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6:49 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: U.S. benchmarks pull in (modestly) from record highs Focus: Health care sector sustains November breakout, UPS tags 21-month high, XLV, UPS, SNE, NUE, ARWRU.S. stocks are lower early Monday, pressured after the U.S. tempered trade-progress expectations, and with the bond markets closed for Veterans Day. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is digesting a decisive November breakout, a rally punctuated by three straight record closes to conclude last week.
2:13 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These highflying stocks hold big clues to a broader year-end rally Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day says investors wanting to know if stocks have some juice left for the rest of the year should keep an eye on this highflying set.
9:42 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
The biggest bull market ever — yet disaster looms for millions of retirees The coming ‘tsunami of poverty’ for retirees — and what to do about it The coming ‘tsunami of poverty’ for retirees — and what to do about it
5:14 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
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4:00 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. Treasury’s 10-year yield surge to three month highs may be good news for the stock market Fed cutting interest rates this year also supports equities despite long term yield rise The surge in the benchmark U.S. Treasury 10-year note yield to three month highs in the past week could be giving a thumbs up to equity investors despite the implied rise in the cost of capital from a higher yield curve.
6:57 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish market rotation, S&P 500 digests decisive November breakout Focus: November cross currents across asset classes strengthen bull case, 10-year yield signals trend shift, TNX, UUP, GLD, FXY, XLU, IYRU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, treading water in the wake of potentially consequential November breakouts. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark is digesting a rally to all-time highs, a move punctuated by bullish market rotation — across sectors and asset classes — strengthening the bull case.
4:37 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London stocks slip as commodity-related stocks, banks weighThe FTSE 100 index is down Friday, threatening a winning streak that has stretched for five sessions.
12:28 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks pull back as investors cool on U.S.-China trade progress Luxury goods group Richemont tumbles after profit missA risk-off mood was settling in for European stocks on Friday, after investors curbed their enthusiasm over U.S.-China trade developments.
11:16 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year, 30-year Treasury yield hits three-month high as trade optimism powers bond selloff Bond market pessimism about global economic growth succumbs to optimism about U.S. - China trade dealU.S. Treasury yields jump on Thursday after a resurgence of optimism about a U.S - China trade deal weighed on demand for safe haven assets such as government paper in a volatile week that has seen bond prices fluctuate in line with the ever-changing state of the trade talks.
7:01 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bull-flag breakouts, U.S. benchmarks extend rally to ‘clear skies’ territory Focus: Japan and China stage November breakouts, EWJ, FXI, AMD, ATVI, NTCT, AUDCU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising amid reports that China and the U.S. are close to an agreement that will cancel planned import tariffs. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have concurrently tagged all-time highs, staging bull-flag breakouts amid distinctly bullish early-November price action.
8:28 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Evans: Economy might not need any more interest rate cuts Outlook is ‘quite good’ and economy ‘quite resilient’, Chicago Fed president saysThe U.S. economy might not need any more interest rate cuts, said Chicago Fed President Charles Evans on Wednesday.
6:40 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 digests decisive November breakout Focus: Crude oil presses 200-day average, Transports challenge 52-week highs, USO, IYT, CAT, ADI, WUBA, RMBSU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water as the major benchmarks digest potentially consequential early-November breakouts. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has virtually flatlined mid-week, asserting a bullish holding pattern just under record highs.
1:33 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks set to pause on a winning streak, while Société Générale lifts the banking sector German factory orders show signs of lifeEuropean stock markets struggled to find a footing on Wednesday, following a string of gains, with plenty of earnings news for investors to take in.
7:40 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500, Nasdaq knife to uncharted territory Focus: Regional banks extend trendline breakout, Materials sector challenges major resistance, KRE, XLB, TSLA, BABA, X, KLACTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop has strengthened amid a decisive November breakout, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:03 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500, Nasdaq knife to uncharted territory Focus: Regional banks extend trendline breakout, Materials sector challenges major resistance, KRE, XLB, TSLA, BABA, X, KLACTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop has strengthened amid a decisive November breakout. In the process, each big three benchmark has concurrently tagged all-time highs — and is traversing previously uncharted territory, capped by no true resistance — opening the path to potentially material longer-term follow-through.
