Institute for Supply Management

4:18 a.m. Today -
What Fixed-Income Investors Should Watch This Week: Jobs Report, Powell Speech and More The 10-year Treasury ended last week at 1.5%, down from a peak around 1.6%. Since the start of the year the 10-year has climbed around 60 basis points.
4:04 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Dow futures climb over 300 to start March as Treasury yield hangs around 1.45%Pre-market trading for equity benchmarks point to solid gains to start trade in March, with some strategists attributing the enthusiasm to a cool-down in the rapid rise in bond yields that had unsettled the bullish mood on Wall Street last week.
3:23 a.m. Today - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield holds below 1.50% as bond market selloff cools U.S. Treasury yields are mostly lower on early Monday's trade as the bond market looks to find stability after last week's frenzied moves that saw the benchmark 10-year Treasury surge as high as 1.60%.
10:47 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lionAfter a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb.
2:53 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 -
Futuristic: A SPAC Fuels the Takeoff of Electric Air Taxis Here comes flying cars. The air-taxi start-up, Joby Aviation, is merging with a SPAC, which will fund its development. Next stop: air-taxi services around the world,
10:15 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Why the world's largest fund manager is getting more aggressive — and says climate change boosts the case for equitiesBlackRock makes the case for increasing allocation toward stocks and away from government bonds.
5:05 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 -
Elon Musk's carbon footprint looks modest by billionaire standards --- but then he doesn't own a yachtThe "winner" is Roman Abramovich, and Bill Gates is middle of the pack.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 -
Free Stock Trading Always Came With a Catch Robinhood, Citadel face scrutiny from lawmakers, Uber just lost a big court case, agriculture hit hard by winter storm, and other news to start your day.
5:12 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Philly Fed manufacturing index slips to 23.1 in February after large jump in prior monthThe Philly Fed's business activity index fell to 23.1 in February from 26.5 in the prior month.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 -
How Short-Term Treasury Yields Could Go Negative, and What It Means Unless policy makers act, some short-term bill yields could fall below zero in coming weeks, making cash even less attractive.
3:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021 -
Behind States’ Rocky Covid Vaccine Rollout: Shaky Tracking Software As state health agencies struggle with glitches and disarray distributing Covid-19 vaccines, they’ve also been beset by another challenge: vendors pitching expensive vaccine-tracking computer systems that can create problems of their own.
8:34 a.m. Feb. 7, 2021 -
Stocks Are Bouncing Back for the Right Reasons. The Yield Curve Could Spell Trouble. Improving Covid-19 news has helped push the energy and financial sectors higher. What the bond market is saying.
3:28 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID cases continue to fall, even with one-day death rate still above 3,000The number of global confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 104 million on Wednesday with the U.S. accounting for 26.4 million of that tally, as it recorded another grim day of more than 3,000 fatalities.
11:37 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains as investors focus on robust tech earnings, rising oil pricesTwo of three major U.S. stocks indexes recorded modest gains Wednesday, but with the Nasdaq Composite closing lower, as energy stocks rose after oil rose to a 1-year high and Amazon and Google reported healthy results.
10:46 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield hits highest levels in a year on recovery hopesU.S. Treasury yields rose Wednesday as more bond traders grew confident that the coronavirus vaccination rollout and further fiscal aid from Congress would sustain the economic recovery in 2021.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
A perfect storm is brewing for interest rates to surge, says this bond expertScott Peng, the founder and chief investment officer of New York investment manager Advocate Capital Management, says a perfect storm is being unleashed.
9:12 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold, silver prices settle higher to recoup some of their recent lossesGold and silver prices settle slightly higher Wednesday to recoup a portion of losses from a day earlier, as trading for both metals looked to stabilize after silver made sizable moves in recent sessions.
5:51 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Services side of U.S. economy speeds up in January, signals faster growth The huge service side of the U.S. economy grew faster in January and companies added more workers, signaling better times ahead as the record surge in coronavirus cases receded.
10:10 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices post highest finish in over a yearOil futures rise Tuesday, with expectations that efforts by major oil producers to reduce production will lead to tighter global supplies lifting U.S. prices to their highest settlement in more than a year.
3:04 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 -
The GameStop Trade Is Over Robinhood raises fresh cash, Alphabet, to report earnings, U.S. funds at-home Covid-19 testing, and other news to start your day.
12:11 p.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Silver gets the GameStop treatment, rallies by as much as 13%Silver prices rally Monday to their highest intraday level since 2013, as a buying frenzy attributed to a post on Reddit last week suggesting a short squeeze on the precious and industrial metal continued.
8:07 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. tops 26 million COVID cases as blizzard conditions hamper vaccinations in NortheastThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 103 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that number, as a snowstorm created blizzard conditions across the Northeast and shuttered vaccination sites.
8:03 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. manufacturers still growing rapidly, ISM finds, despite COVID setbacksU.S. manufacturers grew a bit slower in January as the coronavirus caused more work disruptions, but companies are still expanding rapidly and anticipating a stronger economy in 2021.
