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8:22 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By William Watts
How China is ‘reshuffling the cards’ by promoting the yuan as a global currency Yuan creating a ‘challenging source’ of uncertainty: Société GénéraleThe emergence of the yuan in trade-weighted currency baskets is shaking up the traditional drivers of the foreign exchange market, says Société Générale.
7:54 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
With Dow, S&P 500 at record highs, investors are ignoring a ‘material deterioration’ in the global economy ‘The economy isn’t falling off a cliff,’ but it’s not about to rebound, eitherNeither corporate profits nor economic data have yet to corroborate the ongoing rally and rotation in U.S. stocks, so the market may be getting ahead of itself and be due for a pullback, analysts and investors told MarketWatch.
7:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The big worries facing stock investors in 2020, according to Citi’s top equity strategistIn our call of the day, MarketWatch speaks to Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, who lays out his big concerns for stock markets in 2020.
3:01 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Here are 5 things to know about the surge in Fed mortgage bond buying Fed’s goal is to eventually shed its MBS holdingsThe Federal Reserve is back to buying billions worth of mortgage bonds each month, but here’s why that doesn’t mean the central bank is stockpiling more of this type of debt on is balance sheet.
11:44 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
U.S. stocks climb to fresh records on revived hope for U.S. - China trade deal Dow hits 28,000 for first time U.S. stocks closed at fresh record highs on Friday on revived hopes for a U.S. - China trade deal despite mixed economic data.
11:36 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year, 30-year Treasury yield logs biggest weekly drop in one and a half monthsU.S. Treasury yields rise Friday, trimming their week long decline, after an official from the White House suggested negotiations for the phase one trade deal was nearing an end.
10:29 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Modern Monetary Theory carries ‘grain of truth’ and that’s why it's dangerous, says former Treasury official Nathan Sheets says the U.S. can run higher budget deficits than thoughtNathan Sheets, PGIM’s chief economist, says the U.S. could run larger deficits, but it was unclear when its fiscal profligacy come back to bite the Treasury market.
7:11 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
This forecast predicts barely any growth in U.S. stocks next year — and a big drop if there’s a recession Critical information for the U.S. trading dayFinancial markets are overvalued, according to an Oxford Economics forecast, so don’t expect much in the way of gains for stocks even if a recession is avoided.
5:23 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
The stock market heads to record heights even as the Trump impeachment hearings enter a new phase — here’s why The market is looking at the hearings ‘as noise and not news,’ says Art Hogan of National SecuritiesHere’s why the Trump impeachment hearings are being viewed as a nonevent for Wall Street investors.
4:04 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
BT slides in London after Labour vows partial nationalization in free broadband pledge Miners up as trade-talk optimism growsTalk of partially nationalizing BT sent those shares lower in London, weighing on the FTSE 100 index. Mining stocks rose on hopes of trade-talk progress.
11:22 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
S&P 500 index edges up to new record close but euphoria about U.S - China trade deal fades Cisco shares tumble after disappointing outlookThe U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index managed to close at a new record Thursday, but the Dow and Nasdaq indexes slipped as the euphoria about an imminent U.S - China trade deal, supporting the five week rally, began to fade.
11:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields extend slide as investors confront renewed trade and economic concerns Doubt around a U.S.-China trade deal have spurred fresh bond-buying this weekU.S. Treasury yields slip Thursday as investors eye weakening economic data in Asia, along with geopolitical jitters and uncertainty around a phase one trade deal.
8:52 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies back-to-back gains as Treasury yields retreat Copper prices suffer a fifth straight session lossGold futures settle higher on Thursday, building on gains from a day earlier as weakness in U.S. benchmark stock indexes and a drop in yields on government debt raise the precious metal’s investment appeal.
12:22 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and ‘worst of all worlds’ German economic dataEuropean stocks slipped on Thursday on concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks as data showed a stagnating economy in Germany.
6:27 p.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed after weaker economic data from China, Japan Nikkei, Hang Seng retreat while stocks in mainland China inch upAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday after weaker-than-expected economic data from China and Japan, and reports of a sticking point in U.S.-China trade negotiations.
11:22 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Dow and S&P500 close at new records as five week rally rolls on Hopes for U.S. China trade deal, Fed policy and government spending drive rallyThe Dow Jones Industrial Average and benchmark S&P500 index both closed at new records Wednesday, helped by a jump in Disney’s stock price, as a five week rally rolled on.
11:15 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield slips below key 1.90% level as trade jitters spark bond rally WSJ reports that trade deal hits snag over farm purchasesU.S. Treasury yields pull back on Wednesday as uncertainty on how a phase one trade deal will shape up drives investors to take shelter in government paper.
10:13 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures end higher to recoup most of their losses from back-to-back declines Oil demand seen waning after 2025, IEA saysOil futures end higher on Wednesday, with prices recouping most of the losses they suffered over the past two trading sessions.
9:24 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By William Watts
Why stock-market bulls banking on a weaker U.S. dollar could be disappointedInvestors are pining for a top in the U.S. dollar, with some predicating calls for further stock market gains partly on expectations for a weaker U.S. currency. Dollar bulls say don’t count on a weaker currency.
8:55 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold, silver prices score first gain in 5 sessions Copper prices down as other Comex metals finish higherGold and silver prices post their first gain in five sessions on Wednesday, with uncertainty over the outlook for a U.S.-China trade deal and the first day of public impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump helping to support haven demand for the precious metal.
