Reva Bhalla's picture

The likelihood of the United States and Iran reaching a deal this summer means that additional barrels of Iranian oil eventually will make their way to the market, further depressing the price of oil, as well as the Russian ruble. To be clear, Iranian oil is not going to...

Christopher Quigley's picture

If ever you wanted an example of Dow Theory “Divergence” the Dow indices comparison chart below provides it. A quick observation clearly shows that the Dow Transport Index (white line) is collapsing while the Dow Industrials (green line) is holding its own...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

April is historically the best month of the year for the Dow Jones Industrials and the second best month for the S&P 500. But historical norms should be thrown out the window, right after the kitchen sink. Very little about the current environment resembles...

Marc Chandler's picture

Marc Chandler takes a look at the six main factors facing investors currently: 1) the state of the US economy, 2) brickmanship in Athens, 3) a cyclical recovery in Europe, 4) responses by the Bank of Japan, 5) an upcoming meeting by the Reserve Bank of Australia...

Gary Dorsch's picture

The vast majority of traders operating in the Chinese markets these days have no inhibitions about gambling. Instead, they are feverishly bidding up red chip shares on the China-300 Index, which has nearly doubled in value since the start of July ‘14...

Urban Carmel's picture

The US indices have been struggling to produce gains for the past four months. In fact, the S&P is lower today than it was before Thanksgiving. There are any number of reasons for this pattern but the one that is currently most often referred to is falling...

Doug Short's picture

Was the March 2009 low the end of a secular bear market and the beginning of a secular bull? At this point, over five-and-a-half years later, the S&P 500 has set an inflation-adjusted record high based on monthly averages of daily closes...

Sheraz Mian's picture

This morning’s soft private-sector jobs report from the ADP jobs report is in line with the recent trend of weakening economic momentum — the data is still strong, but nevertheless on the weak side. The picture emerging from the data thus far is that the...

Chris Puplava's picture

Financial commentators have recently been highlighting the deterioration in financial stress indices. This is noteworthy given their tendency to lead equity markets, however, digging into these stress indices highlights that much of the stress they are showing...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

So far 85 companies in the S&P 500 have issued negative EPS guidance, and only 16 have issued positive guidance. We could be in for a tough earnings season and if that’s the case, there’s a good chance more choppy trading lies ahead for stocks...

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