Mortgage refinancing surges as rates fall

From Yan Zhang: Homeowners are scrambling to refinance their mortgages now that rates are falling.
BATS:ITB May 22, 2019 2:04pm

How to get involved in the cannabis boom without the risk

From Aaron Levitt: [Editor’s note: This story was previously published in April 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]
NYSE:MJ May 21, 2019 5:12pm

Natural gas prices rise due to expected warmer weather

From James Hyerczyk: Natural gas traders could face a major decision this week with the prospect of summer demand growth driving the bullish traders and bearish storage builds attracting the interest of the bearish traders.
NYSE:UNG May 20, 2019 1:57pm

Why is Wall Street skeptical about the cannabis sector?

From Sean Williams: If you think the broad-based stock market is on fire, then you obviously haven’t been paying close enough attention to the legal cannabis industry. This year alone, marijuana stocks have run circles around the S&P 500 in terms of
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NYSE:MJ May 17, 2019 1:15pm

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities ETF hits a 52 week-high

From Zacks: For investors seeking momentum, iShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high, and is up 5.8% from its 52-week low price of $107.53 per share.

Utilizing ETFs to successfully navigate stock market volatility

From McKenzie Stratigopoulos: An ETF expert says that investors can hedge against market swings by focusing on ETFs that specifically target lower volatility stocks.
NYSE:SPLV May 16, 2019 1:31pm

Why are natural gas prices moving higher?

From James Hyerczyk: Natural gas futures broke out of a two-week range to finish higher for the week with buyers getting help from a drop in production. Futures were dragged higher by strengthening forward prices, which rose despite the absence
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NYSE:UNG May 13, 2019 12:51pm

Treasuries rally amidst the escalating US-China trade war

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From Bloomberg: U.S. Treasuries led a global rally in some of the world’s safest assets after President Donald Trump imposed a one-month deadline on China to agree a trade deal or risk tariffs on all of its exports.

The S&P 500 has its worst week year-to-date

From Emily McCormick: Stocks recovered some losses Friday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called trade talks with China this week “constructive.” The upbeat comments helped ease concerns after President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese-made goods went into effect early Friday morning, escalating fears
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NYSE:SPY May 10, 2019 10:23pm

Mortgage rates fall, head to best levels for 2019

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From Doug Whiteman: Lower mortgage rates continue to bloom in May, after an April that rained down increases in borrowing costs.
NYSE:XHB May 9, 2019 5:55pm

The semiconductor sector is on pace to have worst week in 3 years

From Ryan Vlastelica: Semiconductor stocks are on track for their biggest weekly percentage loss in more than three years as a weak growth outlook from Intel Corp. further pressured a sector already rattled by a resurgence of trade uncertainty.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished even on Wednesday as US-China trade war concerns remain

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From Emily McCormick: Stocks ended little changed Wednesday as investors considered whether the U.S. and China would come to an agreement to resolve a more than year-long trade dispute before new tariffs are set to take effect Friday.
NYSE:DIA May 8, 2019 5:52pm

Gold purchases by central banks in Q1 were the highest in 6 years

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From Rupert Rowling: (Bloomberg) — First-quarter gold purchases by central banks, led by Russia and China, were the highest in six years as countries diversify their assets away from the U.S. dollar.
NYSE:GDX May 2, 2019 6:06pm

Morgan Stanley analyst issues a “mea culpa” after the S&P 500 rallies 17% in 2019

From Lu Wang: (Bloomberg) — Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson acknowledges he made the wrong call on the U.S. equity market this year. But that hasn’t dissuaded him from holding onto one of Wall Street’s most bearish forecasts. With the S&P
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NYSE:SPY April 29, 2019 5:23pm

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