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Crypto versus Gold – The Store of Value Debate

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 23:49
A look at how the underlying investment theses for bitcoin and gold have rapidly evolved this year.

Demographics, Birth Rate, and the Covid Baby Bust are Quite Deflationary

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 23:10
Let's discuss the inflationary and deflationary impacts of the ongoing baby bust accelerated by Covid.

Investors Return to ETFs: 5 Hot Picks of Last Week

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 22:31
Here are five funds that dominated the top creation list last week and can continue to be investors’ darlings.

Is Snap's Stock Overvalued Or Undervalued?

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 21:50
At its current price, Snap stock appears to be extremely overvalued based on a sampling of common fundamental valuation metrics.

A Bitcoin ETF Has Arrived In The United States

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 21:11
On Tuesday morning, the ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF should begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Business Cycle Indicators, Mid-October

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 20:32
Industrial production was hit partly by the after-effects of Hurricane Ida, and also (in manufacturing) by the reductions in auto production.

Nasdaq gains knocks out aggressive shorts

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 19:53
The Russell 2000 remains above its 200-day MA as successive rallies look to challenge 228. Technicals are slightly positive, but only On-Balance-Volume is on a net 'sell' trigger.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 Gain for Fourth Day in a Row as Traders Await Key Earnings

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 19:17
After a weak open, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 reversed losses and finished the day in positive territory, with the technology index leading gains in the U.S. market.

Spike in energy prices suggests that sharp changes are ahead

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 18:38
The economy doesn’t operate on a single type of energy, any more than human life on a single type of food. The economy uses a portfolio of energy types.

Dividend Growth EV Stock A Better Buy Than Tesla

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 18:01
If you are looking for an attractive value investment opportunity in the EV market, then check out Cummins Inc.

FX Week Ahead - Top 5 Events: Canada, Eurozone, Japan, & UK Inflation Rates; US Manufacturing PMI

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:49
A decidedly lighter economic calendar has traders watching inflation data and bond markets in the middle of October.

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Say It Ain't So, Jay

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:37
Stocks managed to stage a rally today and went out near the highs. Gold and silver fell a bit.

Chinese Growth Level

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:24
The hot news today was a much weaker Chinese growth level this year, of 4.9% because of supply chain issues.

Cyclicals and Retail Find Support as Utilities and Healthcare Lag

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:12
As we passed through a significant option expiration on Friday, it was going to be interesting to see how the market responded. After a shaky start, cyclicals, technology, and communication led.

Market Talk - Monday, Oct. 18

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:59
The oil markets had a negative day today.

Despite Widespread Belief in Strong Inflation, the Long Bond Suggests Otherwise

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:49
The yield curve has been flattening. What are the implications?

S&P 500, Nasdaq Log Fourth-Straight Win

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:37
While able to erase steeper morning losses, the Dow finished the day 36 points below breakeven. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both logged their fourth-straight wins though.

5 Best Performing Stocks of the S&P 500 ETF Last Week

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:25
Though most stocks in the fund’s portfolio were in green last week, here are five stocks that gained in double-digits and led the rally.

September industrial production turns down, but no major cause for concern

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:12
Total production decreased -1.3% in September, and the manufacturing component decreased -0.8%. The August reading for each was revised downward by -0.3%.

Homebuilder Sentiment Rebounds

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:00
The NAHB’s Housing Market Index jumped four points in October to 80 which is the strongest reading since July.