Explained: How a massive options trade by a JP Morgan fund can move the markets

NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) – A nearly $17 billion JP Morgan fund is expected to reset its options positions on Thursday, which could increase stock volatility at the end of a dismal first half for stocks. Analysts say the JPMorgan Hedged Equity Fund reset rocked markets in the final hours of last quarter and … Read more

Wall St rallies as traders recall bets on rate hike

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US stock indexes predict first weekly gain in four Banking stocks mixed after Fed stress test results Indices up: Dow 1.05%, S&P 1.35%, … Read more

Analysis: Market crash exposes Europe’s divisions

Market rout highlights Europe’s Achilles heel ECB tries to restore confidence dampened by soaring prices Ministers are deadlocked over a decade-old plan to support banks LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – A market sell-off has revived memories of the eurozone debt crisis more than a decade ago, illuminating the divisions that have undermined the currency bloc’s … Read more

Rocky markets give macro funds a boost

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) – Hedge funds that bet on bonds, currencies, stocks and commodities are among the industry’s biggest gainers this year, … Read more

Wall Street Week Ahead: Signs of market bottoms elude investors after strong selling

‘Stock Exchange’ is seen above an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wall St. in New York, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Investors are watching a range of indicators for how far a sharp drop in … Read more

Analysis: The pain is not over for the US bond market, but some see yields approaching their highs

An eagle tops the facade of the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Interest rate jitters continue to hammer the U.S. bond market, but some investors are beginning to speculate that a possible easing in price … Read more

Analysis: S&P 500 bear market whispers intensify as U.S. stocks decline continues

NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) – Expectations of a hawkish Federal Reserve are clouding Wall Street’s outlook for stocks, with some investors now bracing for a potential bear market in the benchmark S&P 500 index. A bear market — often seen as a drop of 20% or more from a high — would mark the … Read more

Wall St Week Ahead Rocky stock market faces Fed test with eyes on tightening plans

A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, United States, April 16 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, April 29 (Reuters) – A volatile stock market faces … Read more

Musk told banks he would limit payments on Twitter and make money from tweets, sources say

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has told banks that agreed to help fund his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc … Read more