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12:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
Five stocks to consider buying as the industrial sector stages a rebound Caterpillar and General Electric are still on sale as industrials approach a record highCaterpillar and General Electric are still on sale as industrials approach a record high.
7:04 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - 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.
12:57 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial production up 0.6% in August, largest gain in a year Economist doesn’t think rebound will lastU.S. industrial output rose 0.6% in August, the largest gain in a year, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
12:44 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
API data reportedly show an unexpected climb of nearly 600,000 barrels in U.S. crude stocksThe American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by 592,000 barrels for the week ended Sept. 13, according to sources. The API also reportedly showed a stockpile increase of 1.6 million barrels for gasoline, while distillate inventories rose by 2 million barrels. Inventory data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Wednesday. The EIA data are expected to show crude inventories down by 2 million barrels last week, according to analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. They also forecast a fall of 800,000 barrels for gasoline and an increase of 300,000 barrels for distillate supplies. October West Texas Intermediate crude was at $58.64 a barrel in electronic trading, down from the contract's $59.34 .
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.
4:39 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Nigam Arora
A jump in oil prices is creating trading opportunities in these investments Historically, disruptions like this cause big price swings that eventually reverse themselvesHistorically, disruptions like this cause big price swings that eventually reverse themselves.
3:36 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
These oil stocks rise the most after supply disruption in the Middle East There were 39 energy companies in the S&P Composite 1500 with double-digit share-price increasesThere were 39 energy companies in the S&P Composite 1500 with double-digit share-price increases.
1:42 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks flounder as traders look to Saudi Arabia and Fed for directionEuropean stocks on Tuesday floundered for direction, though oil producers remained well bid as oil futures held onto a lion’s share of the advance after the attack in Saudi Arabia.
10:51 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Stock investors have overreacted to the Saudi oil attack Oil’s price surge might actually keep both the economy and the bull market running strongOil’s price surge might actually keep both the economy and the bull market running strong, writes Mark Hulbert.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow snaps 8-session win streak after attack on Saudi oil facilities sends crude soaring WTI gains more than 14%, its biggest jump in 11 yearsU.S. stock-indexes end lower on Monday, snapping an 8-sesssion win streak for the Dow, after a weekend attack against Saudi Arabia’s oil-production facilities unsettled global markets and sent crude prices rocketing higher.
11:47 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Why the Saudi oil attack is a ‘big deal’ that could be a ‘game changer’ in stock markets and crude prices S&P Global Platts forecasts $5 or $10/bbl. spike in Brent oil pricesAn intensifying Middle East conflict is threatening to throw the world’s energy market into disarray after a weekend drone attack destroyed parts of Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq plant — one of the world’s largest processors of oil.
11:44 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Oil-pegged currencies pop after the biggest jump for crude prices in a decade Russia’s ruble headed 0.8% against the U.S. dollar on MondayCurrencies linked to oil prices pop on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities over the weekend knocked out 5% of the world’s production, with some analysts speculating that it could take months to bring the facilities back online.
10:46 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This low-volatility dividend-stock strategy can give you peace of mind A stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threatsA stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threats.
8:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Michael Brush
These energy stocks are getting support from insider executives A geopolitical shock acts as a wake-up call in the short term, but these are worth considering for the longer termA geopolitical shock acts as a wake-up call in the short term, but these are worth considering for the longer term.
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.
7:49 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Callum Keown
The Stocks to Watch After Saudi Oil Attack Sends Crude Prices SurgingThe majority of stocks have fallen in the wake of Saturday’s drone attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities but brave investors could still benefit from surging crude prices.
8:09 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Saudi oil sites shut production after hit by Yemen’s Houthi drones Saudi shuts down about half its production but officials say they hoped to restore output by Monday Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies.
8:27 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jared Malsin
Saudi Arabia shuts down about half its oil output after drone strikes spark fires Attack on two Aramco facilities is latest in series targeting the kingdom’s oil assetsSaudi Arabia is shutting down about half of its oil output after apparently coordinated drone strikes hit Saudi production facilities, people familiar with the matter said, in what Yemen’s Houthi rebels described as one of their largest-ever attacks inside the kingdom.
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.
7:48 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.
