Tracing Bitcoin's Potential as a Store of Wealth

Tracing Bitcoin's Potential as a Store of Wealth

Bitcoin's move higher against easy money central bank policies showed its potential as a hedge against inflation.

What Higher Volatility Could Mean for Futures Traders in Q3

What Higher Volatility Could Mean for Futures Traders in Q3

The commodity markets shifted from a low volatility environment to the opposite to end the first half of the year. That meant big gains for some traders.

Novice Trade: VXX Short-Term VIX Futures ETN

Novice Trade: VXX Short-Term VIX Futures ETN

Look for the VIX to back off as we enter earnings season.

Markets News Flash Monday: Everything Investors Need to Know

Markets News Flash Monday: Everything Investors Need to Know

Here are five key stories to know about.

Beware the Bond Shock on Strong Nonfarm Payrolls

Beware the Bond Shock on Strong Nonfarm Payrolls

The Fed can't justify a rate cut soon on the strong jobs growth data. Expect bond selling and a follow-on hit to equities.

What Happens When the U.S. Dollar Declines?

What Happens When the U.S. Dollar Declines?

Gold and oil often rise, earnings tend to surprise more when the dollar falls.

Fourth of July Gas Prices Creep Higher, But Remain 15 Cents Lower Than 2018

Fourth of July Gas Prices Creep Higher, But Remain 15 Cents Lower Than 2018

U.S. gas prices are creeping higher this week, owing to an extended rally in global oil markets and a weaker dollar, but drivers are still set to pay some 15 cents less per gallon over the July Fourth holiday and the weekend that follows, adding more than $100 million in extra spending power to the consumer economy.

Economist Perspective: Data Watch

Economist Perspective: Data Watch

Fed members are divided: To cut or Not to cut?

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Where did the VIX go?

Will the Fed Cut Rates in July? Six Key Dates to Watch

Will the Fed Cut Rates in July? Six Key Dates to Watch

Any surprises in key data could seal the deal for a rate cut at the Federal Reserve July 30-31 meeting.