The U.S. Stock Market Has a New Threat: ‘All-Out Cold War’

The U.S. stock market faces gloomy prospects as U.S.-China relations worsen. Strategists warn that the U.S. and China face an “all-out cold war,” as the dispute between the two countries intensifies. Equities remain vulnerable heading into Q4 without stimulus and clarity on vaccines. The U.S. stock market faces a new threat in the fourth quarter …

Travel Stocks Are Soaring on Vaccine Optimism. Can They Fly Higher?

Travel stocks soared Monday as optimism about a Covid-19 treatment and vaccine mounted. A vaccine might not be the silver bullet investors are anticipating. Travel stocks will likely have a bumpy ride in the coming months. The S&P 500 hit another all-time high Monday, as optimism surrounding a Covid-19 treatment and vaccine drove stocks higher, …

How Microsoft’s TikTok Tussle Risks a U.S. Stock Market Shock

China is beginning to pushback against the Microsoft-TikTok acquisition talks. The Chinese state media described the situation as a “smash and grab.” As geopolitical risks continue to intensify, the U.S. stock market is at risk of turbulence. Microsoft is in the process of discussing a deal with ByteTree to acquire TikTok in the U.S. But, …

A Frightening Omen for the U.S. Housing Market

As the housing market grapples with historically tight inventories, more construction is needed to arrest an affordability crisis. Unfortunately, U.S. construction spending just fell for a fourth straight month. Losses were especially steep in the homebuilding segment. Homebuilders face multiple headwinds that could stunt the housing market recovery. Monday may not have been an enormous …