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11:44 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Gold rising to $4,000 an ounce ‘would not be an unreasonable move,’ fund manager says Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this yearMichael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this year.
11:41 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Major stocks indexes punch higher as Congress works toward fiscal stimulus and jobless claims fall Global Jets ETF up about 2% after U.S. State Department lifts advisory against international travel U.S. stocks punched higher Thursday afternoon, led by technology shares, as Congressional lawmakers pledged to keep working on another coronavirus financial aid package and President Donald Trump said he could issue executive orders on some relief measures.
6:49 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
This $20 billion bond fund produced outsized returns by capitalizing on market turmoil, and is set to do it again Anne Walsh of Guggenheim Investments explains her strategy in a difficult environment for income investorsAnne Walsh of Guggenheim Investments explains her strategy in a difficult environment for income investors.
5:48 a.m. Today - By Jeffry Bartash
Jobless claims fall almost 250,000 to 1.19 million to mark new pandemic low Big drop in new jobless claims a surprise to Wall Street Initial jobless claims fell in early August for the first time in three weeks and touched the lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic began more than four months ago, a surprising decline that suggest some improvement in the labor market despite an increase another viral outbreak. New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 249,000 to 1.19 million.
12:52 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb on strong services data, increased debt issuanceU.S. Treasury yields rose Wednesday after strong U.S. economic data and expectations for increased debt issuance weighed on appetite for government bonds.
12:05 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Consumers hold the key to an economic recovery and right now they’re very anxious Morning Consult poll shows Americans still living in ‘face of fear’ Has the first stage of the U.S. recovery from the coronavirus already peaked? Or has a rebound in the economy merely hit the pause button after a recent surge in Covid-19 cases?
7:29 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Service side of the U.S. economy show surprising growth in July, ISM finds, but employment worsens ISM services index rises to 58.1% in July from 57.1% in JuneRetailers, health-care providers and most other service-oriented businesses expanded in July for the second month in a row, suggesting the economy showed more resilience than expected even after a spike in coronavirus cases caused many states to reimpose restrictions.
5:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Trade deficit falls 7.5% in June, but imports and exports still way below year-ago levels Global trade has been thrown off badly by the coronavirusThe U.S. trade deficit fell by 7.5% in June after a partial rebound in exports, but the flow of cross-border transactions remained depressed by the global coronavirus pandemic and are still a sore spot for the economy.
3:46 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Trump suddenly supports mail-in voting — for the key swing state of Florida President contends deadly Lebanon explosion an ‘attack’After weeks of bashing mail-in voting and even suggesting the 2020 election should be delayed. President Donald Trump has changed his tune — at least when it comes to the critical swing state of Florida. Now he’s for it.
12:58 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. factory orders climb 6.2% in June, signaling steady manufacturing recovery Coronavirus surge hasn’t led to big setback for manufacturingU.S. factory orders rose 6.2% in June to mark the second increase in a row, pointing to a steady rebound after widespread shutdowns in the early stages of the pandemic.
12:47 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq logs 30th record of 2020 and S&P 500 ends above 3,300 in choppy session, as large-cap tech stocks take a breather Disney earnings after the close of regular trade Tuesday are in focusU.S. stocks end a bumpy trading session on a high note Tuesday, with another record for the Nasdaq Composite, even as technology-related names took a backseat to outperformance in beaten-down sectors energy, real estate and consumer staples.
12:11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield flirts with record closing low as investors grow gloomy on economic reboundU.S. Treasury yields fell Tuesday as investors remained pessimistic about the U.S. economy’s health and eyed the slow pace of negotiations in Congress on another fiscal relief package to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
7:56 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Evans says the power to get the economy going lies with Congress What lawmakers decide on jobless benefits will influence aggregate demand, Chicago Fed president saysChicago Fed President Charles Evans said Monday Congress is in the drivers seat in policy decisions needed to ensure economic growth in the near term.
12:25 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq ends at record as stocks rally after pickup in manufacturing activity to kick off August Microsoft shares rallied amid its efforts to buy U.S. portion of TikTok from China’s ByteDanceU.S. stocks rise Monday to kick off the first trading day of August as investors were heartened by upbeat manufacturing data, even as talks appeared stalled over another round of coronavirus stimulus.
12:01 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb after factory data offers positive sign for global economyU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday as strong manufacturing data across the U.S., Europe and China suggests the recovery in the global economy was ongoing despite mounting worries how rising coronavirus infections could stall growth.
