STOCKS SLIP: Here’s what you need to know

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Meanwhile, bitcoin rose more than 10% and back above $16,000 Read Entire Story

Bespoke’s FAANG+ Trading Range Screen

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Below is an updated look at our trading range screen for the 30 largest Nasdaq 100 stocks.  We’ve highlighted the “FAANG” stocks in yellow. Facebook (FB), Charter (CHTR) and Baidu (BIDU) are currently the most overbought names in this group, while Starbucks (SBUX) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are the most oversold. Apple (AAPL) is currently sitting right on support at its 50-day moving average ahead of earnings next Tuesday. GET FREE ACCESS TO ALL OF BESPOKE’S RESEARCH FOR 14 DAYS (No Credit Card Necessary) Read Entire Story

Is the Digital Marketing Industry a Sleeping Giant? –

Is the Digital Marketing Industry a Sleeping Giant?GuruFocus.comReports indicate that while ranking high on Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google search and other search engines is important, the period it takes your landing page to load can determine your conversion rates and online sales. According …and more » Read Entire Story

ETF Trends: Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities – 6/13/17

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Banks continue to outperform and as a consequence Financials, Russell 2000 Value, and S&P 600 Value have also outperformed. Decliners in the past week include precious metals, gold miners, oil, and Brazil. The Nasdaq 100, while one of the worst performers, is down less than 2% over the past week. Bespoke provides Bespoke Premium and Bespoke Institutional members with a daily ETF Trends report that highlights proprietary trend and timing scores for more than 200 widely followed ETFs across all asset classes.  If you’re an ETF investor, this daily report is perfect.  Sign up below to access today’s ETF Trends report. See Bespoke’s full daily … Read Entire Story

Nasdaq 100 Versus 2000 Dot Com Peak

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The Tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 is up more than 20% year-to-date, and as shown in the chart below, the index is now 24.8% above its Dot Com bubble peak hit on March 27th, 2000.  In the mid to late 2000s, there were plenty of investors that thought they wouldn’t live to see the Nasdaq take out its Tech-bubble highs, but the index’s surge over the last year has made it a reality. … Read Entire Story

Bespoke’s Asset Class Performance Matrix — Cinco de Mayo Edition

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Below is a look at Bespoke’s asset class performance matrix using key ETFs that we track on a regular basis.  For each ETF, we highlight its total return over the last week, quarter-to-date, and year-to-date. The star of 2017 for US equity indices has been the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ), which is up 16.24% YTD.  Both the S&P 500 (SPY) and Dow 30 (DIA) are up less than half that.  Looking at US sectors, it’s been all Tech all the time this year, while Energy (XLE) is down more than 10%.  You’ll see a ton of red in the commodities section as well. International equity … Read Entire Story

Broken Record Breakouts

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While not all of the indices got there on an intraday basis last week, the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Russell 2000 all closed at new all-time highs last Friday for the first time this year.  These days, it’s getting to the point where everything is hitting new highs. It’s not just the major US averages hitting new highs either.  While still off its all-time highs, in dollar terms, the MSCI Emerging Market index also hit a new 52-week high in last Friday’s trading. OK, not everything hit new highs last week.  Digging down a little deeper, the Dow Jones Transports have been stymied at resistance at around the 9,500 level twice now in the last… Read Entire Story

5 Things I Didn’t Know a Year Ago That Are Essential to Starting Anything ‘Big’

The director of Nasdaq’s Entrepreneurial Center introduces us to five entrepreneurial leaders and their words of wisdom. Read Entire Story

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here’s what you need to know (DJI, SPY, IXIC, USO, WTI, OIL, UST, ETSY, UBS, JPM, C, RBS, BAC, AEO)

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Stocks were mixed on Wednesday. They jumped after the Federal Reserve published the minutes of its last policy meeting. The S&P 500 crossed its intra-day high and the Dow came within one point of a record, but there was slide into the close. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 18,344.47, +32.08, (0.18%) S&P 500: 2,126.57, -1.26, (-0.06%) Nasdaq: 5,072.98, +2.95, (0.06%) And now, the top stories on Wednesday: The Federal Reserve will probably not raise rates in June. The Fed is on the verge of losing its patience, but economic data is not strong enough… Read Entire Story

Wall Street sells off on growth concerns; volatility picks up

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 on Thursday posted its largest percentage decline in six months on concerns about the strength of the global economy and its effect on corporate earnings. Read Entire Story