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Trading Desk: When AI Met Biotech

Artificial intelligence (AI), the driving force behind the recent surge in tech stocks, might finally breathe new life into the lagging biotech sector.  This is according to fund manager Hans Peter Portner, who oversees Banque Pictet & Cie’s largest fund, Global Megatrend Selection. Portner sees

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Trading Desk: What The Fed Said

The Federal Reserve delivered a message of cautious optimism, highlighting several positive trends in the US economy. Steady economic growth provides a solid foundation, while a strong labor market offers resilience. Furthermore, there are encouraging signs that the intense inflation experienced over the past year

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Trading Desk: The Trouble With Tesla’s Taxes

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (TSLA) CEO, is renowned for his bold visions and polarizing persona. While Tesla was once an electric vehicle (EV) pioneer, its stock has tumbled to a 10-month low amidst waning investor confidence.  But there’s another, less-discussed issue that could further undermine Tesla’s

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Trading Desk: The Boeing Effect

Boeing (BA), the aerospace giant, is mired in legal troubles that are beginning to reach far and wide throughout the airline industry. Regulatory probes, aircraft delivery delays and mounting lawsuits are casting a wide shadow — dragging down not just Boeing stock, but impacting other

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Trading Desk: Why Apple Is Tanking

Apple, the world’s most valuable company, is facing a major challenge in its most important market: China. iPhone sales in China have plunged 24% in the first six weeks of 2024. This comes as local smartphone companies, particularly Huawei, are making a comeback. This is

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Fed Watch: Rate Cuts Are Coming

After a year of aggressive interest rate hikes in 2023, the Federal Reserve is signaling the potential for lower interest rates in 2024.  While the fight against inflation isn’t won yet, recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggest that if economic data shifts

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