US Open Note – Stock bears dig deeper; pound jumps to fresh highs

Posted on February 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm GMT

The calm after the rally Investors will have to wait for the next Fed policy meeting and for progress in Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plans before they adjust their rising inflationary expectations. For now, the FOMC meeting minutes, which were released late on Wednesday, have ensured markets it will take some time before inflation and the unemployment rate push the Fed to remove some stimulus. Hence, US Treasury yields, which were last trading around 1.30%, may take the back seat after a [..]

What’s behind the mania in stocks? – Special Report

Posted on February 16, 2021 at 11:46 am GMT

There’s something different about this booming stock market, especially when one looks at all the madness under the hood in small-cap and penny stocks. Several reasons have been floated to explain this phenomenon, from cheap money policies to massive government spending to the rise of small investors. It looks like a bubble, but the thing about bubbles is that they can last longer than anyone thinks possible. The only game in town The equity market has staged an epic comeback [..]


Apple earnings: Another stellar quarter? – Stock Market News

Posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:54 pm GMT

The world’s most valuable company will release its earnings report after Wall Street’s closing bell on Wednesday. Analysts expect another blockbuster quarter as consumers cannot get enough of the new iPhones. Besides earnings, the guidance by the firm’s executives will also be crucial for Apple’s stock, which has already shot to new heights in anticipation of stellar results. Valuation is becoming an issue, but that’s also the case for almost every quality stock. It’s good to be king High quality [..]


Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo kick off earnings season – Stock Market News

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 12:27 pm GMT

The fourth-quarter earnings season is upon us, and as usual, the big US banks will get things started. JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo will all report on Friday before Wall Street’s opening bell. Their results could shed some light into how the financial sector is doing and how the US consumer is holding up. Overall, the banking sector has recovered very powerfully lately, and should the Democrats unleash a tsunami of federal spending soon, the good times could keep rolling. [..]


Disney earnings: Streaming is the way? – Stock Market News

Posted on November 11, 2020 at 5:09 pm GMT

The world’s leading entertainment conglomerate will release its latest earnings report on Thursday, after Wall Street’s closing bell. Disney was forced to dramatically change its business strategy this year, diverting resources towards its rapidly growing streaming service as it awaits the green light to reopen its theme parks. Revenues have collapsed amid the health crisis, but the recent vaccine announcement is great news and investors have started pricing in a return to normalcy. Never let a good crisis go to [..]

US election special: A Trump comeback? – Special Report

Posted on October 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm GMT

As the US presidential race enters its final stretch, markets are laser-focused on the outcome, with the correlation between the stock market and opinion polls shooting up lately. The race has tightened substantially, with Trump overtaking Biden in the crucial state of Florida, so a sweeping Democratic victory that delivers king-sized stimulus packages is no longer quite as likely. Below we take a deeper dive into the various scenarios, how likely each is, and how markets might respond. Trump down, [..]


Apple’s earnings: Much is at stake – Stock Market News

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 3:29 pm GMT

The world’s most valuable company will release its quarterly results after the market closes on Thursday. The stakes are high as Apple’s shares have risen by 57% this year even as earnings fell, so a lot of optimism about the future has been baked in. Amazon, Facebook, and Google will also report on the same day, and given how much weight all these tech giants have in indices like the S&P 500, their results could rock the whole market, not [..]


Tesla earnings: A case of asymmetric risks – Stock Market News

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 2:40 pm GMT

The world’s largest carmaker by market capitalization will report its quarterly results on Wednesday, after Wall Street’s closing bell. The company’s shares have risen by a meteoric 430% this year alone, so the stakes are high. Overall, the stock has been priced for perfection, with the current valuation implying stellar growth over the next decade. This leaves little room for substantial upside from here, but plenty of downside in case anything challenges this rosy narrative. On a rampage How quickly [..]


Earnings season kicks off with big US banks – Stock Market News

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm GMT

The third-quarter earnings season is finally here, with a horde of major US banks releasing their results this week. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Wells Fargo will all report on Wednesday before Wall Street’s opening bell, and their numbers will give us a sense of not just how the financial sector is doing, but also how the US consumer is faring. Overall, a lot of gloom has been priced into the banking industry, which in some cases may present [..]


Technical Analysis – Boeing stock testing crucial support region

Posted on September 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm GMT

Boeing’s shares have been grinding lower since June, albeit in a slow and controlled manner. The short-term price structure looks cautiously negative, as the stock has been printing lower highs and is trading beneath its 50- and 200-period simple moving averages (SMAs) on the four-hour chart, which seem ready to post a ‘death cross’. The silver lining is that there hasn’t been a lower low, as the 153.0 support zone has held strong so far. Short-term oscillators reflect this mildly [..]

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