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AGNC Investment Corp.: A Mortgage REIT That Should Benefit As The Fed Begins To Ease Policy

AGNC Investment Corp.: A Mortgage REIT That Should Benefit As The Fed Begins To Ease Policy

Image Source: UnsplashFor the first half of 2024, the market was led higher by a narrow group of mega-cap tech stocks as capital investment into Artificial Intelligence (AI) rose to be the center of attention. And rightly so. Now, bulls are embracing a broadening out of sector participation. I like AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) here, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash […]
That’s A Wrap – Quick Look At A Few Markets On Our Radar

That’s A Wrap – Quick Look At A Few Markets On Our Radar

Image Source: UnsplashGrain markets were uniformly higher in the early morning trade on Friday, but fizzled out into the afternoon trade. Where does that leave us on the charts? Also, the monthly Cattle on Feed report was recently released, how will the market digest the news next week?00:05:34More By This Author:Gold Rips And Bitcoin Dips. Have Wheat […]
Large-Cap Stocks In Trouble: Here Are The 10 Worst Performers Over The Past 12 Months – Saturday, July 20

Large-Cap Stocks In Trouble: Here Are The 10 Worst Performers Over The Past 12 Months – Saturday, July 20

Image Source: PixabayOver the past twelve months, 10 large-cap stocks have underperformed all others. Here’s a look at this week’s top 10 worst performing large-caps:Additionally, here’s what they look like in one chart:More By This Author:Why Is Stellantis NV Stock A Buy?Merck & Co Inc. DCF Valuation: Is The Stock Undervalued?The One Stock That Superinvestors Are Dumping: Is […]
5 Non-Tech Nasdaq Stocks To Buy Amid Index’s Recent Bloodbath

5 Non-Tech Nasdaq Stocks To Buy Amid Index’s Recent Bloodbath

Image: BigstockWall Street has been witnessing an impressive rally since the beginning of 2023, barring a few minor fluctuations. The rally has primarily been driven by the technology sector, buoyed by the massive adoption of generative artificial intelligence (AI). Consequently, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index has surged 21% year-to-date after climbing 43.4% in 2023.However, the […]
Understanding Today’s Economic Landscape

Understanding Today’s Economic Landscape

Painting is by my father, Naum Katsenelson. Prints available on Naum Katsenelson.Over the next three weeks, I’m going to share with you excerpts from the summer letter I wrote to IMA clients. I could have sanitized this letter (removed text referring to IMA) and rewritten it into three articles, but I find little joy in rewriting what I’ve already […]
AUD/JPY Price Analysis: Downward Pressures Resumed, Pair Closed Its Weakest Week Since April

AUD/JPY Price Analysis: Downward Pressures Resumed, Pair Closed Its Weakest Week Since April

Image Source: Unsplash The AUD/JPY currency pair resumed its decline on Friday, as it fell to the 105.25 threshold, marking one of the lowest levels in over a month. The recovery experienced on Thursday was short-lived as selling pressures resumed, augmenting the prevalent negative outlook. In Friday’s trading session, the AUD/JPY currency pair resumed its downtrend, declining by around 0.20% […]
This Week In Earnings 24Q2 – Saturday, July 20

This Week In Earnings 24Q2 – Saturday, July 20

To download the full “This Week in Earnings” report, click here. Aggregate Estimates and Revisions 24Q2 year-over-year earnings are expected to be 11.1%. Excluding the energy sector, the year-over-year earnings estimate is 12.0%. Of the 70 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings to date for 24Q2, 82.9% have reported earnings above analyst estimates. This compares to a long-term average of […]
Have Option Selling Strategies Suppressed Implied Volatility?

Have Option Selling Strategies Suppressed Implied Volatility?

Image Source: iStockPhotoHave option-selling strategies suppressed implied volatility? The answer to this question is, unequivocally, “yes.” We would prefer, however, to call it a structural dislocation rather than suppression.There will always be an ebb and flow, over various time frames, to the magnitude. But the fact of the matter is end-users, by way of option selling […]
Week In Review: Korea’s SK Biopharma Acquires Radiopharmaceutical In $571 Million Deal

Week In Review: Korea’s SK Biopharma Acquires Radiopharmaceutical In $571 Million Deal

Image Source: Pixabay Deals and Financings In recent news, South Korea’s SK Biopharma in-licensed global rights to a radiopharmaceutical compound developed by Full-Life Technologies of Shanghai in a $571 million deal. Meanwhile, Beijing Biocytogen will use its RenLite platform to discover novel antibody therapeutics for SOTIO Biotech of Prague in a $325 agreement.Beijing’s Sino Biological, a biological […]
Tech Stocks: No, You Shouldn’t Sell Your Winners Due To A Couple Of Rough Days

Tech Stocks: No, You Shouldn’t Sell Your Winners Due To A Couple Of Rough Days

Image Source: UnsplashTechnology stocks experienced a really rough time on Wednesday as political wrangling sent professional money managers scurrying to close positions in their 2024 winners. Don’t follow their lead, writes Jon Markman, editor of Digital Creators & Consumers.Professionals do this all of the time. They believe they can accurately rotate between stocks, and from one sector to another, catching […]