Market Brief – Tuesday 2/18/20

Stocks started the day lower after Apple announced they will miss their first-quarter targets, but the dip was quickly bought, then sold as investors are starting to realize the Coronavirus is going to affect global supply chains. Treasury yields fell hard into support in overnight trading where sellers quickly drove yields back higher, only to … Read more

How the Coronavirus Will Affect the Stock Market

The global economy has been slowing since mid-to-late 2018 as many economic indicators are showing, and the Coronavirus could tip the global economy into a recession. Most investors do not believe the Coronavirus is a serious threat to the economy since stock prices have ignored any possibility the virus can stop the Fed’s liquidity-infused Bull … Read more

Market Brief – Friday 2/14/20

Stocks were mixed in early trading while Treasury yields were lower following this morning’s retail sales report for December. Crude oil rallied up to $52 per barrel despite reports that China is turning tankers away. Crude oil speculators are desperate to defend $50 per barrel, suggesting a break would send crude prices down to their … Read more

Market Brief – Thursday 2/13/20

Stocks started the day lower on fears the Coronavirus is spreading, but U.S. investors have no fear and eagerly bought the dip. Treasury yields fell in overnight trading on the same news but moved back to their prior night’s close after the CPI came in hotter than expected. After flirting with $50 per barrel, crude … Read more

Market Brief – Wednesday 2/12/20

In a repeat of yesterday, stocks rose overnight on contracting Eurozone industrial production data, Treasury yields rose and crude oil rose on hopes OPEC+ will cut production. Investors were also looking forward to Fed Chair Powell’s testimony before the Senate today where he said the next economic downturn will see massive amounts of Quantitative Easing, … Read more

Market Brief – Tuesday 2/11/20

Stocks rose in overnight trading on hopes for more stimulus from China and on further news the Eurozone’s manufacturing sector is contracting. Global government bond yields also rose last night, and crude oil surged to near $51 per barrel. Stocks continued to rise in early trading on hopes Fed Chair Powell would indicate more stimulus … Read more

Market Brief – Monday 2/10/20

With news outlets reporting the Coronavirus is less of a threat than the common flu, American investors jumped in to buy the overnight dip in stocks, which pushed the major indices near their all-time highs. Treasury yields aren’t buying the optimism as yields fell in early trading. Oil and gas producing stocks were down early … Read more

What the “Smart Money” Knew

It almost appears the “Smart Money”, who are high-level corporate insiders, institutional investors, and other well-connected investors, can predict the future when looking back on how they were positioned ahead of major events in years past. While it appears the “Smart Money” is psychic, investors need to understand it is the markets that make the … Read more

Market Brief – Friday 2/7/20

Stocks started the day lower on renewed fears the Coronavirus is spreading and an unexpected drop in German industrial production. Investors remained undeterred and eagerly bought the dip, but despite trying, stocks remained red in early trading. After holding overhead support, Treasury yields fell sharply on the same news as they look to retest their … Read more

Market Brief – Thursday 2/6/20

Stocks rose in overnight trading after China cut tariffs on 1,717 imported U.S. goods by 50% and held those gains in early trading as computer-traded models are taking extremely leveraged equity positions due to a drop off in volatility from their two-year lookback algorithms. Treasury yields were up slightly in early trading as speculators look … Read more