Traders works at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), August 4, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and the exchange-traded fund industry are bracing for the first bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading on Tuesday, when the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF is scheduled to debut at the NYSE. One catch: The ETF goes active
A trader works behind plexiglass on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., July 28, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Today is the traditional start of third-quarter earnings. Here’s the good news: Business is good. Demand for most goods and services are high. Here’s the bad news:
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The land mines for the markets are becoming more numerous. Seasonal weakness is combining with continuing uncertainty over the impact of the delta variant on consumer behavior, high labor and material costs affecting pricing and delivery of goods, and poor data out of
On the floor, a trader comforts another during a moment of silence on September 17, 2001. David L Ryan | Boston Globe | Getty Images As we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and on the friends and family no longer with us, it’s important to remember that disaster was followed by one of
Exterior view of the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street on June 2, 2021. Kena Betancur | VIEW press | Corbis News | Getty Images The IPO pipeline this fall is filling up quickly. The IPO market has already had its busiest year since the internet bubble in 2000, and the fall will likely
In this article SCHW Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images It’s good to be in an up market. A new Schwab report on self-directed brokerage accounts within 401(k) plans indicate that active traders have
A view of the New York Stock Exchange Building on Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan in New York City. Roy Rochlin | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images September is the worst month, and it may not matter. It’s an old trader saw: September is the worst month of the year. It’s true, since 1945
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The head of the SEC says that crypto assets need a lot more regulation before they can move forward. Speaking at the
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The latest volatility in China – with regulators in Beijing attempting to reign in several sectors of the Chinese economy – is only the latest blow for international investors. “The invest in China mantra has always been based on the idea that China
The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy is less than two months away. There will be many commemorations, many reflections on how downtown New York and the country has changed since then. But for the people who lived and worked downtown during that time and are still with us, this is also time to take
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), July 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters A quarter of the way through earnings season, we are headed toward the best profit growth in over a decade. One fourth of the S&P 500 has now reported second-quarter earnings. Overall earnings are now expected
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE I have several friends in the restaurant business. For the past few weeks, I’ve heard the same story every weekend: business is fabulous, and we can’t get enough help. This week, several of those restaurant people asked me what was going on with these Covid
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE Earnings season begins with two major tailwinds: sky high prices and sky-high expectations. On paper, second quarter earnings looks like the mother of all earnings reports, with estimates having risen steadily for the past six months, from expected 45% growth in January to
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The floor of the New York Stock Exchange, which has been quiet in the past year, has suddenly come to life. Traders have been returning, restrictions have been relaxed so more visitors can come on the floor, and the IPO business is booming.
Traders on the NYSE, May 3, 2021. Source: NYSE Can you make an exchange-traded fund out of activist investing? Earlier this month, Engine No. 1 came out of nowhere and won three board seats at Exxon Mobil after a six-month proxy fight. The company wants Exxon needed to significantly reduce emissions and move toward a
Gary Gensler Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler is fleshing out his thoughts on climate risk and human capital disclosure. The SEC recently concluded a public comment period on expanding corporate climate disclosures. It has also launched a climate and ESG enforcement task force. In a speech
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The Federal Reserve, which has played a big part in confusing the markets, may be helping to clear things up. What happened to the argument that inflation would blow up bond yields? So far, it has been wrong. With bond yields lower, not
In this article STT Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE This will be a very tricky Federal Reserve meeting for traders, but it won’t be much easier even after the gathering. Even if the Fed adopts a best-case, stay-the-course-on-tapering-and-rate-hikes scenario at the end of its two-day meeting Wednesday afternoon,
Traders working at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), on May 19, 2021. NYSE Is the great value rotation over? The S&P 500 is at a historic high, but investors who earlier this year overweighted their portfolios into reopening stocks like Caterpillar and banks, and away from tech and other growth stocks, appear to be
In this article MORN Trevor Williams Thematic tech investing is exploding in popularity. Everyone wants to invest in funds that own clean energy, cybersecurity, electric vehicles, e-sports, robotics, 3D printing, and cloud computing. But watch out, Morningstar warns: The majority of these funds do not outperform the markets, have high fees, high failure rates, and
Stock market krisanapong detraphiphat | Moment | Getty Images Do you believe you are, or can be, a successful day trader, buying and selling stocks on a regular basis? Do you believe that you, or anyone you know, can successfully time the market, going in and out of the market, and consistently make profits?
Traders working at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), on May 19, 2021. NYSE Thematic tech is seeing big price declines, but most investors are not bailing out. It’s been a brutal year for the formerly red-hot investment darling, “thematic tech” investing, a catch-all phrase for emerging tech sub-sectors like Cathie Wood’s Ark funds, clean
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler said he would be aggressively pursuing bad financial actors who were “playing with working families’
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The Federal Reserve may be trying to project a coherent vision on what it expects its policy on future rate hikes will be, but the market cannot seem to agree on what version of the Fed it wants to believe. Does it want
People crowd outdoor seating at a restaurant as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions are eased in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S., April 4, 2021. Emily Elconin | Reuters A new book by Nobel Economics Prize winner Daniel Kahneman asks, why does everyone make such bad decisions and what can we do about it? Why do we all
What does inflation do to stock prices? Stocks are reacting negatively this week to modestly higher inflation figures, but it’s not at all clear that the current figures are a long-term negative for stocks. Higher inflation is usually looked on as a negative for stocks, because it increases borrowing costs, increases input costs (materials, labor),
Gary Gensler, then-chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images New Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday. This is the third House hearing focused on GameStop, but this is Gensler’s first appearance as chairman before the Committee.
Traders on the NYSE, May 3, 2021. Source: NYSE It’s not just about earnings anymore: Dividends and huge inflows are helping stocks power forward. April trading data is in, and it shows two surprises: an increase in dividends, and huge inflows into equities that are even stronger than the first three months of the year.
In this article .DFII Traders working at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), today, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Source: NYSE The NYSE is adjusting its Covid protocols and will allow more people on its trading floor. Beginning Monday, members of the floor community who have been fully vaccinated will be exempt from certain restrictions, including
President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2021. Doug Mills | Reuters If the stock market is considered a barometer of success, Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office is starting off with a bang…a big bang. Since the election, the S&P 500 is