AI Swinging for The Fences – Traders Market Weekly

Feb 18-24, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial Hallmarks of previous manias were in abundance this week, from the shrugging off violent selloffs on Tuesday in bonds and stocks after a hot CPI to ramped stocks like SMCI, NVDA and ARM to name … Continue reading “AI Swinging for The Fences – Traders Market Weekly”

China and America, a Tale of Two Markets – Traders Market Weekly

Feb 11-17, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial While stock markets in America, Australia, France and Germany have all tagged record highs in this thrust higher a huge point of difference is while U.S. equities are in the throes of a major speculative … Continue reading “China and America, a Tale of Two Markets – Traders Market Weekly”

The Dislocation of War and Markets – Traders Market Weekly

Feb 6-12, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial This week brought a powerful reminder how disconnected financial markets can be, particularly those in the US are from factors that either don’t directly affect them or unrelated to stock prices. The world was at … Continue reading “The Dislocation of War and Markets – Traders Market Weekly”

Traders Market Weekly: America on Show; Big Oil, Apple, FOMC and Boeing

Jan 28 to Feb 5, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial The S&P 500 reset its intraday record high Friday 4906.69 then drifted modestly lower to close the week 4890.97 ending the S&P 500’s six consecutive record closing highs. With so many headwinds … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: America on Show; Big Oil, Apple, FOMC and Boeing”

Traders Market Weekly: Record Highs with Netflix, PCE & Tesla Risk

Jan 21 to 27, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial A shortened week but with above-average volume at the NYSE with U.S. stock indices trading at or near their highest levels ever. The S&P 500 closed Friday at 4,839, a new record high. … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Record Highs with Netflix, PCE & Tesla Risk”

Morgan Stanley Earnings Hit by Charges, $286m FIDC and $249m SEC Criminal Investigation

Morgan Stanley reported mixed fourth quarter earnings and revenue before the bell Tuesday. Net income came to $1.52 billion, or 85 cents per share, down more than 30% from $2.24 billion, or $1.26 per share, a year ago. Revenue of $12.9 billion topped analysts’ estimates and rose from $12.75 billion a year ago. This is the first earnings report under new CEO Ted Pick. MS was hit by two one-time regulatory charges, a $286 million charge related to a Federal … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley Earnings Hit by Charges, $286m FIDC and $249m SEC Criminal Investigation”

Traders Market Weekly: Geopolitics and Stormy Weather

Jan 14 to 20, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial Shrugging off last week’s selling the stock market closed higher, the tenth week of gains in eleven weeks. The S&P 500 finally tagged a new all-time high close on Friday, recovering all of … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Geopolitics and Stormy Weather”

JPMorgan Profit Soars to Record $49.6 Billion in 2023, JPM Hits All Time High

JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank kicked off the banking sector’s fourth quarter earnings season on Friday before the market opened beating analyst estimates. 2023 was a record year for full-year net income at $49.6 billion. Fourth-quarter net-interest income of $24.2 billion a record, as did its full-year net-interest income of $90 billion, excluding markets. Looking ahead, JPMorgan expects 2024 net-interest income excluding markets of about $88 billion. That forecast is stronger than the analyst estimates of $86.5 billion. Shares of … Continue reading “JPMorgan Profit Soars to Record $49.6 Billion in 2023, JPM Hits All Time High”

Traders Market Weekly: Hello 2024, Unexpected Opportunity on The Menu

Jan 8 to 14, 2024 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial Global markets wasted no time signaling 2024 liquidity concerns, bonds and stocks spent the week selling off as expected with the short covering and bonus enthused rally of 2023 fully sated for now. … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Hello 2024, Unexpected Opportunity on The Menu”

Stocks Up 20% Globally, Best Since 2019, Can They Continue?

The MSCI’s world share index, a broad measure of global developed market equities, posted a 21.56% gain in 2023, its most in four years. The move was established in the run since October as investors bet central banks will begin cutting interest rates in 2024. The buying triggered short covering which exasperated the move higher. The big question as always with stocks, can they continue higher? There are many factors, the main one at this time is interest rates given … Continue reading “Stocks Up 20% Globally, Best Since 2019, Can They Continue?”