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Almost 1.2 million babies could die during the pandemic — but not from the coronavirus

The ripple effects from COVID-19 lockdowns could be more deadly for young children than the actual virus 3:44 p.m. July 2, 2020

S&P 500 tags gap resistance, Nasdaq vies for latest record close

U.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating to start the third quarter amid a holiday-shortened week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has rallied to tag gap resistance (3,123), while the Nasdaq Composite is vying to surpass its record close (10,131). 12:10 p.m. July 1, 2020

Charting market cross currents, S&P 500 maintains 200-day average

Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are poised to conclude June against an increasingly uneven, but still generally bullish, bigger-picture backdrop, writes Michael Ashbaugh. 12:47 p.m. June 30, 2020

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Global IPO market springs back to life after two months in a deep freeze

European IPO markets are starting to show signs of life after the pandemic curtailed activity from March through to May.

8:24 a.m. June 29, 2020
Bearish momentum persists, S&P 500 back for second crack at 200-day average

U.S. stocks are firmly lower early Friday, pressured amid heightened virus concerns and after the Federal Reserve’s bank stress test results introduced the prospect of dividend cuts. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has pulled in to its second test of the 200-day moving average — across as many sessions — while the Nasdaq Composite is back for another crack at its breakout point (9,838).

11:54 a.m. June 26, 2020
Market cross currents resurface, S&P 500 weathers test of 200-day average

U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating in the wake of an aggressive mid-week downdraft. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has effectively nailed its breakout point (9,838) — and rallied from major support — while the S&P 500 has reversed early Thursday from its 200-day moving average.

12:15 p.m. June 25, 2020
Charting failed technical tests: S&P 500, Dow industrials plunge from key resistance

U.S. stocks are firmly lower early Wednesday, pressured at least partly amid renewed virus concerns. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has extended a bearish reversal from record highs — to punctuate a bearish gravestone doji — while the S&P 500 has plunged from its latest failed test of familiar resistance (3,155).

12:02 p.m. June 24, 2020
Charting a bullish summer start, Nasdaq takes flight to record territory

Technically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, on balance, despite increasingly uneven market price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.

12:54 p.m. June 23, 2020
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Why government is the solution, not the problem, for a weary and worried post-pandemic world

Some countries will try to go it alone, but free trade and open economies are the sure path to growth.

4:41 p.m. June 22, 2020
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This fund manager whose biggest short was Wirecard says he is the most bullish toward stocks since 2009

Why one fund manager is the most optimistic he has been about the stock market in a decade.

10:50 a.m. June 19, 2020
Charting a successful technical test, S&P 500 maintains major support

Technically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bullish bigger-picture backdrop has thus far weathered a mid-June market whipsaw, writes Michael Ashbaugh.

1:01 p.m. June 16, 2020

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