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7:04 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 tests first support (3,100) Focus: Gold miners challenge key trendline, GDX, BAC, SWKS, TEAM, MDT, CYBRU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured as the China-U.S. trade saga continues to unfold. In the process, the S&P 500 has extended a pullback from record territory, a downturn thus far underpinned by its first notable support (3,100).
5:37 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a weekly decline in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe U.S. Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 94 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 8. That marked the first decline of the inventory withdrawal season. Analysts expected a fall of 91 billion cubic feet, on average, according to a survey conducted by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.638 trillion cubic feet, up 506 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 60 billion cubic feet below the five-year average, the government said. December natural gas traded at $2.577 per million British thermal units, up 1.8 cents, or 0.7%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.552 .
3:27 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
Forget Big Tech monopolies — the better stock-market investment is in oligopolies Look at health care, railroads, utilities and moreLook at health care, railroads, utilities and more within the S&P 500.
9:58 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices settle about 3% higher as U.S. crude supplies rise less than expected January is the new front-month contract for WTI crude futuresOil futures finish higher on Wednesday, following a U.S. government report that showed domestic crude supplies up a fourth straight week, but by less than the six million-barrel jump reported by a trade group a day earlier.
8:53 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Energy stocks in broad rally as oil prices jump; Chesapeake Energy bounces off 25-year lowThe energy sector was the only one of the S&P 500's 11 key sectors that gained ground Wednesday, as a jump in crude oil prices helped boost energy company stocks. The SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF hiked up 1.0%, as 25 of 28 components rose. Among the ETF's most active components, shares of Schlumberger Ltd. ran up 3.9%, Halliburton Co. hiked up 2.4%, Williams Companies gained 1.7%, Exxon Mobil Corp. edged up 0.3% and Occidental Petroleum Corp. tacked on 1.0%. Chesapeake Energy's stock isn't in the ETF, but it bounced 1.6% on 74.6 million shares traded, and was the most-active stock on major U.S. exchanges. The rally comes after the stock had plunged 20% over the past two sessions to close Tuesday at a 25-year low of 55.57 cents. Continuous crude oil futures surged 3.0% after increased by less than expected.
6:54 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (slight) market divergence: Dow industrials pressured as Nasdaq tags record high Focus: Retail sector weathers competing earnings signals, Facebook stages stealth breakout, XRT, FB, OKTA, WPM, CVNA, VECOU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water in the wake of this week’s feast-or-famine batch of influential retail sector earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the Dow industrials have turned lower — pressured in the wake of a modest bearish single-day reversal — even as the small-caps show signs of life, rising from major support.
5:38 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a fourth straight weekly rise in U.S. crude-oil suppliesThe reported that U.S. crude supplies rose by 1.4 million barrels for the week ended Nov. 15. That followed increases in each of the past three weeks. The latest climb, however, was a bit smaller than the 1.6 million-barrel rise expected by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday reported a climb of roughly 6 million barrels, according to sources. The EIA data also showed a supply rise of 1.8 million barrels for gasoline, but distillate stocks fell by 1 million barrels. The S&P Global Platts survey showed expectations for a supply climb of 750,000 barrels for gasoline, while distillates were forecast to fall by 1.4 million barrels. December West Texas Intermediate crude was up 80 cents, or 1.5%, at $56.01 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, up from $55.68 .
10:31 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures mark lowest settlement of the month so far WTI crude futures end below 50-day moving averageOil futures fall sharply on Tuesday to mark the lowest settlement so far this month, pressured by expectations for a fourth consecutive weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies and news that major oil exporter Russia wasn’t likely to advocate for deeper cuts during a key meeting of major oil producers in December.
9:53 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil futures mark lowest finish so far this monthOil futures , with U.S. prices settling at their lowest so far this month. A report from Reuters said Russia would likely commit to extend an existing pact to curb output at the early December meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-member allies, but wouldn't support deeper cuts. That, along with expectations for a fourth straight weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies contributed to weakness for oil prices. Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts expect the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday to report a rise of 1.6 million barrels in crude stocks for the week ended Nov. 15. December West Texas Intermediate oil fell $1.84, or 3.2%, to settle at $55.21 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since Oct. 31, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
8:02 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists, S&P 500 sustains break to uncharted territory Focus: Industrials sustain break to record territory, Intel approaches 19-year peak, XLI, INTC, AVLR, NVRO, KRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks remain near-term extended — and are due a cooling-off period, if not a corrective pullback — though the more important longer-term market bias remains comfortably bullish, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:17 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists, S&P 500 sustains break to uncharted territory Focus: Industrials sustain break to record territory, Intel approaches 19-year peak, XLI, INTC, AVLR, NVRO, KRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have sustained a break to record territory amid still conspicuously muted November selling pressure. Against this backdrop, the big three benchmarks remain near-term extended — and are due a cooling-off period, if not a corrective pullback — though the more important longer-term market bias remains comfortably bullish.
