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6:59 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed, Nasdaq Composite gaps to record highs Focus: Communications services sector takes flight, XLC, EA, BBBY, ANF, PVHU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, largely treading water amid otherwise constructive January price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting respectable bull-flag breakouts, their latest rallies to all-time highs.
2:37 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Jack Denton
Goldman Sachs is launching a new trading platform as an insurance policy. Here’s why.Goldman Sachs is being forced to open a new stock trading hub in Paris, due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit and London’s future as a European stock trading center.
9:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
6:57 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.
7:37 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 spikes from key support amid election overhang Focus: Europe digests technical breakdown, Emerging markets maintain key support, IEV, EEM, COST, PINS, SNE, EGHTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 is off to a strong November start, rising within striking distance of a key bull-bear test closely matching the 50-day moving average, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
9:45 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Elina Geller
Countries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s the details on five countries, and how you can travel to them using your points and milesHere’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.
1:17 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 8.7 million and marks seven-day record, with more than 20 states seeing most new cases since start of the outbreak Dr. Birx says North Dakotans’ failure to wear face masks is ‘deeply unfortunate’ as the Dakotas suffer worst case numbers measured per capitaThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 8.7 million on Tuesday, with more than 20 states counting record numbers of new infections, as more business curfews were announced to combat the spread.
10:49 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 217,000; the magazine Nature becomes the latest science journal to blast Trump’s pandemic management Nature joins the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and Lancet Oncology in criticizing Trump’s failings and endorsing Joe Biden for presidentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 217,000 on Thursday, as Nature magazine became the latest scientific journal to sharply criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, and endorse rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for president.
11:34 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Flu vaccine expected to be in high demand as U.S. and Europe aim to ward off ‘twindemic’ A record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. aloneA record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. alone.
10:21 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally above 34 million — with U.S. accounting for a fifth — as Dr. Fauci hits back at Trump’s mask claim White House has been encouraging states to enforce face-mask mandates, report says, even as Trump and Pence appear without themThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide rose above 34 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for about a fifth of that total, as Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at claims made by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s presidential debate on face masks.
1:07 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Boris Johnson defends plan to rewrite Brexit deal, says EU ‘unreasonable’ Conservative government admits bill violates ratified withdrawal treatyBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union as an insurance policy against the bloc’s unreasonable behavior — even as his former attorney general joined the ranks of once-loyal lawmakers condemning the contentious move.
7:01 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.
11:35 a.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Former British prime ministers slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan Major, Blair say government ‘is shaming itself and embarrassing our nation’Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages the U.K.’s reputation.
9:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
8:20 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
What if heat waves were named like hurricanes? New push draws mega insurers, Athens and Miami mayors, Red Cross and dozens more stakeholders Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance formed now because by mid-century heat waves are expected to affect more than 3.5 billion people globally Global mayors, insurance executives, scientists, forest restorers, the Red Cross and even more stakeholders are declaring “code red,” saying they can no longer wait to prepare for extreme heat as 30% of the world already copes with deadly heat waves lasting 20 days or longer.
9:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
2:37 p.m. July 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. counts more than 1,000 fatalities for a fourth straight day as virus spread accelerates in South and West ‘What we have now are essentially three New Yorks, with these three major states,’ says Dr. Deborah Birx The coronavirus illness COVID-19 claimed another 1,100 lives in the U.S. in a single day to push the death toll above 145,000 on Saturday, marking a fourth straight day of more than a 1,000 U.S. fatalities.
7:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
11:22 p.m. July 14, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
This strategist says investors are in the ‘forest of make believe’ when it comes to growth stocks Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day, from Nordea’s Sebastien Galy, says the mad rush for tech stocks is going to end in pain for some investors.
6:48 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 ventures atop key resistance (3,155), Nasdaq spikes to record high Focus: China takes flight from key support, FXI, AKAM, TEAM, SWKS, VRSKU.S. stocks are firmly higher Monday, rising after a strong batch of global economic data and following market-friendly remarks from China. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,155) — and is vying for its first close atop the inflection point since June 10 — while the Nasdaq Composite extends its July break to uncharted territory.
