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Four times as many jobs were lost worldwide in 2020 as during the 2008–09 financial crisis: UN

The International Labor Organization, a UN agency, estimated that the restrictions on businesses and public life destroyed 8.8% of all work hours around the world last year. That is equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs. 8:34 a.m. Today

Charting a bull-trend pullback: S&P 500 retests the breakout point

U.S. stocks are lower early Friday — though off the session’s worst levels — pressured amid virus concerns, and a not well-received batch of influential earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite continue to digest respectable mid-week rallies to record territory, against an otherwise bullish bigger-picture backdrop. 12:25 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021

Bull trend confirmed, Nasdaq Composite gaps to record highs

U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, largely treading water amid otherwise constructive January price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting respectable bull-flag breakouts, their latest rallies to all-time highs. 11:59 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021

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Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 maintains 20-day average

Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a bullish holding pattern, digesting a sharp early-month rally to record territory, writes Michael Ashbaugh.

12:33 p.m. Jan. 19, 2021
‘Reckoning’ ahead? Why investors continue to ignore ’emerging market’–style U.S. politics

Investors continue to look past America's increasingly emerging-market style political risk, analysts say.

6:32 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands

Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a near-term holding pattern, pulling in modestly from all-time highs. Still, the slight downturn punctuates previously aggressive January breakouts amid a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.

12:53 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands

Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a near-term holding pattern, pulling in modestly from all-time highs. Still, the slight downturn punctuates previously aggressive January breakouts amid a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.

12:29 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021
Jared Diamond explains how COVID-19 might change the world—for the better

For the first time in world history, people around the world are being forced to acknowledge that we all face a shared threat that no country can overcome by itself.

9:24 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021
Man who called 2008 stock-market top says we are in ‘real humdinger’ of a bubble

Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist at Boston-based money manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., in a research report dated Tuesday doubles down on his warning of a bubble in stocks in recent research report.

1:26 p.m. Jan. 9, 2021
Charting a strong January start, big three U.S. benchmarks tag record highs

U.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a softer-than-expected monthly jobs report. The sluggish start punctuates otherwise bullish early-January price action, amid a rally placing each big three U.S. benchmark at its latest record high.

12:01 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 challenges record highs

U.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising as Treasury yields take flight amid a receding U.S. election overhang. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged a nominal record high early Wednesday, while the Dow industrials have broken more firmly to record territory, rising within view of the 31,000 mark.

12:00 p.m. Jan. 6, 2021

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