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Nasdaq weakness before Christmas?

Barely hanging on to gains in a streak lasting ten days, US stocks managed to recover from initial losses and were trading slightly higher on Wednesday. The attempt to secure a tenth consecutive session of gains pushed the Nasdaq 100...

Will Berkshire Hathaway investors panic when Warren Buffet passes away?

Few companies are as closely tied to their leaders as Berkshire is to Warren Buffett and was to Charlie Munger. Munger's recent passing, who served as Berkshire's vice chairman since 1978, signifies the end of an era for the company....

Middle East conflict up, oil up, gold up, defense stocks up

WTI and Brent crude futures both jumped more than 4% to above $86 and $88 per barrel, respectively, on Monday, after a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel over the weekend. More than 900 Israelis have lost their lives, with...

Gold’s Reaction to Upcoming Non-Farm Payrolls

Gold trading faced headwinds on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened despite Fitch's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating to AA+ from AAA. Investors seemed unfazed and focused on positive data from the ADP National Employment report that might possibly...

Gold or Nasdaq: What to Short this Week?

For Gold (XAU/USD), the 4-hour chart suggests a neutral-to-bearish stance. While the pair is currently above its moving averages, the 50-day moving average is closely trailing its price. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is dropping towards a neutral level, indicating...

Market Reactions to Fed’s “Hawkish Pause” 

Today the Federal Reserve chose not to proceed with an 11th consecutive interest rate hike, opting instead to assess the effects of the previous 10 hikes. However, the Fed announced that it anticipates implementing two additional quarter percentage point increases...

US Inflation Trading Opportunities Ahead

The next two days' worth of trading could turn out to be particularly interesting due to the sharp drop in CPI expected on (US time) Tuesday as well as the market being (over?) confident that the Fed is going to...

Can S&P 500 break 4100 during huge FOMC & Earnings week?

The S&P 500 is headed for its best January since 2019, when it gained nearly 8%. So far, the market index is up ~5.0% this year, following a 19% loss last year. But this rally might have paused for the...

Three stocks to watch during the typically bullish January

January has been historically a good month for stocks as some investors reenter the market after selling some of their holdings at the end of the year. The bullishness at the start of each year is dubbed the ‘January Effect’....
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