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12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stocks close lower, notching third straight weekly loss as tech-led sell-off intensifies S&P 500 closes below its 50-day moving average for the first time since April 23U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, notching a third straight weekly loss, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington, concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China, and worries about the sluggish pace of economic recovery.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a second straight weekly gain Copper marks highest settlement price since June 2018Gold futures finish higher Friday to tally a second weekly gain in a row, though prices only scored a modest boost from Federal Reserve policy that signals a lower-for-longer path for interest rates for the next three to four years.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, S&P 500 maintains major support (3,328) Focus: QQQ narrowly holds key support, Metals & Mining sector breaks out, QQQ, XME, STLD, COF, MAXR, CFU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured to conclude largely range-bound week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has thus far maintained major support (3,328), tagging a week-to-date low (3,328.8) matching the inflection point.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
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.
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.
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.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout Federal Reserve begins 2-day policy meetingU.S. stocks finishes mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve
10:01 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches back-to-back gains for highest finish in 2 weeks Fed policy announcement due WednesdayGold futures notch back-to-back gains on Tuesday to mark their highest finish in two weeks, ahead of what are expected to be dovish statements from global central banks this week that may provide renewed support for the precious metal.
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.
10:26 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices tally best one-day gain since August as dollar weakness buttresses bullionGold futures rise on Monday to tally their largest one-day gain of the month, as weakness in the dollar and superlow government bond yields help to keep the precious metal trading in a range that some market experts see as forming a bullish pattern.
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.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 131 points higher Friday, but Nasdaq registers worst week since March U.S. stock benchmarks book second week in a row of lossesStocks finished modestly higher on Friday, except for the Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed a volatile, holiday-shortened week sharply lower.
10:04 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold falls for the session, but edges up for the week Gold and silver prices tally weekly gains of less than 1%Gold futures fall on Friday, but edge higher for the week in the wake of turbulent stretch of trading for global equities.
8:07 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, Nasdaq ventures under 50-day average Focus: Revisiting pockets of sector strength and weakness, QQQ, XLE, XBI, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its second test of major support (3,328) while the Nasdaq Composite teeters on its the 50-day moving average, currently 10,938.
9:59 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold marks third straight gain as euro strength pressures U.S. dollar ECB stands pat on interest rates, lifts economic viewGold futures climb on Thursday, poised to score a third straight session gain, as strength in the euro in the wake of the European Central Bank’s decision to leave its policy unchanged pressures the U.S. dollar.
7:58 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 edges atop key resistance Focus: Japan and Europe steady amid market volatility, Apple retains $2 trillion market value, EWJ, IEV, AAPL, FIVE, DOW, EMU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after a mixed batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a slight break atop key resistance — its former breakout point (3,393) — though an extended retest remains underway.
12:29 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 439 points higher as stocks snap three-day losing streak on heavy tech buying Microsoft, Apple led Dow higherU.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, ending a three-day selloff that a day earlier drove the Nasdaq Composite into a correction at the fastest pace in history, following its record high last week.
10:02 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies back-to-back gains as U.S. dollar softens Yellow metal logs highest finish in over a weekGold futures climb Wednesday for a second session in a row, finding support as the strength in the euro pressured the dollar, boosting the metal’s appeal, even as benchmark U.S stock indexes stage a recovery from a technology-inspired downturn that took the broader market to their lowest levels in weeks.
8:03 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a successful technical test, Nasdaq rallies from major support (10,840) Focus: Safe-haven currencies hold steady, Airlines sustain recent breakout, UUP, FXY, JETS, CRWD, ROKU, WKHSU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of an aggressive three-session market downdraft. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 have rallied respectably from major support — Nasdaq 10,840 and S&P 3,328 — levels closely matching the September low.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end higher as traders take cues from a dollar rally and a global, tech-led stock selloff Gold futures settle at highest in nearly a weekGold futures reverse course to finish higher Tuesday, with the haven metal finding support as global stocks sink and as the dollar eases back a bit from its earlier highs.
