If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the unexpected can create chaos in the capital markets. For astute market participants, the COVID-19-inspired volatility presented a wide range of profitable opportunities. Unfortunately, those who focused their efforts solely upon equity trading missed out on the benefits of stock index futures. Let’s take a look at a… Read more.
Stock Index Futures
Doomsday Prepping for the Next Six Months
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.
Stocks respond to improved unemployment data
Stock futures around the world responded favorably on Thursday to reports that first-time unemployment claims fell more than expected this week. The news on the labor front was encouraging because only a week ago, investors were dismayed when unemployment claims shot up far more than expected to around 500,000. This week, 473,000 workers filed for… Read more.