Market Sentiment

Options Traders Furiously BFTD!

Despite the down day yesterday, one indicator from the equity options market recorded a massive spike in bullishness.

Futures Jump, Global Stocks Rebound From Longest Losing Streak Of The Year

After five consecutive daily losses on the MSCI world stock index and seven straight falls in Europe, there was finally a bounce, as investors returned to global equity markets in an optimistic mood on Thursday, sending US futures higher after several days of losses as global stocks rebounded following a Chinese commodity-driven rout. 

Goldman's Clients Are Becoming Increasingly Schizophrenic

"Reluctance is warranted. For one, elevated equity multiples mean that a continued rally in equities from here is heavily levered to better earnings, but the macro drivers of corporate profit margins all appear headed in the wrong direction."

S&P Futures Slide After Chinese Stock And Bond Rout; Spain Rebounds, Dollar Drops

U.S. futures slid 0.2% as investors awaited a barrage of announcements including Wednesday's Fed decision, Friday's jobs report and, most importantly Trump's imminent announcement of who the next Fed chairman will be, although after the latest trial balloons, Jay Powell is now largely priced in, even as they kept a weary eye on the biggest Chinese stock and bond rout in months.

Bill Blain: "Some Of The Ongoing Market Evolution Really Scares Me"

"Some of the ongoing market evolution really scares me. Like the significance of the fragmentation of markets into smaller and smaller liquidity pools. Combined with trade-frustrating regulation, it’s just downright dangerous... Problem is, much of danger lies so far below the visible surface, I’m not convinced markets really understand how potentially one-way current stock trading has become."

First A.I. ETF Claims It Can Replace An Army Of Research Analysts

"As powerful as many algorithms underlying expensive quantitative hedge funds and other vehicles might be, unless they’re also built with AI and machine learning baked right in, mistakes can be propagated and opportunities for outperformance can be missed..."