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5:44 a.m. Today - By Barbara Kollmeyer
In 10 years, your best bet is still the S&P 500, says Bernstein Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Bernstein Research that says 10 years from now, you’ll still be better off in equities, whether it hits 4,000 or 8,000.
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.
6:08 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Investors are too complacent about inflation and low interest rates, says Schwab strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, worries investors are being a bit too casual about one aspect of the economy right now.
3:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
‘Apple a value stock?’ The Great Rotation takes a strange spin Apple stock is found in both value and growth funds, one analyst points outAs markets churn, there’s some unexpected fallout in fund holdings, including classifying Apple, one of the world’s biggest companies, as a “value” play.
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.
7:07 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Hidden tech gems to invest in now, picked by a mutual-fund manager with a great track record Smaller companies that are leaders in tomorrow’s technology trendsYou don’t have to own the big tech stocks to make decent profits. Here are six lesser-known gems that are ready to take advantage of coming trends in tech.
4:17 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The S&P 500 should be 13% lower because a recession is coming, warns Deutsche Bank Critical information for the U.S. trading dayA U.S. recession is on the doorstep but the stock market is ignoring it, Deutsche Bank chief global strategist Binky Chadha warns
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.
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.
6:33 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
This couple is one year away from having enough money to retire early — here’s what they did How to get to financial independence How to get to financial independence.
8:23 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Global growth may soar and investors aren’t ready, says Morgan Stanley Critical information for the U.S. trading dayAndrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, who says the global economy may be about to surprise the world and investors are not ready for it.
12:24 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jack Hough
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish shares his thoughts on the merger with CBS ‘I think people don’t truly appreciate the formidable combination of assets that this deal creates,’ Bakish says of the company’s stock‘I think people don’t truly appreciate the formidable combination of assets that this deal creates,’ Bakish says of the company’s stock.
11:55 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend roundup: Readers debate the value of a $350,000 salary | Hope for cutting real estate commissions | A big change for Apple Also, cloud stocks and President Trump’s interest-rate policy ideasAlso, cloud stocks and President Trump’s interest-rate policy ideas.
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.
5:34 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Stocks have ‘sufficient tailwind’ to climb higher, so keep buying, Credit Suisse advises Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day is from Credit Suisse’s global equity strategist Michael Strobaek who is not fazed by the S&P 500’s 20% gain this year. He says it’s time to buy more stocks.
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.
9:06 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
5 ways for investors to make money off millennials Jeff Reeves points to the critical group’s preferences and how to invest accordinglyJeff Reeves points to the critical group’s preferences and how to invest accordingly.
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).
5:30 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Shift into value stocks could fuel a solid rally, says J.P. Morgan Critical information for the U.S. trading dayJ.P. Morgan quant strategists Marko Kolanovic and Bram Kaplan say this switch to value stocks seen lately could be promising.
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.
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.
6:01 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Cody Willard
Recession fears are overblown, making stocks attractive Don’t panic. If the trade war ends, equities will be repriced higherDon’t panic. If the trade war ends, equities will be repriced higher.
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.
6:21 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Andrea Coombes
Why brokerage accounts are becoming more popular A “thirst for liquidity” and the potential to earn moreMore Americans are turning to old-school taxable investment accounts.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Ciara Linnane
IPO calendar points to busy September: WeWork, SmileDirect and Peloton on tap The IPO market is set to mark its biggest year measured by dollars raised since 2014The U.S. initial public offering market is gearing up for a busy fall with no fewer than five companies setting terms for their planned deals early Tuesday, setting September up for a flurry of activity.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Wallace Witkowski
Software companies are spending billions on acquisitions, but how long will it last? Companies like Salesforce and Google are rounding out their offerings, but fourth quarter could be key for continuing momentumA recent surge in software company acquisitions may keep going for another few months while the cash is still out there but a rocky fourth quarter might take some of the momentum out of large-tech companies filling the holes in their platforms.
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.
5:26 a.m. Aug. 30, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Why Uber and Lyft will ‘fail miserably’ at autonomous driving Critical information for the U.S. trading dayYeah, yeah, autonomous driving is an interesting lab experiment for Uber Technologies and Lyft to be involved in. But it will be “impossible” for them to scale to production.
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.
7:59 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 extends late-August rally attempt, Transports spike from major support Focus: 10-year yield digests August breakdown, Financials and transports narrowly hold major support, TNX, XLF, IYT, LOW, MDC, CMCMU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid signs of easing China-U.S. trade tensions. In the process, the S&P 500 has extended a late-month rally attempt — rising within view of the 50-day moving average — while transports and financials have survived key tests, reversing sharply from major support.
3:36 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Callum Keown
Weak pound holds back British domestic stocks as China eases trade fearsBritish stocks rose on Thursday as China eased global trade tensions but gains were held back by a weak pound.
3:12 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Seeking attractive dividend stocks? Here’s how to separate winners from losers Ben Lofthouse of Janus Henderson says investors need to look ahead to avoid companies in disrupted industriesBen Lofthouse of Janus Henderson says investors need to look ahead to avoid companies in disrupted industries.
7:40 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails gap resistance (2,898), Small-caps reverse sharply from support Focus: Europe digests August breakdown, Costco and PepsiCo tag record highs, IEV, PEP, COST, URBN, INXNU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising even as the 10-year Treasury note yield tags its latest three-year low. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains capped by gap resistance (2,898), though the small- and mid-cap benchmarks have rallied respectably from an early Wednesday test of the August low.
6:15 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This dividend-stock strategy is for investors who want an attractive monthly income stream Daniel Peris of Federated Investors focuses on income first and share-price appreciation secondDaniel Peris of Federated Investors focuses on income first and share-price appreciation second.
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