Commentary

US Jobs Report to Guide Markets

The US dollar is higher across the board versus major pairs ahead of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) on Friday. The release of private payrolls on Wednesday at 230,000 jobs in September beat the market forecast of 185,000 positions. The NFP is expected to show a gain of 190,000 jobs when it is pub ...

Dollar Stronger Ahead of Jobs Report OANDA Market Beat Podcast

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the major upcoming market news, macro analysis and economic indicator releases that will impact currencies, stocks other asset classes. Subscription available on iTunes https://goo.gl/TZEWRW and GooglePlay https://goo.gl/cRBk39. Tune in every Tu ...

Traders Are High On Cannabis Stocks, But Life Insurance Is the Safer Bet

Market Recap for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 The biggest news stories technically-speaking yesterday were the breakout in financials (XLF, +1.70%) and the rising 10 year treasury yield ($TNX), which closed at 3.08% and is just 3 basis points from testing a 7 year high.  But September 19, 2018 ...

Internet pioneer re-routes into faster-growing fields

A stock that’s almost as old as the Internet itself, this routing and switching pioneer is moving into faster-growing fields. As demand for its traditional business slows, the company is moving into accelerating fields like security and conferencing software with a growth strategy that includes k ...

Traders Still Attracted to Strong Earnings

The bulls have remained in charge for a long time now in large part due to continuing, strong earnings. Even with the constant daily noise surrounding the market it almost always comes down to the bottom line. Thus when traders are looking for high reward to risk trades it makes a lot of sense to z ...

7 unique investing and finance blogs to follow

These days, there are so many blogs out there for investors to follow that it’s difficult to sift through the noise and find valuable advice. I’ve put together a list of seven American investment blogs that I enjoy following and you might too. If you’re a DIY investor—or just interested in ...

10 investment newsletters for stock pickers and DIY investors

Most DIY investors love finding new ideas to help them with their stock picking success. That’s why investment newsletters are so popular—they often take a lot of the hard, financial analysis work out of choosing a stock by streamlining their findings down to a few well-chosen stock or economic ...

Powerhouse Earnings Power Market Higher

Here's a fact: Traders gravitate towards companies that beat earnings expectations. Why? Because they know they are putting their money to work in companies that outperform. Here's another fact. MANY companies that report and beat earnings expectations often gap up - move higher - on positive n ...

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Stock: Soaring On Strong Earnings

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is having an incredibly strong start to the trading session this morning after the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, blowing away expectations. Of course, the strong earnings excited invesotrs, leading to a frenzy on the stock and sending it upward. Toda ...

The Blind Target Shooter

This is an attempt by someone who is not very good at math to understand the alleged "indeterminacy problem" of central banks using market signals of expected inflation to help them target inflation (or whatever). [I used to do rifle shooting at school. "If you can't group you can't shoot". But if ...