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Volatility Returns

Volatility Returns

Friends After two days of heavy selling, stocks got caught in a volatility tunnel today with the Dow both up 400 points and down 200 points at different parts of the trading session. This is a pattern that we have seen since the financial crisis a dozen years ago....

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Stocks Plunge On Virus Worries

Stocks Plunge On Virus Worries

Friends Well, today it finally mattered. We’ve wondered aloud for the past few weeks why stock market participants seemed so sanguine about the coronavirus and its likely effects on global growth. Today, with reports of more outbreaks in other countries, stocks came under heavy selling pressure and erased the...

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Finally Mattered?

Finally Mattered?

Friends It appears that at around midmorning the coronavirus, Bernie Sanders could be President, and global economic slowdown all at once mattered to market participants. Stocks dropped nearly 400 points at a franticly quick pace. But, as the trading session wore on, buyers did appear and stocks were able...

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Bounce Back

Bounce Back

Stocks had a quiet but profitable day for the bulls. Hoping that the most recent data on the coronavirus is beginning to show a positive trend, buyers were ready to step in at the open this morning, but the rally was somewhat muted and unenthused. Nevertheless, despite more and...

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Global Economic Disruption?

Global Economic Disruption?

Friends Stocks came under selling pressure today, and it appears that the sellers had good reason. First, Apple announced that sales in China are being greatly affected by the coronavirus and store closings. Then Walmart, in its earnings call after their earnings release, also mentioned that issues will continue...

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Bulls Continue To Charge

Bulls Continue To Charge

Friends Stocks continue to drive higher, all worries or worriers be damned. This has truly been a couple of amazing weeks for the stock market. Despite concerns about stalling global growth at the hands of the coronavirus, the market averages continue to surge to new all-time highs. Earnings season...

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