5:31 a.m. Aug. 22, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These 4 big blue chip stocks are cheap for a reason, cautions money manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day looks at four big U.S. companies that have stumbled after a solid ride between 2016 and 2018. The Felder Report’s Jesse Felder says they need to get a lot cheaper.
6:51 a.m. Aug. 17, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
These 10 ‘grey swan’ events could conspire to imperil global economy and markets With all eyes on U.S.-China trade, these macro risks are underexaminedEven as high-probability risks capture the minds of investors, there is a growing combination of lower-probability risks, that could create even more heartburn for investors as the third quarter draws to a close.
7:09 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Empire State, Philly Fed indexes hold steady in August New York inches up to 4.8, Philadephia index falls slightly to 16.8Two gauges on manufacturing sentiment generally held steady in August, defying expectations.
6:38 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial production slumps in July Manufacturing alone down 0.4%, lagging the overall economyU.S. industrial production slumped in July, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
8:00 a.m. Aug. 3, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The Fed can’t stop a market meltdown, warns forecaster who called the 2008 housing bust Critical information for the U.S. trading dayExpectations over the Fed’s ability to fix all that ails the economy and markets may be running a little too hot, warns our call of the day, from James Stack, president of Stack Financial Management and owner of InvesTech Research.
6:17 a.m. July 31, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Chicago PMI shows broad weakness in July Chicago business barometer drops to 44.4, lowest level since Dec. 2015The Chicago PMI business barometer fell sharply in July, falling to 44.4 from 49.7 in June, its lowest level since December 2015, according to MNI Indicators said Wednesday.
1:00 p.m. July 30, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Global U.S. companies see strong earnings so far—once you rule out Boeing Companies that receive 50% of revenues from abroad saw earnings grow by 7.5% in the second-quarterAmerican multinational companies, excluding Boeing, are posting strong earnings growth in the second-quarter, says BAML.
12:55 p.m. July 24, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
S&P 500, Nasdaq stock indexes close at record but Dow grounded by Boeing Tech shares in focus as U.S. opens probe into anti-competitive practicesThe S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite stock indexes closed at record highs on Wednesday despite mixed earnings and economic data and news of antitrust investigations into leading U.S. technology stocks, but the Dow closed lower.
5:50 a.m. July 24, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Dividend-paying stocks will leave Treasurys for dead, says mutual-fund company Federated Critical information for the U.S. trading dayFederated Investors’s chief equity market strategist Phil Orlando, says it’s high time investors wake up to the benefit of dividend paying stocks.
12:29 p.m. July 23, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Stocks close higher on trade talks progress, U.S. debt ceiling deal, and good corporate earnings S&P 500 now just 0.29% from its record close hit July 15Stocks closed higher Tuesday on news of progress on U.S. - China trade talks, an announcement of a White House and Congressional deal on the federal budget and debt ceiling and good corporate earnings.
8:44 a.m. July 23, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Despite Trump jawboning, King Dollar continues to weigh on U.S. companies A strong dollar reduced S&P 500 sales by 1.7 percentage points in the second quarterAn expensive U.S dollar has continued to weigh on the earnings of U.S. companies that sell abroad
5:53 a.m. July 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Philadelphia Fed manufacturing gauge rebounds in July to highest level in a year Business activity index jumps to 21.8 after a 0.3 reading in JuneThe Philadelphia Fed said Thursday its gauge of business activity in its region rebounded sharply in July after sinking in June to its lowest level in four months.
6:18 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. manufacturing ‘is in recession,’ Fed’s data show Production was flat in June, below expectations of a 0.1% gainManufacturing slumped in the three months ended in June for the second straight quarterly decline, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
6:02 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Empire State manufacturing index climbs out of negative territory in July New York Fed’s gauge of business activity climbs to a reading of 4.3The New York Fed Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s main index rebounded modestly to 4.3 in July after a minus 8.6 reading in the prior month, the regional Fed bank said Monday.
4:54 a.m. July 10, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Weak U.S. data could trigger 10% stock plunge, says strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayLooking for surprises? Watch the data not the monetary policy says our call of the day from Elia Lattuga, the deputy head of strategy research at UniCredit.
