Revenge Of The SPACs

By: Spencer Israel Against all odds, the hottest trade of the summer of 2020 has very little to do with the coronavirus.  It’s not a bet on which pharmaceutical will develop the first COVID-19 vaccine. It’s not a play on the comeback of restaurants and travel stocks. It’s not even going long bankrupt companies (though.. Read more

Welcome To Another Edition Of ‘Are The FANG Stocks Too Big?’

By: Spencer Israel Just like headlines about trade tensions with China, the question of whether or not the group of the largest mega-cap tech stocks has become too powerful seems to reappear periodically every few weeks.  Despite its frequent recurrence, it’s not unreasonable to see why some market watchers are concerned. Coming off a decade.. Read more

With Earnings On The Horizon, How Low Are Expectations?

By: Spencer Israel Time flies when there’s volatility in the market—the Q2 earnings season is already around the corner. Unlike the Q1 earnings season, which included two months of pre-coronavirus activity, these reports will reflect April-June for most companies, which means we’ll get a more complete look at how the statewide shutdowns impacted business. The.. Read more

Retail Traders Have Been Driving The Market

By: Spencer Israel At the end of February, we noted how the stock market’s sudden volatility had created an influx of trading activity from retail traders, underscoring the importance of reliable technology from retail brokerages.  As it turns out, that was just the beginning.  If the 30% correction from February 19-March 20 was the “fire.. Read more

As Economies Reopen, Contrarian Bets Take Shape

By: Spencer Israel All 50 states have now begun to reopen their economies to some degree, with the vast majority having what is described as either “minor” or “moderate” restrictions on public gatherings. This is a far cry from a month ago, when nearly every state was under lockdown.  A number of trends that would.. Read more

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