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The Nasdaq futures are choppy at 16,000 after making quite the run. So, what’s next, asks Danielle Shay of
As options traders, risk management is always top of mind, states Bob Lang of
When we sell cash-secured puts (CSPs), we are getting paid to undertake the contractual obligation to buy the holders' shares at a price that we (the sellers) determine, called the strike price, by a date that we determine, called the expiration date, states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
E-mini S&P and E-mini NQ futures are retreating to support this morning, will it hold? Gold and Silver are trying to break out, but there is reason to be cautious, states Bill Baruch of
It was a quiet day in the stock market yesterday and it looks like a quiet day in the stock market so far today, too. Gold and silver continue to gain, though, and crude oil is bouncing back. Treasuries and the dollar are modestly lower.
Just a few things that I saw so far with holiday retail sales. Mastercard SpendingPulse said Black Friday was up 2.5% YOY in nominal terms, and that covers both store and online. It was mostly driven by jewelry, apparel, sporting events, and restaurants (likely including gift cards). Meanwhile, gold continues to trade very well in the face of high real rates, writes Peter Boockvar, editor of The Boock Report.
Shares of Lowe’s (LOW) fell 2% last week after the home improvement retailer reported fiscal Q3 results that weren’t as strong overall as traders had hoped. But we continue to like that Lowe’s is focused on improving its return on invested capital, streamlining the business, investing in the Pro business, and returning capital to shareholders, notes John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Investment markets bounced sharply higher in early November, reversing trends and relative returns in different investments. I don’t expect the new trend to be sustained – and that’s why I still recommend the Hussman Strategic Growth Fund (HSGFX), counsels Bob Carlson, editor of Retirement Watch.
Sponsored Content - The present monetary tightening cycle now seems to be nearing its end (as far as rate hikes by Fed Chairman “Fire Marshall Jay” and his crew are concerned, anyhow; The Fed will reportedly continue trimming its balance sheet for the foreseeable future). That has many investors giddy, says Chris Temple, editor and publisher, National Investor Publishing.
Technology bulls and bears fought Friday to a draw as traders remained unimpressed by the latest batch of stronger-than-expected earnings reports from big technology companies, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.

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