CEO of Robinhood rival shines fresh light on what retail investors are doing. Wall Street needs to pay attention.

CEO of Robinhood rival shines fresh light on what retail investors are doing.  Wall Street needs to pay attention.

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, a newish crowd of retail investors emerged, pouring extra cash into equity markets and steering Wall Street into places they never dreamed of, such as meme stocks. Our call of the dayfrom the founder and chief executive officer of competitive stock trading app Zingeroo, says … Read more

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve’s recession warning — for now. Here’s why.

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve's recession warning --- for now.  Here's why.

Blink and you missed it, but the yield on the 2-year Treasury note traded briefly above the yield on the 10-year note Tuesday afternoon, temporarily inverting the yield curve and triggering recession warning bells. Data shows that it hasn’t paid in the past to abandon stocks the moment the Treasury yield curve turns upside down, … Read more

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos are big on owning farmland. Here are some ways average investors can play this sought-after commodity.

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos are big on owning farmland.  Here are some ways average investors can play this sought-after commodity.

Stock futures are rising, as optimism is in the air over a potential breakthrough for negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday. Obviously not just markets would welcome a halt in the humanitarian disaster. Apart from that obvious point, other worries have focused on disruptions to farming in the global breadbasket of Ukraine. “The #1 … Read more

‘The dam finally broke’: 10-year Treasury yields spike to breach top of downward trend channel seen since mid-1980s, says Deutsche Bank

'The dam finally broke': 10-year Treasury yields spike to breach top of downward trend channel seen since mid-1980s, says Deutsche Bank

Yields on the 10-year Treasury note have spiked through the top line of a downward trend channel tracing back to the mid-1980s, with surging inflation and the Federal Reserve’s reaction to it sparking questions over whether the long-term trend will imminently end, according to a research note from Deutsche Bank. “Clearly such a channel can’t … Read more

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Down

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Down

US stocks wavered and bond yields remained near their highest level in three years with investors preparing for a campaign of interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 was up about 0.1% in early trading Monday. Last week, US stocks rebounded for a second consecutive week. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5%, while … Read more

Stock-market investors should watch this part of the yield curve for the ‘best leading indicator of trouble ahead’

Stock-market investors should watch this part of the yield curve for the 'best leading indicator of trouble ahead'

Investors have been watching the US Treasury yield curve for inversions, a reliable predictor of past economic downturns. They don’t always agree on which part of the curve is best to watch though. “Yield curve inversion, and flatting, has been at the forefront for everyone,” said Pete Duffy, chief investment officer at Penn Capital Management … Read more

Stocks Open Higher After Wednesday Selloff

Stock Futures Rise After Selloff

US stocks edged higher, putting Wall Street indexes on course to recoup some of Wednesday’s losses, while oil prices hovered near recent highs. The S&P 500 added 0.4% in early trading Thursday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, about 100 points. US stocks declined and oil … Read more

Stock Futures Rise After Selloff

Stock Futures Rise After Selloff

US stock futures edged higher, putting Wall Street indexes on course to recoup some of Wednesday’s losses, while oil prices hovered near recent highs. Futures for the S&P 500 added 0.4% Thursday. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 rose 0.5% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%. US stocks declined and oil prices … Read more

The yield curve is speeding toward inversion — here’s what investors need to know

The yield curve is speeding toward inversion --- here's what investors need to know

The bond market’s most reliable gauge of the US economic outlook for the past half-century is hurtling toward inversion at a faster pace than it has in recent decades, raising fresh worries about the economy’s prospects as the Federal Reserve begins to consider aggressively hiking interest rates . The widely followed spread between 2-year TMUBMUSD02Y, … Read more

Why the stock market isn’t ‘getting smoked’ even as Federal Reserve signals it’s ready to supersize interest rate hikes

Why the stock market isn't 'getting smoked' even as Federal Reserve signals it's ready to supersize interest rate hikes

A brief wobble aside, the US stock market is taking Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s decision to fully unleash the inflation-fighting side of his monetary policy persona in stride. That may be a surprise to some investors as Treasury yields soar and money-market participants price in an aggressive round of benchmark interest rate increases after … Read more