11:38 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year, 30-year Treasury yields see biggest daily climb in three weeks Commerce Secretary Ross says U.S. might not place tariffs on European cars ahead of deadlineU.S. Treasury yields shift higher on Monday as investors ramped up appetite for riskier assets in anticipation of the conclusion of a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal following upbeat comments from the Trump administration
7:09 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
‘A reflationary boom’ won’t be enough to send depressed bond yields higher, says JPMorgan JP Morgan analysts say a 50 basis point climb in bond yields is unlikely unless central banks start to tighten policyJP Morgan analysts say a recovery in economic growth is unlikely to buoy long-term yields across major government bond markets, unless central banks make an abrupt shift to tighter monetary policy.
6:45 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 extends November breakout, Dow industrials belatedly tag record highs Focus: 10-year yield maintains 50-day average after the Fed, Alphabet holds the breakout point, TNX, GOOGL, IDCC, CHKP, NTRSU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising amid continued signs of China-U.S. trade progress. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended November breakouts — rallies to record territory — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is vying for its first record close since July.
3:51 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank of America, Citigroup stocks rally after J.P. Morgan boosts bank price targetsFinancial stocks rose in premarket trading Monday, after J.P. Morgan analyst Vivek Juneja raised his price targets on a number of large-capitalization banks, as he removed his previous assumption that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates in December. While expects near-term earnings for the group to be clouded by the "continued sizable decline" in net interest margin, he expects the pace of the decline to slow in 2020 given last week. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF rose 1.0% in premarket trading, while futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 165 points, or 0.6%. Among the more active components, shares of Bank of America Corp. rose 1.3%, after Juneja raised his price target to $33.50 from $33.00; Citigroup Inc.'s stock tacked on 1.4%, as the price target goes up to $84.50 from $77.50; Wells Fargo & Co. shares gained 0.9%, after Juneja raised his target to $51 from $48. Juneja also raised his targets for BB&T Corp. to $57.50 from $53.50, Citizens Financial Group Inc. to $43.00 from $39.50, Fifth Third Bancorp to $33.50 from $30.50, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. to $155.05 from $147.50, for Regions Financial Corp. to $19.00 from $17.50 and for U.S. Bancorp to $58.00 from $55.50.
11:53 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019 - By Howard Gold
Wall Street is way too paranoid about a President Elizabeth Warren A Warren administration would face big obstacles enacting its most ambitious plansA Warren administration would face big obstacles enacting its most ambitious plans.
5:07 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
These stocks have the highest dividend yields in the hot real-estate sector Negative yields abroad keep the money flowing into U.S. stocks, especially those with attractive dividendsNegative yields abroad keep the money flowing into U.S. stocks, especially those with attractive dividends.
8:19 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - By Jeffrey Schultz
The U.S. cannabis industry needs access to the U.S. capital markets The SAFE Banking Act must explicitly include a safe harbor for capital markets, not just banking The U.S. cannabis industry cannot thrive without access to U.S. capital markets, including stock exchanges.
6:33 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a November breakout: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend to record highs Focus: Gold edges atop key trendline, U.S. dollar preserves downtrend, GLD, UUP, AMAT, BRKS, TDOC, AUYU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising to start November after a strong monthly jobs report. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have concurrently taken flight — reaching all-time highs — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has nailed next resistance at the September peak (27,306.73), nearly to the decimal.
3:57 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks get a boost after jobs dataFinancial stocks got an early boost Friday, as a helped drive up Treasury yields. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF rose 0.7% in premarket trading, after being unchanged just before the jobs data was released. Meanwhile, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 111 points. Among some of the financial ETF's more heavily weighted components, shares of Bank of America Corp. rallied 1.2%, compared with a pre-data gain of 0.3%; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. hiked up 0.8% vs. a pre-data gain of 0.3%; Citigroup was unchanged pre-data, but was recently up 0.8%; Wells Fargo & Co. jumped 1.1%, after being unchanged just before the data. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose 2.6 basis points to 1.717%. Higher longer-term yields can increase what banks earn from funding longer-term assets, like loans, with shorter-term liabilities.
