Three minutes of frantic trading in Treasuries futures just offered a stark reminder of the danger of betting against the world’s safest asset.
What was shaping up as a second straight day of losses in Treasuries on Thursday, with 10-year yields threatening to hit the key psychological level of 3 percent, turned around in a hurry as turmoil in emerging markets spooked global investors.
Februarys historic surge in a prominent gauge of stock-market volatility may have ushered in an end to a protracted period of calm on Wall Street, but it also offers a worrisome sign about market structure during times of extreme turmoil.
According to a Goldman Sachs research note dated Monday, the rise of high-frequency traders, which employ lightning-fast computers to execute trades, arent....More>>>
How much is 20 years of extra risk worth? Nothing, at least in Canada.
The yield on Canada’s 10-year government bond briefly rose above the nation’s 30-year securities for the first time in more than a decade Thursday. The shorter-maturity notes have sold off in the last few days, pushing yields above 2.5 percent for the first time since 2014. Canada is the only developed economy....More>>>
Vancouver-based mineral exploration and development company Kootenay Zinc Corp. (OTCQB:KTNNF)(CSE:ZNK.CN)(CSE:ZNK)(FRANKFURT:KYH) is currently in the process of developing a massive new greenfield mining megaproject that if successful would trigger a significant adjustment in the configuration of North American zinc production. Dubbed Sully in homage to the nearby Sullivan Deposititself an....More>>>
I hate to admit it, but First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) is having a brilliant time in the markets. Year-to-date, FSLR stock isn’t that remarkable, up around 15%. However, over the trailing year, First Solar tore up the markets, returning shareholders a whopping 170% return.
Best of all, the company’s performance greatly outshines its competitors. Rival Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ)....More>>>
No one in modern financial history comes close to matching Warren Buffett’s record as an investor.
Hedge fund managers like John Paulson and Kenneth Griffin have had huge years along the way, and more conventional money managers such as Peter Lynch have turned in stellar performances as well, but none has performed at such a high level over such a long period of time as the Oracle of....More>>>
Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.
In late March 2018, the company delivered an update to the....More>>>
For almost a decade, investors have waited patiently for any hint of inflation in the U.S. economy, a sign the recovery can sustain itself without emergency stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Now they’re getting it, and many are shocked at the reaction.
Declining volatility, at least as measured by one popular index, since the start of April has given stock-market investors a bit more confidence, but dont get used to the calm just yet, says Jessica Rabe, co-founder of DataTrek Research.
Both implied, or expected, volatility and realized,
June 11, 2018: Markets opened higher Monday, partly a response to Tuesday’s summit meeting between Trump and Kim, but also some central bank enthusiasm and an FOMC meeting beginning tomorrow that is expected to end with another quarter-point rise in the Fed’s policy rate. Geopolitics