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8:12 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500 (slightly) extends April breakout Focus: Communications services sector tags record highs, Apple’s stealth trendline breakout, XLC, AAPL, IBM, ON, NUANU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating ahead of scheduled remarks from the Federal Reserve Chairman. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged its latest record high, though narrowly, while the Nasdaq Composite has extended an already-aggressive trendline breakout.
7:58 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500 tags technical target (4,085) Focus: Europe digests break to 12-year highs, IEV, ASML, ADI, EMR, YUMU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials are digesting decisive breaks to record territory, while the Nasdaq Composite has sustained an aggressive trendline breakout.
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
2:29 p.m. March 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck Roughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 monthsRoughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 months.
10:17 a.m. March 24, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, S&P 500 capped by the breakdown point Focus: Small- and mid-caps extend March downturn, Nasdaq capped by 50-day averageU.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday, vacillating as Treasury yields continue to stabilize in the wake of largely uneventful Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains capped by its breakdown point (3,950) amid still largely range-bound price action as market rotation persists.
8:20 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 tags familiar support Focus: Basic materials assert bull flag, XLB, WHR, FTNT, USB, FOURU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating in the wake of this week’s Federal Reserve policy actions. Against this backdrop, the bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, on balance, though the prevailing market technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
8:18 a.m. March 18, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: Dow industrials take flight amid surging Treasury yields Focus: 10-year yield continues to take flight, TNX, NDAQ, DHI, XPO, VNOMU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating as market rotation persists after the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday policy statement. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has extended a break atop the 33,000 mark, as the Nasdaq Composite vies to simply maintain a posture atop its 50-day moving average.
7:54 a.m. March 17, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback: S&P 500 digests breakout ahead of Fed Focus: Metals & mining sector sustains break to six-year highs, Facebook’s stealth trendline breakout, XME, FB, SIMO, SBUX, ANU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon.
8:15 a.m. March 15, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout attempt, S&P 500 nails the range top Focus: Retail sector tags record close, General Motors reaches uncharted territory, XRT, GM, LKQ, ANTM, JWNU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating ahead of the Federal Reserve’s mid-week policy meeting. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is digesting an aggressive break to record territory, while the S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains underway.
8:18 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500, Nasdaq digest breaks to uncharted territory Focus: Industrial sector’s breakout attempt, Zoom Video and McDonald’s signal trend shifts, XLI, XM, MCD, SWKS, HOLXU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water after a generally strong batch of quarterly earnings reports and ahead of scheduled remarks by the Federal Reserve Chairman. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark is digesting its latest break to record territory amid thus far muted mid-week selling pressure.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an intraday downdraft, S&P 500 retests near-term support (3,764) Nasdaq maintains gap support, Small- and mid-cap benchmarks retest near-term floorsU.S. stocks are firmly on the defensive early Wednesday, pressured after a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports, and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy directive, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its breakout point (3,826), pulling in to an initially successful retest of familiar near-term support (3,764).
4:21 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
15 stock-market winners that index-fund investors missed out on in 2020 These stocks aren’t in the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq-100These stocks aren’t in the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq-100.
4:17 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These are the best performing Nasdaq and S&P 500 stocks of 2020 COVID-19 rewarded companies at the cutting edge of mobility and remote workingCOVID-19 rewarded companies at the cutting edge of mobility and remote working.
10:11 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks dip after Fed minutes show no immediate change to asset-purchase planThe Dow Jones Industrial Average was little changed Wednesday following the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's recent rate-setting committee meeting showed no immediate plans to change its asset-purchases. The blue-chip index was off 194 points, or 0.7%, to trade near 29,853, after amid a modest retreat following its historic close Tuesday above a milestone at 30,000, before the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 index [S: spx] also was modestly lower, off 10 points, or 0.3%, trading near 3,625. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was up 36 points, or 0.3%, to trade near 12,072. Investors also were weighed mixed U.S. economic reports on Wednesday and progress toward a coronavirus vaccine and growing clarity about Joe Biden's transition to the presidency.Thinner trading volumes headed into the Thanksgiving holiday also can have the effect of amplifying market moves in either direction.
11:17 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow heads to session highs Monday as ex-Fed boss Yellen seen as Biden's pick for Treasury SecretaryU.S. stocks were trading near session highs on Monday as investors digest a report that former Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen would be President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Treasury Secretary, the . If confirmed, Yellen would become the first woman to hold the post, taking over from Steven Mnuchin, the Journal reported. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up nearly 400 points, or 1.3%, at 29,642, the S&P 500 index was trading 0.7% higher at 3,583, while Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.5% at around 11,913. Biden had promised to make his nomination for Treasury known around Thanksgiving, which is three days away. Biden last week said he believed his pick would be widely accepted by conservatives, moderates and progressives alike. Market participants are anticipating a greater likelihood that the 74-year-old Yellen will pursue further economic stimulus to help out-of-work Americans and troubled businesses.
7:52 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish November start, S&P 500 extends spike from major support Focus: Gold and Japanese yen take flight amid softer U.S. dollar, GLD, FXY, UUP, FXI, XLB, SMHU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Friday, largely treading water after a better-than-expected monthly jobs report and in the wake of an otherwise strong election-week rally. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has spiked at least 7.0% week-to-date, rising from major support amid an unusually strong November start.
