuesday after the State Department said it is telling companies that buy Iranian crude oil that they must completely cut those exports by Nov. 4, or they will face powerful U.S. sanctions.
Managed futures mutuals face fresh SEC derivatives rule
The so-called “dot plot” released Wednesday showed eight Fed policy makers expected four or more quarter-point rate increases for the full year, compared with seven officials during the previous forecast round in March. Fed Raises Rates; Officials Lift Outlook to Four 2018 Hikes – (Bloomberg) So, while a classic trend follower may look at […]
Apple founder Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a second generation Cuban immigrant, Google founder Sergey Brin was born in Russia, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is a Brazilian native. More than half of the top American tech companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants – (CNBC) “I think the data shows we’re a hospitable place for younger […]
A combined 39.6 million in CBOT bond and CME interest rates contracts changed hands on Tuesday, breaking the previous peak of 26.6 million set on Nov. 9, 2016, according to the CME spokeswoman.
The frequency of data that goes into our calculations can have a dramatic effect on the result, and with that, expectations. Keep this in mind, and pay less attention to daily performance, and you may make better investment decisions.