3:21 a.m. June 20, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Axon stock at risk of losing half its value, short seller Spruce Point says Company formerly known as Taser says Spruce’s report is ‘poorly researched’ and full of ‘inaccuracies and innuendos’Investors who own Axon Enterprise Inc. should brace for the stock to lose half its value, according to well-known short seller Spruce Point Capital Management, which issued a “strong sell” opinion on the law enforcement technology company, that was formerly known as Taser International.
5:15 a.m. June 17, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Empire State manufacturing index posts largest-ever drop into negative territory in June Index declines 26 points to -8.6, first negative reading in more than two yearsThe Empire State factor index plummeted 26 points in June and is now signaling contraction for the first time since Oct. 2016, the New York Fed said Monday.
12:28 p.m. June 10, 2019 - By Sue Chang
Dow logs 6-day winning streak as U.S.-Mexico trade tensions recede Tech-heavy Nasdaq outperforms broader market U.S. stocks close higher Monday, with the Dow gaining for the sixth session in a row, as investors continued to snap up global equities after the U.S. dropped plans to impose tariffs on Mexico.
11:26 a.m. June 10, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump Today: President predicts tariffs will spur China trade deal as he slams Fed Trump says he’s ‘concerned’ over Raytheon-United Technologies merger President Donald Trump on Monday predicted tariffs would spur a trade deal between the U.S. and China, as he said he was “a little concerned” about the merger agreement between Raytheon and United Technologies and criticized the Federal Reserve anew.
5:37 a.m. June 10, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow opens with triple-digit gain after U.S. shelves plans for Mexico tariffsStocks opened higher on Monday after the Trump administration reached a deal with Mexico to end their dispute over the flow of migrants into the U.S. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% to 2,885 The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 138 points, or 0.5%, to 26,122. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.7% to 7,797. President Donald Trump halted his plan to impose to tariffs on Mexican imports after striking a deal with that country to a range of measures aimed at reducing the level of immigration from Mexico. But Trump said he could bring tariffs back into play if Mexico didn't cooperate with the U.S. on border issues. Shares of United Technologies and Raytheon Co. both rose after they agreed to a merger that would create the world's second biggest aerospace company by revenues.
11:00 a.m. May 14, 2019 - By Claudia Assis
China threatens to reduce Boeing orders, but analyst says options are limited Chinese airlines are stuck with Boeing, analyst saysDespite trade-war talks and the 737 Max grounding, Chinese airlines, like their U.S. counterparts, are also largely stuck with Boeing Co. as the Chinese commercial airline industry grows, an analyst says.
12:30 p.m. May 8, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
Trump lost a lot of his money, but he’s losing a lot more of ours Nearly everybody Trump promised to help is worse off Donald Trump lost a lot of money as a real estate developer, but he’s costing us a lot more as president, writes Tim Mullaney.
7:27 a.m. May 7, 2019 - By Jonathan Gruber
Building new tech hubs across America would jump start the economy A federal push for scientific research would boost productivity, rebuild cities that have been left behindThe best way to regain for the U.S. to regain its edge is to prioritize our public investments in a forward-looking manner, one that engages people and places across the U.S. in the processes that generate new ideas and breakthrough products.
1:35 p.m. April 26, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Economy grows 3.2% in first quarter, GDP shows, in report showing strength as well as short-term boosts Despite the solid report, don’t expect a change in the Federal Reserve’s policySharp upturn in state and local government spending helps the U.S. economy accelerate to a 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of 2019, the Commerce Department said Friday.
5:32 a.m. April 24, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Don’t be ‘fooled’ by these fresh highs for stocks, warns analyst Critical information for the U.S. trading day Our call of the day says investors should take care as the stock market sets out new highs, because a big group of investors is sitting on the sidelines, waiting to cash in on a fall.
11:26 a.m. April 9, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump Today: President says migrants are coming to U.S. like it’s Disneyland as he escalates trade fight with Europe Egypt’s Sisi — who wants to extend term — doing ‘great,’ Trump saysPresident Donald Trump ramped up his rhetoric on immigration Tuesday, saying migrants are coming to the U.S. like it’s “Disneyland,” as he escalated a trade fight with Europe.
5:54 a.m. April 4, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Buy dollars even if stocks keep rising, says Goldman alumnus who predicted the financial crisis Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day, from Goldman Sachs alumnus, Raoul Pal, who forecast the last global financial crisis, sees trouble on the horizon for the world’s economies, advising investors to buy bonds and the dollar.
