Revenues from Apple, Amazon and Alphabet are coming. Here’s what the stock option market is gearing up for.

Revenues from Apple, Amazon and Alphabet are coming.  Here’s what the stock option market is gearing up for.

The options market braced for bigger-than-usual moves in the shares of a trio of trillion-dollar companies the day after quarterly earnings were released. This is because the implied volatility, or how much a stock can be expected to move over a certain period, of shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +3.35%, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +6.36% and … Read more

Stocks moving high noon: META, ALGN, COIN

Stocks moving high noon: META, ALGN, COIN

The Commission challenged Meta’s pairing of Facebook Marketplace with its personal social network. Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Pictures | Light flare | Getty Images Find out which companies are making headlines in the midday business. Meta – Shares of the tech giant jumped 25% midway through the trading day, on track for its strongest day … Read more

There are still too many risks in the stock and bond markets. Earn that easy 4.5% return while waiting for stability, says the trader who got 2 big calls in 2022.

There are still too many risks in the stock and bond markets.  Earn that easy 4.5% return while waiting for stability, says the trader who got 2 big calls in 2022.

Ahead of major tech earnings, Meta results set to illuminate Nasdaq Composite COMP for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX also points to gains as investors take a half-full view of the Fed meeting. LaDucTrading.com founder Samantha LaDuc worries investors are in the clutches of another Fed misreading. “The market is not expecting a higher terminal … Read more

Nasdaq 100 futures rise, propelled by Meta stocks

Nasdaq 100 futures rise, propelled by Meta stocks

S&P 500 futures advanced late Wednesday as investors looked past the latest interest rate hike and comments from the Federal Reserve. Broad index futures added 0.4%. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 1%, helped by Meta stocks. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 9 points, almost flat. Meta jumped more than 19% in extended trading after … Read more

How the Fed Managed to Trigger a Stock Market Rally While Talking Tough

How the Fed Managed to Trigger a Stock Market Rally While Talking Tough

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell spoke tough on Wednesday, promising further rate hikes in the relentless fight against inflation, but he also let slip a few comments dovish enough to send the stock market higher. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates Wednesday afternoon by a quarter point, as expected, and also kept a comment in its … Read more

Stock futures fall as traders await latest Federal Reserve rate hike decision

Stock futures fall as traders await latest Federal Reserve rate hike decision

Traders on the NYSE floor Source: NYSE Stock futures fell on Wednesday as investors anticipated Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting. Futures contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 140 points or 0.4%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq Composite futures fell 0.4% and 0.3%, respectively. The Fed will announce at 2:00 p.m. (ET) how much … Read more

Stocks move a lot after hours: SNAP, EA, AMD, WDC

Stocks move a lot after hours: SNAP, EA, AMD, WDC

The Snapchat logo displayed on a phone screen is seen with a laptop in the background in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland August 10, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Find out which companies are making headlines after hours. Break – Shares of social media company Snap fell 14% after the … Read more

The stock market had an excellent month of January. Now it’s the whole Fed.

The stock market had an excellent month of January.  Now it’s the whole Fed.

Text size A scene from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The stock market has just closed a positive month of January. On the heels of last year’s bear market, and combined with other recent moves, this is a particularly positive signal. The S&P500 ended January with … Read more

Stocks moving the most at noon: Pentair, UPS and more

Stocks moving the most at noon: Pentair, UPS and more

General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to reporters as they await the arrival of President Joe Biden during the North American International Auto Show media day in Detroit, Michigan on September 14 2022. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines on Tuesday at noon. General Motors — The automaker’s stock jumped more … Read more

Stocks moving the most before market: McDonald’s, UPS and more

Stocks moving the most before market: McDonald’s, UPS and more

Nathan Stirk | Getty Images News | Getty Images Find out which companies are making headlines before the bell. McDonald’s — Shares fell more than 1% after McDonald’s released its latest quarterly results. The fast-food giant beat revenue and earnings estimates, saying customers are increasingly visiting its restaurants. Still, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said he … Read more