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The Overnight Trading Session Is As Volatile As Ever

By: Spencer Israel Market action in the regular trading session has calmed slightly following the historic levels of volatility reached in March. But in the after-hours and premarket sessions, things remain as volatile as ever.  Volatility in off-market hours is typically elevated—the result of less liquidity and lower trading volume—but the overnight markets in both.. Read more

There Are Always Winners And Losers, Even In A Sector As Hot As Tech

By: Spencer Israel Much has been made of the fact that, despite the highest unemployment since The Great Depression and the biggest decline in GDP since The Great Recession, U.S. stocks have rallied hard over the past seven weeks. Leading that rally has been the tech sector. In a sign of either resilience or exuberance.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, May 11, 2020

Strong earnings drive big gains in the IPOX Indexes. FANG-free diversified IPOX 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) soars +6.87%. IPOX International (ETF: FPX) closes Friday within 0.30% of its All-Time-High. Saudi Aramco set to report Tuesday. U.S. sees the busiest IPO week since COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom rival Pexip (PEXIP NO) set for Oslo trading debut. Ahead.. Read more

So, You Want To Buy The Dip Oil?

By: Spencer Israel Cause: On April 20, crude oil went negative. The spot price of a West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures contract settled at -$37.63/barrel, shattering the previous all-time low of $9.75 set in April 1986. A mess of factors—near-term contract expiration, global oversupply, lack of demand, lack of storage—combined to make the historic collapse.. Read more

Buffett Makes His Case For Waiting

By: Spencer Israel The three biggest news items to come out of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting were: Berkshire completely exited out of its positions in American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Southwest Airlines during the first quarter. Collectively, those stocks made up 4.22% of his portfolio as of the end of 2019. Berkshire has.. Read more

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