Stocks & Bonds

Stock Market Update: Airlines & Financials Show Resilience

Late last week, I penned a piece about the potential for upside for equities into mid-January. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is holding up fairly well (and may have more upside near-term), but the window for much higher prices may be closing. That said, for any meaningful selloff to take place, we’ll need…

Hoover’s Folly: How Trump’s Trade Policies May Effect Stocks

Donald Trump’s rhetoric about current and future trade policy has been strong (and critical). And considering that this has been one of his major talking points, it’s important for investors to understand the full scope of implications. Herein, we provide in-depth research on how Trump’s trade policies may effect stock…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 11

Stock Market Futures Outlook for January 11, 2017 – Range bound behavior continues for stock market futures (and S&P 500 futures) into the news conference scheduled today. Our levels for expansion and contraction remain the same as yesterday. Buying pressure will likely strengthen above a positive retest of 2271.50. And selling pressure…

5 Charts For Investors: Around The Global Financial Markets

I’m back with another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move further into the near year (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded…

Investor Optimism Highest In 9 Years Heading Into 4Q Earnings

The equity markets jump-started 2017 with strong gains in first week of January. The Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) gained 1.00% while the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) outperformed and set new all-time highs. Stocks continue to benefit from the incoming pro-business administration’s position on lower corporate taxes…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 10

Stock Market Futures Outlook for January 10, 2017 – After posting new highs, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) chart has retreated but still holds above key support. For futures trading, that key support level is 2268. The trend is still bullish meaning the bounces off support are likely to hold. Earnings releases…

Fortress Infrastructure (FTAI): An Attractive High Yield Small Cap

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) is a new company I came across recently that looks to have upside into 2017. It has a $1.03B market cap trading 0.96X Book and 8.4X EBITDA with a 9.68% dividend yield.  Aviation leading is 52% of its business, Offshore Energy 16%, and Infrastructure…

Stock Market Update: When ‘Group Think’ Takes Over…

I’ve seen the phrase group think a couple of times lately as an apt description of today’s stock market. Group think, herd mentality, it’s all the same. Did you ever watch sheep or cows in a pen? They tend to move around together. Remember, if we all sit on the…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 9

Stock Market Outlook for January 9, 2017 – After posting new highs, the chart for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has retreated but is still holding above a key breakout level – 2268 on futures. The trend is still bullish meaning the bounces off support are likely to hold. Earnings releases…