Factor-based investing spreads from stocks to bonds

COMPARED with equity investing, bond investing can seem stuck in the dark ages. As hedge funds and asset managers use whizzy algorithms to trade shares automatically, bond-fund managers still often call traders by phone. So when new investing strategies do arise, they make an even bigger splash. “Factor” investing is the latest example. This is […]

Stocks fall as tech takes a beating

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Stocks got whacked Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite shedding nearly 1.5%, after disappointing earnings reports from tech giants Twitter and Intel. The dollar and Treasury yields fell. Here’s the scoreboard:See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: I tried the newest BlackBerry phone for a week See Also: […]

Stocks close mostly higher ahead of a wave of tech earnings

Thomson Reuters Stocks were mostly higher Monday as Wall Street shifted focus from ongoing tensions surrounding the Trump administration to a wave of tech earnings out this week. Financial stocks rallied, with JPMorgan gaining 1.9%. The dollar rose, and the 10-year Treasury yield jumped to its highest level in more than a month. Here’s the scoreboard:See […]

U.S. and European autos stocks fall on Trump's 20% tariff threat

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Stocks are ‘coiling for a break higher’

Reuters/Paulo Santos The S&P 500 has formed a bullish triangle pattern that’s setting it up for a break higher, according to David Sneddon, Credit Suisse’s global head of technical analysis.  The index’s recent sideways trading is a result of the overbought conditions that prevailed earlier this year.  Market breadth and volume gauges are also improving, […]

Stocks slide as 10-year Treasury yield surges to its highest level since 2011

Lucas Jackson/Reuters Stocks fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing in the red for the first time in eight sessions, as bond yields spiked to multi-year highs on the back of strong economic data and the US entered another round of trade talks with China. The dollar rose against its major peers.  […]

Morgan Stanley says there’s one piece of the market you need to own as stocks run out of steam

Andrew Burton/Getty Morgan Stanley‘s equity strategists have said the strongest stock market returns of this cycle are behind us. They believe investors will turn more defensive toward the end of this year, and they see the energy sector as a beneficiary of that rotation.  Morgan Stanley’s equity strategists think the bull market in stocks is […]