7:16 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. manufacturers expand in July for third straight month, ISM finds, but executives say not all the jobs are coming back ISM manufacturing index climbs to 15-month high of 54.2%American manufacturers expanded in July for the third month in a row despite an increase in coronavirus cases nationwide, but senior executives say production remains well below pre-pandemic levels and not all the jobs are coming back soon.
6:17 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Construction spending falls for fourth straight month in JuneOutlays for construction projects fell 0.7% in June at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, the Commerce Department reported Monday. This is the fourth straight monthly decline. Economists polled by Econoday had expected a 1.3% increase. Spending in May was revised to a 1.7% fall from the prior estimate of a 2.1% drop. Residential construction fell 1.5% in June, while spending on public construction projects fell 0.7%. Despite the declines, construction spending has held up relatively well in the pandemic, with spending up 0.1% on a year-on-year basis.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
2:37 p.m. July 31, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Fitch cuts U.S. credit outlook to 'negative' on COVID-19, election uncertainty, but maintains AAA ratingFitch Ratings on Friday turned more negative on the outlook for the gold-plated U.S. credit rating. High fiscal deficits and debt were already on a rising medium-term path before the onset of the huge economic shock precipitated by the coronavirus, the ratings agency said in giving the U.S. a "negative" outlook, while maintaining a AAA rating. The U.S. had the highest government debt of any AAA-rated sovereign heading into the crisis, and Fitch expects general government debt to exceed 130% of GDP by 2021. The U.S. sovereign rating is supported by structural strengths that include the size of the economy, high per capita income and a dynamic business environment. Fitch considers U.S. debt tolerance to be higher than that of other 'AAA' sovereigns. Fitch said it expects negative real interest rates and continued loose monetary policy at the Federal Reserve to provide some support to public debt dynamics. The report also looked ahead to the November election. "The odds of Democrats overturning the Republican majority in the Senate have shifted in their favor over the past quarter, but it is unlikely that either party will achieve a 60-seat majority," Fitch analysts wrote. "A continuation of policy gridlock is a risk. Political polarization may weaken institutions and reduces the scope for bipartisan cooperation, hindering attempts to address structural issues (including some highlighted by the pandemic and protests) but also longer-term fiscal challenges."
12:15 p.m. July 31, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
2-year Treasury yield plumbs record low after July rally as economic mood stays gloomyU.S. Treasury yields ended lower on Friday, capping a weekly and monthly decline as concerns around the economic hit to the global economy from the coronavirus, bolstered trading for government bonds.
6:28 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Consumer sentiment falls in late July as coronavirus cases rise and federal aid gets set to expire U.S. consumer sentiment index slips to 72.5, back near pandemic lowAmericans grew more worried about the economy toward the end of July after a fresh outbreak of coronavirus cases chipped away at the recovery and cast doubt on how quickly the U.S. will rebound from the worst health-care crisis in a century.
5:38 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Consumer spending jumps 5.6% in June, but the U.S. recovery already appears to be slowing Incomes fall 1.1% as stimulus fades, fewer Americans return to work Americans increased spending on a variety of goods and services in June as more people returned to work and massive infusions of government aid flowed through the economy, but the progress appears to have waned lately after a recent spike in coronavirus cases. Personal spending jumped 5.6% in June.
2:10 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Congress risks creating a ‘recipe for disaster,’ if more pandemic aid isn’t delivered quickly to consumers, warn bond investors U.S. consumer credit delinquencies rising as economic recovery falters U.S. stocks still paint a pretty rosy picture of the future, despite a record 32% drop in GDP for the second quarter. But bond investors warn of more economic pain to come if Congress fails to provide more pandemic aid to consumers.
12:02 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield sinks to lowest since March after GDP, jobless claims point to economic challenges aheadU.S. Treasury yields fall on Thursday as an official snapshot of U.S. growth in the second quarter of this year confirmed the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
9:20 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
‘A massive welfare economy’ - huge federal aid prevents an even steeper GDP collapse U.S. disposable incomes soar in second quarter, thanks to government aid, despite onset of steep recession The U.S. economy’s record contraction in the second quarter would have been a lot worse if Washington hadn’t stepped up with trillions of dollars of emergency spending.
5:59 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Jobless claims rise for second straight week as U.S. economic activity slows down Continuing claims also rise, a sign of a pause in U.S. rehiringInitial claims for state unemployment insurance rose for the second straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday.
