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10:50 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you stay upright against the market’s headwindsThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
10:15 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
How real estate has performed during the pandemic The place of real estate in retirees’ portfoliosThe place of real estate in retirees’ portfolios
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.
8:53 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting rotational breakouts, S&P 500 rallies to record highs Focus: Transports digest March breakout, McDonald’s stages trendline breakout, IYT, MCD, VIRT, CROX, SAVETechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have staged tandem breakouts — tagging all-time highs — though amid March price action that remains uneven, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:28 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting rotational breakouts, S&P 500 rallies to record highs Focus: Transports digest March breakout, McDonald’s stages trendline breakout, IYT, MCD, VIRT, CROX, SAVEBroadly speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though the March price action remains uneven. Amid the cross currents, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have staged tandem breakouts — tagging all-time highs — while the Nasdaq Composite has sustained a break to firmer technical ground, though it remains far from record territory.
8:50 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a technical question mark, S&P 500 violates the 50-day average Focus: 10-year Treasury note yield continues to take flight, Sector leaders remain in divergence mode, TNX, XLF, IYT, QQQU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a stronger-than-expected monthly jobs report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its 50-day moving average for the first time since November, though amid a downturn that gets low marks for bearish style. The prevailing bigger-picture technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents: Late-month divergence persists Focus: 10-year yield matches S&P 500’s dividend yield, Financials take flight, TNX, XLF, F, ETN, ZG, HDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured as persistently surging U.S. Treasury yields present a market headwind. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have largely weathered the recent market whipsaw, though amid increasingly uneven price action.
8:14 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500 maintains the breakout point Focus: Nasdaq 100 holds 50-day average, Industrials tag record highs, Airlines take flight, QQQ, XLI, JETS, UAL, ORCL, WIXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of a pronounced market whipsaw. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have maintained major support, rising amid rotational, and still largely bullish, late-month price action.
8:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven late-month price action.
8:40 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Financials digest January breakout, Retail sector continues to take flight, XLF, XRT, PRU, FSLR, RIO, SRNETechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising amid rotational market price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:16 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Financials digest January breakout, Retail sector continues to take flight, XLF, XRT, PRU, FSLR, RIO, SRNETechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid rotational market price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has challenged its range top early Tuesday, rising to press record territory from a shaky, but successful, test of its breakout point.
8:53 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands Focus: Rising interest rates and energy prices signal reflation trade, 10-year yield and crude oil take flight, TNX, USO, AMD, SEDG, CSCOTechnically 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.
8:29 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands Focus: Rising interest rates and energy prices signal reflation trade, 10-year yield and crude oil take flight, TNX, USO, AMD, SEDG, CSCOTechnically 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.
6:22 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
What types of bonds should retirees own? New research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. TreasurysNew research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. Treasurys
7:54 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting January breakouts, U.S. benchmarks tag round-number milestones Focus: Financials and regional banks take flight amid surging Treasury yields, Health care sector tags record highs, XLF, KRE, XLV, AMAT, SWKS, DXCMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising to punctuate an early-week whipsaw. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has tagged its latest record high as well as a round-number milestone — S&P 3,800, Nasdaq 13,000 and Dow 31,000.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 challenges record highs Focus: 10-year yield takes flight, Oil & Gas Exploration ETF extends uptrend, TNX, XOP, DVN, AA, LITEU.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.
10:15 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
What types of bonds should retirees own? New research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. TreasurysNew research focuses on the relative returns of corporate bonds and U.S. Treasurys
8:32 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher uptrend: S&P 500 approaches next technical target Focus: Nasdaq 100 extends late-year breakout, QQQ, ADSK, MNST, TGT, XEC, PLUGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to press record territory, broadly rising amid grinding-higher late-year price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting rallies to their latest record closes, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has registered three straight closes atop the 30,000 mark for the first time on record.
5:34 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P 500 kicks off Wednesday trade in record territory amid heightened hope for fiscal aid from Congress U.S. stock indexes on Wednesday mostly opened higher on a sense of growing prospects for another fiscal aid package, as well as the possibility of a Brexit accord this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose over 100 points, or 0.4%, at 30,311, hitting a fresh intraday record, its first since Dec. 4. The S&P 500 index advanced 0.2% at 3,708, touching an intraday record high at 3,710.28, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was edging less than 0.1% lower at 12,578. Investors saw a new proposal by the White House for a coronavirus aid bill that would include direct payments to Americans but take away a $300 per week jobless benefit worth $916 billion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back, saying she would prefer a solution from a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Investors also await the debut of DoorDash Inc. , which is part of a wave of initial public offerings in recent weeks.