6:35 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Natural-gas prices turn higher on smaller-than-expected weekly rise in suppliesThe U.S. Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 78 billion cubic feet for the week ended Sept. 6. The average forecast of analysts polled by S&P Global Platts had called for an increase of 87 billion cubic feet. Total stocks now stand at 3.019 trillion cubic feet, up 393 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 77 billion below the five-year average, the government said. October natural gas traded at $2.57 per million British thermal units, up 1.8 cents, or 0.7%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.539 .
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.
11:06 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end at lowest in a week as Trump reportedly weighs easing sanctions on Iran OPEC cuts demand forecasts; EIA reports a 4th-weekly U.S. supply declineOil futures decline on Wednesday, settling at their lowest in about a week, after a report that President Donald Trump is considering easing sanctions on Iran raised the possibility of the return of the country’s crude to the world market. A weaker demand outlook from OPEC fed the price decline, despite U.S. government data showing a fourth straight weekly fall in domestic crude supplies.
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.
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.
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.
11:37 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil rally fades, with U.S. prices erasing nearly all of their earlier gains U.S. supply decline, heightened Middle East tensions, plans for trade talks fail to provide much supportA rally in oil futures fades by the end of Thursday’s trading session, prompting U.S. prices to erase nearly all of their earlier gains as plans for U.S.-China trade talks failed to fully calm nervousness over the outlook for the global economy.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 knifes from the range, Tandem global market breakout attempts also in play Focus: China’s bullish island reversal, Japan tags key trendline, Europe reclaims the breakdown point, FXI, EWJ, IEV, TER, CVS, WBPotentially consequential breakout attempts are underway amid Thursday’s firmly higher start, fueled by optimism over scheduled China-U.S. trade talks. Consider that each major U.S. benchmark has knifed from its August range — by a margin exceeding 1% intraday — while key breakout attempts are concurrently in progress across the global markets.
6:45 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a bigger-than-expected weekly rise in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 84 billion cubic feet for the week ended Aug. 30. The average forecast of analysts polled by S&P Global Platts had called for an increase of 75 billion cubic feet. Total stocks now stand at 2.941 trillion cubic feet, up 383 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 82 billion below the five-year average, the government said. October natural gas traded at $2.407 per million British thermal units, down 3.8 cents, or 1.6%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.43 .
12:23 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
Stopping climate change will be easier and cheaper than Democrats think Most of the money will come from the private sector, not from governmentDemocrats are responding to public pressure to act on climate change, but they exaggerate the money and the changes that will be needed, argues Tim Mullaney.
7:50 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500’s range-bound backdrop persists to start September Focus: Real estate sector sustains a breakout, Health care sector presses key trendline, IYR, XLV, AKAM, LRCX, NEM, JKSU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising amid reports of easing tensions in Hong Kong as well as U.K. parliamentary developments that may avert a hard Brexit. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains capped by major resistance (2,943) preserving a range-bound backdrop to start September.
8:35 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (fourth) failed technical test, S&P 500 balks at 50-day average Focus: Real estate sector sustains a breakout, Health care sector presses key trendline, IYR, XLV, AKAM, LRCX, NEM, JKSTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 has started September with its latest failed test of major resistance, an area closely matching the 50-day moving average, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (fourth) failed technical test, S&P 500 balks at 50-day average Focus: Real estate sector sustains a breakout, Health care sector presses key trendline, IYR, XLV, AKAM, LRCX, NEM, JKSTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to whipsaw, though against an increasingly range-bound backdrop. Amid the cross currents, the S&P 500 has started September with its latest failed test of the range top, an area closely matching the 50-day moving average.
3:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s how the stocks held by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway have performed in 2019 Winners include Mastercard and Costco, while Kraft Heinz is one of the worst performersWinners include Mastercard and Costco — while Kraft Heinz is one of the worst performers.
3:54 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
These energy firms are trading at their financial-crisis lows Things are getting ugly in the energy sectorThe S&P 500 energy sector is the only one out of 11 that has posted a loss this year
3:08 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are 2019’s biggest stock market winners and losers in the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq The best performers include Chipotle, AMD, Apple and Visa. The losers comprise Macy’s and Kraft HeinzThe best performers include Chipotle, AMD, Apple and Visa. The losers comprise Macy’s and Kraft Heinz.
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