This Time it Really is Different
Asian Index Performance Weekly Overview, Services PMI Shows Improvement
Asian equities were largely off in light trading as Taiwan was closed for a market holiday. Korea managed a small gain along with Thailand and Indonesia, but otherwise, the region largely registered small losses. Singapore has stepped up quarantine efforts for the first time while pushing through a considerable stimulus plan.
Webinar – CME – Trading Micros at CME Group
Stereotaxis Receives FDA Clearance For Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation System
Stereotaxis, with offices in St. Louis and the Netherlands, has won FDA clearance for the Genesis RMN System, a new generation of the company’s robotic navigation systems for the delivery of magnetic ablation catheters to address arrhythmias.
Webinar- IUR – Option Strategies for a Bear Market
Valuations Have Fallen Sharply, but Buyers Beware
Five (Easy) Steps to Setting Up a 401(k)
Have you been meaning to enroll in your company’s 401(k) but keep putting it off? You’re not alone. Many people need a friendly nudge to start saving or increase their savings rate.
Natural Resources: Focusing on High-Quality Opportunities Amid Market Turmoil
As COVID-19 continues to spread, and governments take increasingly aggressive actions to contain the virus, the short-term outlook for the global economy and commodity demand has deteriorated significantly. In our view, the situation remains fluid, and it is difficult to predict the duration and ultimate impact of the virus.
How the CARES Act Impacts Retirement Plans
Ben Rizzuto outlines some of the key retirement-related provisions included in the recently passed CARES Act stimulus package, including changes to plan distribution requirements and a temporary waiver of required minimum distributions.
UK Sparks: Banks Scrap Dividends After Pressure From PRA
Britain’s largest banks HSBC Holdings, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered have scrapped dividend payments after pressure from the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority to preserve capital. The banks have agreed to cancel remaining payouts for 2019, not pay any other dividends this year and suspend any share buyback programmes. Barclays chairman Nigel Higgins says: “These are difficult decisions, not least in terms of the immediate impact they will have on shareholders. The bank has a strong capital base, but we think it is right and prudent, for the many businesses and people that we support, to take these steps now.”
GUOSEN Closing Bell (April 3)
Chart Advisor: Risky Business
An Oil-Fueled Fire
From Hurting to Healing
Will the Curtain Close on AMC Entertainment?
April 2020 Fixed Income Market Update
The coronavirus and the measures taken to contain it have had a massive impact on individual lives, the economy and financial markets. While known to be large, significant uncertainty remains regarding just how dire the impacts will be.
Markets Enter The Eye of the Coronavirus Storm
Trading Markets: Understanding the Landscape to Understand Trade
US markets have just logged their worst first quarter on record, while the ASX and Europe have seen theirs in the first three months in over 30 years and since 2002 respectively.
Investors’ optimistic start to the year seems like a long time ago now. Global stocks fell 20% last quarter, losing around $20 trillion in value in what was their worst run since 2008. US government bonds, on the other hand, had one of their best quarters as investors clamored for their relative safety.
Is The Bear Market Really Over?
After rising more than 20% in three days last week, the Dow technically entered a new bull market. In my opinion, that doesn’t mean the pain is over.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard Discusses the Recent Fed Actions
Bullard is very pleased with the Federal Reserve’s new policies and Congress’ reaction to the crisis. Such policies took much longer to cobble together during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.