Banks Are Finally Leveraging A.I. To Improve Offerings

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From Jon Markman: Soon, you can manage your finances like a pro with the help of your very own personal digital assistant.
NYSE:XLF May 18, 2017 9:29am

Should Investors Heed Robert Shiller’s Stock Valuation Warnings?

From Jon Markman: Last week, as the Nasdaq Composite Index crossed 6,000 for the first time, Robert Shiller, a Nobel laureate economist, made the rounds in the financial press.
NASDAQ:QQQ May 2, 2017 10:00am

Harness The Self-Driving Car Revolution With This ETF

From Jon Markman: Most people are self-driving car skeptics. They just can’t imagine the cumbersome robot cars we see in the media today will ever become good or cheap enough for widespread use.
NYSE:XLK April 27, 2017 9:45am

Intel Corporation (INTC) Leaps Into The Cloud

intelJon Markman:  Surely you remember Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). It is still the largest U.S. semiconductor maker, but has curiously faded from prominence.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 22, 2016 12:58pm

Banks Turn To Blockchain To Fight Cyber-Crime

internet etfsJon Markman:  Bankers are under attack around the world. The assault is not being led by masked men with pistols but rather by anonymous cyber-thieves armed with malicious code.
NYSE:HACK June 14, 2016 1:12pm

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Takes A Bruising As The Cloud Takes Over

apple inc.Jon Markman:  Hand-wringing among analysts and investors was the gesture of choice last week after Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported that it is no longer growing at record rates. I got the sense that Wall Street both overplayed and underplayed some key issues in the meaning of it all.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 3, 2016 12:19pm

Gap Inc (GPS) Shares Suffer Unkind Cuts As Company’s Sales Unravel

investJon Markman:   Things are pretty bad at The Gap Inc. (GPS), and that’s not just because the San Francisco retailer saw its share price tumble almost 14% Friday following more poor sales results.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 12, 2016 2:50pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500: The Current Market Has Many Skeptics

bearbull1Jon Markman:  Individual investors are not buying this rally despite the move to three-month highs. Bulls in the latest survey by the American Association of Individual Investors dropped seven points this week. That’s another surprising decline of optimism.
NYSE:DIA April 5, 2016 12:55pm

Where The Dow Jones Industrial Average May Be Headed

updownJon Markman:  While the S&P 500 has rebounded 13% off its low on Feb. 11, the earnings picture at major U.S. companies continues to worsen.
NYSE:DIA March 29, 2016 11:15am

Oil Shorts Shellacked

crudeoilJon Markman:  The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil jumped above $40 last week for the first time this year. Since bottoming in mid-February, crude is up 58% trough to peak.
NYSE:OIL March 22, 2016 12:48pm

Markets In No-Man’s-Land

bearbull2Jon Markman:  When you consider that gasoline prices are near their lowest of the decade and jobs are firming up, you would expect that small-business owners should be optimistic.
NYSE:DIA March 15, 2016 2:53pm

What’s Next For This Unexpected Rally?

bearbull1Jon Markman:  Here are some semi-random items that should help you think about what’s happening in the markets at this time.
NYSE:DIA March 8, 2016 4:23pm

More High-Yield Defaults On The Way?

yieldJon Markman:  Many experts have been dismissive of bond liquidity fears: Vanguard’s global head of fixed income, Greg Davis, said concerns were “a bit overblown” just a few months ago. Friday’s selloff in high-yield bonds proves these fears were well-founded.
NYSE:JNK December 16, 2015 4:15pm

We Like Our Crosses Golden

technical chart lookJon Markman:  The Nasdaq 100 has lifted enough out of its mid-summer spill to generate a “golden cross.” This occurs when the 50-day average of an index crosses up and over its 200-day average. It shows that a recent negative period has been largely erased, and that buyers are once again ascendant.
NYSE:DIA November 24, 2015 5:38pm

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