6:42 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 -
Manufacturing Activity Dipped. Why Industrial Stocks Will Be Fine. The ISM PMI, a key gauge of manufacturing activity, came in at 58.7, lower than in December and weaker than economists had expected.
2:50 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 -
Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Pfizer, Alphabet, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week It’s another busy week for earnings, with results from Alphabet, Amazon, Alibaba, Electronic Arts, Exxon Mobil, Pfizer, T-Mobile, Ford, and many more. Plus, the January jobs report.
3:27 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021 -
Inverters Are Critical to Solar Power. Tesla Wants to Own It, But That Won’t Be Easy. The electric-car maker introduced a piece of equipment that allows current from solar panels to hook up to the grid. Investors dumped shares of its two big rivals, but they still appear to have an edge over Tesla.
8:50 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 -
Wuhan, China, marks a year since it entered lockdown as Ground Zero of coronavirus epidemicLife in the city of 11 million in Hubei Province has largely returned to normal.
7:50 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden signs flurry of orders to tackle pandemic that has now cost more than 407,000 American lives Fauci addresses board of World Health Organization with promise that U.S. will join international response to crisisThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged above 97 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for 24 million of those cases, as President Joe Biden wasted no time in implementing his plan to address a crisis that has caused the loss of more than 407,000 American lives.
5:56 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Robert Powell
What's a SPAC? And should I invest in one? 6 reasons retirement savers should avoid these ‘blank check’ investments
9:44 a.m. Jan. 10, 2021 -
Interest Rates Have Soared. That Could Put a Dent in Stocks Soon. Rising interest rates are generally a sign of growing confidence in the economy, but if they increase too fast, it could hurt valuations for shares.
3:23 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 -
Barron’s Daily: Tesla’s Elon Musk and How to Become the Richest Person in the World Trump calls for “seamless transition of power” amid growing calls for his removal, Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle U.S. criminal probe of 737 MAX jet, Bitcoin and dollar rise in the wake of D.C. chaos, and other news to start your day.
11:23 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stock indexes close at records on prospects for Biden presidencyU.S. benchmark stock indexes ended at new records Thursday after Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's election win, offering the prospect of more financial aid for consumers and businesses coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
11:10 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq book milestone and record-high finishes as tech stocks surge a day ahead of key jobs reportU.S. stocks on Thursday booked a trifecta of milestones and record closing highs, logging a remarkable finish, considering political unrest that rattled the world a day ago but failed to derail the updraft for the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: DJIA] closed up 0.7% to end at a milestone above 31,000, the S&P 500 index ended 1.5% to a milestone above 3,800, to close at around 3,804, while the Nasdaq Composite Index finished well above 13,000, propelled by a reinvigoration of appetite for technology names following a weak performance for the index on Wednesday following the Georgia runoff Senate elections. The Nasdaq Composite closed up 2.6% to 13,067. Investors largely looked past Wednesday's violent clash between pro- Trump protesters and focused on better-than-expected nonmanufacturing reports, with the Institute for Supply Management services index rising staging an unexpected rebound in its index to 57.2 in December, from 55.9. On top of that, weekly jobless claims were nearly steady last week, slipping to 787,000 from a revised 790,000 the prior week. In corporate news, Tesla Inc. finished at a record high helping to make CEO Elon Musk the richest man in the world, surpassing's Jeff Bezos. Investors will be closely watching Friday's jobs report for clues on the health of the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
9:50 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. economy might lose jobs in December for first time since onset of pandemicThe U.S. economy ended 2020 on a sour note as the coronavirus pandemic exploded across the country and cost more people their jobs. Wall Street forecasts a 50,000 increase in new jobs, but there's not a whole lot of confidence in even that meager forecast.
6:13 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 -
Services Sector Grew in December Despite Covid Spike. Employment Is Falling, However. Activity in the services sector expanded for the seventh month in a row, defying surging Covid-19 infections and a fresh round of commercial restrictions around the country aimed at slowing the spread of the disease.
2:00 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 -
12 Stocks to Play the Reshoring Theme U.S. manufacturing activity is heating up as companies re-evaluate supply chain risk amid geopolitical concerns, tariffs and the Covid-19 crisis.
12:00 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 -
Podcast: Oil Futures Set to Cross $50 a Barrel Oil rebounds after latest OPEC agreement. The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index beats economists’ forecasts. And Berkshire Hathaway rises 2.4% in 2020.
1:40 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021 -
Never Mind the Georgia Runoff. The Stock Market Has Other Things on Its Mind. “We think that even in the event the Democrats sweep the Georgia elections, an element of gridlock will persist in D.C.,” one economist explains.
11:26 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow gains over 160 points as investors eye runoffs in Georgia for U.S. SenateU.S. stocks finished higher Tuesday as investors focused on a pair of runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate.
11:19 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 -
U.S. Stocks Close Higher as Markets Await Georgia Results The results of the Senate runoff race in Georgia could usher in a Democratic sweep and allow Joe Biden to push policies through Congress more easily.
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