10:05 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Thomas O'Connor
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8:03 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through, S&P 500 approaches 3,700 mark Focus: Airlines tag nine-month highs, Boeing extends recovery attempt, FedEx breakout attempt ahead of earnings, JETS, BA, FDX, DDS, SIMO, CALU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a lackluster monthly jobs report strengthened the case for fiscal-stimulus measures. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has extended its December breakout, rising to tag nominal new record highs.
8:46 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 30,000 as bullish sector rotation persists Focus: Japan approaches 20-year highs, Retail sector tags record close, Consumer staples take flight, EWJ, XRT, XLP, AMAT, SPWR, DALTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently registered record closes, rising amid still healthy market rotation and expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 30,000 as bullish sector rotation persists Focus: Japan approaches 20-year highs, Retail sector tags record close, Consumer staples take flight, EWJ, XRT, XLP, AMAT, SPWR, DALTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to rise amid firmly-bullish November price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently registered record closes, to start this week, amid still healthy market rotation and expanding sector participation.
2:12 p.m. Nov. 14, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you set up for the stock market’s ‘Great Rotation’ to value from growthThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers this past week.
11:24 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why value stocks could rally in the Biden administration’s first 100 days Value historically has performed best after new presidents take officeValue historically has performed best after new presidents take office.
9:02 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid bullish longer-term trends. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have extended aggressive rally attempts — briefly tagging record highs to start this week — amid market rotation and expanding sector participation.
7:57 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum accelerates, S&P 500 extends to uncharted territory Focus: 10-year yield takes flight amid risk-on trade, TNX, NSC, TXN, SNAP, FLEX, FIVNU.S. stocks have taken flight early Monday, rising amid optimism over a successful final-phase coronavirus vaccine trial. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended an already-aggressive November rally, rising early Monday to tag record highs.
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.
9:20 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here are the Senate races to watch, as Democrats battle to take control from Republicans Democrats need a net gain of 4 seats to take control of the Senate — or just 3 seats if Joe Biden wins the presidential raceIf Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate, that could shake up key sectors such as tech, health care, finance and energy — especially if today’s election brings a “blue wave” that puts Joe Biden in the White House.
4:54 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Tonight’s presidential debate looks like the last-chance saloon for Trump, analysts say Betting markets and swing-state polls keep favoring Democratic challenger Joe BidenIt’s the last-chance saloon for President Donald Trump if he wants to turn around the polling trends in the White House race, according to some political analysts.
9:47 a.m. Oct. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Saudi Arabia may halt plans for OPEC to boost oil output early next year: reportSaudi Arabia is considering the cancellation of plans for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to raise oil production early next year, , citing comments from senior Saudi oil advisers. They cited the rise in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the world, as well as the expected return of Libyan crude oil to the world market for rethinking the plan, which calls for a gradual increase in output, as OPEC and its allies, collectively known as OPEC+, ease production curbs. The Saudi advisers said Riyadh is considering postponing the move until the end of the first quarter. "The market can't take another two million barrels a day," one adviser said, according to The WSJ report. OPEC+ had agreed to cut overall oil output by 9.7 million barrels per day starting in May. The group August to 7.7 million barrels per day. OPEC's next official meetings will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. , November West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.30, or 3.3%, to $41.25 a barrel and December Brent oil traded at $43.34 a barrel, up $1.35, or 3.2%.
11:14 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. cases top 7 million, after jumping by more than 45,000 in a single day Fiscal stimulus talks heat up as concerns grow over another COVID-19–related hit to the economy; Rio delays Carnival for the first time in a century, and Madrid calls for another shutdownA rising tide worldwide of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has prompted calls for new shutdown measures overseas and accountability in the U.S., but also renewed attempts at a stimulus bill to fend of another pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
10:04 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices post a gain for the first time in 4 sessionsGold futures end higher on Thursday to tally their first gain in four sessions, as a recent price drop to a two-month low raises the precious metal’s appeal among bargain hunters.
2:55 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can keep your stocks and bonds covered in every seasonThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers this past week.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices log a third straight gain, then extend gains after Fed policy statementGold futures climb on Wednesday for a third straight session, then move even higher after the Federal Reserve said it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023, which is likely to prove bullish for long-term metals investors.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 327 points higher as stocks rebound amid vaccine hopes, IPO rush and corporate deal-making Snowflake to kick off year’s biggest week so far for IPOs U.S. stocks finished higher Monday amid a flurry of initial public offerings and potential corporate mash ups, including Oracle plans to forge a partnership with TikTok, the popular China-based social media platform.
4:28 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By William Watts
Stocks fall but end off session lows as investors continue to rotate out of tech and momentum sectors U.S. economy adds back jobs but at slowing pace in August, unemployment rate fallsU.S. stocks finish with losses but off session lows Friday, as previously unloved sectors found support and tech and other highflying segments felt the pressure of continued profit-taking.
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