The short-vol trade is dead. Long live the short-vol trade.
Investors are discovering fresh ways to bet volatility across asset classes will tumble anew even as hawkish monetary policy, emerging-market turmoil and February’s vol-mageddon underscore headwinds to the complex trade.
ZTE Corp.’s shares cratered after it agreed to pay at least $1 billion in penalties and overhaul its management as part of a sweeping settlement agreement that allows it to resume business after a two-month hiatus.
China’s second-largest telecoms equipment maker fell as much
If you’re cutting back on stocks because interest rates are rising, you’re making a mistake.
But don’t just take my word for it (after all, I am a dyed-in-the-wool dividend-stock fan). Ask Ned Davis Research, which released its latest research on the relationship between stocks and rates about a year ago.
The finding? When the Fed moved slowly on rate hikes, stocks....More>>>
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OK, boomers are finally getting some love. More marketers have had an overdue epiphany and are attempting to tap into the $800 billion of discretionary income we control. More of us are now showing up in....More>>>
May 22, 2017: Markets opened higher Monday and although the ride has been a little bumpy, equities have remained around a narrow band near the indexes’ daily highs. Among the sectors, only energy is trading in the red as we approach the closing bell. Best performing sectors were utilities, consumer staples, and industrials. WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $50.73 a barrel, up 0.8%....More>>>
Sometimes I discuss stocks which sit out of my comfort zone, simply because they have a few characteristics which could be of interest to any kind of investor but don’t necessarily fit my portfolio. For example a blue chip stock which has features of positive capital gains combined with interesting dividend. In this case I am talking about Accenture (NYSE:ACN). A little bit more than a year....More>>>
There’s a plot of land sitting in North Carolina waiting for Robin Festa and her husband to build their retirement home.
She’s hoping to retire early in three years at age 63 and head south from Connecticut to enjoy a lower cost of living. The pair have been dutifully socking away as much money as they can into their retirement accounts.
Last week, I wrote an article detailing how Crescent Point Energy Corporation (CPG) not only has perhaps the most economic collection of assets in Canada on a profit-investment ratio basis but is also the most undervalued in its peer group on a 2018 EV/DACF basis. However, in order for undervaluation to be resolved, investors need to care. After two dividend cuts and a poorly communicated large....More>>>
Last week, Canadas announced a suite of bills to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout Canada making good on a campaign promise. The pending legalization bills are widely expected to pass (the goal is to get the regulatory regime off the ground by July 1, 2018) with Abovethelaw.com having an article with the following good summary of the proposedrestrictions and standards:
Passenger air transportation is a quintessential cyclical industry operating in an intensely competitive market. This is evident when the evolving competitive dynamics of the industry is examined within the framework of the Five Forces Analysis (Michael Porter; Fig. 1).
Billionaires Warren Buffett and George Soros earned their vast fortunes by consistently finding gems lying in plain sight. And after decades of running their own investment businesses, these superinvestors remain as active as ever.
Individual savers interested in learning from or investing alongside these financial legends need to look no further than the 13-F filings that all large investment....More>>>
The second quarter of 2017 was a wild one for blockchain companies and investors, with nearly 60 initial coin offerings (ICOs) closed in the quarter for more than $750 million, and it looks like this is just the beginning. It s
The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is well positioned to benefit from the growing economic environment the United States is experiencing. It is recommended to purchase MOS 4.250% of 11/15/2023 Senior Unsecured fixed income security at $103.75 or better. As of April 16, 2017, the last traded yield