The S&P 500 took 27 years to increase by $2,000 (going from $300 in 1990 to $2,300 in 2017). Just last week, the equity index notched another $2,000 in less than an eighth the time.* This exponential rise has been cause for uneasiness and questions among investors.
The moving average is one of the most popular technical indicators among futures traders. Moving averages come in many forms, including exponential, smoothed, and simple. For anyone interested in becoming better acquainted with these powerful tools, focusing on the 20-, 50-, 100-, and 200-day period simple moving averages is a great place to begin. In… Read more.
The 2020 outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has driven unprecedented participation in the global financial markets. Heavy daily traded volumes and extreme pricing volatility have become new norms. Although the risk profile is greatly enhanced, active traders are privy to rare opportunities.
The US equities markets are the world’s benchmark for wealth and prosperity. According to the World Bank, the aggregate value of US stocks is upward of $33 trillion, nearly half of the global handle ($68 trillion). Because of this concentration of valuation, millions of traders and investors choose US equities as a means of pursuing… Read more.
Traders and investors from every corner of the globe consider the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) as an ideal way of engaging the broader U.S. equities market. In response to the public interest, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) offers S&P Emini futures to individuals wanting to take their shot at one of the premier… Read more.
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Recent US economic data has shown some signs of improvement, with industrial production, housing starts and jobless claims all indicating positive progression.
The impressive stock market rally so far in October highlights the ability of the marketplace to put an optimistic face on the global situation.
The US economic pendulum has shifted again, with data flows generally remaining disappointing and little of any improvement in activity in the face of better weather.
This week we have to wonder if the outlook toward the US economy is too lofty for the recent valuation in the Dollar.