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
Last week’s post on analyzing US equity value and momentum risk premia ended with a question: How much, if any, improvement should we expect by adding a dynamic system for managing exposure to these risk factors vs. a buy-and-hold strategy? What follows is a preliminary effort in searching for an answer. As a preview, the results are mixed, but this may be an artifact of a) focusing on value....More>>>
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VIVE) as a short/bearish trade:
This downtrend just firmed up with the “second wind” effort evidenced in just the past couple of trading days. After finding support for the better part of September and October, the floor finally broker in late October. A bounce started to take shape....More>>>
U.S. equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday, with large caps stronger and small caps weaker, following the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.5%, the S&P 500 gained a fraction, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.6%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar weakened notably, gold lost....More>>>
It wasn’t bad enough that Target (TGT) released disappointing guidance yesterday and promptly fell 5.8%. No. Now Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Fassler and team have to cut the struggling big-box retailer to Sell from Neutral. They explain why:
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Our $67, 12-month price target implies 0% upside vs. 10% average upside for our coverage universe. We....More>>>
News coverage about Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies
Press coverage about Tapestry (NYSE:TPR) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale
Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 3,045,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 269% from the previous session’s volume of 825,553 shares.The stock last traded at $22.76 and had previously closed at $22.71.
A little-known Office of Management and Budget official is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to become permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
If approved by the Senate, Kathy Kraninger would suc
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) stock has surged more than 35% over the past couple of weeks. A slew of much-needed good news has been released, offering relief for shareholders after results from the first quarter of 2018 failed to impress. While recent events may be the proof many investors have been lookin