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3:18 p.m. July 18, 2019 - By Wallace Witkowski
CrowdStrike CEO says ‘legacy technologies are just failing’ after giving confident earnings outlook Cybersecurity company’s stock experiences a double-digit gain in late trading after post-IPO earnings reportCrowdStrike Holdings Inc. shares jumped by double digits in the extended session Thursday after the cybersecurity company‘s first earnings report since going public included an optimistic outlook that its chief executive credited to customer frustration with legacy security products.
1:24 p.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Ended Flat Because a Potential Rate Cut Looms Over Earnings All three major U.S. stock indexes closed with minor gains on Thursday after data published by the Philadelphia Fed showed that manufacturing activity rebounded strongly this month.
12:37 p.m. July 18, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Stocks snap 2-day skid as Fed’s Williams says central bank should act swiftly to quash slowdown signs UnitedHealth’s 2.3% stock drop weighs on the DowU.S. stocks close higher Thursday, recovering from early losses, after New York Federal Reserve President John Williams said the central bank’s wisest strategy is to cut interest rates at the first sign of economic distress when interest rates are already low.
12:21 p.m. July 18, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
This gold-related ETF is crushing the stock market’s gains in 2019 — and analysts say the metal has room to run The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF is up 33% so far in 2019Gold futures are brandishing lustrous gains but a popular exchange-traded fund focused on companies that mine the yellow metal is en fuego.
12:09 p.m. July 18, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Should investors prepare for a ‘shock and awe’ campaign from the Fed? Traders now estimate a more than 70% chance of a half-point rate cut in JulyMarket participants are preparing for a wide range of outcomes in Fed policy over the coming months.
10:28 a.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Radio Giant iHeartMedia Stock Lands on Nasdaq Through Direct Stock Listing iHeartMedia today returned to the land of the living, with a high-profile direct listing of its stock on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol IHRT.
8:55 a.m. July 18, 2019 - By Brett Arends
Netflix crash: Beware of hot stocks Even after the tumble, Netflix is still expensive at 70 times expected earningsNetflix shows the lure — and danger — of chasing the latest hot growth stock, writes Brett Arends.
8:37 a.m. July 18, 2019 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Still bullish, but first sell signals have appeared Also, Gain Capital takeover rumorsAlso, Gain Capital takeover rumors.
8:36 a.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Stocks Are Sagging as Earnings Reports Roll In The decline came despite upbeat news on manufacturing.
7:46 a.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Down Because Manufacturing Data Is Too Good The Philadelphia Fed Index for July added another stronger-than-expected datapoint to the roster of recent economic releases. But because good news has become bad news in this market, stocks are falling Thursday.
6:02 a.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
5G Can Boost iPhone Sales, Apple’s Top Bull Says Apple’s future iPhone sales stand to benefit from the services 5G networking can support, according to the stock’s new top Wall Street bull.
5:03 a.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Netflix Stock Is Plunging as Tech Worries Weigh on the Market Concerns centered on corporate earnings and the trade war with China.
3:30 a.m. July 18, 2019 - By Wallace Witkowski
IBM stock slips as earnings, cloud revenue beat Street view Cloud sales grow to $5.65 billion, while Street expected $5.55 billionInternational Business Machines Corp. shares give back gains in the extended session Wednesday and slip to a loss after the tech giant top Wall Street earnings estimates for the second quarter.
3:00 a.m. July 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Harder Times Can Be Good Times for Small-Cap Momentum Investing It hasn’t been a good year for small-capitalization stocks, but betting on the best performers in the group is paying off.
1:34 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Dropped 116 Points Because of Lackluster Earnings All three major U.S. stock indexes slipped on Wednesday as lackluster earnings raised concern about the industrial sector of the economy. Investors are still digesting the comments from President Donald Trump that a U.S.-China trade deal might not happen anytime soon.
1:25 p.m. July 17, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks notch back-to-back losses and Dow transports shed 3.6% Bank of America beats earnings estimates on retail businessU.S. stocks end lower for a second straight session Wednesday as investors digest mixed earnings results and economic data, while a lack of progress on the Beijing-Washington tariff dispute remained a headache.
12:45 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
Merger Makes Curaleaf the World’s Biggest Marijuana Seller The American marijuana chain Curaleaf Holdings said it agreed to buy GR Companies, a privately held rival.