12:18 p.m. July 2, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books slight gain, Nasdaq ends at a record as rise in coronavirus cases caps rally on strong jobs report U.S. financial markets close Friday for July Fourth holiday weekendU.S. stock indexes ended a choppy session Thursday with meager gains to close out a holiday-shortened week, as a record rise in new coronavirus cases in states like Florida helped to erode some of the optimism surrounding a stronger-than-expected monthly employment report for June.
3:24 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Global IPO market springs back to life after two months in a deep freezeEuropean IPO markets are starting to show signs of life after the pandemic curtailed activity from March through to May.
8:16 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow closes 730 points lower after spike in coronavirus cases forces Texas and Florida to close bars again, while bank stocks sink on stress tests Social media stocks take a hit as more companies pull ad spending on hate speech concernsU.S. stock indexes closed at their lowest levels in about two weeks Friday, after Texas and Florida were forced to backtrack on reopening their economies as coronavirus cases rose further and a record number of new cases were reported nationwide.
3:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
11:35 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow logs a 300-point gain as banks rally ahead of stress-test results, but rise in coronavirus cases remains a worry Investors weight slight improvement in economic data and loosening of financial regulation against rising daily rate of coronavirus cases U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Thursday, recovering a chunk of Wednesday’s ugly loss, ahead of a key update of the banking sector from the Federal Reserve.
11:14 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Catey Hill
‘Health care will keep us from going back to the U.S.’: Texas couple who retired to Spain on about $2,000 a month Though they ‘love America,’ this couple has chosen to put roots down in the coastal town of Dénia in SpainThough they ‘love America,’ this couple has chosen to put their roots down in the coastal town of Denia in Spain.
5:28 a.m. June 8, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
We can restock the oceans by 2050, netting $10 for every $1 spent on conservation — here’s how World Oceans Day observed amid the COVID-19 fallout brings greater urgency to climate-change action for marine life and moreAllowing the planet’s ocean life to recover to full abundance by 2050 is not only achievable, a large group of research scientists says, but necessary to help feed the world and keep profitable tourism afloat.
12:57 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
The doctor will see you now. But it won’t be face-to-face as telemedicine becomes the new normal Private equity and venture capital are set to be the big winners as coronavirus pandemic drives a surge in demand for telemedicine
4:03 a.m. May 9, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
Why dividend income will evaporate in the post-coronavirus market Government borrowing and low interest rates challenge income-focused investorsGovernment borrowing and low interest rates challenge income-focused investors, writes Satyajit Das.
4:13 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Mark Decambre
Buffett's Berkshire spent the coronavirus-induced stock-market rout growing cash to a record $137 billionWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent the first quarter, a period of historic turmoil fueled by COVID-19, stockpiling cash to record proportions, public filings show. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. apparently saw its holdings of cash and equivalents balloon to a record $137.2 billion at the end of the first quarter, up from about $128 billion at year-end, suggesting that the legendary investor, viewed as a white knight of sorts on Wall Street, has stayed on the sidelines amid one of the most turbulent periods in financial markets in decades. The Dow Jones Industrial Average , the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite all tumbled into a bear-market in March, typically defined as a drop of at least 20% from a recent high, hit the lows of that rout on March 23. Since that point, however, stocks have climbed by more than 20% as the market attempted to recover from the effects of the worst pandemic in more than a 100 years--one that caused economies to fall into a recessionary state as businesses across the globe were forced to shut down to slow the spread of the deadly pathogen. Berkshire also has been hit by the epidemic that has and claimed about 240,000 lives globally since the illness was first identified in December in Wuhan, China. The conglomerate of $49.7 billion, or $30,653 per class A share. However, Berkshire's first-quarter operating earnings were $5.9 billion or about $3,619 per class A share. Buffett is scheduled to host a annual shareholder meeting later today at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time, where he may offer more clues on his strategy during this public-health crisis.
