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European open – Coronavirus, ECB, gold, oil

Europe Free of Contagion, For Now We’re seeing a slightly softer start to trading on Thursday, much more moderate than the losses seen in parts of Asia ahead of the Chinese New Year. Source – Thomson Reuters Eikon The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at the worst possible time in China, ...

Asia Morning: Asia Smells A Rat

With Chinese New Year starting tomorrow, bringing in the year of the rat, Asia clearly smells one with regional markets ignoring a positive overnight session on Wall Street and marking equities sharply lower today. The coronavirus outbreak in China is obviously the culprit. The fall-out of SARS in ...

Clips From Today’s Closing Bell

Dow posts 2-day losing streak in volatile session for stocks from CNBC. ...The post Clips From Today’s Closing Bell appeared first on The Reformed Broker. ...

Market Update: See How a Strong 2019 Performance Impacted Your Portfolio

US and Canadian stock indices closed the year with double digit returns in 2019 as global equities had their best year in a decade. Here’s how this and other market trends affected your portfolio: Performance* ETF Portfolios December performance 1-Year performance ETF Safety Portfolio 0.31 ...

Oil falls nearly 3% as over-supply concerns weigh

Oil prices fell more than 2% on Wednesday as a market surplus forecast by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and demand worries outweighed concern over disruptions to Libya’s crude output. Brent crude was down $1.39, or 2.2%, at $63.20 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 2.8%, ...

Meet Apple: The New Consumer Staples Stock

In recent years, Apple (AAPL) bulls have argued that the company is morphing from a seller of technology hardware to a software and services business, which should result in a meaningful increase in the earnings multiple of the shares. I was never really able to buy into that framework because sale ...

Are Low-Volatility Stocks Too Expensive?

Even as global stocks climbed in 2019, market volatility persisted. By some measures, lower-volatility stocks now look quite expensive. But in fact, high-quality stocks that can help protect portfolios can be found at reasonable prices, if you know where to look. ...

Three Things You Can Learn This Week

Three weeks into January and the squad is firing on all cylinders. Three things you can learn this week courtesy of Nick, Michael and Ben: You will often hear that there is something wrong or artificial about the current secular bull market because of the relatively high concentration of the FAAMG s ...

US Open – Stocks rally on earnings and on optimism China will contain virus, Oil slides, Gold remains steady

US stocks are rising after China’s National Health Commission announced plans to contain the coronavirus and following strong earnings results from IBM and Netflix.  The pneumonia-like virus has killed nine people and infected 473 people in China.  Financial markets are not panicking as health ...

Momentum Stocks Roar Higher In 2020 Start For Equity Factors

The year is still young but so far there’s a clear winner in the horse race among US equity factors: momentum. Following a mostly meandering performance in 2019’s fourth quarter, large-cap momentum has been on a nearly non-stop rally in the new year that’s left the rest of the field in the du ...