Tag: Derivative Securities

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

Silver prices tumble nearly 7% and gold skids below trend lines

Gold and silver futures headed sharply lower Tuesday, with the tumble in prices for gold’s sister metal coming as the CME Group raised margin deposit...

Dow futures rise 250 points as the stock market tries to shake GameStop angst

U.S. stock-index futures on Monday morning were trading solidly higher as the market attempted to recover from its worst weekly loss since October as worries...

How will this wild GameStop saga end? The ghosts of trading catastrophes past offer clues

Champions of GameStop’s jaw-dropping stock surge portray it as a victory by long-suffering mom-and-pop investors over nefarious Wall Street institutions, but some veteran market observers...

Oil futures gain nearly 8% for the month

Oil futures on Friday finished sharply higher for the month, finding support as traders remained hopeful that efforts to rein in global supplies will offset...

The GameStop and AMC drama doesn’t stop with the stock market

The bond market is largely out of reach for day traders, unless through a proxy, so it would seem safe from the dynamics that have...

Peterffy calls Robinhood decision to allow ‘limited buys’ of GameStop troubling: ‘I’m not comfortable’

Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of Interactive Brokers Group Inc., explained the rationale behind his brokerage firm’s decision to put restrictions on investing in companies...

Dow futures sag ahead of big week for tech earnings

Stock-index futures traded mixed Monday, with tech-related shares surging ahead of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc., Tesla...

Dow trades to records but retreats in first full day of Biden presidency

U.S. stock benchmarks turned south Thursday morning, after initially extending the rally to fresh records, as investors pondered President Biden’s prospects for combating the COVID-19...

Bitcoin ETF? A crypto Holy Grail. But don’t expect to see one soon, say experts

Bitcoin prices are on the rise, notwithstanding a recent bout of weakness, but experts interviewed by MarketWatch caution that although it may feel inevitable, an...

Oil ends higher as dollar sees renewed weakness

Oil futures ended higher Tuesday, with Brent crude resuming a push to the upside as a bounce by the U.S. dollar appeared to lose steam....

Bitcoin sees bear-market skid — living up to its reputation for seismic price swings

Bitcoin prices entered bear-market territory over the weekend, typically defined as a decline from a recent peak of at least 20%. Stop us if you’ve...

Dow rises, but tech stocks slip as ‘reflation trade’ grips Wall Street after Democrats flip Senate seat

U.S. stocks mostly shook off early losses to trade higher Wednesday, though technology sector stocks remained lower, after Democrats scored at least one U.S. Senate...

Stock-market futures slip, bond yields pop near 1% amid razor-thin Georgia races

Wall Street had Georgia squarely on its mind Tuesday night, with equity futures and bonds mostly in the crosshairs as investors eyed dual contests for...

Dow futures edge lower after stocks see first decline to start a year since 2016

The main U.S. stock benchmarks on Tuesday were pointing lower after equities registered their first losses to open a new year since 2016 on Monday,...

Corporate debt boom resumes as 2021 kicks off

The training wheels came off without a hitch. The lapse of the Federal Reserve’s inaugural corporate debt-buying program at year’s end didn’t hold up the...

Is the stock market open? Here are the market hours on New Year’s Eve and Day

Wall Street on Thursday is looking forward to a farewell to a pandemic-stricken year in the last trading day of 2020. U.S. stock markets, energy...

‘Santa Claus’ rally has begun. Why few periods are better for the stock market

Santa Claus may not be coming to town due to the pandemic, but he will pay a socially distant visit to Wall Street equity traders...