Author: John Kicklighter

Dow Rebound and VIX Retreat Not Confidence-Inspiring Return to Form

Dow Rebound and VIX Retreat Not Confidence-Inspiring Return to Form

If we were to evaluate the broad performance of ‘the market’ this past week without reference to what had preceded it, the scales are impressive.

Follow the GBP/USD’s BoE Rally or Keep Focus on Brexit?

Follow the GBP/USD’s BoE Rally or Keep Focus on Brexit?

The Bank of England delivered a surprise to FX traders when it suggested a rate hike could come earlier with more moves over time

Follow Aggregate Dow, VIX, Dollar Risk-Off, Not One-Day Drops

Follow Aggregate Dow, VIX, Dollar Risk-Off, Not One-Day Drops

The selling pressure that was so intense to start the week for equities and other risk-sensitive assets was revived this past session.

Why You Should Be Concerned Over a Deeper Market Decline Ahead

Why You Should Be Concerned Over a Deeper Market Decline Ahead

As risk trends continue to hold center stage, traders should also consider the Dollar’s rebound, Pound’s BoE influence and Oil break.

NZD/USD Drops After RBNZ Holds Rates with Tepid Inflation Outlook

NZD/USD Drops After RBNZ Holds Rates with Tepid Inflation Outlook

The RBNZ held its benchmark rate unchanged at 1.75% as the market broadly anticipated. However, the field of peers shifting towards normalizing is starting to undermine the Kiwi’s appeal.

EUR/USD Reversal May Ultimately Be the Product of Risk Trends

EUR/USD Reversal May Ultimately Be the Product of Risk Trends

While EUR/USD has not quite epitomized the persistance reflected in US indices over the last nine years, its climb over the past year is undoubtedly remarkable.

Don’t Speculate on a Dow Bounce, Trade Instead Around Volatility

Don’t Speculate on a Dow Bounce, Trade Instead Around Volatility

If you only looked at closing prices for you market updates, this past session seemed remarkably robust.

Selling Turns Panicked for US Equities, VIX Soars and Dollar Readies

Selling Turns Panicked for US Equities, VIX Soars and Dollar Readies

Markets were already carrying forward the pain from the past week with global indices awash in red while other assets higher up the risk curve suffered different degrees of retreat.

Dow, SPX Suffer Worst Single Day Loss Since 2011 – A Full Turn?

Dow, SPX Suffer Worst Single Day Loss Since 2011 – A Full Turn?

Where last week’s losses for US equities looked like concern, a severe Monday selloff looks more the part of panic. Are benchmarks like the S&P 500 flashing a lasting change to 9 years of bull trend?

What Does the Beginning of a Global Market Collapse Look Like?

What Does the Beginning of a Global Market Collapse Look Like?

The S&P 500 and Dow 30 suffered their worst single-day drop since September 2016 Friday and the worst week in 2 years