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Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion

Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion

Investors aren't waiting for a rebound in bitcoin prices to invest in fast-growing cryptocurrency markets. But guess who's getting left behind: Big Wall Street firms that currently dominate trading in stocks, bonds, foreign exchange and commodities.

5 Reasons I Am Now in the Risk-Off Camp

5 Reasons I Am Now in the Risk-Off Camp

Why I believe it's time to take profits and reduce risk.

Citigroup Dominates Wall Street With Least-Bad Results Amid Trading Slump

Citigroup Dominates Wall Street With Least-Bad Results Amid Trading Slump

Citigroup produced the best trading results during the first quarter, with the least-bad performance during a period marred by lackluster client activity, the prolonged U.S. government shutdown and nagging uncertainties about the trajectory of the global economy. The 2018 leader, Goldman Sachs, slipped to last place.

This Market Is No Longer Cheap, Valuation Is Rising

This Market Is No Longer Cheap, Valuation Is Rising

Forward P/E ratios are approaching fair value -- which may slow the pace of progress.

Goldman Sachs Profit Falls Less Than Expected but Shares Tumble

Goldman Sachs Profit Falls Less Than Expected but Shares Tumble

Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street firm, says first-quarter profit falls less than expected. But the stock declines after analysts say the outperformance was driven by accounting decisions that might not be repeated in future quarters, including a low tax rate and less-than-estimated compensation expenses.

3 Concerns Arise Amid the Market's Positivity

3 Concerns Arise Amid the Market's Positivity

The VIX has reached an important support level.

Novice Trade: SPY S&P 500 ETF

Novice Trade: SPY S&P 500 ETF

We now have a setup for the S&P 500 to creep higher over the next couple of days.

Something I'm Seeing in This Market Is Giving Even This Bull the Willies

Something I'm Seeing in This Market Is Giving Even This Bull the Willies

This type of price behavior almost always results in at least a mild selloff over the next couple of days.

This 'Panic' Is Way Overdone: Fade It

This 'Panic' Is Way Overdone: Fade It

Yes, the yield curve inverted, but it is NOT the same as in years past.

How Much Does the Fed Influence Equity Volatility?

How Much Does the Fed Influence Equity Volatility?

In 11 Fed easing cycles since 1972, equity volatility rose in the three months prior to the first rate cut.