The Xchange Blog

  • What The Market’s Volatility Tells Us About Semis

    When volatility is elevated, as has been the case of late, it’s important to keep an eye on relative strength and weakness. Knowing which sectors and industries are leading the market down or keeping it from falling further can provide important context for when the volatility eventually…

  • Risk-on or Risk-off?

    With the market in full watchdog mode as the Coronavirus continues to spread, two of this year’s top-performing Direxion leveraged ETFs are providing mixed signals on sentiment.

  • Traders Eye Fixed Income

    The S&P 500® is coming off one of the best years it’s seen in decades, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is knocking on the door of 30,000 after only 2 years in the 20,000 range and traders are unsure whether the party’s ever going to end.

  • S&P 500 Trading Where the Air is Rare

    The question all traders are asking is: Can the longest - and most hated- bull market in history continue to run?

  • Highlights on High Beta

    Negative-yielding debt has declined from its all-time peak, but it still represents close to 24% of all global bonds. Until recently, the idea of negative- yielding debt was unfeasible to many and now it is nearly a quarter of all debt issued around the world.

  • Getting Giddy for Gold Miners

    Negative-yielding debt has declined from its all-time peak, but it still represents close to 24% of all global bonds. Until recently, the idea of negative- yielding debt was unfeasible to many and now it is nearly a quarter of all debt issued around the world.

  • Q3 2019: Will Earnings Keep Topping Expectations?

    Even under the shadow of a vague China trade deal this week, markets took on a positive mood, as the focus moved away from headlines and macro events, toward earnings. Reports from major banks were solid, small-caps have shown relative strength and some recently battered sectors like…

  • FOMC: An Early Trick? Or a Treat for Traders?

    The U.S. yield curve as measured by the difference between 2-year and 10-year bonds inverted at the end of August only to steepen sharply at the beginning of September before collapsing post the FOMC meeting and re-steepen again as economic data has showed signs of weakness across both…

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