6:02 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Powell speech may deliver a major gut check to stock market at records after Trump Trump says Beijing is ‘dying to make a deal’ as he makes a highly anticipated speech at the Economic Club of New York The Dow Jones Industrial Average is fresh off ringing up its ninth all-time high of 2019 but further records for the market may hinge on a series of speeches by arguably the most important catalysts for the stock market.
2:52 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why inflation no longer drives the bond-market U.S. consumer price index due on WednesdayDon’t expect the inflation bugaboo to scare away the bond-market bulls, say some market participants
8:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets fall as Trump threatens more tariff hikes on China Nikkei, Hang Seng lead regional declinesAsian markets fell Wednesday after President Donald Trump offered no new details about progress toward a trade deal between the U.S. and China, but also warned tariffs would rise if a “Phase 1” deal fails.
11:36 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields end flat after Trump rehashes Fed spat in speech, but offers few details on China trade talks 10-year Treasury yield stands near three-month highU.S. Treasury yields ended mostly flat Tuesday after a speech by President Donald Trump in New York rehashed his disapproval of the Federal Reserve’s measured approach to interest rate cuts, but disappointed in terms of offering concrete details on the state of trade discussions
11:21 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Nasdaq ekes out record as investors look past Trump speech Dean Foods files for chapter 11 bankruptcyU.S. stocks mostly ended higher on Tuesday as President Donald Trump suggests a trade deal could happen soon but did not offer much clarity on the possibility of a tariff rollback as part of the agreement.
6:49 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets little changed as traders seek direction Hang Seng stable after big loss Monday; Nikkei inches upAsian markets sought direction in early trading Tuesday, as traders awaited the next development in U.S.-China trade talks and violent protests continued in Hong Kong.
3:49 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
British pound surges after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says he won’t challenge Conservative seats FTSE 100 led lower by miners, energyThe British pound shot higher on Monday, after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said his party won’t contest seats captured by the ruling Conservative Party in the last election.
5:15 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Here are the most accurate S&P 500 predictions of the year, so far Goldman’s David Kostin leads the packMarketWatch ranks Wall Street strategists based on the accuracy of their year-end 2019 S&P 500 index targets
4:39 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Get ready for another Santa Claus rally: Fundstrat’s Tom Lee He predicts the S&P 500 will grow another 3% before year’s endWith the exception of 2018, the U.S. stock market typically shoots higher in the final month of the year, and Lee sees no reason indexes won’t be a-leaping this December.
11:46 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market edges up to new record close even as Trump says he hasn’t agreed to roll back China tariffs Disney shares up after earnings beatU.S. stocks inched up to close at fresh record highs Friday even through President Trump said the administration had yet to agree to roll back import duties on China as part of a “phase-one” trade deal.
11:28 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield sees biggest weekly jump in around a monthU.S. Treasury yields were mostly steady on Friday, capping a weeklong surge, after signs of progress toward a U.S.-China trade deal pushed long-term government rates to multimonth highs this week.
6:36 p.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed amid conflicting reports of tariff rollbacks Nikkei about flat, while Hang Seng retreats slightlyAsian markets were mixed in early trading Friday as investors sought clarity after conflicting messages about the state of U.S.-China trade talks.
11:50 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs even as conflicts emerge in Washington over new deal with China to cancel tariffs in stages Qualcomm shares rally on earnings beatU.S. stocks ended by clinching new records Thursday even after a report of ‘fierce internal’ opposition in Washington has emerged over plans for the U.S. and China to lift each other’s import tariffs in phases
10:00 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends higher as U.S. and China agree to phase out some tariffs if a deal is reached Progress on trade talks lifts risky asset prices Oil futures climb on Thursday to recoup most of their losses from a day earlier, after China and the U.S. agreed to lift existing tariffs if a partial trade deal is struck soon, signaling that trade talks are progressing and providing an upbeat backdrop for crude demand.
9:41 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield on track for biggest one-day surge since Trump election The 10-year yield hit a three-month high on ThursdayAfter months of staying skeptical on a U.S - China trade relations, traders of long-term government bonds succumb to the optimism about a deal .
4:43 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These ‘all-terrain’ stocks are vital for investors when the world comes unglued Critical information for the U.S. trading dayMarkets are looking up thanks to some positive headlines on the trade front, but our call of the day says investors need to be prepared for anything that could rock their portfolio. Enter the “all-terrain” portfolio.
6:41 p.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets slip on report of possible trade-deal delay Stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China retreatAsian markets were mostly down in early trading Thursday as investors continued to mull the likelihood of a trade deal between the U.S. and China.
11:37 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Stocks drift to close steady after China trade deal reported delayed as earnings season winds down HP Inc. shares gain following report of potential Xerox bid U.S. stocks close little changed Wednesday on reports the trade deal with China is delayed as third quarter earnings reporting period winds down.
11:10 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields fall after reports say U.S.-China trade meeting postponed Fed’s Evans and Williams say no further interest rate cuts needed for nowU.S. Treasury yields fall Tuesday after reports say that a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could be delayed until December.
6:56 p.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets flat as investors eye trade-deal developments Nikkei, Hang Seng little changed as traders rein in optimismAsian markets were little changed in early trading Tuesday, as investors awaited further developments in U.S.-China trade talks.
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