Fear in U.S. stocks just hit a 24-year low, according to the market's "fear gauge." So… is it time to sell based on this indicator? Is this a sign of a top in U.S. stocks? In short, surprisingly, NO. Let me explain… Last week, the CBOE Volatility Index ("VIX") fell to less than 10. It's at its lowest level since 1993. In....More>>>
On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:
Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share....More>>>
Citigroup’s Wendy Nicholson and Beth Kite argue that the once “untouchable” Avon Products (AVP) “has become intriguing.” They explain why:
After Avon was the worst performing stock in the HPC group in 2015 (down nearly 60%), Avon has been the best performing stock in our coverage universe year-to-date in 2016 (up ~65%). While we have....More>>>
Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the safe stocks to buy, in blue chips, in a nice ladder of bonds, and do just fine.
Alas, the market has significantly changed. Much of this is due to the historically low interest rates weve had.
The problem with the Federal Reserves attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields,....More>>>
Happy New Year! We’re off to what will be a very exciting year for markets and the economy. And make no mistake, there will be profound differences in the world this year, with the inauguration of a new, pro-growth U.S. President at a time where the world desperately needs growth.
I’ve talked a lot about the “Trump effect.” Clearly, when you come in slashing the corporate....More>>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Monthly Cold Storage report showed that stocks of frozen beef in the nations freezers on July 31st totaled 469.253 million pounds versus 460.093 million pounds a year ago and 456.533 million pounds on June 30th, 2016.
Stocks of frozen pork totaled 599.932 million pounds versus 633.214 million pounds a year ago and 586.479 million pounds on June....More>>>
The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) did well in 2016, producing another winning year and extending the bull market in stocks. Even though the index had some troubled times, strength in the U.S. economy and in fundamental business prospects for the index’s constituent stocks helped the market overcome challenges and continue its generally upward path. Technically, the S&P 500’s best....More>>>