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The Natural Gas Floor Keeps On Holding
Article By: Jacob Meisel
Friday, February 23, 2018 11:00 PM EST
Natural gas traders awoke to a market that was trading significantly lower as overnight weather model guidance decreased demand significantly.
In this article: UNG
S&P 500 Snapshot: Highest Close In Weeks
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Friday, February 23, 2018 10:00 PM EST
The S&P 500 spent the day rising, closing at its highest since February 2. The index ended Friday up 0.55% from last Friday and is up 1.91% YTD.
In this article: SPX
ETFs In Focus After Utilities Report Q4 Results
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Friday, February 23, 2018 9:01 PM EST
This earnings season has been a mixed bag for utilities, with some beating market expectations and others falling short of the same. We believe it is prudent to discuss the following ETFs that have a relatively high exposure to the three companies.
In this article: IDU, VPU, XLU, D, DUK, NEE
So Much Debt, So Little Concern
Podcast By: Peter Schiff
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:52 PM EST
Wall Street had a huge relief rally mainly due to a down day in the bond markets. This took a lot of pressure off the stock market and helped prop up the commodities market.
ChartBrief - Global Trade Update
Article By: Callum Thomas
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:41 PM EST
The CPB Global Trade Monitor data showed global trade growth running at the strongest pace since the 2010 bounce back from the global financial crisis. This improvement has been matched in the industrial production growth stats.
When Bonds & The Dollar Sink, The Only Thing That Can Save Stocks Is QE
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:32 PM EST
In the last 45 years, there have been seven periods of persistent US dollar and Treasury bond weakness and as BofAML notes, during six of those periods, stocks have been pressured significantly lower.
Gun Stocks Fall As Corporate Pressure Mounts On NRA
Article By: The Fly
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:16 PM EST
Publicly traded gunmakers were down in late morning trading on a day the broader markets were rising and the NRA is seeing public pressure mount from corporations that it had partnered with before the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.
In this article: RGR, AOBC
Warning Still In Effect
Article By: Blair Jensen
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:01 PM EST
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) is consolidating along its 50 day moving average. A significant move above it would almost certainly clear the market risk warning.
In this article: SPX
Are Bond Fears Warranted In Light Of Interest Rates Expectations?
Article By: Personal Capital
Friday, February 23, 2018 7:56 PM EST
Wednesday’s release of the Fed minutes drove an end-of-day selloff and small uptick in bond yields, as fears resurfaced over faster-than-expected rate hikes. Friday's strong rally allowed global stocks to end the week in positive territory.
In this article: AGG
Tech Roundup: Buffett's Apple Stake, Google Stories, Cisco Earnings
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Friday, February 23, 2018 7:48 PM EST
Berkshire Hathaway raising its Apple stake, Cisco's earnings, Amazon becoming the 3rd largest U.S. company, Google Stories and WhatsApp payments in India were the top stories in tech last week.
The Top 50 Hedge Fund Long And Short Positions
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, February 23, 2018 7:17 PM EST
In Goldman's latest quarterly hedge fund trend monitor the bank makes some interesting observations about the current state of the hedge fund industry.
Chart Of The Week (CINO)
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:59 PM EST
Inflation being a money issue, in China that means bank reserves (unlike the US system). Chinese bank reserves are highly influenced by the PBOC’s forex assets (UST’s).
E Vixen In The Hen House
Article By: Tony Hayes CFA
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:52 PM EST
U.S. tax changes are hitting headline Q4 2017 EPS and 52-week trailing DJIA earnings. Quarterly EPS declines should recover as Q1 2018 results are reported in early April showing the true impact of new tax changes.
Do Factors And Smart-Beta Investing Work Over The Long-Term?
Article By: ValueWalk
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:45 PM EST
As investors shift away from actively managed funds towards passive investments, factor investing or smart-beta investing has rapidly gained popularity as passive investors try to replicate the performance of various active strategies at a low cost.
The S&P 500 Is About To Break Out
Article By: Chad Shoop
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:35 PM EST
The S&P 500 has traded in a narrow range lately. But the bulls and bears are building positions at the moment, and very soon, we’ll know which way prices will break.
Bank Stock Roundup: Aggressive Rate Hikes Likely, Citi, U.S. Bancorp In Focus
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:30 PM EST
Given economic growth, low unemployment and healthy consumer sentiment,demand for loans and related bank products will rise. Overall, though these will be beneficial for the banks’ financials, the markets seem to be wary of such a scenario.
In this article: BAC, BBT, C, COF, JPM, PNC, USB
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