JJ began his career as a Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) market maker in 1985. He also worked for ING Bank and Blue Capital, and was Managing Director of Option Trading for Van Der Moolen USA. In 2006, he joined thinkorswim®, which TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. acquired in 2009. After leading the Educational Events team, he became Managing Director of Active Trader Services in 2009.
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Stocks seem likely to be under pressure today both from falling bond yields and new concerns about a possible no-deal Brexit. Tomorrow brings a fresh look at Q2 GDP data.
Heading into September, investors appear to be on edge about bond yields as tensions between the U.S. and China heat up. These signs, as well as uncertainty surrounding interest rate cuts, potentially point to ongoing volatility in the month ahead.
There’s still a feeling of caution in the air, judging from a rise in bonds overnight. However, stock futures also moved higher as investors try to figure out what’s next in the trade war.
The week begins with some new hopes for trade talks with China, and that appears to be giving the market a positive tone early on. Caution lingers, however, as seen in weak Treasury yields and elevated volatility.
Fresh tariff talk helped steer a flight to safety that seemed to accelerate into the Friday close. Stocks sold off sharply, the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to around 1.5%, VIX soared above 20 and gold returned to the mid-1500s per ounce.
A highly anticipated speech from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is scheduled for a little later this morning. Given how jittery the market has been with the Treasury yield inversions and recession fears, ultra-low longer-term U.S. government debt yields, and continued worry about the trade war, today could end up being a volatile session.
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