Will this be the down day that kicks off the next stock market crash?! Buy-and-hold investors and contrarian traders alike ask themselves the same question with opposing hopes when equities take a dive like they did last Monday.
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.
What if there was a market that, after months of laying dormant in a range of just a few pennies, rose by nearly 100% on guidance from a major influencer? That’s right, the next Dogecoin could be 2YR Treasury yields.
As laws concerning the usage of cannabis start to loosen across the United States, producers and distributors of its products have gained some renown and percentage points themselves. The question now looms: will pot stocks go the way of the television set or Ferrari?
Though they employ the same word, the two phrases “return to normal” and “new normal” are diametrically opposed. If you’ve witnessed a live television commercial break in the last month, then you’re probably aware of society’s return to normal; while interest rates, on the other hand, are threatening a new normal as they fail to lift off 0%.
A thought many people have after things don’t go their way: I should have hedged! The key to hedging, unfortunately, is doing so when things ARE going your way. To use a sports analogy, bettors on the side of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl preferably would have hedged when they were up 28-3 and their opponent’s, the New England Patriots, odds to win were 11-1.
In the world’s capital markets, opportunity awaits around every corner. Of course, so does risk. Being a successful trader is not only about desire, discipline, and dedication―it is also about making the most out of your money. Without question, futures and stocks provide participants many ways to profit. But which markets are the best for… Read more.
Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he would not “even think about” lifting interest rates off their current 0-0.25% level as the US economy continues to work through the pandemic.
The stock market has officially “crashed” four times in the last forty years: 1987, 2000, 2007, and 2020. From crash to crash, stocks have put in new highs ranging from 2.5% to 355% relative to the most recent new high prior to crash.
Starting with the US dollar can help to reduce complexity for many new traders, especially when looking at Small US Dollar (SFX) futures that are diversified against seven foreign currencies (including euro, Chinese renminbi, Japanese yen, and more). One character. One narrative.