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Memorial Day 2019: Everything investors need to know about trading hours, market closures

The U.S. stock market will close Monday in observance of Memorial Day to honor and remember the brave men and women who died serving their country.

9:28 a.m. Today
Senator Ted Cruz Sold Goldman Sachs Stock

The Texas Republican disclosed Friday that a joint account that he owns with his wife Heidi sold $50,001 to $100,000 of the investment bank’s shares earlier in May.

7:30 a.m. Today
Here’s What the Retirement Bill Means for Savers and Retirees

The Secure Act is the biggest retirement-oriented legislation to pass in more than a decade. It still needs to pass the Senate, but the 417-3 vote in the House bodes well for passage.

7:15 a.m. Today
The Dow Celebrates Five Weeks of Futility

“The bond market is telling you that the stock market needs to readjust its expectations,” says one portfolio manager.

9:55 p.m. May 24, 2019
Trading Ahead of the Latest Russell Index Rebalancing

One of the highest trading-volume days on U.S. stock markets each year falls in late June, when FTSE Russell rebalances its closely followed collection of U.S. equity indexes

9:42 p.m. May 24, 2019
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Here’s the real reason why the stock market is struggling now

Market-timers are taking a wait-and-see approach, writes Mark Hulbert.

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The richest 10% of households now represent 70% of all U.S. wealth

The rich are getting richer. It is a refrain that has certainly been uttered before, and likely will again, as Deutsche Bank’s chief economist says the gap between the haves and have-nots in the U.S. is, indeed, widening.

5:13 p.m. May 24, 2019
Stocks close higher but Dow logs longest weekly losing streak since 2011

U.S. stocks close higher Friday ahead of the long weekend as trade-war fears receded somewhat following reports President Donald Trump may ease up on restrictions against Huawei Technologies Inc. as part of a bigger trade deal with China.

4:25 p.m. May 24, 2019
Stock market ends higher ahead of Memorial Day holiday, but Dow logs longest weekly skid in 8 years

U.S. stock benchmarks closed out a woeful week for higher on Friday, heading into the Memorial Day holiday. Reports that President Donald Trump may ease restrictions against Huawei Technologies Inc. as part of a bigger trade deal with China, helped to fuel some modest levels of optimism. However, all three major benchmarks finished the week with sizable losses, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked its longest weekly losing streak since 2011. The Dow finished Friday trade up 95 points, or 0.4%, at 25,585, the S&P 500 index rose 0.1% to 2,826, while the Nasdaq Composite Index ended up 0.1% at 7,637. For the week, the Dow declined 0.7%, marking its fifth straight weekly slump. The S&P 500 finished the week 1.2% lower, while the Nasdaq closed 2.3% lower for the week. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq marked their third consecutive weekly loss. On the economic front, orders for durable goods fell 2.1% in April, less severe than the 2.4% decline expected by economists polled by MarketWatch. Core durable orders, a key measure of business investment, also declined, by 0.9%, the first decrease in four months. U.S. markets will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day.

4:07 p.m. May 24, 2019
[DJIA] U.S. stocks close higher, snap two-day losing streak
4:00 p.m. May 24, 2019
[DJIA] Dow closes up 0.4%; S&P 500 adds about 0.2%
4:00 p.m. May 24, 2019
[DJIA] Nasdaq Composite ends day 0.1% higher
4:00 p.m. May 24, 2019
Oil futures suffer worst weekly performance of the year

Oil futures settle higher Friday, recouping a small portion of recent losses, but a day after posting their biggest one-day loss since December, prices see their worst weekly performance of the year.

3:19 p.m. May 24, 2019
2-year Treasury yield stages biggest daily rise in 7 weeks as stocks bounce

Treasury prices fall Friday, pushing yields higher, as U.S. equities look to recover from the previous session’s slump, sapping appetite for government paper.

3:00 p.m. May 24, 2019
[CLN19] July WTI oil gains 72 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $58.63/bbl
2:39 p.m. May 24, 2019
[CLN19] WTI oil falls more than 6% for the week, the biggest weekly loss year to date
2:39 p.m. May 24, 2019
[GCM19] June gold inches lower by $1.80, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,283.60/oz
1:35 p.m. May 24, 2019
[GCM19] Gold futures end the week 0.6% higher
1:35 p.m. May 24, 2019
Gasoline prices have room to climb as the summer driving season begins

Gasoline prices have eased at the pump after experiencing their biggest seasonal spike in eight years, but demand for the fuel is headed toward a record this summer, and prices might rebound, hitting a new peak for the year.

1:30 p.m. May 24, 2019

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