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4:09 p.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Fed lowers interest rate by a quarter-point, and is open to the idea of more easing Seven members project another cut this yearThe Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut its benchmark interest-rate by a quarter point and seven officials indicated they believe there would be one more move this year.
10:45 a.m. Today - By Sven Henrich
Stock market’s eerie parallels to September 2007 should raise recession fears Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment’Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment,’ writes Sven Henrich.
7:04 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 asserts (bullish) holding pattern ahead of the Fed Focus: Homebuilders and retail sector digest September breakouts, Intel rises from double bottom, XHB, XRT, INTC, TWTR, PKG, KEYSU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured modestly ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a holding pattern — underpinned by first support (2,989) — digesting the decisive early-September breakout.
4:22 a.m. Today - By Greg Robb
3 things to watch as Fed meets on interest rates With quarter-point rate-cut widely expected, Fed watchers hunt for clues about what comes nextHere are 3 things to watch at this week’s Fed interest-rate committee meeting.
8:43 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend absorbs oil shock, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Rising energy prices and interest rates, Crude oil and 10-year yield signal bullish trend shifts, USO, TNX, XOP, HES, WLK, SPWRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have weathered a September oil shock against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend absorbs oil shock, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Rising energy prices and interest rates, Crude oil and 10-year yield signal bullish trend shifts, USO, TNX, XOP, HES, WLK, SPWRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ September price action remains comfortably bullish. Though each big three benchmark has recently topped slightly under record territory, the prevailing pullback from the September peak has registered as orderly, inflicting limited, if any, true technical damage.
12:36 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says Iran involvement in Saudi attacks being ‘checked out’ as he reiterates call for deep interest-rate cuts Congress should probe Obama’s book and Netflix deals, president says President Donald Trump on Monday suggested Iran was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-production infrastructure, and used the incident to apply fresh pressure on the Federal Reserve to aggressively cut interest rates.
10:46 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
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7:56 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 pulls in modestly amid oil shock, Small-caps venture atop major resistance Focus: Energy sectors take flight amid geopolitical conflict, JP Morgan Chase tags all-time high, XLE, XOP, XLB, JPM, LULU, GWREU.S. stocks are generally lower early Monday, pressured amid a crude-oil price shock — a single-day spike exceeding 10% intraday — after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities erased about one half of the country’s daily production. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has initially maintained a posture atop near-term support (2,989) while the Russell 2000 Index is comfortably higher early Monday, venturing atop major resistance.
5:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Federal Reserve and global central banks have reached a ‘tipping point’, amplifying stock-market uncertainty ‘Outside of trade talks, there is nothing more relevant than the Fed,’ says Peter Boockvar What’s left for the Federal Reserve to do at its rate-setting gathering next week now the U.S.’s main stock indexes are on the cusp of records again ?
6:33 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
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12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Why the coming recession could force the Federal Reserve to swap greenbacks for digital dollars Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the worldPaper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world.
9:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
3 dividend stock picks with yields as high as 12% from a manager who doesn’t focus on dividends Fabio Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says a stock’s dividend offers no indication of its valueFabio Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says a stock’s dividend offers no indication of its value.
9:30 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Enjoy 2019 while it lasts, because ‘the Big Top’ is coming, B. of A. strategist warnsIn the 2010s, it was all about low taxes, inequality and bonuses. Over the next decade, look for the script to flip to high taxes, redistribution and universal basic income. Those are just some of the shifting themes that Bank of America, in a note led by top strategist Michael Hartnett, laid out this week as to why investors should be cautious heading in to the end of the year.
8:43 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Energy, financial stocks soar: Oversold bounce or the beginning of a break out? Market laggards have turned to leadersSeptember’s stock market gains have been broad based and driven by performance of cyclical sectors, and these trends may be bullish for the overall market
7:46 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 approaches uncharted territory, Tandem global-market rally accelerates Focus: Global-market rally accelerates — Japan takes flight, Europe clears key trendline, China challenges 200-day average, EWJ, FXI, IEV, XOP, NOV, BABAU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, treading water after a solid batch of economic data and amid the latest signs of waning trade tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a rally atop the 3,000 mark, and remains firmly within striking distance of uncharted territory.
7:34 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. consumer sentiment rebounds modestly in September Survey finds neither recession nor a rebound in spending is anticipated in the year aheadThe University of Michigan said its consumer-sentiment index rebounded in September to a reading of 92 from a three-year low of 89.8 in August.
