The path for USD has been rocky since its highs of mid-March, but the degree of rockiness depends on the path you’re taking.
Gold’s summer, one of its most volatile in decades, has included a 10% rise, high prices not seen in decades, and multiple short-term outliers in both directions.
Small Technology 60 (STIX) simplifies things for the modern trader: 100% technology stocks with relatively equal exposure across tech companies in information, media, retail, and biotechnology.
The technology sector is up 400% in the last decade, and, while there’s no telling where tech stocks go from here, it’s evident that they are some of the most prominent names in the market. In 2010, Exxon (XOM) was the S&P 500’s largest component, and Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) were the only technology… Read more.
It’s no secret that the technology sector has outperformed its counterparts in energy and finance, but the degree to which this divergence has occurred is extreme. Technology has outperformed energy by more than 60% in 2020, which is far beyond the normal yearly push and pull between these markets of +/-26% going back to 2000.… Read more.
Silver is up 20% in the last week – a feat it has accomplished twice in the last three weeks and only twice more in the last three decades. This precious metal often plays second fiddle to gold in people’s minds, but it has shown truly captivating price action compared to most other markets in… Read more.
The US dollar (USD) is in a bit of a downward spiral in recent trade as it closed lower yesterday for the thirteenth time in the last seventeen trading days. More than 6% off its highs of mid-March, USD has fallen at the hands of a few different characters that mainly include the Australian dollar… Read more.
Those new to the equity space might think of the “stock market” as a singular entity that summarizes the state of all public companies, whereas more experienced traders will clarify that the current state of stocks depends on the index you subscribe to. This idea is especially relevant now, as the Nasdaq rests near all-time… Read more.
Gold is flirting with its most expensive prices since August 2011, and it’s doing so in a historically unique manner. Other precious metals such as silver and platinum are less than half the price they were at the time of gold’s previous high, and many stocks have bounced back to approach or in some cases… Read more.
The stock market is off to one of its more volatile years in recent history, and it’s showing little sign of stabilizing. At the halfway point of 2020, the Small Stocks 75 Index has already posted a high-to-low range exceeding the ranges of each of the last four years, and it has shown 13 daily… Read more.