Tag: commodity

‘Head-smacking craziness’ has reached new heights in today’s markets, says hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer

“ ‘We believe that hindsight will show the champion of head-smacking craziness in the American stock market to be the period playing out right now.’...

U.S. government bonds just staged epic yield climbs.What’s next?

U.S. Treasury yields saw a steady rise in rates ignited into a surge on Thursday, putting government debt across the curve on track to mark...

A new wave of fearless retail investors could be ready to pour $170 billion into stocks, says Deutsche Bank

Driving the stock market from pandemic lows, a new crop of younger, aggressive retail investors are poised to place more bets on equities, including any...

Need to report bitcoin trades on your taxes? Here are 5 things to know first

Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen is not big on bitcoin, a point she reiterated recently when she called the digital currency speculative and “inefficient.” That...

Bitcoin’s 2021 rally is minting thousands of crypto ‘diamond hands’ millionaires

The recent rise of bitcoin toward all-time highs is creating millionaires, on paper, at a fairly rapid clip, according to data from BitInfoCharts. At last...

Mining stocks have surged in a struggling U.K. market — and have 2 more tailwinds

It’s been a pretty impressive 12 months for the world’s leading miners. The FTSE 350 mining index 156995, -0.22% — which includes diversified mining giants Rio Tinto RIO,...

Here are 3 reasons why the stock market can survive rising bond yields in 2021

Rising Treasury yields have contributed to a selloff by the stock market’s pandemic high-fliers, but probably won’t be enough to spoil the appeal of stocks...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Stock market set for skid lower ahead of testimony by Fed’s Powell on economy

Stock-index futures were mostly lower Tuesday, with tech shares continuing to lead the way down, as investors monitored a sharp rise in bond yields and...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...

Is bitcoin headed to $100,000 in 2021 or is its price ‘unsustainable’?

Bitcoin prices were carving out fresh records Wednesday but where the cryptocurrency heads from here is an open question. A single bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.31% hit...

The rational bubble is turning irrational — and the next few weeks are critical, strategist says

The action this week has been centered on the bond market, not the stock market, as Treasury yields have climbed in reaction to the progress...

Apple stock breaks below post-COVID uptrend line after largest shareholders disclose share sales

Shares of Apple Inc. sank to a one-month low Wednesday, and broke below two key chart levels in the process, after the technology behemoth’s two...

We were ‘dangerously close’ to collapse of ‘entire system,’ says Interactive Brokers founder ahead of GameStop hearing

“ ‘What I would like to point out here is that we have come dangerously close to the collapse of the entire system, and the...

Nearly half of MyTheresa customers in the U.S. and Germany spend tens of thousands on luxury goods annually: Cowen

Cowen analysts conducted a survey of customers in the U.S. and Germany who shop on luxury e-commerce site MyTheresa, finding that about 45% typically spend...

Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banks

The Dow industrials eked out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limped lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus...

Here’s the main reason Robinhood traders have been able to push stocks higher — and, no, it isn’t by squeezing hedge funds

With the broader stock-market indexes in a bit of a coma this week, the talk of financial markets is still the awakening of retail investors...

Archer Aviation gets a $1 billion order from United Airlines, on the same day it announces a deal to go public

Archer Aviation Inc. said Wednesday that United Airlines Holdings Inc. placed a $1 billion order for its all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), on...

Is the stock market due for a correction in 2021? Here’s what some experts think

A pullback for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday halted the longest win streak for stocks in months, but...

Oil prices move up as traders eye signs of improving energy demand

Oil futures moved up on Tuesday, shaking off earlier weakness, as signs of improving energy demand put global benchmark prices on track to tally an...

Dow futures pull back after another round of records

Stock-index futures fell slightly Tuesday, signaling a modest pullback a day after major benchmarks scored another round of all-time highs on optimism over the potential...

Opinion: Bucs, not Chiefs, will win one for the bulls if the Super Bowl Indicator is right

Would a Tampa Bay victory in this year’s Super Bowl be good for the U.S. stock market? For followers of the famous Super Bowl Indicator,...

These S&P 500 stocks have had the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year

Traders in the stock market can take advantage of special situations to exploit sentiment and momentum and make quick profits — if they are quick...

Individual investors are back — here’s what it means for the stock market

Look who’s back. After a long absence, active individual investors have returned. While breakneck and foolhardy trading activity in shares of GameStop Corp. GME, +19.20%...

ETF Wrap: Have a heart, and Bezos in an ETF

Welcome to the first ETF Wrap in months that doesn’t have existential dread as its guiding principle. There was plenty of news, of course —...