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11:10 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices log fifth record in a row as bullion enters ‘euphoric phase’ of rallyGold futures on Thursday extend a record rally to a fifth straight day, with a muted U.S. dollar and lackluster moves in equities supporting bullion’s ascent to near $2,100. Doubts about the complexion of the coming jobs report on Friday also underpinned bids for bullion.
10:03 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq hits record as tech sector keeps stocks slightly positive Continuing jobless claims dropped by a seasonally adjusted 844,000 to 16.1 million in the week ended July 25.U.S. stocks tilted higher midday Thursday as technology shares led the charge in an otherwise listless day for the market as investors awaited news on a coronavirus aid package from Congress and the July employment report on Friday.
7:51 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion August breakout, Nasdaq tags 11,000 mark Focus: Industrials reclaim 200-day average, Metals & Mining sector extends technical breakout, XLI, XME, UNH, MA, KSU, WSMU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Thursday, largely treading water after better-than-feared weekly jobless claims, and ahead of the marquee monthly U.S. jobs report, due out Friday. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has briefly tagged its latest record high — atop the 11,000 mark — while the S&P 500 continues to press next resistance (3,328).
6:49 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
20 stocks that investors hate but Wall Street loves as the S&P 500 nears a record high The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020.
7:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as U.S. talks on stimulus plan stall Stocks fall in Tokyo and Shanghai, but surge in Hong KongStocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling.
6:23 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Quicken Loans is going public: 5 things to know about the mortgage lender Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018.
12:52 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb on strong services data, increased debt issuanceU.S. Treasury yields rose Wednesday after strong U.S. economic data and expectations for increased debt issuance weighed on appetite for government bonds.
12:40 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
S&P 500, Dow book 4th days of gains, Nasdaq adds 6th, as market awaits more pandemic aid Disney shares rose 8.8%, led Dow’s gains WednesdayU.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, handing the Nasdaq Composite Index its 31st record close this year, as investors took heart in corporate earnings and service-sector data that surprised to the upside.
12:06 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books 373-point gain, Nasdaq marks 31st record and S&P 500 ends 1.7% from its all-time high as everything ralliesU.S. stocks ended at or near records Wednesday, with the S&P 500 finishing within a stone's throw of its February all-time high and the Nasdaq Composite notching its 31st record high of 2020. Hope of further stimulus from the U.S. government to help out-of-work Americans was attributed to some of the upbeat trade on Wall street, even as some of the data have come in weaker than expected, setting the stage for a jobs report on Friday that may underscore that a rise in infections of COVID-19 stalled out some of the recent resurgence in business activity created by social-distancing measures to contain the virus. Payroll provider Automatic Data Processing Inc. also said only 167,000 private-sector jobs were created in July, far short of the 1.88 million forecast by economists polled by Econoday. However, a reading of services from the Institute for Supply Management service sector index jumped to a reading of 58.1 in July, beating expectations and signalling stronger economic growth. Deal activity also sparked some optimism as Teladoc Health Inc. and Livongo Health Inc. said Wednesday they have agreed to merge in a deal valued at $18.5 billion to create a company that can serve a spectrum of health needs, using virtual care. A nearly 9% surge in shares of Walt Disney Co. following its quarterly results, also helped to lift the Dow and the broader market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up about 373 points, or 1.4%, at 27,201, representing its highest closing level since June 8. The S&P 500 index finished 0.6% higher at around 3,328, putting the broad-market benchmark 1.71% off its Feb. 19 record high at 3,386.15, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 0.5% to 10,992, briefly touching the psychologically round-number level at 11,000 intraday and marking another record finish. The tech-heavy index has closed higher six straight sessions. Gaines for equities also came as gold prices finished at a record near 2,050, based on futures for December delivery , highlighting some concerns about the pace of stock gains and the outsize sums that governments have doled out to limit the harm from the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:33 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold logs fresh record high near $2,050 Gold books seventh record close in eight sessions Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, extending a record run for the precious metal that has helped it log gains for four straight days and eclipse a historical milestone above $2,000.
9:40 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
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7:59 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through: S&P 500 nails next resistance (3,328) Focus: Gold’s decisive break to record highs, GLD, VZ, CRM, RUN, CDEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over a pending fiscal stimulus package and following a batch of well received earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its August breakout — rising to tag next resistance (3,328) — while the Nasdaq Composite continues to register record highs.
7:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Brett Arends
What a Biden presidency would really mean for your 401(k) — ‘Crashing down’ or ‘bullish’? There’s a pretty straightforward answer, actuallyThere’s a pretty straightforward answer, actually
5:58 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500 trades within 2% of record high as Wall Street focuses on Disney subscriber growth and hope for fresh round of coronaviirus aidU.S. stocks rose at the start of trading Wednesday as corporate earnings results continued to roll in, and investors pored over a disappointing jobs report from payroll provider Automatic Data Processing Inc. . The payroll company said only 167,000 private sector jobs were created in July, short of the consensus estimate for a gain of 1.88 million jobs, according to Econoday. However, better-than-expected quarterly results late Tuesday from Dow component and entertainment and theme park giant Walt Disney Co. , even though it reported a $3.5 billion loss, helped to fuel some bullishness in markets. On top of that, the Federal Reserve's No. 2, Richard Clarida, told CNBC that he's sticking to his prior forecast of an improving economy over the remainder of the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 266 points, or 1%, at 27,094, around its highest level since June 8, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.6% to 3,326, putting the broad-market benchmark within 2% of its Feb. 19 record high at 3,386.15. The Nasdaq Composite Index , meanwhile, rose 0.3% to 10,978, which puts the tech-heavy index on pace for its 31st record close of 2020, which would already match last year's full-year record tally for the gauge. Wall Street drew some optimism from report late Tuesday reports suggested congressional leaders are working to reach a coronavirus-aid bill deal by the end of the week.
5:41 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Private sector job growth slows sharply in July: ADP U.S firms add just 167,000 jobs last month, compared with forecast of 1.9 millionPrivate sector hiring slowed down sharply in July as employers added 167,000 jobs, ADP reported Wednesday.
4:05 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These fast-growing companies that track key consumer trends have produced a nearly 50% gain for one fund in 2020 The Sparrow Growth Fund is designed to shift quickly to wherever the most growth is taking placeThe Sparrow Growth Fund is designed to shift quickly to wherever the most growth is taking place.
12:47 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq logs 30th record of 2020 and S&P 500 ends above 3,300 in choppy session, as large-cap tech stocks take a breather Disney earnings after the close of regular trade Tuesday are in focusU.S. stocks end a bumpy trading session on a high note Tuesday, with another record for the Nasdaq Composite, even as technology-related names took a backseat to outperformance in beaten-down sectors energy, real estate and consumer staples.
10:26 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold ends above $2,000 for the first time in history as U.S. dollar and bond yields recede Silver futures surged more than 6%, staging its own rallyGold futures power higher Tuesday, gathering momentum late in the session as government bond yields head lower and as the U.S. dollar’s recent rebound recedes somewhat, allowing the precious metal to make an assault on a record close above the $2,000 threshold.
8:38 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:32 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Here’s what history says happens to U.S. stocks in a close election race and in a predictable oneU.S. stocks edged slightly higher early on Tuesday after Monday’s rally, despite U.S.-China tensions rising over TikTok
8:06 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start. On a headline basis, the Nasdaq Composite has rallied to record highs — reaching previously uncharted territory — while the S&P 500 has tagged five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
8:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
Why my company’s 7,000 employees won’t rush back to the office even when the coronavirus pandemic is under control Without coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership voidWithout coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership void, writes Sanjiv Das.
6:24 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Brett Arends
The nightmare continues for ‘value’ investors. Here’s why Traditional value strategies are measuring ‘value’ all wrong, new research saysTraditional value strategies are measuring ‘value’ all wrong, new research says
6:10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden’s running-mate search is getting ‘outsized attention’ and could even shake the stock market — here’s how Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says decision on his vice president should come next weekAs Joe Biden’s campaign wraps up its work on picking his running mate, the effort has been drawing heightened interest for several reasons — some of them arising from 2020’s unprecedented tumult.
5:42 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Stocks open modestly lower a day after Nasdaq hits recordU.S. stocks ticked lower at the start of Tuesday's trade a day after a rally in shares of technology companies drove the Nasdaq Composite to another record close. The S&P 500 was down 7 points, or 0.2%, to 3,288. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 41 points, or 0.2%, to 26,623. The Nasdaq Composite fell 25 points, or 0.2%, to 10,877. Investors eyed another round of earnings along with negotiations between Democrats and Republicans around a new coronavirus relief package. Without additional stimulus funds, the U.S. recovery could suffer setbacks, according to analysts. Ralph Lauren Inc. stock fell 6.2% on Tuesday after the luxury lifestyle brand reported fiscal first-quarter revenue that missed expectations.