1:39 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Powell sees U.S. economy flattening as coronavirus cases rise The path of the U.S. economy is tied the course of the virus, central bank saysFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the rise in coronavirus cases is slowing the economy.
12:22 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks close higher after Fed keeps interest rates near zero, Powell vows to keep up support during pandemic Big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet Inc. grilled before House antitrust panelS&P 500, Nasdaq finished more than 1.2% higher Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and the central bank’s Powell reiterated his promise to keep rates near zero and stimulus intact until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
11:43 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields struggle for direction after Fed pledges to support economyTreasury yields end mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve underlined its commitment to supporting the economy as it makes a tentative recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Long-term Treasury yields pare rise after Fed policy updateLonger-dated Treasury yields rolled back some of their rise on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said at the conclusion of its two-day meeting that it would keep rates at zero until the economy recovered. The 10-year Treasury note yield was up 0.6 basis point to 0.587%, while the 2-year note rate fell a basis point to 0.133%. The 30-year bond yield rose 2.2 basis points to 1.246%. Bond prices move inversely to yields.
5:43 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. trade deficit in goods falls 6% in June as exports rebound, but the big picture is still ugly U.S. exports and imports still depressed by coronavirus pandemic The U.S. trade deficit in goods showed a 6.1% decline in June as exports grew faster than imports, but the level of trade is still well below year-ago levels because of the strain caused by the coronavirus.
12:01 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Greg Robb
McConnell says Senate won't pass coronavirus relief bill without liability shield for businessesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would not pass another coronavirus relief measure if it doesn't include a liability shield for business. "Let me just make it clear, there won't be a bill that passes the Senate that doesn't have this in it," McConnell said, in an interview on CNBC. The Republicans HEALS act includes covid-related liability protections for businesses, schools, non-profits and churches. That may be tough to square with Democrats, who instead are pushing for an OSHA standard for businesses to follow. McConnell said the liability reform was"absolutely critical" to get the economy back on its feet. Stocks moved lower after his comments.
11:08 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.30 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases Pfizer, McDonald’s, 3M and Raytheon Technologies are latest Dow components to report earnings with mixed resultsThe U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.30 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York.
6:36 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Consumer confidence wanes in July and points to rockier economic recovery U.S. consumer confidence index sinks to 92.6 in July from 98.3U.S. consumer confidence swooned in July amid a rash of new coronavirus cases nationwide, signaling a rockier economic recovery in the months ahead. The index of consumer confidence fell to 92.6.
5:36 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed extends several emergency lending programs to end of year from Sept. 30The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said its board of governors had decided to extend several emergency loan programs until the end of the year. The programs had been set to expire on Sept. 30. "The three-month extension will facilitate planning by potential facility participants and provide certainty that the facilities will continue to be available to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," the Fed said in a statement. Set up to keep credit flowing in the aftermath of the market disruption in March, many of the Fed programs haven't seen a lot of interest in recent weeks. Fed officials argued that this was a healthy sign that credit was available from other sources and that it was important that the lending programs were in place in case that financial conditions deteriorated again.
12:08 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields follow stock market’s cue, ending higher on vaccine hopesU.S. Treasury yields come off their lows on Monday, following the stock market higher as the start of the world’s biggest vaccine study bolsters investor sentiment at the expense of the bond market.
8:05 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Lauren C. Templeton
What would Sir John do? How to use Templeton’s 16 rules for investment success in today’s stock market Investment manager follows the advice and practice of her famous great-uncle This investment manager follows the advice and practice of her famous great-uncle.
5:44 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Durable-goods orders climb 7.3% in June as auto maker surge offsets Boeing weakness Manufacturing momentum threatened by rising coronavirus casesOrders for durable goods rose strongly in June for the second straight month after historic declines in the early spring, but the momentum might be hard to sustain in the wake of more coronavirus cases and somewhat tighter government restrictions. Orders climbed 7.3% last month.
12:32 p.m. July 24, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield falls below 1.25% as investors weigh geopolitical tensions against improving eurozone dataU.S. Treasury yields held steady on Friday as investor worries around worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies was offset by signs that the eurozone economic recovery remained on track.
6:57 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Greg Robb
New U.S. home sales surge in June to strongest rate in 13 years New home sales rise to 776,000 rate, above prior cycle-high of 774,000 recorded in January New home sales had their second straight solid gain in June, and are now above the previous cycle-high hit in January, the Commerce Department said Friday.
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