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10:15 a.m. Today - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices reclaim $1,900 to post highest finish in nearly 2 weeksGold prices finish at their highest in nearly two weeks on Thursday, with analysts attributing the advance for the yellow metal to less than stellar economic data and traders hedging bets ahead of the important U.S. jobs report on Friday.
12:59 a.m. Today - By Diane Eastabrook
Is it safe to retire in a college town in the pandemic? Sports, concerts, classes, lectures, restaurants, a vibrant social scene—many of the things retirees enjoy aren’t there, or they feel unsafe doing themCollege towns are often economically vibrant communities that promote healthy aging. But times have changed.
12:20 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Natural gas, lumber among best performers as commodities post a second straight quarterly gain Commodities prices posted a gain for a second straight quarter, with natural gas and lumber among the best performers even as COVID-19 clouded the outlook for the global economy.
10:24 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices fall for the month, but tally an 8th quarterly gain in a row Gold futures finish lower for Wednesday's session, contributing to a loss for the month as prices respond to a strengthening U.S. dollar that is weighing on commodity prices.
10:18 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices climb back above $1,900 for highest finish in a weekGold prices reclaim the psychologically important $1,900 an ounce mark on Tuesday to mark their highest settlement in a week, as a pullback in the U.S. dollar for second session provides room for bullion values to climb.
9:20 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Here's the silver lining for stocks if Democrats 'sweep' November electionStop worrying about who wins the White House in November. Whether or not they can win the House and Senate may be more of a big deal for stocks, says Dankse Bank.
7:50 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
New wildfires in the Napa-Sonoma wine country force nearly 70,000 to flee homesNorthern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting overnight evacuation orders involving nearly 70,000 people.
1:55 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Fang Block
Sotheby’s London Unveils Retail Space, Offering an Array of Collectible ItemsThe first selling exhibition showcases 70 works from gallerist Adrian Sassoon
10:58 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices settle higher as dollar weakensGold futures finish higher Monday as weakness in the U.S. dollar help to fuel some buying in bullion despite a rally in stocks that would otherwise suggest waning appetite for assets perceived as havens.
7:37 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - Barrons.com
Hindenburg Research Wants to Oust Bad Actors Founder Nathan Anderson talks about his firm’s bet against electric-truck maker Nikola, and his desire to “put bad guys in jail.”
11:00 p.m. Sept. 27, 2020 - Barrons.com
Cases Are Surging in Europe. These 22 Stocks Could Withstand a Second Wave. Since Barron’s last screened the Stoxx 600 index for second-wave proof stocks with growth prospects, the resurgence of the virus in Europe has gathered pace, leading a number of countries to reintroduce Covid-19 restrictions.
4:44 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Alleged Kenosha, Wis., shooter Kyle Rittenhouse fights extradition from IllinoisThe 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn’t outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn’t much the teen can do to stop it.
10:11 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends lower to suffer worst weekly slump since March Silver futures log a weekly drop of nearly 15%Gold futures end lower on Friday, with bullion booking its fourth decline in five sessions, prompting the asset to suffer its worst weekly slide in about six months.
5:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These charts show one possible silver lining of the pandemicSocial-distancing measures may have almost wiped out the flu in Australia and South America this year.
4:56 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
Paypal and Square Have Bullish Trends to Push Them Higher The digital payments companies’ businesses have been turbocharged by consumers shifting from cash to digital payments during the pandemic.
3:07 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
These charts show one possible silver lining of the pandemic Social-distancing measures may have all but wiped out the flu in Australia and South America this yearSocial-distancing measures may have almost wiped out the flu in Australia and South America this year.
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.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Jeremy C. Owens
GoodRx stock jumps more than 50% after IPO raises over $1 billionPrescription-drug pricing app priced shares well above range in initial public offering to raise at least $1.24 billion, including Silver Lake investment, at a valuation topping $12.6 billion.
6:38 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
China uproots ethnic-minority villages, calling it part of a drive to eradicate extreme povertyWhile other nations invest in developing poor areas, Beijing doesn’t hesitate to operate on a more ambitious scale by moving communities wholesale and building new towns in its effort to modernize China. The ruling Communist Party has announced an official target of ending extreme poverty by the end of the year, ahead of the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2021.