12:18 p.m. July 17, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump credits ‘vicious’ congresswomen for rise in poll as he heads to campaign rally President shows no signs of backing down from feud with DemocratsPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked a quartet of Democratic congresswomen for a bump in his poll numbers, showing no sign of backing away from a high-profile feud as he headed for a campaign rally in North Carolina.
12:14 p.m. July 17, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Junk-bond ETF holdings could top $52.7 billion record ahead of expected rate cuts Two biggest ETFs now hold $28 billionInvestors are pouring money into exchange-traded funds that track junk-rated corporate bonds, using exposure to debt-laden companies as a ‘stock replacement’ strategy
11:05 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
There’s light at the end of the tunnel for small caps, analysts say The Russell 2000 remains more than 10% below its August record highThere is reason to believe that the long, cold winter for small-cap stocks may be close to ending
9:08 a.m. July 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Down 45 Points Because the China Trade Deal Is as Far Away as Ever The main U.S. stock indexes were in negative territory as concerns about disappointing earnings reports and continuing trade tensions with China put growth worries front and center.
8:44 a.m. July 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
Jeffrey Epstein’s Investing Lagged Behind the Market Since his arrest, many headlines have reported Epstein’s Gratitude America foundation’s gifts. But Barron’s has examined the foundation’s investment returns. They trailed the market.
8:29 a.m. July 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Down Because Some Earnings Are Casting Doubts on the Economy The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite were all down Wednesday after a batch of lackluster earnings raised concerns about the health of industrial portions of the economy.
8:14 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Wallace Witkowski
Microsoft earnings: Trillion-dollar valuation is banking on continuing cloud growth One analyst sees cloud accounting for 60% of Microsoft’s revenue in six yearsGrowth of Microsoft Corp.’s cloud service Azure will be key in determining whether the software giant maintains its leading trillion-dollar market cap after its earnings report.
6:48 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Samuel Agini
Killing time: The closing auction is eating the trading dayThe closing auction — a window of just five minutes — is becoming the most heavily traded part of the day, a shift that has driven a wedge between investors, banks, exchanges and regulators.
5:38 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow slips and the stock market treads water at the open as investors digest earnings from B.of A.U.S. stock indexes tread water at the start of trading Wednesday, with investors finding few reasons to take benchmarks further into record territory, amid a round of earnings from U.S. corporations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 17 points, or less than 0.1%, lower at 27,316, the S&P 500 index retreated less than 0.1% at 3,003, while the Nasdaq Composite Index inched less than 0.1% lower at 8,224. Bank of America reported better-than-expected results, with earnings per share for the quarter at 74 cents, compared with estimates for 71 cents. But expectations for lower profits, in an environment of falling interest rates, have put some pressure on shares of the second-largest bank by assets. Meanwhile, shares of CSX Corp. were down after the rail company cut its full-year sales projections, citing economic uncertainty and a recent shutdown of a major oil refinery it served.
5:01 a.m. July 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Flat as CSX Stock Sinks and Qualcomm Jumps Earnings season is providing some fodder for investors, as is the latest White House commentary on the U.S.-China trade situation.
4:45 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Keep the change: Record share of investors worry buybacks, dividends are too generous 38% of institutional investors want companies to keep their cash for other purposesU.S.companies have been on a stock buyback binge, and now a record share of institutional investors are worried that companies are being too generous with stock repurchases and dividend payouts
2:11 p.m. July 16, 2019 - By Brett Arends
Mira Sorvino is proof the rich and famous get the same bad investing advice as everyday Americans Comments from this Hollywood star sum up the most common mistakes made when investing in the stock marketComments from this Hollywood star sum up the most common mistakes made when investing in the stock market.
12:59 p.m. July 16, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Slipped 24 Points Because More China Tariffs Are Back in Play The three main U.S. stock indexes all drifted lower on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said at a White House cabinet meeting that he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports if he wanted. Big banks reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter.
12:30 p.m. July 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Is the Fed on the verge of sparking a stock-market ‘melt-up’?The Federal Reserve is almost certain to cut rates at the end of July — but don’t expect a melt-up, usually marked by a powerful rally followed by a substantial selloff, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management.
