Author Archives: Deep

Trading the unheard-of fall in yields to zero

For the first time ever Japan’s 10-year bond yield went negative, raising concern that loose central bank policies around the world have finally gone too far and leaving investors scratching their heads on how to trade such an unprecedented situation. Japan becomes the first G-7 country whose 10-year debt went past zero, which means holders are actually paying the government ... Read More »

Polaroid Power and Snap smartphones unveiled

Over at CES Polaroid has announced a couple of new smartphones (or 4, if you count display diagonal options). Not a major player on the smartphone scene, Polaroid has placed the focus of the new models on affordability. Polaroid Snap The Polaroid Snap is the lower-specced model, and comes in three display sizes: 5″, 5.5″, and 6″. Whatever the diagonal, ... Read More »

The DJIA: Goldman Sachs and everybody else.

When the Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 400 points Monday afternoon, it was weighed down by a sell-off in Goldman Sachs stock before it partially rebounded. Of course, the Dow is not the market — it’s just 30 major stocks out of the thousands traded on American exchanges. Most of the time, those stocks move along with ... Read More »

BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL are official with 5.5″ displays

US-based smartphone maker BLU used CES 2016 to announce its latest phones – the BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Both feature 5.5″ Super AMOLED screens, MediaTek chipsets with octa-core CPU and metal unibody design. BLU Vivo 5 The BLU Vivo 5 comes with a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen of 720p resolution resulting in a pixel density of 267 ppi. ... Read More »

Who’s to blame for the market turmoil?

The world’s stock markets are in the red for the year amid a global equity rout. But what’s behind it? Despite well-known experts warning about the prospect of a U.S. or even global recession, there is little clear sign to that effect, raising questions as to why stocks are falling so fast. CNBC takes a look at the leading suspects ... Read More »

HTC One A9 now also comes in pink

The acronym was as grating and inaccurate as it was cute and catchy: TINA. It stood for “There Is No Alternative,” and sought to explain in four letters why so many investors kept putting money joylessly into stocks in recent years — supposedly because central banks had banished safe returns from the financial firmament with interest rates near nil. With ... Read More »

All-metal Nubia X8 leaks in live photos

Nubia, ZTE’s premium sister company, is planning to launch a couple of devices on its January 18 event. As it’s often the case, one of the phones to be announced at the event has leaked. What you see below are live photos of the Nubia X8 – a metal-clad smartphone with a fingerprint sensor below the main camera. According to ... Read More »

Bank investors have suffered two lost decades

After an awful start to 2016, the S&P 500 bank index is at the same level as in the fall of 1996. Not that it hasn’t been a rocky road: The banks doubled over the next 10 years, then crashed amid the financial crisis, before running right back to where they started. And bank investors did enjoy dividends over the ... Read More »

Microsoft Lumia 650 shows up in a live image, design confirmed

The Microsoft Lumia 650 has been popping up here and there over the past month, and its existence nearly got official confirmation from a company senior exec. Now a new live photo has appeared, confirming the design in previous renders, and the source also has intel on the specs. The lone image depicts the phone at an angle and other ... Read More »

Your first trade for Tuesday

The “Fast Money” traders gave their final thoughts of the day. Pete Najarian is a buyer of McDonald’s (MCD) Dan Nathan is a buyer of PayPal (PYPL) Karen Finerman is a buyer of Weight Watchers (WTW) Guy Adami is a buyer of Texas Instruments (TXN) Trader disclosure: On February 8th the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be ... Read More »