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What could save the stock market in July? More government borrowing and Federal Reserve money printing

Improved company earnings in the quarters ahead and a breakthrough Covid treatment or vaccine could buoy stock prices. But the real catalyst will be government intervention.

9:32 a.m. July 2, 2020
Here are your odds the stock market will be higher on Dec. 31

There’s a 2-out-of-3 chance U.S. stocks will climb over the next 6 months — which is right about average, notes Mark Hulbert.

11:09 a.m. June 30, 2020
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BAC /zigman2/quotes/200894270/composite 23.29 +0.03 +0.13%
C /zigman2/quotes/207741460/composite 50.55 +0.20 +0.40%
MSFT /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite 206.26 +1.56 +0.76%
INTC /zigman2/quotes/203649727/composite 59.13 +0.32 +0.54%
CSCO /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite 45.63 -0.07 -0.15%
F /zigman2/quotes/208911460/composite 6.05 +0.07 +1.17%
WFC /zigman2/quotes/203790192/composite 25.34 +0.25 +1.00%
JPM /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite 92.66 +0.30 +0.32%
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SectorWatch »

How to build an LGBTQ-friendly portfolio

Investors that want to support inclusive companies might not have to sacrifice returns for their social values, according to research. Here's what you need to know. video content

7:00 a.m. July 2, 2020
How 5G could boost productivity through virtual and augmented reality

With the promise of higher speeds and decreased latency, 5G network capabilities could boost productivity in a variety of industries through powerful AR/VR tools. video content

10:30 a.m. June 29, 2020
How to keep emotions out of your portfolio with systematic investing

Dr. Kathryn Kaminski, Chief Research Strategist at AlphaSimplex, explains how systematic strategies can be used to manage risk in volatile markets. video content

11:08 a.m. June 26, 2020
41% of Black small businesses have closed since the pandemic

Black business ownership fell more than any demographic group since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to some across the nation who are still fighting to survive. video content

7:00 a.m. June 25, 2020

Mutual Funds »

4 safe and inflation-beating ways to beat those sinking yields on money-market funds

These low-risk vehicles give you a positive after-inflation rate on your money, writes Mark Hulbert.

4:36 p.m. June 30, 2020
How to build an investment portfolio that supports racial justice

Measuring the social impact of your stocks and bonds is not always easy, but there are still many tools to help you promote racial equity with your investments.

8:38 a.m. June 29, 2020
Day-trading reality check: humans are poor investors and even worse traders

Here’s why you should stay away from “free” digital trading platforms.

3:14 p.m. June 27, 2020
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Fidelity Contra /zigman2/quotes/202430342/realtime 15.21 +0.06 +0.40%
Vanguard 500 Idx /zigman2/quotes/209016161/realtime 288.93 +1.37 +0.48%
CGM Tr Focus /zigman2/quotes/203752257/realtime 24.77 +0.08 +0.32%
Dodge Cox Stock /zigman2/quotes/202530840/realtime 161.35 +1.00 +0.62%
Fairholme /zigman2/quotes/200889155/realtime 18.05 +0.01 +0.06%
T. Rowe Price Eq Inc /zigman2/quotes/202557696/realtime 25.77 +0.18 +0.70%
USAA Metals Min /zigman2/quotes/205465333/realtime 20.68 -0.16 -0.77%

Exchange Traded Funds »

Carter Worth's Picks For The Second Half Of 2020

Carter Worth's Picks For The Second Half Of 2020

1:37 p.m. July 1, 2020 (Benzinga.com)
4 Good And Bad Sector ETFs For July

4 Good And Bad Sector ETFs For July

9:10 a.m. July 1, 2020 (Benzinga.com)
SPY
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust
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Exchange traded funds ›
iShares Russell 2000 /zigman2/quotes/209961116/composite 142.40 +0.58 +0.41%
Financial Sector SPDR /zigman2/quotes/209660484/composite 22.97 +0.03 +0.13%
Energy Sector SPDR /zigman2/quotes/206420077/composite 37.34 +0.41 +1.11%
iShares MSCI Em Mkt /zigman2/quotes/201454250/composite 41.36 +0.92 +2.27%
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Bonds »

Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments

The federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral.

3:26 p.m. July 2, 2020
Why Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other highfliers now look a lot like the ‘Nifty Fifty’ bubble stocks of the 1970s

Investors who buy regardless of price and valuation inevitably get hit with reality, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.

4:39 p.m. June 22, 2020
7/2/2020 2:19pm
U.S. 3 Month Treasury Bill
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Bonds ›
6 mo Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347049/realtime 0.16 -0.01 -7.34%
2 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347045/realtime 0.16 -0.02 -9.12%
5 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347048/realtime 0.30 -0.01 -4.54%
10 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime 0.67 -0.0049 -0.72%
30 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347052/realtime 1.43 +0.0089 +0.63%

Currencies »

Asian markets gain following upbeat U.S. jobs report

Markets advanced in Asia on Friday following a Wall Street rally driven by strong jobs data.

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Return of March panic is the biggest risk to the S&P 500 right now. Here’s the trigger

Our call of the day has charted out some highs and lows for the S&P 500 that investors need to watch out for in coming weeks and months. And here’s what could cause a trigger.

3:04 a.m. Today
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Commodities »

London stocks struggle while U.S. markets are closed for July 4 holiday

London stocks fell on Friday, with the index set to underperform its European rivals for the week, as weak oil prices weighed on major energy names, and alongside concerns that next week’s summer statement from the U.K. Chancellor will lack big tax cuts.

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Is the stock market closed today? For 4th of July, here’s everything investors need to know about trading hours and closures

Independence Day falls on Saturday this year, meaning that U.S. financial markets will be closed on Friday.

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Commodities ›
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Natural Gas /zigman2/quotes/210189548/delayed 1.74 +0.0010 +0.06%
Gold /zigman2/quotes/210034565/delayed 1,786.80 -3.20 -0.18%
Silver /zigman2/quotes/210315219/delayed 18.30 -0.03 -0.15%
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