How Europe’s Tech Sector is Hiding in Plain Sight
Europe does have cutting edge tech companies that are crucial not only to the functioning of our existing devices (such as smartphones) but also to the development of new technologies in the automotive sector and the internet of things.
ECB Meeting: One for the Specialists
The ECB meeting on January 23 concluded as expected: Rates were left unchanged, and the bank’s press statement was also mostly unchanged from the previous one, save for some upside tweaks to the language on growth and inflation.
On My Mind: Oops! They QE’d Again
The Recession That Never Was…
Will US Home Sales Continue to Surge Higher?
3 Trends to Watch in The Chinese New Year
Market Implications of the Impeachment Process
Asia Limited By Lunar-New-Year-Induced Lack Of Liquidity
Secrets of 2x Advisors
Our panelists, David Griffin of Atlanta Retirement Plans, Jania Stout of Hightower, and Robert Scherzer of Pensionmark, discuss what they learned on their path to 2x, including how they conquered the challenge of growing so rapidly.
Lessons from The Dot-Com Era…20 Years Later
Coming up on 20 years since an infamous market top – the puncturing of the dot-com bubble. It took more than 2 ½ years for the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite index to fall from 5048.62 on March 10, 2000 to 1114.11 on October 9, 2002, an astounding 78% decline.
Stocks Are Pointing To A Lower Opening on January 23
Global Stocks Drop As Coronavirus Spreads Internationally, Trump Threatens EU Sanctions
Markets in Asia dropped significantly on Thursday as the novel coronavirus continues to spread ahead of the Chinese new lunar year. The European Union markets faced the additional burden of renewed threats from the United States President Donald Trump.
A Little Bit Sideways
There are two paths to take when trying to explain the early weakness seen in the futures market. Ultimately, both paths converge. The first path is one of valuation concerns.
Patterns in the Fed’s Balance Sheet
Closing Bell (Jan 23)
Lunar New Year Holidays Amplify Coronavirus Worry
Closing Bell (Jan 22)
Coronavirus Infecting the Market
TWS Mosaic Order Types
Economist Perspective: What Will Drive Equities in 2020?
End of Human Civilization May Have Been Premature
Asian equity markets were largely higher after yesterday’s hysteria surrounding the coronavirus. Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, and Singapore were up while India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia were off. Markets were off in early trading, especially in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Stuck on Happy Ways
Since yesterday, the death toll from the coronavirus has increased to nine and the number of confirmed cases has increased to 440. You know what else has increased? The futures for the major indices. Currently, the S&P futures are up 13 points and are trading 0.4% above fair value.
China Stocks Fade Early Pressure
More About Monetarism
Monetarism, which was largely associated with Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman, posited that GDP and inflation were primarily influenced by the money supply. A central tenet was the quantity theory of money.
The Big What If: Consumers Sneeze and the US Economy Gets the Flu?
The flu causes substantial mortality and loss of productivity in the US each year. The flu is responsible for an estimated average $10.4 billion in direct medical costs and over $16 billion in lost earnings each year.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth outlook for the global economy on Monday, but it also softened previous risk warnings. The IMF – a sort of bank for countries and thus an authority on this sort of thing – now expects the world economy to grow 3.3% in 2020 and 3.4% in 2021, down from previous forecasts of 3.4% and 3.6%.
Macron, Trump Agree To Hold Off Tit-For-Tat Tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to a truce on their ongoing digital tax dispute. The United States and France have agreed that neither country will impose punitive tariffs until the end of 2020.