Tag: "Fed stimulus"

printing money

QE3: Who Are The Winners And Losers?

Last week I wrote about what could be in store for the stock market if a fresh round of stimulus (QE3) was announced.  And, right on cue, the Fed came through with a new, massive bond buying program. In a nutshell, the Fed is implementing open ended bond buying that includes purchasing $40 billion per […]

Quantitative Easing

Will QE3 Begin Today? Does It Matter?

Today’s a big day – a day the market has been waiting for since before the summer began. Of course, today the Fed is expected to announce a third round of bond purchases, otherwise known as QE3.  In fact, two-thirds of economists in a Bloomberg survey believe the Fed will announce QE3 today. The same […]

What’s With All The Mixed Signals?

What’s With All The Mixed Signals?

When it comes to stock investing, there’s no such thing as a unanimous belief.  No matter what the topic is, there’s always going to be at least one source of vocal opposition. However, expert opinions on the market are even more jumbled than usual these days.  There’s really no clear signal on market direction.  It […]

bullish stock market

Stocks Are On the Move – Can This Rally Hold?

Last week may have been a slow news week, but it didn’t keep stocks from continuing their recent hot streak.  In fact, the S&P 500 ran its winning streak to six straight sessions, and finished off its fifth weekly advance in a row. So far, the highly watched index has managed to remain above the […]

Is Another Recession Coming?

Is Another Recession Coming?

Last week, I wrote about QE3 and its potential impact on the market.  If the Fed announces another round of stimulus at this week’s FOMC meeting, stocks could be off to the races. I also mentioned a European bank/government rescue plan as another major catalyst for a stock market rally. Sure enough, right after I […]

Quantitative Easing

Will QE3 Save The Market?

The event-driven market rollercoaster continues to roll on.  There’s so much going in the world right now, it’s hard to figure out what to pay attention to. We have major companies releasing earnings, domestic economic news, Spanish bond auctions, Greek bailout politics, and Chinese economic data, just to name a few.  However, there are two […]

Big News This Week Gives Stocks A Boost

Big News This Week Gives Stocks A Boost

The excitement building for this week turned out to be much ado about nothing, but I don’t think investors are complaining. Earlier in the week, I wrote about how major events this week could spark significant market movement.  Keep in mind, we had two extremely important global situations playing out. On one hand, the Greek […]

Price of Gold

Is Gold Headed To $2,000?

Last week was an encouraging one for stocks.  In fact, it was the best week of the year for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which climbed a solid 3.6%. No doubt investors breathed a deep sigh of relief, finally having a moderately bullish week.  However, as heartening as the rally was in stocks, the more […]

US/Eurozone

Central Banks To The Rescue!

That sound you hear is a huge, collective sigh of relief from investors after finally seeing a substantial rally in the market.  The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all jumped over 2% yesterday. What’s more, the major indices have regained most of what they lost after last Friday’s disastrous jobs report and ensuing selloff. So […]

How To Make Money In A Down Market

How To Make Money In A Down Market

There’s no doubt about it – it’s been a rough month.  In fact, the S&P 500 was down a whopping 6% in May.  Even commodities got hit hard, down 9% for the month. Even as I write this, the market is cratering and has given up all gains for the year. To be frank, the […]