This Is Nuts And Why We Reduced Risk On Friday


Market Review & Update When you sit down with your portfolio management team, and the first comment made is “this is nuts,” it’s probably time to think about your overall portfolio risk. On Friday, that was how the investment committee both started and ended – “this is nuts.” We haveRead More →

Shortened holiday trading for U.S. markets on Friday


Getty Images U.S. financial markets will see a shortened trading session Friday, as investors dig into holiday shopping and Thanksgiving leftovers. After closing for Thanksgiving, markets will operate on a shortened schedule on Friday. Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will close at 1 p.m. Eastern. InRead More →

Wall Street Breakfast: Black Friday In Full Swing


Holiday-shortened session While it’s not a Thanksgiving hangover, Wall Street futures are pointing to declines of 0.2% ahead of a half-day trading session. Sentiment that propelled stocks to several rounds of record highs is under pressure from a human rights dispute in Hong Kong that could upend progress in Sino-U.S.Read More →

How to get the best Black Friday deals at Costco


NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Watch for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 29. Costco Black Friday store hours Costco COST, -0.09%   will be closedRead More →

Black Friday Yen Seasonality Could Trigger Larger Breakout


The US shopping season begins in earnest with “Black Friday.” Holiday sales ads have increasingly targeted electronics. Shopping patterns have grown into a measurable impact on the Japanese yen, lasting from approximately Black Friday through Christmas. The Japanese yen displays seasonal weakness between Black Friday and Christmas. I measure seasonalityRead More →

Asia stocks Friday as U.S. political turmoil takes a toll


Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and also the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese trade tension. “The impeachment of TrumpRead More →

Natural Gas: Markets Quiet Friday As Investors Continue To Weigh Amount Of Demand In The Coming Weeks, Models Show Mixed Signals


Investment Thesis Given the number of variables in play, investors should expect prices to continue to remain rangebound. Risk to the downside could be applied. Export, production, forecast models, weather pattern, demand amongst factors driving natural gas pricing Overall, it was a quiet day on Friday with prices fluctuating atRead More →

Grain Futures Finish Higher Friday Led By Wheat; Commodities Market Broadly Higher Amid Weaker Dollar


Investment Thesis Outside of today’s weaker dollar and unfavorable weather in the Plains/Upper Midwest, downside risk still outweighs upside potential led by strong crop supply and the lingering uncertainties surrounding the U.S.-China trade talks. Strong crop inventory domestically and globally, increased competition internationally, and uncertainties tied to U.S.-China talks continueRead More →