Finance Roundtable

Finance Roundtable

The market forecasters and personal finance blogs complement the Economics Roundtable.

RSS Feed

Trader Mike


May 21, 2018, 1:49 am, 1859641
This was a generally quiet week in the senior indexes, consolidating some of the prior week's move up. That said the Russell 2000 had some very nice action with a "breakout!". Otherwise pretty quiet on the news front except for TRADE WARS!(tm): On Thursday, several news outlets reported ...


May 13, 2018, 9:50 pm, 1856786
The indexes were looking a bit rocky the past few weeks, with a consolidation at lower levels with no real attempt at an upthrust -- but the rally late in the week certainly helped prospects. The bulk of weekly gains came Wednesday and Thursday but Thursday's move up ...


May 7, 2018, 4:42 am, 1853460
The indexes continue to mark time range bound at lower levels (with moderately high volatility) which should be a concern for bulls until it changes. Unlike consolidation after a move up, this is consolidation after a selloff which is not usually bullish. Selling Monday and Wednesday was offset ...


April 30, 2018, 1:51 am, 1847348
The indexes swung back and forth between sleepy days Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to >1% swings on Tuesday and Thursday. Earnings and bonds were indeed the theme of the past week. The rise in Treasury yields and the narrowing of the spread between 2 and 10 year ...


April 22, 2018, 11:12 pm, 1844185
Strong start to the week; a weaker end - final tally was a modest move up. #TRADEWARS(tm) dived down this week as earnings took center stage. Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets U.K., in a note to investors said fears around a potential trade war and geopolitical ...


April 15, 2018, 11:51 pm, 1842010
One thing technicals cannot account for are news events, and Tuesday's relaxation of fears about #TRADEWARS(tm) drove indexes to a very nice rally that day.  That said we've stated that fear has been a bit overblown and emotional. Monday, Trump tweeted “China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the ...


April 8, 2018, 1:12 pm, 1839854
Hello readers - before we begin our weekly recap I'd like to mention our sister site ForexBrokers.com has just published it's annual review of forex brokers. This is the 2nd year of review, with the number of brokers reviewed jumping from 20 to 43. With the craze ...


April 1, 2018, 1:51 pm, 1837971
Emotional angst about #TRADEWARS(tm)! lightened up Monday leading to a big rally; in percentage terms the best move up August 2015 on a single day. The rest of the week was very choppy with a big drawdown Tuesday and a rally into the holiday Thursday. Needless to say ...


March 26, 2018, 12:42 am, 1835785
Things were looking pretty solid coming into th week but #TRADEWARS(tm)! is the new #Brexit! and certainly roiled markets. A lot of this is perception - even the earlier announced tariffs in the steel and aluminum industries are already being watered down just days/weeks into their implementation but some ...


March 19, 2018, 6:11 am, 1833937
Indexes were coming off a massive week and entered this past week somewhat overbought, so certainly were due for some sort of rest. For the week, the S&P lost 1.2%, and the NASDAQ 1%. While most of this political mumbo jumbo stuff is not really market moving ...