US stock market

Capital markets

Day-trader heaven arrives as Tesla, Bitcoin and stock options surge

It was another day of euphoria for Bitcoin boosters and the options-slinger set as virtually all their favorite things launched skyward.

Broker's Calls

Market rally cools as investors reap their profits

As the initial excitement of positive vaccine results cools down, markets have simultaneously slowed as investors look to take profit while the money is good. The Dow slipped sub-30,000.

Global Markets

Dow Average tops 30,000, S&P 500 jumps to record in markets wrap

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 30,000 for the first time and investors piled into risk assets as a series of market-friendly developments unleashed animal spirits on Wall Street.

US stocks

NASDAQ raise IPO barriers for Chinese firms

(May 19):  Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) is set to unveil new restrictions on initial public offerings (IPOs), a move that will make it harder for some Chinese companies to debut on its stock exchange, peopl

Tong's Portfolio

Fed and Trump underwrite the US bull market

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Global stocks traded sharply lower last week as the second wave of Covid-19 outbreak, this time outside of China, triggered heightened uncerta

US stocks

Buy the dip when market overreacts, says KGI

SINGAPORE (Feb 5): The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by about 666 points on Feb 2, a magnitude that was last seen the day after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 24, 2016.


3 reasons why US firms are taking longer to go public

SINGAPORE (Jan 9): It was an encouraging 2017 for the S&P 500, booking a full year of monthly total gains for the first time ever.

Global Economy

Fed's Yellen to headline annual Jackson Hole policy conference

NEW YORK (Aug 18): Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will join European Central Bank President Mario Draghi in Jackson Hole, Wyoming next week, setting the stage for a potentially revealing debate


Are ETFs a bane or boon to the US stock market?

SINGAPORE (Aug 16): Inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have hit an all-time high this year with investors piling a total of US$391 billion ($535 billion) in the first seven months of 2017 al