8:46 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Fed on ‘thin ice’ by confidently pausing interest rate cuts, investors say Powell has too much confidence that interest rates will stay on hold, analysts sayPowell’s conviction that a phase-1 U.S. - China trade agreement will be enough to stave off a hit to economic growth is “baffling” some investors
7:04 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails major support, retest remains underway to conclude October Focus: Industrials nail major resistance, Salesforce.com clears key trendline, XLI, CRM, QCOM, CTXS, PPGU.S. stocks are firmly lower early Thursday, pressured amid renewed concerns that a material China-U.S. trade agreement may be elusive. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have thus far maintained major support — at S&P 3,028 and Nasdaq 8,243 — with the turn of the month, and the best six months seasonally, set to start Friday.
12:26 p.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed cuts rates for third meeting in a row, signals pause Powell says it will take ‘material’ change in outlook to justify further rate cut The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the third meeting in a row but signaled it may pause its policy changes.
6:56 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 tags the breakout point ahead of Fed Focus: Nasdaq 100 digests break to record territory, Health care sector tags year-to-date peak, QQQ, XLV, KSU, CNC, KEY, GLUUU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Wednesday, treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy directive, and an expected interest-rate cut, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained its breakout point (3,028) intraday, though the initial retest remains underway. The response to the Fed’s statement, and the session close, will likely add color.
3:53 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Can the stock market march higher without the promise of more Fed cuts? Central bank easing has helped power markets, but this support might soon come to an end.Analysts fear that the central bank’s prescription of “insurance” cuts will have run its course, leaving the market without a key pillar of support, potentially setting the stage for a pullback
3:03 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Three things to watch from the Fed meeting Divisions among Fed officials cloud interest-rate outlookHere are three things to watch when the Federal Reserve interest-rate meeting ends later Wednesday.
3:01 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Meet the lonely economist who thinks the Fed might just leave interest rates unchanged There is wide consensus among economists that a third quarter-point rate cut is coming later WednesdayAlmost all economists think the Fed will cut interest rates on Oct. 30. We found one who thinks they just might pause.
11:26 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Pending home sales rise for the second straight month in September Compared to 12 months ago, sales jumped 3.9%U.S. pending homes sales rose in September for the second straight month, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.
11:25 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. house prices drop 0.2% in August Year-over-year growth at 2%U.S. home prices fell 0.2% in August, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller adjusted 20-city composite index released Tuesday.
7:45 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a break to ‘clear skies’ territory, S&P 500 tags all-time highs Focus: Financials and transports signal tandem resurgence, China nails major resistance, XLF, IYT, FXI, MSFT, TJX, SPLKTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop continues to strengthen with the best six months seasonally set to start Friday, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
6:57 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a break to ‘clear skies’ territory, S&P 500 tags all-time highs Focus: Financials and transports signal tandem resurgence, China nails major resistance, XLF, IYT, FXI, MSFT, TJX, SPLKTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop continues to strengthen. On a headline basis, the S&P 500 has broken to record highs — and is traversing previously uncharted territory — while the Nasdaq Composite’s October peak has thus far missed an all-time high by just four points.
2:18 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
These S&P 500 stocks just hit record highs The benchmark index also rose to an all-time high as investors anticipate more cash flowing from the Federal ReserveThe benchmark index also rose to an all-time high as investors anticipate more cash flowing from the Federal Reserve.
10:46 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
He warned the Fed might lose control over a $2 trillion interest-rate market — Now he says it might happen again Cabana worked at New York Fed’s markets group for more than 8 yearsMark Cabana of BAML was one of the most vocal market participants who warned investors of the emerging strains in short-term borrowing markets well before it happened.
9:43 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
Would you take a money-back guarantee from a 401(k)? (The answer should be no) Other countries offer this option, but it ends up costing participants quite a bit Other countries offer this option, but it ends up costing participants quite a bit
9:08 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends below $1,500 as stocks rally ahead of this week’s Fed meeting Rise in U.S. stock market lures investors away from goldGold futures decline on Monday to settle below the psychologically important level of $1,500 an ounce, as traders await this week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting.
8:07 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
‘Carnage awaits’ investors, if this chart is anything to go by Critical information for the U.S. trading dayThe doom-and-gloom crew has been drawing lines between the dot-com bubble and the current market climate for a while now. With stocks banging out record highs, those forecasting a collapse can’t catch a break. But they keep trying
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