The Economic Data Is Coming, And It’s Going To Be Bad

By: Spencer Israel If the U.S. economy was a movie, then Thursday gave us our first teaser trailer.  And it was bad.  By now, you know the number. A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits during the week of March 20, a 1,100% increase from the previous week. And that is just the.. Read more

On Ups And Downs In Volatile Markets

By: Spencer Israel Call it human nature, or call it people trying to do their best Mark Haines impression. But for whatever reason, everybody wants to be the one to call the bottom.  Last week, as Bill Ackman’s emotional appearance on CNBC coincided with a new low for the day, the “Ackman Bottom” was coined.. Read more

Putting Last Week’s Historic Volatility Into Perspective

By: Spencer Israel There is a quote widely attributed to Vladimir Lenin: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” Last week was one of those weeks where decades happened. Near-unprecedented volatility in stocks, a historic move in oil, and the total shutdowns of major industries global economies have put.. Read more

Lessons In A Bear Market

By: Spencer Israel When the dust eventually clears and the world begins to move on from its current pandemic-induced state of panic and fear, market historians will look back at March 11, 2020, as one of the most significant dates of this entire crisis. That was the day that the first of the large cap.. Read more

Market Volatility Underscores The Need For Reliable Brokerage Technology

By: Spencer Israel From Feb. 24-25, stocks endured their worst two-day stretch in recent memory. That selling pressure turned the major market indices red on the year, and injected real fear into the market for the first time since the last quarter of 2018. The fear was caused by the continued spread of novel coronavirus... Read more

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