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7:32 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Winter is coming: These stocks can fire up your portfolio as energy demand spikes Natural gas companies will benefit from colder-than-average temperatures this winterNatural gas companies will benefit from colder-than-average temperatures this winter, writes Michael Brush.
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.
7:02 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi top this list of plastic violators, and there’s been a solar breakthrough from Sweden European funds show greater concern for climate change and more from today’s environmental headlinesDispatches from the business of climate change.
5:14 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This simple stock investing strategy combines value, quality and dividends into a winning formula A venerable index has been outperforming other value strategies in recent yearsA venerable index has been outperforming other value strategies in recent years.
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.
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.
5:34 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a smaller-than-expected weekly increase in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe U.S. that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 34 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 1. That was smaller than the build of 39 billion cubic feet expected, on average, by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.729 trillion cubic feet, up 530 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 29 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. December natural gas traded at $2.863 per million British thermal units, up 3.5 cents, or 1.2%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.815 .
2:05 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Ciara Linnane
FuelCell shares rocket 108% on news of expanded carbon capture deal with Exxon Clean energy company stock further boosted by $200 million loan facility with Orion EnergyShares of microcap FuelCell Energy Inc. rallied about 92% Wednesday, after the company said it’s expanding a partnership with Exxon Mobil Corp. on developing carbon capture technology.
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.
10:17 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By William Watts
Oil ends at 6-week high on optimism about demand after progress seen on trade deal OPEC sees its output falling over next five yearsOil futures rise Tuesday, with positive expectations around U.S.-China trade talks and a move further into record territory by U.S. stocks helping to lift global and U.S. benchmark crude prices to their highest settlements in six weeks.
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.
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.
11:14 a.m. Nov. 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Saudi Aramco finally launches long-awaited mega-IPO State oil company aims for $2 trillion valuationSaudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international and local investors will pay billions of dollars for a stake in the kingdom’s crown jewels.
7:44 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - By Callum Keown
Facebook and Alphabet stocks in trouble over antitrust fears, warns GoldmanEarnings continue to take center stage on Friday, ably supported by the twists and turns of the U.S.-China trade war.
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.
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.
5:35 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a weekly increase of 89 billion cubic feet in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe U.S. that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 89 billion cubic feet for the week ended Oct. 25. That was generally in line with the average build of 85 billion cubic feet expected by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.695 trillion cubic feet, up 559 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 52 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. December natural gas traded at $2.658 per million British thermal units, down 3.3 cents, or 1.2%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.67 before the data.
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.
6:25 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By MarketWatch
API reports U.S. crude supplies fell last weekThe American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday said U.S. crude inventories fell by 708,000 barrels last week, while stocks of gasoline fell 4.7 million barrels and distillates declined by 1.6 million barrels. News reports late Tuesday offered differing descriptions of the size of the decline in crude inventories reported by API. The more closely followed Energy Information Administration data released Wednesday morning showed U.S. crude inventories , while gasoline stocks fell 3 million barrels and distillates declined 1 million barrels. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 68 cents, or 1.2%, at $54.86 a barrel in recent action.
9:58 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By William Watts
U.S. oil prices finish lower as traders weigh forecasts for domestic crude supplies Nov. natural-gas futures rally on contract expiration dayU.S. oil futures finish lower on Tuesday, but off the session’s worst levels, as traders weigh forecasts for a weekly rise in domestic crude supplies.
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.
5:06 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
A bear-market catalyst is lying in wait for stocks, warns UBS Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day, from strategists at UBS, warns a big threat is lying in wait for equities: earnings expectations.
7:24 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a break to record territory, S&P 500 ventures atop major resistance Focus: Retail sector’s bullish reversal pattern, Intel’s earnings-fueled breakout, XRT, INTC, C, HLT, LSTRU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, though off the session’s best levels, rising amid signs of China-U.S. trade progress and ahead of a widely-expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut mid-week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,028), tagging an intraday all-time high. A close atop resistance would mark a break to uncharted territory, opening the path to potentially material intermediate-term follow-through.
