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
ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
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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>>>
A top editor for the New York Times provided more than an hour of testimony on Wednesday, as a federal judge in Manhattan continues to weigh whether to proceed with Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the newspaper.
Fielding questions from attorneys representing both Palin and his paper, Times editorial page editor James Bennet detailed the writing and research behind a piece....More>>>
Oil has been on a rollercoaster ride, making and stealing fortunes for and from speculators. Since mid-June, oil has plunged approximately 60%, which has been due to oversupply and slowing global economic growth, the latter of which leads to reduced demand. Earlier this year Feb. 11 to be exact oil hit a low of $26.05/barrel. Some economists and analysts feel as though the $30/barrel level can....More>>>
As expected, the path of the S&P 500 in the first week of October 2016 came in below our standard model’s projections, as stock prices continued their mostly sideways trajectory of the last three months, although with a slightly downward course.
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Coming into the week, investors appeared to be focusing their attention on the first quarter of 2017 in setting....More>>>
BMO’s M. Ian Somaiya and team contend biotech stocks like Gilead Sciences (GILD) Amgen (REGN), Celgene (CELG) and Regeneron (REGN) might be bottoming–but that a bounce back probably won’t happen until the second half of the year. They explain why:
The biotechnology industry has underperformed major market indices as growth for larger cap companies has....More>>>
Bruderman Asset Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) by 37.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,091 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 2,495 shares during the quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC’
Value investors get a bad rap. Sometimes, value investing is referred to as "cigar butt" investing, in that picking up cheap, undervalued stocks is equivalent to picking up mostly smoked cigars off of the sidewalk. A good friend and colleague of mine used to call me a "dumpster diver". Guilty.
The S&P Dividend Aristocrats is a list of S&P 500 stocks that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Typically around 50 stocks make the list, which is updated at the beginning of each year, observes Harry Domash, editor of Dividend Detective.