1:17 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Barrons.com
GoodRx Shares Surge in Trading Debut The health-care start-up is backed by several private-equity firms, including Silver Lake.
11:48 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Natural-gas futures rally on storm-related disruptions and signs of stronger demand Natural-gas futures rally Wednesday, as production slowdowns and flooding along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that reportedly led to disruptions at export facilities help to lift prices to their highest finish in a week.
10:29 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end at 2-month low as rise in U.S. dollar deflates bullion demandGold prices fall below $1,900 an ounce on Wednesday to mark their lowest finish in two months as a strengthening dollar continues to undercut appetite for bullion, risking a further break in a bullish trend line in the precious commodity.
9:20 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Barrons.com
Twitter Spikes on Analyst Upgrade Twitter stock has rallied to its highest level in more than two years.
8:14 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Barrons.com
Hand Sanitizers Brought a Boom to This Company. Now the CEO Is Warning There’s Trouble Ahead. PZ Cussons reported that its hand-wash and hand-sanitizer brand is now a U.K. market leader, but its chief executive warns there is risk and volatility ahead for the company.
8:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce, S&P 500 balks at the breakdown point Focus: 10-year yield maintains the range, TNX, TGT, ZEN, SGMS, DDOGU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has initially balked at its breakdown point — the 3,310-to-3,328 area — pressured to punctuate a corrective bounce from the September low.
5:38 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Barrons.com
GoodRx, Health-Care Upstart, Set to Go Public Today Backed by Silver Lake, it is one of several start-ups looking to disrupt the pharmacy business.
8:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic sponsors in need of persuading that Tokyo Games will actually happen A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.
10:13 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices suffer back-to-back losses as dollar extends run-upGold prices on Tuesday end lower for a second session as the dollar continues its climb on the back of concerns about fresh COVID-19 lockdowns implemented in London and other parts of Europe, continues.
8:52 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Dow industrials violate major support Focus: U.S. sector damage broadens amid familiar pockets of strength, XLF, KRE, XLE, QQQ, XLI, XLB, IYTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have violated major support — as well as the 50-day moving average — raising an intermediate-term caution flag, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:17 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Dow industrials violate major support Focus: U.S. sector damage broadens though familiar pockets of strength persist, XLF, KRE, XLE, QQQ, XLI, XLB, IYTTechnically speaking, the September market downturn continues to inflict damage to the major U.S. benchmarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have violated major support — as well as the 50-day moving average — raising an intermediate-term caution flag. The Nasdaq Composite has firmed, on the margin, versus the other benchmarks.
6:31 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Associated Press
Olympic committee struggles to convince sponsors the games will actually happenThe only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions of dollars on board in the midst of economic turbulence and skepticism.
10:51 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Laurie Kahle
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10:19 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices drop nearly 3% as rise in coronavirus cases sparks dollar rally Gold prices settle beneath 50-day moving averageGold futures drop on Monday, touching lows under $1,900 an ounce, amid an apparent flight to dollars. Rising global risks, including renewed COVID-19 lockdown measures in Europe, were partly to blame as bullion prices slumped to their lowest finish in two months.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Nasdaq violate major support Focus: Revisiting U.S. sector damage and pockets of strength, Financials challenge key support, QQQ, XLE, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are firmly lower early Monday, pressured amid renewed virus concerns, as well as pronounced financials’ weakness, fueled by reports of sketchy industry business practices. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended violations of major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — moves initially registered to conclude last week.
7:14 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comI have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately $6,000, and Social Security on top of that.
3:45 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Barrons.com
Cash Is History. How to Profit From the Digital-Payment Future. Covid finally ended the long reign of bills and coins. Why the stocks of PayPal, Mastercard, and Visa are primed for more gains.
5:00 a.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
College-Based Retirement Communities Have Been Upended by Covid. Are They Still Worth It? For those living at some of the several dozen university-linked retirement communities across the country, the tenor of life changed the day campuses shut down.
1:00 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Unity Priced Its IPO at $52. Here’s Where the Stock Ended the Day. Amid a flurry of initial public offerings, videogame-engine maker Unity is set to begin trading Friday, after pricing the stock above its expected range late Thursday.
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.
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