10:04 a.m. April 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: German infection rate ticks higher after reopening moves, offers lesson to U.S. governors Caterpillar says 75% of facilities are operating and Merck expects virus to shave $2.1 billion off full-year revenueU.S. governors pushing to reopen their states after COVID-19-driven lockdowns may want to look to Germany on Tuesday, where early attempts to lift restrictions on movement had led to an increase in the coronavirus infection rate.
4:49 a.m. April 28, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These two signals will soon tell us if investors are fighting a ‘losing game’ with stocks, says top strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading day Our call of the day worries investors are fighting a ‘losing game’ with stocks. Jim Bianco of Bianco Research is opting for cash and gold these days and keeping a close eye on big economic signals coming in the next couple of weeks.
12:32 p.m. April 21, 2020 - By Satyjit Das
International business will be an early victim of coronavirus as governments take greater control of their economies COVID-19 has exposed a fundamental weakness of the U.S. and world economiesCOVID-19 has exposed a fundamental weakness of the U.S. and world economies, writes Satyajit Das.
12:44 a.m. April 17, 2020 - By Callum Keown
How coronavirus forced hundreds of thousands of electronic music fans to miss out on two huge raves Tickets for the Tomorrowland weekend are between €200-300 ($215-330) but some fans paid up to €2300 for a global journey pass that includes transport to and from countries around the world.
3:51 a.m. April 16, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow futures briefly pick up steam amid abysmal economic data, with jobless claims gaining 5.25 millionU.S. stock-index futures on Thursday appeared to gain some altitude after a batch of economic reports underscored an ugly trend of deterioration in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were trading up 128 points, or 0.5%, at 23,515, but had been showing meager gains before the data. S&P 500 index futures were up 19.40 points, or 0.7%, at 2,795, while Nasdaq-100 futures were up 97.75 points, or 1.1%, at 8,688. Claims for those seeking unemployment benefits rose to 5.25 million, bringing the total people seeking unemployment insurance to well over 20 million, reflecting the rapid decline of an economy that had been humming along just a month ago. Meanwhile, data on housing starts and business activity in the Philadelphia area also was weaker than expected, coming after a batch of bad data on Wednesday, which including woeful retail sales and manufacturing activity. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index in April dropped to -56.6 after registering -12.5 in March, marking the lowest reading since July 1980. And a report on housing starts came in at the lowest level since July 2019.
6:30 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks around the world have come up short in normalizing credit conditions: IMF Bank capitalizations are worse than during the 2008 financial crisis for many countries, global financial body concludesGlobal financial conditions remain much tighter compared to earlier in the year despite massive central bank intervention, according to a new report on market conditions released by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.
5:50 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Why these internet stocks can ride out a pandemic and rough earnings season Critical information for the U.S. trading dayTechnology stocks bucked an otherwise down day on Monday, thanks in large part to a rally for Amazon. The internet sector is one of the few benefiting right now from the economic fallout brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
10:31 a.m. April 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 1.89 million cases worldwide, 118,304 deaths; and Trump attacks Dr. Fauci and the New York Times Amazon hiring another 75,000 workers to expand grocery delivery and Aurora Cannabis is planning a 1-for-12 reverse stock splitThe U.S. death toll from COVID-19 rose above 22,000 on Monday, as President Donald Trump railed against the nation’s top infectious disease expert for suggesting more lives could have been saved if restrictions on movement had been imposed earlier.
8:50 a.m. April 13, 2020 - By William Watts
The coronavirus crisis underlines dangers lurking in the financial system, warns former central banker Paul Tucker is a former deputy governor of the Bank of England who helped formulate the central bank’s response to 2008 financial crisisEfforts by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to keep global financial markets functioning as the world reeled from the shock of the COVID-10 pandemic are bearing fruit, but policy makers shouldn’t spend too much time patting themselves on the back, says a former Bank of England official.
8:59 a.m. April 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 1.72 million cases worldwide, 106,469 deaths; U.S. surpasses Italy in number of fatalities Amazon plans to test frontline workers, and 3M is suing Performance Supply for price gouging in N95 respiratorsThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 500,000 on Friday, while the death toll climbed by more than 2,000 to surpass Italy and mark the deadliest day of the pandemic so far.
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