Monthly Archives: August 2017
August 30, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

The markets are seeing a rebound from Tuesday’s selling activity, following another North Korean provocation which saw several missiles break Japanese airspace. The corrective rally is due to the typical pattern of investors buying on the downtrend. Heading toward an extended Labor Day weekend, market activity is less volatile and investors are in wait-and-see mode […]




August 28, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Hurricane Harvey is now categorized as a tropical storm after wreaking havoc in Texas over the weekend with lasting damages and flooding.  Investors are keeping a close watch on how this storm may affect different market sectors and commodities- the major focus being on energy. A significant amount of the U.S.’s domestic refining operations take […]




August 23, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

A global central banking meeting is set to begin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming tomorrow- undoubtedly pulling investor attention toward any commentary or decision-making that may impact interest rates in the future.  This symposium is particularly important because market participants will be hearing from both Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. […]




August 21, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Geopolitical tensions kick back into high gear as military exercises between the U.S and South Korea begin today. Stocks are trading choppy today and markets are reverting back to a wait-and-see holding pattern. Domestic U.S political roadblocks are hanging over a series of tasks in Washington, clouding lawmakers’ optimism for getting them done.  Among those […]




August 16, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Market activity is looking like business as usual again after a cooldown of geopolitical tensions, and investors are looking towards the release of the July 25-26 FOMC meeting minutes. Investors will be focusing on any details or hints at Fed thinking around inflation, as the rate of inflation will determine whether or not we will […]




August 14, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

U.S stocks are seeing a rebounding rally today as the rhetorical geopolitical standoff between the U.S. and North Korea has calmed down. Investors were able to buy on the dip and take advantage of one of the biggest pullbacks this year. Technology and financial shares were the biggest gainers and the S&P 500 has hit […]




August 9, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

U.S stock indexes are trading lower today as investor concerns take hold over escalated rhetoric and military threats between the North Korea and the U.S.. North Korea has warned it is considering a preemptive strike on a U.S. military base on Guam, a U.S territory in the region. This threat was a response to strong […]




August 7, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Today’s trading is seeing the DJIA on path to continue its streak of record closes, following last week’s 22,000 milestone. The markets are digesting a round of strong earnings reports, low-inflation conditions, a strengthening dollar and rising treasury yields. At the moment, there are few roadblocks to equities pushing higher and following the path of […]




August 2, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit the 22,000 level for the first time in intraday trading, and market participants will see if the index is able to close above that level today. Today’s momentum was driven mainly by a rally in Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares after the company released a strong earnings report on […]