Stocks Fall as Investors Struggle to Maintain Momentum During Earnings Season

Should you buy on the Stock Market Dip?

Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors struggled to maintain momentum during a busy stretch of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 166 points or 0.5%, the S&P 500 slipped by 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped by 0.4%. The market moves on Tuesday came after a solid start to the week, with … Read more

Are CTAs boosting the markets? Not so fast.

Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA)

Institutions like Nomura, JPMorgan, Rabobank, and others closely watch Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA) funds’ activities. As Nomura’s analysts found, “understanding CTA strategies “can provide a strong edge in today’s highly systematized markets.” Given that they collectively move over $300 billion in assets (plus leverage) and at times act in concert, their trade flows can trigger … Read more

Short-Selling on the Rise as the Global Markets Continue to Plunge

How short selling works

Over the past couple of years, the renowned “Big Short” trader Michaell Burry has been warning investors of an impending economic collapse, claiming that “the market is dancing on a knife’s edge” and that we could be in the middle of the the “Greatest Speculative Bubble of All Time in All Things,” as he boldly tweeted in … Read more