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Trade Rumors Impacting Algos
With various reports and headlines surfacing on a potential trade deal, there can be impacts on natural language algos and momentum trading.
What To Look For From The Fed Meeting
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses what to be mindful of for the upcoming Fed meeting on monetary policy.
Warning Signs Flash As High Yield Corporate Debt Mounts
The allure of higher-yielding, U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bonds has led to a massive spike in issuance volumes, along with heightened risks of refinancing failures and potential defaults.
A Salesforce To Be Reckoned With
Market participants generally foresee a boost to cloud-based software company’s stock Tuesday following the release of its latest quarterly financial results after the closing bell.
Retail Sales Soar As Consumers Continue To Swipe-In The Holiday Season
It appears physical stores are doing little to entice consumers through their gates, as shoppers increasingly take advantage of the online landscape.
U.S. Muni Market: 2020 Rate Outlooks Trigger Taxable Supply Uncertainties; Issuance Likely To Skyrocket In Week Ahead
A host of global geopolitical and economic headwinds has generally spurred lower U.S. interest rates, driving an increasing number of municipal bond issuers and investors towards taxable transactions.
Tiffany Gets Hitched In Paris
Investors will likely be watching the unfolding of further developments in the luxury goods sector, as companies continue to seek growth amid more challenges in the Chinese market, as well as increasing global trade and tariff-laden uncertainties.
Strategies During A Shortened Week
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ Chief Strategist, discusses strategies for investors during a shortened holiday week.
Stock Market Benefits From The Fed Rate Cuts On Hold
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ Chief Strategist, discusses the current impact the Fed has had on stocks in the past few weeks.
High Yield Market Divergence
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ Chief Strategist, discusses how he has noticed a divergence in high yield ETFs.
Packs Are Back: Smokers Return To Form
Shares of some big U.S. tobacco companies have been on the upswing recently, as smokers have generally opted for traditional cigarettes amid rampant, vaping-related health concerns.
The U.S. Week Ahead (Nov 18-22): Stocks Reach New Record Highs While Retailers’ Earnings Spied
Investors will receive another heavy wave of potential market-moving events in the week ahead, as the nearing holiday season is likely to spur skeletal staffing at most financial sector firms.
Concerns Of Shorting VIX Futures
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ Chief Strategist, discusses the increased shorting of VIX futures.
U.S. Muni Market: Surprisingly Strong U.S. Economy Sparks Fixed-Income Sell-Off
Investors have generally witnessed a recent rise in the yields of municipal bonds, as prices of U.S. government notes have fallen amid a rosier risk-taking backdrop.
Is Trade Optimism Causing Stocks To Trend Higher?
With the recent presidential speech and trade optimism, what can be the main catalyst to the rise in the market rally?
The U.S. Week Ahead (Nov 11-15): Powell To Testify While Retail Updates Eyed
Market participants will face a host of potentially market-moving events in the week ahead, highlighted by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s congressional testimony, as well as an update on retail sales.
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