7:42 a.m. April 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend strengthens: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend April breakout Focus: Apple reclaims 200-day average (again) challenges five-month highs, AAPL, FDX, RTN, LVS, GLUUU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over China-U.S. trade progress. The upturn builds on a strong second-quarter start, a move placing major S&P 500 resistance (2,873) firmly under siege.
5:36 a.m. April 3, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.S. stocks ‘vulnerable to a correction,’ warns top asset manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayThe start looks bright for Wall Street, but our call of the day, from Luca Paolini, chief strategist at Pictet Asset Management, warns that “equities are a turnoff,” and U.S. stocks are most at risk of a correction.
12:19 p.m. April 2, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
On Equal Pay Day, here’s what Rosie the Riveter would make today Naomi Parker Fraley’s likeness became a feminist symbol, but companies during World War II may have contributed to today’s gender wage gapNaomi Parker Fraley’s likeness became a feminist symbol, but companies during World War II may have contributed to today’s gender wage gap.
12:03 p.m. April 2, 2019 - By Greg Robb
IMF’s Lagarde: Global economy has lost momentum but will likely avoid recession IMF chief sees rebound in second half on patient Fed, China stimulusThe global economy has lost momentum this year, but growth is expected to pick up in the second half, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says.
12:02 p.m. April 1, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. manufacturing rebounds in March, ISM index shows Index rebounds to 55.3% from two-year low of 54.2% in FebruaryThe Institute for Supply Management said Monday its factory index rose to 55.3 in March after hitting a two-year low in February.
8:06 a.m. March 21, 2019 - By MarketWatch
Trump talks China and ISIS, ‘Mr. Kellyanne’ and the Mueller report: White House transcript ‘[N]ow I have somebody writing a report that never got a vote. It’s called the Mueller report. So explain that, because my voters don’t get it.’The White House has released a transcript of President Trump’s interaction with reporters on the South Lawn, before he boarded Marine One and headed for an event at a tank factory in Ohio.
12:28 p.m. March 20, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump Today: President says he’ll keep China tariffs in place for ‘substantial period’ and renews attack on McCain Trump blasts Mueller report but backs its public release President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants to keep tariffs on China until he makes sure Beijing complies with any trade deal it makes with the U.S., as he visited the battleground state of Ohio and renewed an attack on the late Sen. John McCain.
6:59 a.m. March 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Romney becomes first Republican senator calling for FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planesSen. Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, on Tuesday became the first GOP senator to call for the Federal Aviation Administration to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. In a tweet, Romney said the action should be taken "out of an abundance of caution for the flying public." He said the planes should be grounded until there is an investigation of the causes of the recent crashes and the plane's airworthiness is ensured. Two Democrats, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, have called on the FAA to take action on the Boeing planes.
2:56 a.m. March 1, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Industrial stocks have led the stock-market recovery, but their shine is fading Industrials are currently the weakest overbought industry group in the market, says analystIndustrial stocks have outpaced all other sectors since December, but momentum is fading.
6:14 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019 - By Emily Horton
Europe’s markets struggle against downbeat earnings, economic news Centrica, BAE Systems, AP Moeller Maersk fall on earnings Europe’s markets were mixed on Thursday, after investors took stock of the latest trade negotiations developments between the U.S. and China and minutes from the Federal Reserve. Weak earnings and economic news provided headwinds for stocks.
6:02 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Philly Fed manufacturing index slumps into negative territory in February for the first time in nearly three years Index falls to negative 4.1, well below expectations of a 14 readingThe Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index dropped sharply into negative territory. The index fell to a seasonally adjusted reading of -4.1 from 17 in the prior month. This is the first negative reading since May 2016.
4:09 a.m. Feb. 19, 2019 - By Peter Morici
The fight with China is about our national security, not toasters A tariff deal with China would let China dominate critical technologies of the futureThe Trump administration is pursuing a trade deal with China that will not resolve bilateral commercial tensions and could risk national security, writes Peter Moric.
7:23 a.m. Feb. 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Germany’s Merkel defends Iran deal as Pence accuses Europe of undermining the U.S. German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended European nations’ choice to back the Iran nuclear deal at the Munich Security ConferenceGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel defended European nations’ choice to back the Iran nuclear deal at the Munich Security Conference.
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