Today’s holiday-shortened session is the last before Friday’s June jobs report. Many analysts expect a major improvement in June from the disappointing May job growth.
It’s Fed day, and all eyes are likely glued on the 2 p.m. ET rate decision. The futures market shows a less than 25% chance of the Fed cutting rates today.
Oracle is set to report fiscal Q4 earnings this Wednesday, and many analysts see various competitive pressures potentially weighing on revenue for the second-straight quarter.
With quarterly earnings season about to begin, the Communication Services sector is poised to be among the stand-outs in terms of revenue, according to third-party expectations.
Turmoil struck the markets in December as the Fed raised interest rates again. Stocks sank sharply amid worries about the economy, China tariffs, and more potential rate hikes next year.
There’s more to portfolio diversification than stocks and bonds. Factors like market capitalization, international vs. domestic holdings, and sub-sector exposure all deserve consideration as you build a well-diversified portfolio.
The October's stock saw volatile trading that had investors on a rock ride as earnings season got underway. The Nasdaq plunged into correction territory in a sudden late-month slide.
A well-diversified strategy with wider exposure across the market might seem less thrilling than chasing leaders, but might give investors a better chance to meet goals.
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