10:31 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By J. Christopher Giancarlo
The future of money should be cashless — with a digital dollar giving faster, easier and cheaper access to your savings Central bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with ChinaCentral bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with China.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
4:16 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I’m terrified, frankly’: These people are depending on another stimulus bill to stay afloat Without more federal pandemic relief, one person said, ‘Things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer’Without more stimulus money, one person said, ‘things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer.’
1:10 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Trump says: ‘I’m ready to sign a big, beautiful stimulus’ — but many Americans are not banking on it ‘Without knowing when the next round of stimulus and relief measures will arrive, many people continued to keep their expenses low’‘Without knowing when the next round of stimulus and relief measures will arrive, many people continued to keep their expenses low.’
12:45 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - By Cody Willard
Prepare for the stock market to throw a fit but stay focused on innovative companies Cody Willard expects short-term volatility as investors clamor for government stimulusCody Willard expects short-term volatility as investors clamor for government stimulus.
6:04 a.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Fed plans to keep interest rates low for years — here’s how you should approach your savings strategy now Gone are the days of relying on strong returns for money market accounts and certificates of depositGone are the days of relying on strong returns for money market accounts and certificates of deposit.
12:58 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Richard Eisenberg
Unemployment in the LGBT community is steep—here’s a little help for those with money anxieties How the SAGECents app aims to get users on trackThere’s a new, free personal-finance app for older LGBT adults having money troubles.
12:44 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Ray Dalio on what business and political leaders must do to keep the U.S. from splintering Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow snaps four-day winning streak as stocks finish day with modest losses Bulls restrained by Fed outlook, lackluster U.S. economic dataU.S. stocks finished lower Thursday, but off the session lows, as investors digested the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook along with lackluster economic data.
8:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a Fed-fueled downturn, S&P 500 nails major support (again) Focus: Transports and industrials tag new highs, Amazon ventures under key support, IYR, XLI, AMZN, MAR, DFS, BYNDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy statement. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its latest test of major support (3,328) rising from an early session low (3,330) closely matching the inflection point.
5:07 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
All 30 Dow stocks are falling, led by Salesforce and AppleThe shares of all 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average components are falling ahead of the open, led by technology components. The biggest decliners were shares of Salesforce.com Inc. , down 2.8%; Apple Inc. , down 2.6%; Microsoft Corp. , which shed 2.3% and Intel Corp. , which fell 2.1%. The implied price declines of those shares, combined, would shave about 103 points off the Dow's price. The selloff comes as Dow futures dropped 362 points, or 1.3%, .
7:10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts the range ahead of the Fed Focus: Big three U.S. benchmarks establish six-session range underpinned by major supportU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, largely treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a holding pattern, digesting a respectable September downturn.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have narrowly maintained major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — rising from key tests to preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
6:36 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Cody Willard
An undervalued investing skill for today: Sitting tight Companies are becoming more efficient, which will really pay off when the economy recoversCompanies are becoming more efficient, which will really pay off when the economy recovers.
9:37 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Here’s what could trigger more stock market pullbacks this year, says Schwab trading pro Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOn the heels of a huge month for stocks in August, our call of the day says investors need to get ready for at least two pullbacks this year, with history as a guide.
11:22 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and I are worth $3.7 million, but I’m afraid I’ll spend my way into the poor house if he dies. When I was single, I bounced checks. What can I do? ‘He earns all the money and handles all our finances. I love to spend money and have a head-in-the-sand approach to money problems’‘He earns all the money and handles all our finances. I love to spend money and have a head-in-the-sand approach to money problems.’
5:57 a.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
An analysis of data from 28,000 patients sheds more light on blood-pressure issues and COVID-19 ‘At the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients’‘At the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients.’
6:37 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Don’t settle for skimpy bond yields and make dividend stocks your best income play, fixed-income veteran says The fixed-income market ‘is as much of a challenge as I have seen in 41 years,’ says Dan Genter, CEO of RNC Genter Capital ManagementThe fixed-income market ‘is as much of a challenge as I have seen in 41 years,’ says Dan Genter, CEO of RNC Genter Capital Management.
5:27 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Mark Cuban says he doesn’t trade the stock market like he used to — but he’s still sticking with these favoritesThe billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks talked with Bloomberg TV about how the market has changed.
8:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq sustain key technical breakouts Focus: 10-year yield tags two-month high, Airlines clear key trendline, TNX, JETS, COUP, MDT, TNDMU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a solid batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest recently dovish Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the big three U.S. benchmarks are vying to build on already-consequential week-to-date technical breakouts.
1:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks choppy as euro strengthens and Fed makes policy shift Nikkei 225 index drops 1.4% after PM Shinzo Abe steps downEuropean stocks trade choppy as a strong euro hampers gains, while U.S. equity futures rise. Investors are watching a policy shift by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is leaving his post amid health issues.
8:25 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the S&P 500’s persistently wild 2020 ride Focus: Technology sector scores massive single-day spike, Salesforce.com (+26%), Facebook (+8%), Netflix (+12%), Adobe (+9%) — in one dayU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid market-friendly Federal Reserve policy language. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended decisive breaks to record territory — clearing the 20-day volatility bands — while the Dow industrials have concurrently spiked to six-month highs.
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