6:51 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks rise again, with J.P. Morgan's stock headed for 8th-straight gain to record closeBank stocks rallied Friday, with the sector set to post gains every day this week, boosted by the continued rise in Treasury yields. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF rose 0.7%, and has rallied 3.8% amid a 5-day win streak, and the SPDR S&P Bank ETF climbed 0.8% and has run up 7.4% this week. Among the more active bank stocks, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s surged 1.2% toward a record high; the stock has shot up 9.9% amid an 8-day win streak. Elsewhere, shares of Bank of America Corp. rose 1.3% toward a 5th straight gain, Citigroup Inc. hiked up 1.5% and Wells Fargo & Co advanced 0.9%. The rose 6.3 basis points toward a six-week high of 1.854% after upbeat data on retail sales. A rise in Treasury yields can help boost bank profits, as it can increase the spread what banks earn on longer-term assets that are funded with shorter-term liabilities. The financial ETF has gained 4.8% over the past three months and the S&P bank ETF has tacked on 4.0%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 4.3%.
12:40 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow logs 7th gain in a row on renewed trade optimism, ECB stimulus ECB cuts interest rates further into negative territory; U.S. and China to meet on trade in OctoberThe Dow marks its longest win streak in more than a year Thursday, after the European Central Bank’s announced fresh stimulus measures.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies a back-to-back gain after ECB unleashes basket of easy-money measures Palladium futures settle at a recordGold futures mark a second consecutive gain Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key eurozone interest rates and delivered a batch of measures intended to punch up the region’s sluggish economy — bullish moves for bullion.
9:03 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Senate confirms Bowman to 14-year term on Fed’s board Former Kansas regulator holds community banker seat on central bankThe Senate on Thursday confirmed Fed Gov Michelle Bowman to a full 14-year term on the central bank’s board of governors.
8:58 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William Watts
ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy Euro dips to 2-year low versus U.S. dollar after ECB move, then recoversThe European Central Bank delves deep into its toolbox, cutting its deposit rate further into negative territory, launching a new round of monthly bond purchases and taking other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy.
7:48 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 knifes within view of record high (3,028) Focus: Industrials spike to major resistance, Retail sector clears key trendline, Boeing takes flight, Apple extends triangle breakout, XLI, XRT, BA, AAPL, NVROU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid signs of potential China-U.S. trade progress and following more aggressive-than-expected ECB stimulus measures. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has staged a bull-flag breakout, rising within striking distance of record highs from a previously tight range.
5:07 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks dive as ECB's restart of QE tanks Treasury yieldsShares of bank and other financial stocks suffered broad declines in premarket trading Thursday, after the by the European Central Bank sent U.S. Treasury yields sliding. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF fell 0.8% in premarket trading. Among the more active components, shares of Bank of America Corp. fell 1.2%, Citigroup Inc. shed 1.2%, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. lost 1.0%, Wells Fargo & Co. declined 0.8% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gave up 0.7%. After the ECB's moves, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note declined 6.2 basis points to 1.671%. Lower longer-term yields can hurt bank profits, as it narrows the spread between what banks earn on longer-term assets, such as loans, that are funded with shorter-term liabilities. The financial ETF has gained 18.1% year to date through Wednesday while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied 16.3%.
4:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Europe stocks rise as ECB cuts rates, launches fresh bond-buying program InBev, British American Tobacco among big moversEuropean stocks move higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank delivers fresh stimulus in the form of a deposit-rate cut and fresh asset buying plans.
1:38 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
FTSE 100 struggles higher; miners lifted on signs of trade-war tensions cooling British American Tobacco, Wm Morrison among top moversHelping out were signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China, after President Donald Trump tweeted that he will delay implementing higher tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods for two weeks as a “gesture of good will.”
11:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
The ECB decision is coming — here’s what to expect ECB rate cut expected to be announced ThursdayIf there’s one thing that observers agree on with respect to Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, it’s that the central bank will announcing a series of loosening measures that won’t really make much of a difference to the struggling European economy.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold reclaims $1,500 mark ahead of key central bank meetings Gold steady ahead of ECB meeting Thursday and Fed meeting next weekGold futures reclaim the key $1,500-an-ounce mark Wednesday, as traders weigh President Donald Trump’s latest tweet calling for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates down to zero, ahead of the central bank’s meeting next week.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails first support, rallies amid bullish sector rotation Focus: 10-year yield approaches major test (50-DMA), Semiconductors within view of uncharted territory, TNX, SMH, FIVE, BLDR, SINA, GTHXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid rotational, and increasingly bullish, September price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a mid-month bull flag, rising early Wednesday from a successful test of first support (2,960).
8:38 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 sustains September breakout Focus: Crude oil signals bullish trend shift, Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, USO, XLF, IYT, FDX, KSU, MOBLTechnically speaking, the big three U.S. benchmarks are digesting potentially consequential September breakouts, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 sustains September breakout Focus: Crude oil signals bullish trend shift, Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, USO, XLF, IYT, FDX, KSU, MOBLTechnically speaking, the big three U.S. benchmarks continue to digest potentially consequential September breakouts. On a headline basis, each index has knifed from its jagged August range — by a margin initially exceeding 1% — and the subsequent selling pressure has been flat, preserving a bullish intermediate-term bias.
10:26 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks in broad rally as Treasury yields climb, with Bank of America's stock up over 3%Bank stocks enjoyed a broad rally Monday, supported by a jump in longer-term Treasury yields. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF rose 3.0% and the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF advanced 1.5%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 7 points, or less than 0.1%. Among the more active bank shares, Bank of America Corp. gained 3.3%, Citigroup Inc. rose 4.4%, Wells Fargo & Co. advanced 2.5%, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. climbed 2.7%, KeyCorp hiked up 4.1% and Regions Financial Corp. gained 4.1%. Meanwhile, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose 6.1 basis points to 1.611%. A rise in longer-term yields can help boost bank profits, as it can widen the spread on what banks earn as they fund on longer-term assets, such as loans, with short-term liabilities.
7:40 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a sustained breakout, S&P 500 digests September spike from the range Focus: Apple tags 10-month closing high amid triangle breakout, AAPL, IART, AMED, CDAY, ZUMZU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising modestly as the major benchmarks digest a respectable early-September rally. Consider that each big three U.S. benchmark gapped sharply atop major resistance last week, and the subsequent selling pressure has thus far registered as flat, the earmarks of a valid breakout.
4:30 a.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Central bankers now know: hang together or most assuredly hang separately Central Bank coordination has morphed into co-dependencyThe Federal Reserve has cut rates because of a darkening global outlook, which will prompt the European Central Bank to cut rates, which will prompt the Bank of Canada to cut rates, and on and on.
12:16 p.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains, as stock market caps off solid week despite tepid jobs report Fed’s Jerome Powell says jobs report reflects healthy labor market, speaking at a panel in Zurich The Dow and S&P 500 book slight gains on Friday, but the Nasdaq slumped, after a jobs report for August showed a fewer-than-expected 130,000 new jobs were created in the month. All three benchmarks finished sharply higher for the week.
10:58 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell says August job report is sign of continued strength in labor market, doesn’t see a recession Fed chairman says there are ‘significant risks’ to be monitoredFed Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday the August job report was a sign of continued strength in the U.S. labor market
7:59 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an intermediate-term ‘trend’ shift, S&P 500 stages September breakout Focus: Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, Gold and U.S. dollar signal risk-on, XLF, IYT, GLD, UUP, TRV, COST, BITAU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising modestly in the wake of a potentially consequential September breakout. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500’s breakout gets mixed marks for style, though it nonetheless opens the path to a potential retest of record territory.
7:18 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Weaker job report in August ‘cements’ a Fed interest-rate cut in two weeks Analysts see quarter-point move on Sept. 18The weaker than expected job growth in August ‘cements’ a Fed interest-rate cut in two weeks, economists said. The outlook for policy after than is less certain.
12:27 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
ADP says 195,000 private-sector jobs added in August Trump celebrates latest employment data in tweetThe nation’s businesses created 195,000 private-sector jobs in August, payroll processor ADP said Thursday.
12:26 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell will get the last word on interest rates after Friday’s job report After chairman’s speech, Fed will go silent to prepare for Sept. 17-18 policy meetingFed Chairman Jerome Powell will get the last word about the economy and interest rates on Friday shortly before the Fed goes silent to prepare for its Sept. 17-18 meeting.
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