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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.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
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.
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.
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.
2:08 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Did you miss out on Tesla’s big run? There are still good alternatives to play the electric-car revolution There’s money to be made from industry suppliers and even from some old manufacturersInvestors are pouring money into pure-play electric-vehicle stocks, but there’s money to be made from industry suppliers and even from some old manufacturers who are about to jump into the electric market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4:10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. won’t join WHO-linked global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine Critics say move to go it alone is shortsightedThe Trump administration said Tuesday that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization.
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.
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.
11:58 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Walmart says a TikTok deal would benefit its digital and advertising businesses Walmart stock rose more than 4% after the retail giant revealed it was teaming with Microsoft to bid for the video companyWalmart is partnering with Microsoft on a bid for TikTok, a deal that could potentially benefit the retail giant’s digital and advertising businesses.
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.
5:43 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain after Fed chairman says interest rates to stay low Stocks rise in Tokyo as Kuroda warns BOJ cannot sustain long-term growth by itselfAsian markets were mostly higher Friday after the Federal Reserve said it might keep interest rates low even if inflation rises, in a major overhaul to its strategy.
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.
7:48 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend August breakouts Focus: 10-year yield asserts slightly higher plateau, Microsoft challenges record highs, TNX, MSFT, CE, SBUX, HLTU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating as rotational August price action persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended rallies to record territory, rising amid breakouts confirming their respective uptrends.
10:21 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends lower for a second day as China-U.S. trade tensions ease Investors also await Powell’s Jackson Hole speechGold prices end lower for a second straight session Tuesday as a sign of easing tensions between the U.S. and China helps dull haven demand for the precious metal.
8:46 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 breaks to record territory Focus: Transports assert bull flag, Financials hold key trendline, Amazon presses uncharted territory, IYT, XLF, AMZN, NSC, WLKTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:18 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 breaks to record territory Focus: Transports assert bull flag, Financials hold key trendline, Amazon presses uncharted territory, IYT, XLF, AMZN, NSC, WLKTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen. Consider that the S&P 500 has rallied to record highs — clearing the 3,400 mark for the first time on record — while the Nasdaq Composite has also reached uncharted territory, rising to nail its projected target (11,460).
8:02 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq Composite nails its target (11,460), S&P 500 ventures atop 3,400 mark Focus: Financials maintain key trendline, Deere breaks to record territory, XLF, DE, EXPE, WERN, PHMU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising partly amid optimism over developing coronavirus treatments. In the process, the S&P 500 has cleared the 3,400 mark for the first time on record, while the Nasdaq Composite has nailed its projected target (11,460) early Monday, and modest selling pressure has surfaced.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq extends break to uncharted territory, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Industrials sustain August breakout, Apple eclipses $2 trillion market cap, XLI, AAPL, V, JCI, DDU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a better-than-expected batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high — extending an early-week breakout — while the S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains underway.
8:14 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 hesitates at the 3,400 mark, Nasdaq rallies from the breakout point Focus: Commodity tracking index reclaims 200-day average, Amazon’s breakout attempt, DBC, AMZN, ADBE, TGT, GM, CSIQU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising despite a generally soft batch of economic data.
8:04 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq breaks to uncharted territory, S&P 500 (narrowly) nudges a record high Focus: Small- and mid-cap benchmarks assert holding pattern as August rotation persistsU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising after a mixed batch of earnings reports, and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has extended a respectable break to record territory, while the S&P 500 has scratched out nominal record highs across consecutive sessions.
8:41 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a pulling-teeth breakout attempt: S&P 500, Nasdaq challenge record territory Focus: Japan’s breakout attempt, Starbucks presses 200-day average, EWJ, SBUX, EMR, CTLT, BLDRTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have registered nominal record highs this week, though a pulling-teeth breakout attempt remains underway, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:09 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a pulling-teeth breakout attempt: S&P 500, Nasdaq challenge record territory Focus: Japan’s breakout attempt, Starbucks presses 200-day average, EWJ, SBUX, EMR, CTLT, BLDRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains comfortably bullish as market rotation persists. Consider that the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 have registered nominal record highs this week — tagging previously uncharted territory — though a pulling-teeth breakout attempt remains underway.
7:52 a.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout attempt, S&P 500 presses record close Focus: Health care sector digests break to record territory, FedEx takes flight, XLV, FDX, OLED, STLD, ELANU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating as a mid-August holding pattern persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has rallied to press its record close (3,386.15) amid a pulling-teeth breakout attempt. The early session high (3,387.59) has closely matched the inflection point, and the session close will likely add color.
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