9:02 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market downdraft, S&P 500 sells off to major support Charting U.S. sector damage (and lack thereof): Large-cap technology pressured as materials, transports and industrials barely budge, QQQ, XBI, XLB, XLI, IYT, XLFTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have reversed sharply from recent highs, pressured amid the most aggressive selling pressure since June, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:27 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market downdraft, S&P 500 sells off to major support Charting U.S. sector damage (and lack thereof): Large-cap technology pressured as materials, transports and industrials barely budge, QQQ, XBI, XLB, XLI, IYT, XLFTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have reversed sharply from recent highs, pressured amid the most aggressive selling pressure since June. The downturn has thus far inflicted largely localized damage — amid market rotation — though several key technical tests remain underway.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold down a third straight session to post a 2% weekly lossGold futures end lower for a third straight session Friday, logging a weekly loss of around 2%, as better-than-expected monthly U.S. employment data help to strengthen the U.S. dollar.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices settle at 1-week low as U.S. stock market tumblesGold futures fall Thursday to settle at their lowest level in a week, as some traders look to the metal to cover losses in other assets on the heels of a drop in U.S. benchmark stock indexes.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market bears resurface: S&P 500, Nasdaq reverse from record highs Focus: Europe’s stealth breakout attempt, Real estate sector edges atop 200-day average, IEV, IYR, SWKS, IP, MSI, NDAQU.S. stocks are firmly on the defensive early Thursday, pressured as a recently rare, and long overdue, pullback has finally surfaced. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have reversed sharply from record highs, pulling in amid a less-charted patch, punctuated by not so well-defined support.
1:06 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks book fresh round of records, Dow ends 1.5% shy of all-time high, on hopes of COVID treatments, cures Nasdaq Composite closes at record 12,056.44The Dow reclaimed its perch above 29,000 on Wednesday, while other indexes booked fresh records, as investors drew hope from progress toward tests and vaccines for COVID-19.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices down nearly 2% as stocks rise, U.S. dollar stages reboundGold futures end lower Wednesday as global stocks rise and the U.S. dollar recovers from the two-year low it saw a day earlier, creating some headwinds for bullion values.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a strong September start, Nasdaq (briefly) ventures atop 12,000 mark Focus: Materials sector tags record territory, Dow 30 component Walmart takes flight, XLB, WMT, PLAN, NOW, LOGIU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating in the wake of an initially strong September start. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a persistent break to record territory, while the Nasdaq Composite has briefly ventured atop the 12,000 mark for the first time on record.
12:33 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Nasdaq, S&P 500 close at record highs as big tech and working-from-home shares drive gains Zoom shares soared 40.8%Major U.S. stock indexes closed higher Tuesday, near or above prior all-time records, as upbeat economic reports and dovish tones from the Fed helped feed the buying momentum on Wall Street.
10:12 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold inches higher to finish at highest in 2 weeks U.S. dollar index taps lowest level since 2018, then climbsGold futures settle off Tuesday’s highs after better than expected U.S. manufacturing data pull the dollar back up from its lowest in about two years, but prices for the precious metal still finish at their highest in two weeks.
8:44 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a rally to ‘clear skies’ territory: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend summer breakouts Focus: Health care sector tags record high, Real estate sector presses 200-day average, XLV, IYR, AMD, SPLK, BYND, ESTCTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising in the wake of consequential August breakouts, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:20 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a rally to ‘clear skies’ territory: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend summer breakouts Focus: Health care sector tags record high, Real estate sector presses 200-day average, XLV, IYR, AMD, SPLK, BYND, ESTCTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising in the wake of consequential August breakouts.
12:49 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 end lower, but book best August in 36 years. Nasdaq clinches another record Amazon wins FAA approval for drone deliveryU.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Monday, except for the record-setting Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed out a historically strong August.
10:29 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end higher, with most-active prices suffer first monthly loss in 6 months Silver scores 18% climb in August; copper settles at highest since June 2018Gold futures end higher Monday buoyed by weakness in the U.S. dollar, but prices still finish a bit lower for the month in the wake of five consecutive monthly gains.
7:50 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Concluding a bullish August breakout: S&P 500, Nasdaq hold record highs Focus: Semiconductor sector maintains key trendline, SMH, UPS, YUM, CHWY, TRIPU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating to conclude an unusually strong August performance. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have briefly tagged nominal record highs, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average turns lower, pressured amid key changes to its composition.
12:24 p.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By William Watts
Dow erases 2020 loss, S&P 500 and Nasdaq notch fresh records Americans increased spending in July for the third month in a row, but at a much slower paceStocks closed slightly higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average erasing its year-to-date loss, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a policy shift that would allow employment and inflation run hotter than in the past.
10:25 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold turns higher for the week as investors parse Fed’s historic policy shift Gold log first weekly climb in 3 weeksGold futures rise Friday, prompting prices to end higher for the week, after the Federal Reserve announced a policy shift Thursday that would allow employment and inflation to run hotter than in the past, implying that the central bank may keep benchmark interest rates lower for longer.
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.
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