US indexes plunged after the president announced tariffs on steel and aluminum import

Stocks fell on Thursday after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week. The Dow Jones industrial average traded 550 points lower after rising more than 150 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 declined 1.8 percent, with tech as the worst-performing sector. The Nasdaq composite […]

Emerging stocks and the dollar are now moving in tandem

The negative relationship between a dollar index and emerging-market equities that has lasted for most of 2017 is reversing as they have moved in tandem since early September. Typically, the dollar strength is a headwind for the emerging markets and their assets, said Kenta Tadaide, market economist in Tokyo at Mizuho Bank Ltd. Currently, stocks in developing […]

Consumer disappointment can lead to a drop in apple shares

Shares of the tech titan have closed below this threshold 45 times in the past five years, typically gaining 1.2% in the five days following the dip. Some investors consider the 50-day moving average an indicator for short-term uptrends and downtrends. Apple stock last dipped beneath its 50-day moving average in July. But Apple shares […]

China’s stock revival is getting a boost from foreigners

Stocks listed on the Chinese mainland have broken out of their funk, rallying to a near 20-month high this week with a little help from offshore. Flows into the world’s second-largest equity market via exchange links with Hong Kong have been rising for the past five months, with investors buying an average 1.35 billion yuan ($205 million) of so-called […]

5 ways to play out the boom of electric cars

The search for lithium becomes enormous and mass deficits are getting faster. Lithium prices have grown unregulated by double figures each year since 2014. Prices have already risen by 18% in the year, and whenever experts report a peak of silver white metal, it continues to move north. This is mainly due to the hyper-growth […]

Deutsche Bank replaces U.S. chief with equities head Tom Patrick

Deutsche Bank AG appointed Tom Patrick to head its Americas region including the U.S., replacing Bill Woodley, who’s leaving the German bank after 19 years. Patrick will continue to serve as global head of equities and co-head of Americas investment bank, according to memo from CEO John Cryan. Patrick, who’s been at Deutsche Bank since 2012, will report directly […]

Blackrock and Vanguard says the bond market’s got this trade all wrong

Two titans of the bond market are still clinging to the idea that inflation is going to make a comeback. For Vanguard and BlackRock, it’s only a matter of months before inflation is back at 2 percent. Regardless of what does (or doesn’t) happen in Washington, a tight job market will boost wages, lead Americans to spend […]

Short volatility bets are back as VIX resumes decline

Investors are back to shorting volatility. After seeing outflows for three straight weeks, an exchange-traded fund that moves in opposite direction to CBOE Volatility Index futures posted its biggest weekly inflows since June. At the same time, short VIX futures positions hit a fresh peak, while the ratio of outstanding puts to calls on the gauge […]

Here is why the bullish stock market will keep going for 10 more years

U.S. stocks are “not even close” to topping out and look like they’ve got another decade of generally rising prices, a top Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategist says. “This market’s in a secular bull market. We have 10 years to the upside,” Mary Ann Bartels, chief investment officer of portfolio solutions at BofA Merrill’s […]