12:28 p.m. July 16, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks close down after Trump says ‘a long way to go’ on trade and investors digest bank earnings Trump described progress toward a China and U.S. trade pact as “a long way to go”U.S. stocks retreat Tuesday as investors digest trade war talk and a trio of bank earnings, a day after major equity indexes eked out a round of fresh all-time closing highs Monday
12:11 p.m. July 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow snaps 4-day win streak, narrowly misses longest string of records in 1 1/2 yearsThe three major U.S. stock benchmarks snapped a multisession win streak on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said an agreement with China on trade tariffs had "a long way to go," and a trio of the U.S.'s largest banks reported quarterly results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down by about 24 points, or less than 0.1%, at 27,336, ending four straight days of gains. If the Dow had finished in positive territory, it would have marked the longest streak of records for the blue-chip index since Dec. 13, 2017, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 closed off 0.3% at 3,004, halting a 5-day win streak and the Nasdaq Composite Index finished down 0.4% at 8,222, ending its string of gains at two. All three benchmarks closed at records on Monday. Investors digested earnings JPMorgan Chase & Co. , Goldman Sachs , and Wells Fargo & Co. , which delivered on lowered expectations but came as the Federal Reserve was expected to lower rates, currently at a range of 2.25%-2.50% at the end of July to combat the effects of tariff conflicts between the U.S. and China. Banks tend to benefit from a higher-rate environment because the institutions borrow over a short-term basis and lend over a longer term. JPMorgan, for one, said that it was lowering its forecast for net interest margin, which helped to put pressure on its shares. Goldman's stock, however, rose 1.9%, as the investment bank surprised by beating analysts' average estimates firmly on profit and revenue. On the economic front, June retail sales rose 0.4% compared against May, coming in ahead of the 0.1% gain expected by economists polled by MarketWatch. Still, Dallas Federal Reserve chief Robert Kaplan also said Tuesday that inflation is likely to remain low because of the vast changes new technologies have had on wages and prices.
8:28 a.m. July 16, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Slightly Lower Because Nothing Can Lift Stocks Today The major U.S. stock indexes were effectively flat Tuesday despite strong earnings from Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, and JPMorgan Chase. A rise in U.S. consumer spending in June also didn’t lift markets.
8:20 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market sinks to session low as Trump says there's 'a long way to go' on China trade dealU.S. stock indexes Tuesday midday were trading near session lows, though only modestly lower, after President Donald Trump described progress toward a China and U.S. tariff pact as "a long way to go" to reporters. Trump made his comments during a cabinet meeting at the White House, with reporters in attendance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added to modest losses, and was recently trading down 46 points, or 0.2%, at 27,313, but had been as low as 27,296. The S&P 500 index declined 0.3% at 3,004, near its intraday low at 3,002.55, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was 0.5% lower at 8,217, after touching a session nadir at 8,212.14. All that said, all three benchmarks finished at records on Monday, with expectations growing that the Federal Reserve will ease monetary policy, providing further support for stocks to climb. However, trade disputes between the U.S. and its international counterparts, notably Beijing, have been at the center of investors' concerns and the chief reason the Fed is said to be considering a pre-emptive rate cut, even though most of the domestic economy remains healthy.
7:05 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By William Watts
Rate cut with stock market at all-time highs? It’s been done before — but here’s what’s different Fed has never cut interest rates with unemployment so lowA look back at history shows that the Fed has been willing to cut rates with stocks at or near all-time highs in the past, but it’s a phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in more than 20 years. And the Fed has never moved to ease when unemployment stood below 4%.
5:07 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Why the big tech stocks are now contrarian buys It’s time to buy the large-cap FAANGs that have been beaten down by politiciansIt feels weird to say this, but Facebook, Amazon, and Apple have become — dare we say it? — contrarian plays.
4:38 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Bond market on verge of tripping a signal that could lead to sharp sell-off MarketWatch’s call of the day comes from the Leuthold Group, a Minneapolis investment research firm, which tracks the correlation between weekly percentage changes in the S&P 500  and the 10-year Treasury yield.
1:30 p.m. July 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Ended Flat Because It’s Earnings Season and Everyone’s Treading Lightly The three main U.S. stock indexes all made marginal gains on Monday. Two had set new records last week, with the S&P 500 topping 3,000, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaching 27,000.
12:26 p.m. July 15, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks eke out another round of records as investors brace for 2nd-quarter earnings Citigroup earnings kick off a week of earnings reportsStocks eke out a modest round of gains Monday, building on record finishes from last week, as a wave of second-quarter earnings are set to kick off.
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