Tag: Derivative Securities

Why the Fed’s focus on those hardest-hit by the pandemic matters for markets

Hoovervilles, the shantytowns built in New York City’s Central Park and other open spaces during the Great Depression, became a lasting image of a decade...

Dogecoin army’s campaign to drive crypto to $1 was a bust — so why are the bulls feeling vindicated?

It was a dollar or bust for the dogecoin community on Wednesday — and now it seems that dogecoin fanatics have been left with only...

Dow and S&P 500 finish at records, book 4 weeks of gains in a row

The Dow and S&P 500 index closed at all-time highs Friday, extending their recent rallies to four weeks in a row, amid a fresh flurry...

Oil prices mixed even as China data points to strong rebound for demand

Oil futures were trying for a fifth straight gain Friday but were presently seeing lackluster trade as investors weighed a strong economic report from China...

Dow’s close above 34,000 marks most 1,000-point milestones since 2017

Another day, another milestone cleared for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which on Thursday marked its first close above 34,000 in its history and its...

Coinbase rival Binance’s coin and Dogecoin are surging ahead of pivotal IPO… Here’s why

Crypto prices were surging on Wednesday as investors watched for the U.S. hotly anticipated debut of Coinbase Global COIN, later in the session. Popular crypto...

Tech shares rise but Dow under pressure as U.S. pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine rollout

U.S. stocks were trading mixed Tuesday morning after U.S. public-health agencies requested a temporary halt in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID vaccine...

U.S. government bonds see muted action as investors parse Powell comments, await big auctions

U.S. Treasury yields were seeing subdued moves Monday morning, as investors parsed comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a “60 Minutes” interview and...

Travel and leisure top list of corporate credit ratings in flux during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been disrupting lives and businesses around the world for more than a year, but also the credit ratings of...

Oil prices fall as U.S. data show hefty rise in gasoline supplies

Oil prices headed lower on Wednesday, with gasoline futures leading the losses in the sector as traders parsed U.S. government data showing a more-than-3-million-barrel decline...

Dow set to rise over 200 points in stock market’s first trading day after Good Friday jobs report

Futures for stock benchmarks Monday morning headed higher, suggesting a solid open for equities in the first full week of April as U.S. investors get...

Opinion: Stock investors are being warned that reflation doesn’t always lift the market higher

Just a week ago Goldman Sachs increased its forecasted U.S. GDP growth rate for calendar 2021 to 8%, and since then the total U.S. stock...

Carole Streicher is first women to take reins of KPMG’s U.S. deals team. Here’s how she got there

Unlike most children, who want to be a firefighter or doctor, Carole Streicher, at 5 year’s old, knew she wanted to be a certified public...

‘Increasingly euphoric’ stock-market sentiment on cusp of sending ‘sell’ signal

Wall Street’s finest are so bullish on stocks that a contrarian sentiment gauge is on the verge of sending a sell signal. BofA analysts led...

Wall Street bet on financing self-employed home buyers. Will there be regrets?

Wall Street’s comeback story in U.S. housing finance has hinged on lending to self-employed borrowers and others who don’t quite fit the mold. It financed...

Dow set to add modestly to record climb after weekly jobless claims hits 4-month low

Stock-index futures traded higher Thursday, signaling further gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average a day after the blue-chip gauge closed at an all-time high....

‘Obviously, we had no idea it was going to get here,’ say the guys who made the first NFT

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are taking the digital world by storm — and raising fresh concerns about asset bubbles — more than three years after...

7 reasons to buy stock-market dips even as yields rise, says Fundstrat’s Tom Lee

Volatility is the name of the game in March, and knowing how best to play those dips may be the name of the game in...

As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lion

After a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb. Indeed, February...

‘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.’...

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...