China Rate Cut and First Retailer Earnings

Investors looking for central banks to start cutting interest rates got their wish overnight as China cut its 5-year loan rate by 0.25% to 3.95%, and several banks stepped in to shore up currency trading. While this news helped Hong Kong and Shanghai to bounce 0.4%-0.6%, the broader impact has been decidedly bearish. It appears […]

Stocks Consolidate S&P 5000 as Earnings Season Continues

Coming off a big Friday where the S&P 500 gained 0.5% to close above 5000 for the first time ever, US index futures are flat, trading between -0.1% and +0.1%. In Europe, the Dax is up 0.3% while the FTSE is down 0.2%. Most Asia Pacific markets were closed for Lunar New Year holidays but […]