Markets Retrench as Rates Rise and the US Dollar Strikes Back

The US 10-year treasury note yield has been creeping steadily upward for several months now, indicating increased confidence in the US economy and perhaps increasing inflation expectations from rising commodity prices. This steady recovery had been generally ignored by investors

Economic and Earnings Numbers In Focus

Coming off of a bullish reversal that saw major US indices shrug off early losses to close up 1.0% to 1.3% including a new all-time high for the Dow Industrials, markets are mixed this morning. US index futures are sluggish,

Stocks Rebound On Positive Bank and Retailer Earnings

Shrugging off a flat to slightly lower Tuesday, US index futures are posting moderate gains this morning, varying between 0.2% for Dow Futures to 0.6% for NASDAQ Futures. Cryptocurrencies are also on the rebound today, with Bitcoin climbing 7.2% and

Stocks Climb Amid Mixed Earnings in Pre-Holiday Trading

Trading overnight was relatively quiet with several Asia-Pacific markets closed heading into the Lunar New Year holidays. European markets have been flat to slightly positive with the Dax rising 0.7%. US index futures are pointing toward a higher open this

Stocks Pause To Digest Recent Records; True Tactical Webinar Today

US index futures are down 0.1%-0.3% this morning, less than yesterday’s gains of 0.75%-0.95% for the big 3 US indices and a gain of 2.50% for the Russel 2000. Considering that US indices have gone up 5-6 trading days straight

Service PMI Reports, Earnings, and Leadership Changes In Focus

Its a mixed day for equity markets around the world so far as investors digest a flurry of economic, political and corporate events. The biggest action so far today has been in Italy where Milan’s bourse is up 2.5% on