Dow flips positive, follows Nasdaq’s more than 2% surge in afternoon trade as Wall Street awaits earnings crush

2020-07-20

  Major U.S. stock indexes traded higher Monday afternoon, as investors look forward to quarterly results from corporations over the coming days. Investors also focused on positive developments from coronavirus vaccine candidates. How are benchmarks performing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average US:DJIA rose 22 points, or 0.1%, to 26,694, reversingRead More →

‘Black Swan’ author says if investors don’t use a ‘tail hedge,’ he recommends ‘not being in the market’—‘We’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty’

2020-06-27

“ ‘If you don’t have a tail hedge, I suggest not being in the market we’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty.’  ” That’s “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb offering his view on the risks swirling in the market and a growing lack of clarityRead More →

It’s like the Wild West with ‘get-rich-quick crowd’ vs. Wall Street pros, but it’s too easy to blame retail investors for ‘rampant speculation’

2020-06-13

Tales of out-of-work 20- and 30-somethings using coronavirus stimulus checks to scoop up stocks on Wall Street with reckless abandon are coming fast and furious, but the reasons behind the recent fervor for investing is, perhaps, far simpler. MarketWatch has written a bit about the rising influence of retail investorsRead More →

Asian markets pull back after Fed’s cautious outlook

2020-06-10

Asian markets mostly fell in early trading Thursday, following losses on Wall Street after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the economic recovery will be “a long road.” Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK, -1.43% dropped 1% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, -0.76% slipped 0.5%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +0.23% wasRead More →