On Wednesday, the Fed bowed to the inevitable by following what the market has already decided – by raising interest rates. But with the new Fed Funds rate of 0.5%, it remains at historically low levels.
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I couldn’t resist this. Hell has frozen over! Yes, the little town of Hell, Michigan is in the grip of the polar vortex (town sign also frozen over). Are you a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ type of trader. Or are you a ‘I
I do not usually comment on political matters as this is outside of my remit – unless there is a clear market impact as there was on Thursday with the latest Brexit twist. Some cabinet ministers resigned over the plan and that hit sterling hard.
The most famous investor of today has to be Warren Buffett. His acolytes hang on his every word and try desperately to emulate his methods – and with their succes usually falling short in the process. When asked for his favourite time scale for holding
I believe we are very close – finally – to the big swoon in stock indexes most of us have been waiting for (some more patiently than others!) And I will lay out my updated case here, which I believe is stronger than ever. Last
Many of us have been expecting a stock market crash for some time, but the reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated – at least since February. While I believe that scenario will come to pass, in the meantime the rally continues, but on
Last time, I explained at length why your views are not nearly as important in forecasting the price path as that of the other traders. Unless you have more funds available than hedge funds, central banks and governments put together, your trading will have precious
Yes indeed, the surging oil price story is all over the media with forecasts for $100, $150 and I even saw one for $300 yesterday as they come out of the woodwork in a torrent. It appears everyone is finally on board the bull train
Hair-raising is the word for it – trading the US stock indexes I mean and is a day trader’s dream with daily Dow moves of many hundreds of pips. Yes, I sometimes engage in very short-term trading, but my main interest is in trading the
FLASH Overnight, we learned of the missile strikes in Syria by US, French and British forces on the evening of Friday the Thirteenth, so that date was very unlucky for some. Stock markets have been largely ignoring this foreseeable development in the volatile Middle East
How many times have I read that pathetic statement from the pundits. Of course, they mean they can’t do it, so it’s better to stay with stocks through a crash (!). That is lazy thinking. But I have made my pretty long-ish career and reputation
US short term interest rates are still rising fast. Last year, I noted this process was starting and suggested that the soaring stock market would one day soon take note. And on January 29, the Dow and S&P finally got the message. Better late than