European stocks aim for a positive finish to the week


European stocks pushed higher on Friday and headed for a weekly gain after days of worries over rising coronavirus cases in parts of the world. Potential good news on the U.S.-China trade front was driving some momentum. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.45% rose 0.6%, after closing down 0.7%Read More →

Week Ahead – Market Recovery Under Threat?


The New Normal Another crazy week comes and goes and thing that has really stuck with me is how normal the extraordinary suddenly seems. On Thursday, the Dow fell almost 7% and, sure, it was newsworthy but it wasn’t shocking. This is the 22nd biggest ever drop in the indexRead More →

Bad Crypto News of the Week


It’s been a strange week for BTC as we move forward in our new mining rewards era. The price ends the week down but a late rally has pushed it back over $9,000. Technical analysts expect Bitcoin to continue rising based on the liquidation range of short positions, a discussionRead More →

Weighing The Week Ahead: Everyone (Else) Is Confused


The economic calendar is modest, but important, with an emphasis on inflation and confidence – both business and consumer. We will see reports from over 60 S&P 500 companies, and the results of the New Hampshire primary. That includes plenty of real news, but I expect a somewhat different focus.Read More →

Dividend Challenger Highlights: Week Of February 9


Introduction The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with closeRead More →