10:27 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends lower amid lack of China trade progress trade; Natural-gas prices skid to November nadir Natural-gas futures fall by more than 4%Oil futures settle lower on Monday, after posting back-to-back weekly gains on rising optimism over prospects for a so-called phase one U.S.-China trade deal.
6:52 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum accelerates, Dow industrials tag 28,000 mark Focus: Health care sector knifes to record highs, XLV, VEEV, CAT, HON, AGIO, PVU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, largely treading water in the wake of decisive breakouts to conclude last week. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has slightly extended a rally atop the 28,000 mark, while the S&P 500 is digesting its latest spike to record territory.
6:30 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Callum Keown
This ratio suggests the U.S. stock market will take a ‘brief pause’ then climb higher, analyst saysU.S. stocks climbed to record highs on Friday on rising hopes of a trade agreement between the U.S. and China — but the records could keep coming.
8:28 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These highflying stocks hold big clues to a broader year-end rally Our 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.
5:43 a.m. Nov. 16, 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.
7:10 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 28,000, decisive November breakouts persist Focus: Financials approach 12-year peak, Xerox sustains November break to 11-year highs, XLF, XRX, NTAP, APTV, CROXU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising amid November price action that continues to shape up as technically consequential. In the process, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently broken out, knifing to uncharted territory (again) from mid-month flag patterns.
1:45 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Merger talk boost shares of Subsea and Saipem as European stocks cling to gains A.P. Moller-Maersk climbs, Elekta and SEB tumbleEuropean stocks were inching up in the last session of the week, with oil-services companies higher amid merger talk and hopes of progress on U.S.-China trade talks underpinning gains.
10:11 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices finish lower as domestic crude and gasoline supplies post weekly rise OPEC lowers forecast for growth in U.S. shale outputOil futures finish lower on Thursday after a U.S. government report revealed that domestic crude inventories rose for a third straight week and gasoline supplies logged their first rise in seven weeks.
6:56 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting (another) bull flag, S&P 500 consolidates November breakout Focus: Materials sector sustains November breakout, XLB, ALL, ADBE, AMKR, XECU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of key earnings reports and amid familiar trade-related uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have pulled in from their latest record closes amid thus far still muted mid-month selling pressure.
6:05 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports weekly increases in U.S. crude-oil and gasoline suppliesThe reported that U.S. crude supplies rose by 2.2 million barrels for the week ended Nov. 8. Data were released a day later than usual because of Monday's Veterans Day holiday. Crude supplies were forecast to increase by 1 million barrels, according to analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. The reported a decline of 541,000 barrels, according to sources. The EIA data also showed a supply increase of 1.9 million barrels for gasoline, but distillate stocks fell by 2.5 million barrels. The S&P Global Platts survey showed expectations for supply decreases of 1.7 million barrels for gasoline and 1.6 million barrels for distillates. Oil prices pared earlier gains, with December West Texas Intermediate crude up 13 cents, or 0.2%, to $57.25 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down from $57.62 .
5:35 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a slightly smaller-than-expected weekly increase in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe U.S. that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 3 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 8. Analysts expected a build of 7 billion cubic feet, on average, by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.732 trillion cubic feet, up 491 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 2 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. December natural gas traded at $2.651 per million British thermal units, up 5.1 cents, or 2%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.669 .
6:59 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback: S&P 500, Nasdaq ease from latest records Focus: Biotech sector’s breakout attempt, Emerging markets, IBB, EEM, DIS, ZBRA, STLD, BLDRU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water amid Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks to Congress. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have pulled in modestly from their latest record highs, while the Dow industrials rise slightly after registering an absolutely unchanged Tuesday session — a 0.00-point net change, to the decimal.
2:56 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Sales winners in the third quarter include Netflix, Autodesk and PayPal Plenty of companies have produced double-digit sales increases and wider profit margins during an otherwise dismal earnings seasonPlenty of companies have produced double-digit sales increases and wider margins during an otherwise dismal earnings season.
7:54 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend strengthens: S&P 500 sustains breakout amid market rotation Focus: Crude oil challenges 200-day average, Transports digest November breakout, USO, IYT, AVGO, CRUS, AZN, WIFITechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen amid market rotation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:04 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend strengthens: S&P 500 sustains breakout amid market rotation Focus: Crude oil challenges 200-day average, Transports digest November breakout, USO, IYT, AVGO, CRUS, AZN, WIFITechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen. On a headline basis, each big three benchmark has staged a decisive November breakout — confirming its uptrend — and has since flatlined, signaling still muted selling pressure amid healthy market rotation.
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.
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
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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.
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