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11:16 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Oil snaps 4-day winning streak as worries over fuel demand weighOil futures end a choppy trading session in negative territory, snapping a four-day winning streak, as investors weighed a surprising fall in U.S. weekly first-time jobless claims against worries about lackluster fuel demand.
11:10 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices log fifth record in a row as bullion enters ‘euphoric phase’ of rallyGold futures on Thursday extend a record rally to a fifth straight day, with a muted U.S. dollar and lackluster moves in equities supporting bullion’s ascent to near $2,100. Doubts about the complexion of the coming jobs report on Friday also underpinned bids for bullion.
10:03 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq hits record as tech sector keeps stocks slightly positive Continuing jobless claims dropped by a seasonally adjusted 844,000 to 16.1 million in the week ended July 25.U.S. stocks tilted higher midday Thursday as technology shares led the charge in an otherwise listless day for the market as investors awaited news on a coronavirus aid package from Congress and the July employment report on Friday.
5:16 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Here’s the worrying message the market is sending about the economic recoverySure, the S&P 500 has rallied from the March lows. But other market indicators are telling a worrying story about the economy.
7:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as U.S. talks on stimulus plan stall Stocks fall in Tokyo and Shanghai, but surge in Hong KongStocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling.
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.
12:47 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.
6:39 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Callum Keown
A stock market correction may be imminent, JPMorgan says. Here’s why you shouldn’t panicThe typically muted month of August is upon us but there’s still a lot for investors to digest.
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
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.
11:46 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq Composite’s record rally takes it toward fastest 1,000-point milestone in 20 years Tech-heavy benchmark closing in on 11,000The Nasdaq Composite is starting August off on a high note, which could push the technology-laden benchmark to its fastest 1,000-point milestone in the past 20 years.
10:41 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The stock market could be facing ‘multiple decades’ of ‘deleterious’ economic after-effects, analyst warnsThe stock market’s ability to shrug off the economic destruction and gloomy coronavirus headlines continues to enrich emboldened bulls and baffle even some of the savviest Wall Street pros. A big dose of reality, however, looms large, if Solomon Tadesse, the global head of quantitative research at Societe Generale, has it right with his recent outlook.
8:14 p.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as growth data offsets fears Stocks jump in Tokyo, mainland China after economic dataAsian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region.
5:33 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By William Watts
Stocks stage a late-day comeback to end higher one day after a Big Tech earnings blowout No progress on Capitol Hill toward coronavirus relief package, thoughU.S. equities rebounded late in the day Friday despite a mixed batch of earnings results, disappointing economic data and a lack of progress on Capitol Hill toward another coronavirus aid package.
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.
7:12 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks turn lower as investors juggle tech optimism and economic gloom Nokia climbs after results European stocks drop on the final trading day of the month, as economic worries overshadow upbeat earnings in the U.S. and Europe.
5:37 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Blowout earnings show big tech dominate an economy ‘without mouths or noses’ but 10% of jobs may never come back, strategist saysSure, the tech results were great, and they will continue to be during the pandemic. But expect bond yields to fall further, one strategist says.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
12:17 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By William Watts
Dow, S&P 500 finish lower but Nasdaq books a gain ahead of parade of earnings from megacap tech-related firms Quarterly results from dozens of high-profile companies were due after Thursday’s close, including Alphabet, Amazon.com, Apple and Facebook U.S. stocks finish off their worst levels of the day, with the Nasdaq eking out a positive finish as investors braced for a litany of quarterly results from behemoths of the technology and e-commerce world, which could influence trade to end a choppy week.
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.
11:26 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By William Watts
U.S. oil prices drop below $40 on fears rising coronavirus cases will crimp demand California and Florida posted single-day record coronavirus death numbers on WednesdayOil futures are sharply lower Thursday, with U.S. prices settling below $40 a barrel for the first time in three weeks, pressured by worries that a rise in COVID-19 cases around the world could hurt demand as major oil producers relax production curbs.
10:19 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices suffer first loss in 10 sessions Silver prices tumble by nearly 4%; palladium drops almost 6%Gold prices end lower Thursday, with bullion retreating from a record rally that has seen the precious metal notch nine consecutive gains.
7:52 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a GDP-fueled downdraft, Dow industrials challenge 200-day average Focus: Transports sustain July break atop 200-day average, IYT, TWLO, BSX, PENN, HOMEU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after an ugly second-quarter GDP report, signaling an economy contracting at a record 32.9% annual pace. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained its range bottom — the 3,200 mark — while the Dow industrials have pulled in to a headline test of the 200-day moving average, currently 26,230.
10:36 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Why Europe’s top asset manager expects U.S. stocks to outperform — and one reason is stock buybacksEurope’s largest asset manager, Amundi Asset Management, has produced research showing why U.S. stocks have outperformed the world, and why that outperformance may continue.
8:12 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Fed keeps interest rates unchanged Nikkei about flat, while stocks gain in Hong KongAsian markets gained early Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected, and the CEOs of big tech companies emerged from a House antitrust hearing relatively unscathed.
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.
10:36 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold logs record close, up a ninth straight session, then climbs after Fed’s policy statementGold futures tally a ninth gain in a row on Wednesday to settle at another record, then move even higher after the Federal Open Market Committee reiterated plans to keep interest rates near zero until the economy improves.
9:01 p.m. July 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid gloomy earnings and pandemic concerns Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gainAsian markets were mixed Wednesday as traders awaited the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
9:00 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed amid gloomy earnings and pandemic concerns Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gainAsian markets were mixed Wednesday as traders awaited the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
12:49 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow slides 205 points, stocks end near session lows, as investors await coronavirus aid progress S&P 500’s top gainers are Norwegian Cruise Line, real estate investment trustsU.S. stocks indexes finished lower Tuesday, with losses mounting in the final hour of trade, as investors monitored talks between Republicans and Democrats on a second coronavirus aid package and a flood of second-quarter corporate results.
8:04 p.m. July 27, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets advance after Wall Street rally, and as gold extends gains Stocks edge higher in Hong Kong, Shanghai despite rising U.S.-China tensionsShares advanced in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street, while the price of gold pushed to nearly $1,970 per ounce.
12:13 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what the U.S. dollar’s fall means for the stock market Weaker dollar should be a positive, but foreign stocks will benefit more: analystsBarring some sort of currency meltdown, a weaker dollar should be a positive for equities, though foreign stocks will likely benefit more, analysts say.
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.
10:07 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold price marks highest settlement and intraday price on record Silver tops $24/oz for highest finish since 2013Fresh gains for gold on Monday take it ever closer to a $2,000 level that some analysts see as a distinct possibility.
9:09 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold rides to a record, with prospects for $2,000 an ounce stronger than ever The $2,000 mark for gold will be ‘very easily broken’: analystGold futures posted a record settlement on Friday, along with their strongest weekly performance since early April, with calls for the never-before-seen level of $2,000 an ounce for the precious metal coming in louder than ever.
4:10 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The ‘cobra effect’ will have a ‘disastrous and unimaginable’ impact on the market, Wall Street vet warns ‘We’ll survive and thrive after the adjustment process for sure’‘As the massive monetary and massive fiscal stimuli (over $15T globally) conjoin to save the economy from a deflationary depression, they will cause instead a hyperinflationary economic collapse,’ Larry McDonald warned.
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.
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