6:51 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
Why Tesla’s future might not be in Elon Musk’s hands Success depends in part on factors outside of the company’s controlTesla’s success depends in part on factors outside of the company’s control, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
10:51 a.m. Oct. 25, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Ratings firm’s ‘bottom 10’ junk bonds include J.C. Penney and U.S. Steel The list also includes Revlon and Rite AidThe list also includes Revlon and Rite Aid.
6:44 a.m. Oct. 25, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an October breakout attempt, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Semiconductors and consumer staples press record territory, Tesla takes flight, SMH, XLP, TSLA, PANW, CVS, GNRCU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising after a generally strong batch of earnings reports, despite Amazon’s headline-grabbing miss. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a jagged two-week uptrend, rising early Friday to challenge its record close (3,025.86) and absolute record peak (3,027.98).
10:04 a.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil up for 3rd straight day as producers look to rein in outputOil futures end higher on Thursday, with West Texas Intermediate logging a three-day winning streak as it settles at a nearly one-month high, as producers look to rein in crude output.
6:34 a.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts range amid earnings season Focus: China asserts bull-bear stalemate, FXI, HPE, RNG, SEDG, STNU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, treading water after a mixed batch of economic data and quarterly earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have stabilized week-to-date, perhaps paradoxically flatlining as the third-quarter earnings season kicks in to full gear.
5:37 a.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a smaller-than-expected rise in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe U.S. that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 87 billion cubic feet for the week ended Oct. 18. That was a bit lower than the average build of 92 billion cubic feet expected by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.606 trillion cubic feet, up 519 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 28 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. November natural gas traded at $2.287 per million British thermal units, up half a cent, or 0.2%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.30 .
4:35 a.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Why your best stock bets for the next 10 years are Disney and Target, says this CEO Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day, from Smead Capital Management’s Bill Smead says look to the future spending habits of millennials to invest for the next 10 years and let go of the past decade’s glamour stocks.
6:40 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher uptrend, S&P 500 sustains October gains Focus: Regional banks challenge key trendline, Biotech sector comes to life, KRE, XBI, UTX, URBN, BBY, UNPU.S. stocks are slightly higher early Wednesday, rising after a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports, and amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 continues to act well technically, digesting the mid-October breakout in grinding-higher form.
1:33 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European chip stocks dragged lower after Texas Instruments’ weak outlook Infineon, Heineken, Peugeot among stocks on the moveEuropean stock markets struggled on Wednesday, with the tech sector weighing on them after a downbeat outlook from Texas Instruments hit the chip industry’s recovery hopes.
7:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull ‘trend’ intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory Focus: October currency cross currents persist, South Korea presses 200-day average, FXY, UUP, FXE, EWY, NVDA, WSM, KEYSTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid constructive October price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
6:57 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull ‘trend’ intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory Focus: October currency cross currents persist, South Korea presses 200-day average, FXY, UUP, FXE, EWY, NVDA, WSM, KEYSTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid constructive October price action.
6:39 a.m. Oct. 21, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull flag, S&P 500 hugs the 3,000 mark Focus: U.S. real estate sector breaks out amid approach of record highs, Tesla edges atop 200-day average, IYR, TSLA, LULU, PNC, TSEMU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising after weekend reports of China-U.S. trade progress from China’s top negotiator.
10:12 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil retreats, contributing to a weekly loss as China data revive worries about demand Traders continue to eye tentative deals on U.S.-China trade and Brexit Oil futures finish lower on Friday, giving up earlier gains to build a loss for the week, as data showing slower Chinese economic growth fed worries about weaker demand for oil.
6:41 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 digests mid-October breakout Focus: United Kingdom ETF edges atop 200-day average amid Brexit progress, Health Care sector edges atop key trendline, EWU, XLV, CRUS, BBBY, GRMN, CGNXU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pulling in slightly as the major benchmarks digest otherwise constructive week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has sustained its mid-October breakout — amid receding volatility — with the best six months seasonally just nine sessions away.
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