Soybean (ZS) Weekly MACD Positively Crossing
Are High-Yield Bonds Necessary?
Practically speaking, high-yield bonds are hybrid securities. As with investment-grade bonds, high-yield bonds pay income while also offering some default protection (albeit not as much as investment-grade bonds).
Europe Continues to Lead in ESG Smart Beta
Should Markets Heed Recession Warnings?
Amid a renewed US-China trade spat and additional tariff tensions between the United States and Mexico, investor concerns about a possible recession have heightened, according to Ed Perks, executive vice president and chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions.
What a U.S. Rate Cut Could Mean for Gold Prices
Notes From The Road: An Equity Investor’s Lens On China
Headlines over the U.S.-China trade dispute have been practically inescapable. On the heels of a recent visit to China, I can say this is as true there as it is in the U.S. If timing is everything, ours was very good (or bad), as our visit came just as high hopes for a trade deal had collapsed to a deep mutual mistrust.
U.S benchmarks notched a fundamentally and technically constructive session yesterday. Although it felt price action shrugged off soft CPI data on Wednesday, we believe this to have overall kept bidders glued to a tiring rally. First and foremost, there is absolutely nothing wrong for a rally to consolidate after running 6.7% (S&P) from low to high in just about a week.
Updating Our ETF Satellite Recommendations
UK Sparks: Reassure Group Confirms Intention To Float
Reassure Group, the closed life insurance consolidator owned by reinsurer Swiss Re, has confirmed that it intends to list on the London Stock Exchange. The company says it will stage an initial public offering in July, with Swiss Re selling enough shares to provide a free float of at least 25%. No new funds are being raised for Reassure in the float, which is expected to make the company eligible for inclusion in the FTSE UK indices. Reassure says the flotation will increase its “flexibility and appetite for growth” and widen its future access to capital, as well as providing a partial exit for Swiss Re.
GUOSEN Closing Bell (June 14)
Trade Disputes Dominate Headlines
Raw Sugar (SB) Weekly MACD Trying to Positively Cross
Market Rangebound; Upgrading Services
Why Stocks May See That Big Break Out On June 13
A Global Economy Far From “Normal”
Election fever hit India and Australia in May. The former, the largest democratic election in the world, resulted in a comfortable win for the incumbent – Narendra Modi and his Hindu Nationalist Party (Bharatiya Janata Party). Mr. Modi comes from a humble background and this appears to have resonated with millions of voters aspiring to a similar uplift in fortunes.
Musk Says Demand Not Struggling At Tesla’s Annual Shareholder Meeting
Tesla (TSLA) held its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, where CEO Elon Musk said there is not a demand problem for the Model 3 and that the company expects to unveil its pickup truck this summer.
One Plus One Equals Three
To watch the money and bond markets of late, there is one development that stands out quite clearly: the Federal Reserve (Fed) has to cut interest rates. In fact, from the markets’ perspective, trade uncertainty plus economic weakness equals three rate cuts. Or quite simply: 1+1=3.
Oil Rebounds, Futures Tick Higher
The S&P 500 futures trade 11 points, or 0.4%, above fair value, supported by a bounce in oil and by lingering optimism for the Fed’s policy decision next week. Many of the energy stocks are up in pre-market action following the sharp increase in the price of oil ($53.04/bbl, +$1.90, +3.7%), which fell over 4% yesterday.
French tech titan Dassault Systèmes announced a $6 billion acquisition of American software company Medidata Solutions on Wednesday, shining a light on previously announced major marriages…
Early Look: Thursday, June 13, 2019
U.S. futures point to a bounce after slipping for a second straight session on Wednesday, dragged down by weaker energy and financial stocks (on lower oil and rising interest cut expectations), but look to steady ahead of jobless claims and import data later this morning. Oil prices surged today after reports of an attack on two tankers near Iran, boosting the region’s oil stocks.