Today's Markets

US REITs Suffer Biggest Weekly Loss So Far In 2019

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US tumbled last week, posting the biggest setback for the major asset classes during the shortened trading week that ended on April 18, based on a set of exchange traded funds. The loss, the deepest for this corner of the market since a plunge late last ...

EUR/USD – Euro yawing on Easter Monday, but U.S oil sanctions could rattle markets

German banks are closed for the Easter Monday holiday and EUR/USD is almost unchanged. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1249, up 0.03% on the day. There are no German or eurozone events on the calendar. In the U.S., there is just one release. Existing home sales is expected to slow to 5.31 mill ...

Macro Briefing: 22 April 2019

Death toll in Easter bombing in Sri Lanka rises to 290: CNNTrump administration set to end waivers for nations importing Iranian oil: ReutersOil prices rise as market prepares for end of Iranian import waivers: CNBCComedian Zelensky wins presidency in Ukraine: BBCHouse Oversight Committee Chairman ...

Iran sanctions waivers hit sentiment in Asia

  Speculation that the US is about to announce the end to the Iran sanctions waivers later today boosted oil prices and took the shine off risk appetite that had remained buoyant into the close of trading last week.   Oil prices surge West Texas Intermediate (WTI) climbed 2.5% during  the Asian ...

Tech Talk for Monday April 22nd 2019

  The Bottom Line U.S. equity markets were mixed again last week despite better than consensus first quarter results released to date by S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial companies. Strength in the U.S. Dollar Index dampened enthusiasm for U.S. equities. Canadian equities performed slightly better ...

US sanctions waiver Asia

Prepared by Jeff Halley, Senior Market Analyst   US sanctions waiver Asia Robust US retail data and a continuing positive procession of Q1 earnings data lifted Wall Street and the dollar on Friday. However, the bond market continues to be more circumspect among all the upbeat noise from earnings ...

Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-04-22

Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-04-22 Wall Street extends gains on strong retail sales US indices continued to rally on Thursday after retail sales data for March came in higher than expected. The US30 index has continued the rally in early trading this morning. Markets were closed on Friday and many ...

Monday: Existing Home Sales

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of April 21, 2019Monday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for March. This is a composite index of other data.• At 10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for March from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.30 million SAAR, down ...

How to Stay Out of Debt

In 1999, a young person asked Warren Buffett: I was wondering, since the stock market’s so high right now, if it would be smart for us to get involved now or to wait until it goes down a little. Here are some of the things he said. First save money. Then worry about which stocks to pick. There is ...

REPLICATING FAMOUS HEDGE FUNDS

By Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch INTRODUCTION In 1973, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the first regulations that required the nutrition labeling of certain foods as consumers were left in the dark about what they were eating. The regulations evolved and culminated in the w ...