Monthly Archives: January 2018
January 31, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

After a Monday kickoff that saw major indices pull back, we’re seeing gains return to the Dow as Boeing shares climb post-earnings. A slew of economic data has also been released, which is slightly driving markets. January data from ADP showed an addition of 234,000 private-sector jobs, although investors typically look to Friday’s non-farm payroll […]




January 29, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Following a series of record highs last week, markets are pulling back some as investors prepare for another round of earnings reports this week. There are no major events driving the markets today. We’re seeing some aversion to equities at the moment as treasury yields climb to relative highs. With the 10 year bond yield […]




January 25, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Robo Street – January 25, 2018 Fourth Quarter Earnings Season Coming Up Roses The major indices once again set new all-time highs this week, and stocks are enjoying a historic winning streak fueled by solid earnings from market leading stocks, the perceived benefits of tax reform and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). The S&P 500 […]




January 24, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Major indices are showing strong gains today as financial stocks see rises in congruence with spiking bond yields. During earnings season, strong financials movement can reinforce rallies in equities as it signals optimistic outlooks for overall corporate performance. Another contributing factor is a climb in bond yields, due in part to recent comments from Treasury […]




January 22, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Although lawmakers were unable to strike an agreement which resulted in a partial government shutdown over the weekend, market activity is little affected. Short-term sentiments and uncertainties may be impacted but there are no significant risks associated with shutdowns, and all major indices are currently up. It is possible that economic data reports could be […]




January 18, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Robo Street – January 19, 2018 Internet of Things (IoT) Chip Stock Set to Soar in 2018 It is no secret that the tech sector is leading the broader stock market rally. The technology category, as measured by the S&P 500 Information Technology (sector) index, is set to outdistance every sector within the entire market […]




January 17, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

After equity markets saw a sell off in previous trading, major indices are regaining from slides as investors focus on earnings reports from major financial names. Both Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) saw shares fall today after posting data which fell below expectations. Overall, earnings season has been good, […]




January 11, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Robo Street – January 11, 2018 Robots Lovin’ Bank Stocks Heading into Earnings Season This past Wednesday saw the market undergo its first real test of how it would manage headline risk. A Bloomberg report that China may trim or halt its purchases of U.S. Treasuries prompted overnight selling in the Treasury market, sending the yield on […]




January 10, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Short-term treasury yields are climbing today to relative highs after news of a possible drawdown in U.S. debt purchasing from China. Reports indicate China may cut down on buying U.S. government paper, or stop the activity altogether. Yields spiked on Tuesday as well, following a cut in bond buying from the Bank of Japan. The […]




January 8, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

We’re seeing trading activity take a breath and pause today, ahead of a slew of events occurring in the near term. Earnings season is underway, and major financials are due to report this Friday. These will include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM),  BlackRock Inc (BLK), and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC). These reports will undoubtedly […]