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
In the United States Nestl茅 (NASDAQOTH:NSRGY) has little traction in the coffee market. It’s the brand that sells Nescafe instant coffee, and the Nespresso, the single-serve coffeemaker you might pass over for a Keurig on your wedding registry.
Globally, however, Nestl茅 has a much stronger brand. That makes it an ideal partner to help Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) build its brand in grocery....More>>>
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday afternoon that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 2 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 18. Analysts were expecting a storage addition of about 4 billion cubic feet. The five-year average for the week is an injection of around 3.8 billion cubic feet, and last year’s storage addition for the week totaled 4 billion....More>>>
Following the 2014 crash in oil prices, a number of leading market commentators concluded that the era of geopolitics mattering for the oil market was over.
In their view, short-cycle U.S. production was waiting in the wings to fill any supply gap and would swiftly cap any price upside. It was in this context that OPEC’s obituaries once again abounded, with the sovereign producer group....More>>>
S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Jeffrey Loo explains why he’s maintaining his Buy rating on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) following reports it had rejected a takeover bid earlier this year:
According to unconfirmed reports, including the Wall Street Journal,Valeant rejected an unsolicited joint takeover bid from Takeda Pharmaceutical, the largest....More>>>
Shares of athletic apparel-maker Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UAA) surged higher in Monday trade after Deutsche Bank upgraded Under Armour stock on what the investment bank called a “rapidly growing” international business.
But I think the strong move higher in Under Armour stock is just a head fake.
The upgrade wasn’t a bullish call. Deutsche Bank went from “Sell”....More>>>
Snapchat just spent $100 million to acquire a tech startup to help its advertising campaigns. But the acquisition by Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) is more desperate than savvy, which is why Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) remains our top pick for social media stocks…
On Nov. 3, 2017, Snap acquired Metamarkets, a startup that measures the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, for just under....More>>>
As compared to Gastar’s (GST) recent conference call, this presentation at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference was about as upbeat as it gets. Which explains the current $1.50 pop of its preferred GST-A price and the $1.86 rise of GST-B. The screenshot of the Key Investment Criteria set the table nicely, highlighted by recent strong drilling results, to be covered later in the article, 48%....More>>>
The last time I wrote about Alibaba (BABA) was in June 2015 in the article titled:
Alibaba: Turnaround in Play, Current Stock Strength Will Continue
At the time the article was written, the stock was trading at about $90, since then the price increased about 88%. Alibaba is achieving strong year-over-year revenue and earnings increases. I see plenty of further growth ahead for the....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