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12:12 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Wall Street fears repeat of May’s stock-market rout as talk of impasse on U.S.-China phase-one deal heats upReports of a potential delay in a partial deal between China and the U.S. is bringing back shades of the ugly stock-market downturn in May for some investors.
11:20 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Stocks close lower on report trade deal may not be completed this year Target and Lowe’s shares rally on earnings beatsU.S. stocks close lower Wednesday after a report that a trade deal might not be done this year and after China condemned a U.S. Senate resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong
11:08 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield hits close to three-week low as trade deal hopes wane Fed’s Brainard sees “above-trend” economic growth for next 18 monthsU.S. Treasury yields fall Wednesday after news reports suggest a phase one trade deal between Washington and Beijing may not be completed this year, spurring inflows into government paper.
6:01 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Your three-stock survival kit for 2020 — packed by Nuveen’s top stock-market strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Nuveen’s equity strategists says investors need to brace for a coming year that won’t top the 20%-plus gains we’ve been seeing. The key to survival are these three stocks.
5:58 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets pull back after weak Japanese trade data Nikkei, Hang Seng retreat; tensions set to rise as U.S. Senate backs Hong Kong human-rights resolutionShares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike.
11:16 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Nasdaq closes at new high; Dow, S&P retreat from records on earnings and doubts about China trade deal Home Depot shares closed lower on revenue miss, poor outlook U.S. stocks slipped back from record highs on Wednesday on disappointing earnings results and doubts about a U.S. - China trade deal
10:06 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
How can stocks rally when corporate profits are flat? Thank the bond market, analyst says Stock valuations are skyrocketing as bond yields fallInvestors do not often get to enjoy a halving of the long-term cost of capital without a more significant decline in corporate earnings
9:05 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices stretch gains to a second session as Treasury yields weaken Silver prices also tally a back-to-back advanceGold futures settle higher on Tuesday, giving up earlier losses as weakness in U.S. Treasury yields helped to lift prices for the precious metal for a second session in a row. Still, gold found little reason to make any significant moves ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s October monetary policy meeting.
6:11 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Why Vanguard’s chief economist says there is an elevated risk of a ‘large drawdown’ in stocks Critical information for the U.S. trading dayJoe Davis, the global chief economist at Vanguard, doesn’t expect a trade deal and sees the U.S. economy struggling next year.
3:15 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Even after record-setting run, stocks will continue to march higher: JPMorgan Globally, stocks have returned more than 24% year-to-dateJPMorgan’s Mislav Matejka argues why stocks are not overpriced globally and in the U.S.
11:15 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields slump from session highs as earlier trade optimism dissipates 10-year Treasury yield lowest in 2½ weeksU.S. Treasury yields are falling as investors juggle conflicting reports on Monday about the state of trade talks and the prospects for a phase one deal.
8:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
The Fed is buying billions of mortgage bonds — here’s why it matters 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.
4:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Why Dow 28,000 could mark that ‘blowoff top’ bears have been predictingLast month, the Fed began snatching up short-term Treasury debt to the tune of $60 billion per month in response to the repo mess that sent a chill through Wall Street back in September. While it might sound like another round of quantitative easing, Jerome Powell wanted to make it clear: It’s not. “In no sense is this QE,” he said. One blogger isn’t buying it.
2:52 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
With Dow above 28,000 are investors 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.
12:09 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks tread water after six winning weeks Bidding war breaks out for Spanish stock exchangeEuropean stocks on Monday held on to levels they reached after six straight winning weeks, with most of the movement occurring in merger situations.
6:20 p.m. Nov. 17, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets mostly rise as traders cautiously await trade developments Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong and ShanghaiAsian shares were mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs.
5:14 a.m. Nov. 17, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
U.S. stock market at record but farm bankruptcies at highest since 2011 Squeeze on farmers underscores the toll the trade war has taken on a critical Trump constituency ahead of the 2020 electionsWhile the U.S. stock market is soaring to new records, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting 28,000 on Friday, farmers are having trouble paying their bills in the heart of America’s agricultural sector.
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.
7:53 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.
6:41 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Do NOT show these ominous charts to stock-market bulls, says strategist who sees a correction formingLance Roberts, chief strategist at RIA Advisors, just placed bets against the S&P 500 in all his portfolios to guard against a looming downturn. And he lays out his bearish cash in a series of charts.
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
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