Category: Trading

Activity, Trading

Gold churns at 5-month lows ahead of expected Fed rate hike

December 12, 2017

Via: Market Watch

Gold prices wavered again on Tuesday, holding ground at a more than five-month low in cautious trading ahead of the Wednesday Federal Reserve decision on interest rates and hints on the course for policy in 2018. Gold slipped even as […]

Activity, Trading

Bitcoin traders ought to know these three support levels

December 11, 2017

Via: Market Watch

Regardless of what I think about the underlying instrument, bitcoin became “official” over the weekend as its futures are now being traded on a regulated exchange. Because of that, and given widespread interest, it deserves our attention — at least […]

Activity, Trading

Currencies: Dollar sees choppy trade after payrolls data

December 8, 2017

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar saw volatile trading after the release of nonfarm payroll data, which beat consensus estimates, while average hourly wage data disappointed. What are currencies doing? The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.28% was last up 0.2% at 93.950. […]

Activity, Trading

Bull Market Heading for Major Correction in 2018, Bank of America Says

December 6, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) says signs are growing that the eight-year-old bull market in stocks and risky assets could soon come to an end. And, as with all late-stage bull markets, the trick for investors is in getting the […]

Activity, Trading

CBOE beats rival CME to punch for bitcoin futures trading

December 4, 2017

Via: Finextra

Monday, December 11, will be the first full day of trading, and trading will be free[1] through December. Cboe’s bitcoin futures will trade on CFE under the ticker symbol ‘XBT.’ XBTSM futures are cash-settled contracts based on Gemini’s auction price […]

Activity, Capital and risk, Liquidity, Trading

CME to launch bitcoin futures in three weeks after green light from regulator; bitcoin jumps

December 1, 2017


CME announced Friday its new bitcoin futures contract will be available for trading on Dec.18. The CME announcement came as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it will allow the world’s largest futures exchange and its competitor, the Cboe Futures […]

Activity, Trading

How Goldman Sachs says you should play retail stocks ahead of Black Friday

November 22, 2017

Via: Market Watch

One of the biggest shopping days of the year is coming up, and that means retail companies will be seeing a lot of action—from consumers getting ready for Christmas, as well as from Wall Street traders playing the action. According […]

Activity, Investment banking, Trading

Why investors are shrugging off high valuations in stocks

November 14, 2017

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks are trading at valuations that are viewed as stretched by many metrics, with some measures reminiscent of the periods before major market collapses. In response, a number of analysts are saying, “So what?” Global stocks have rallied throughout […]

Activity, Capital and risk, Credit, Trading

LendingClub shares tumble 23% on plan to tighten credit scores

November 8, 2017

Via: Market Watch

LendingClub Corp. on Tuesday reported earnings in line with Wall Street expectations, but a plan to restrict lending to all but the most creditworthy borrowers send the stock down 23% in Wednesday morning trading. “We estimate this cuts originations – […]

Activity, Trading

Goldman earnings breeze past expectations on trading beat; shares jump

October 17, 2017


Goldman Sachs posted earnings Tuesday that easily beat expectations on the top and bottom lines, sending shares higher in premarket trading. Traders reacted positively despite another sharp pullback in trading. The bank reported: Earnings of $5.02 per share vs. $4.17 […]