Black Friday

European, Asian Stocks Slide But US Futures Rebound As Tax Deal Fears Ease

U.S. equity index futures point to a higher open, having rebounded some 10 points off session lows with the VIX stuck on the edge between single and double digits, while European and Asian shares decline as investors assess central banks’ shift toward tighter monetary policy and concern over tax overhaul ahead of final plan. 

Millennials Saved Thanksgiving Weekend

Since peak spending normally occurs between the years of 45-48 years old, we hope that "older millennials" are not exhausting their buying power prematurely due to their online and mobile additions.

Great (Stock) Expectations

Consumers’ expectations for stock market gains have never been higher - or more assured.

European Stocks, US Futures Rise, Dollar Steady Ahead Of Powell Hearing, Tax Debate

US equity futures in the green ahead of critical Senate debate on US tax reform and a much anticipated testimony from Jerome Powell. European stocks advance, led by oil and gas stocks after Shell fully restored its cash dividend and unveiled a bullish outlook. Asian shares slide despite the reappearance of the Chinese "National Team" which stabilized the SHCOMP selloff in the last hour.

The Yellen Put - Friend Or Foe?

"A profligate Congress is eroding confidence in Abraham Lincoln’s precursor to bitcoin – the greenback..."

3 Post-Thanksgiving Charts

With trading volume crashing last week and no one left in markets but Johnny 5 and VIX-selling Target employees, perhaps the signals from 'other' professional markets mean more than the record highs...