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
12:25 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq ends at record as stocks rally after pickup in manufacturing activity to kick off August Microsoft shares rallied amid its efforts to buy U.S. portion of TikTok from China’s ByteDanceU.S. stocks rise Monday to kick off the first trading day of August as investors were heartened by upbeat manufacturing data, even as talks appeared stalled over another round of coronavirus stimulus.
12:20 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Here’s why Apple’s stock split might not be so bullish for its shares Stock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share pricesStock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share prices, writes Mark Hulbert.
12:11 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Nasdaq Composite closes at record as stocks start August on a positive noteU.S. stocks finished higher on Monday to kick off the first trading session in August as investors eyed an increase in manufacturing activity across the world, along with stimulus negotiations in Washington. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to end around 3,295. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 236 points, or 0.9%, to finish near 26,664, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite rose 1.5% to 10,903, setting a new intraday and closing record on Monday. Investors were buoyed by the Institute for Supply Management's report that its manufacturing gauge rose to a reading of 54.2, its highest reading in 15 months. Any number above 50 represents an increase in industrial activity. Stalled negotiations in Congress over a new coronavirus relief package continued to draw attention amid worries that without additional stimulus funds the U.S. recovery could suffer a severe setback.
10:41 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The stock market could be facing ‘multiple decades’ of ‘deleterious’ economic after-effects, analyst warnsThe stock market’s ability to shrug off the economic destruction and gloomy coronavirus headlines continues to enrich emboldened bulls and baffle even some of the savviest Wall Street pros. A big dose of reality, however, looms large, if Solomon Tadesse, the global head of quantitative research at Societe Generale, has it right with his recent outlook.
8:53 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Brett Arends
This long-forgotten ‘safe’ portfolio just had its best three months ever Bulletproof investing could be back in styleBulletproof investing could be back in style
8:01 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an August breakout attempt, Nasdaq rallies to record territory Focus: Utilities press key resistance amid easing yields, Apple and Facebook sustain breaks to uncharted territory, XLU, AAPL, FB, SCCO, JBLU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising to start August amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high early Monday, while the S&P 500 has reached five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
7:22 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Greg Robb
U.S. labor market is weakening, Fed’s Kaplan says Dallas Fed President now sees jobless rate in 9%-10% range at end of the yearThe rebound in growth in the third quarter is more muted than expected, meaning a higher unemployment rate at the end of the year, said Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan on Monday.
6:55 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500 hits highest level in 5 1/2 months as technology and health-care stocks rally--but other sectors slumpThe S&P 500 index early Monday was climbing, pushing the broad-market benchmark to around its highest trading level since Feb. 21 at its intraday peak. The gains in the index were being powered by a rally in information technology shares and those for health care but the S&P 500's other nine sectors were trading in negative territory. Most recently, the S&P 500 was up 0.5% at 3,286 and had hit a peak at 3,292, which would mark its highest close since Feb. 21, according to FactSet data. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index was trading in record territory, and hit an intraday peak, as a trend of gains in tech-related stocks continued. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corp. were powering the Dow Jones Industrial Average to gains after the tech giant said it was considering the purchase of the U.S. operations of TikTok, a Chinese-owned company.
8:14 p.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as growth data offsets fears Stocks jump in Tokyo, mainland China after economic dataAsian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region.
8:00 p.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
U.S. stock futures flat ahead of another big earnings weekU.S. stock index futures were little changed late Sunday, as Wall Street awaits another busy earnings week while negotiations for another pandemic-relief bill continue on Capitol Hill. As of midnight Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down slightly, while S&P 500 futures were flat and Nasdaq-100 futures rose slightly. , but the three major indexes closed the week mixed, with the Dow dipping slightly while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq made gains. Lawmakers on a coronavirus aid bill that would restore jobless benefits to millions of people, after a $600-a-week benefit expired Friday. This week, reports from 130 members of the S&P 500, including Walt Disney Co. , Uber Technologies Inc. and Beyond Meat Inc. .
7:28 a.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can keep you in the loop because your portfolio doesn’t take a vacationThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Value stocks really may have lost their mojo this time — and growth stocks are gaining from it New study shows why value stocks may continue to struggleA new study shows why value stocks may continue to struggle.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
10:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
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