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7:31 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, BOJ stays unchanged Nikkei up, Hang Seng down as all eyes on central banksAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, as the Bank of Japan kept its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest-rate cut.
1:28 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Here are 5 things to know about the recent repo market operations Problems, for now, appear containedBroker-dealers, hedge funds and other institutional investors who don’t keep cash on hand for every position they hold are the most vulnerable to this week’s hiccups in the overnight repo market.
12:26 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
U.S. stocks close mixed after Fed cuts rates but casts doubt on future stimulus Fed cuts interest rates but possibly last for last time this yearU.S. stocks ended Wednesday flat to higher, after the Federal Reserve announced it would cut its benchmark federal funds rate a quarter percentage point, in line with market expectations, but called into question whether there will be another rate cut this year or next.
12:01 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Stocks could drop 20% after an October disappointment, strategist warnsJoseph Zidle, Blackstone’s chief investment strategist, explains why stocks are poised for a beatdown.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends higher, heads lower in electronic trade after Fed cuts key interest rate Gold still seen in overall three month uptrendGold futures end higher on Wednesday for a third session in a row, then move lower in electronic trading after the Federal Reserve announced a quarter-percentage point cut to a key interest rate, lifting the dollar and pressuring prices for the dollar-denominated yellow metal.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Bond King Gundlach says this contradiction in stock and bond markets is ‘danger signal’ Bond market telling a different story than stocks Bond-market guru Jeff Gundlach says he’s watching a few areas of the market to gauge whether the current bullish dynamic is starting to unravel in earnest. On Wednesday afternoon, during a CNBC interview, he said that he’s sees some early cracks that are worth investors’ attention.
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.
1:11 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks nudge higher ahead of Fed, led by banks and insurersEuropean stocks on Wednesday leaned higher ahead of a key U.S. interest rate decision.
6:58 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets flat ahead of Fed interest-rate decision Nikkei, Hang Seng largely unchanged ahead of expected rate cutAsian markets were flat in early trading Wednesday, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s expected interest-rate cut later in the day.
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 .
12:43 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market logs modest gain amid turbulent oil prices and ahead of Fed decision S&P 500 energy sectors falls 1% as crude oil prices retreat from historic surgeU.S. stocks finish Tuesday’s session with modest gains on the back of defensive bets as investors focus on a decision on interest rates from the Federal Reserve set for Wednesday after a weekend attack in the Middle East that roiled global energy markets.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches second straight gain, adds to climb toward 1-week high Copper futures post back-to-back lossesGold futures climb on Tuesday, building on the hefty gain seen a day earlier to settle at a more than one week high for a second session in a row, with traders continuing to monitor developments tied to the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil-infrastructure as they shift focus to the Federal Reserve meeting this week.
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.
5:09 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Fund managers have boosted U.S. stock allocations by most in a year, survey findsThe September Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager survey shows allocation to U.S. equities saw the biggest monthly increase since June 2018
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
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.
12:36 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says Iran involvement in Saudi attacks being ‘checked out’ as he reiterates call for deep interest-rate cuts Congress should probe Obama’s book and Netflix deals, president says President Donald Trump on Monday suggested Iran was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-production infrastructure, and used the incident to apply fresh pressure on the Federal Reserve to aggressively cut interest rates.
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.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks tend to rise in months after a big oil-price jump — but beware the drawdowns S&P 500, on average, returns 10.2% in the 6 months after a jump in oil pricesBenchmarks, on average, outperform following a 10% rise in the price of crude oil — but there have been some nasty drawdowns.
9:58 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles at a more than a 1-week high as historic oil outage rattles investor nerves ‘Safe haven interest will not wane quickly’ for gold: analystGold futures finished solidly higher on Monday, at their highest in just ove ra week, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil production sent oil prices skyrocketing and investors turning to haven assets, including bonds and precious metals.
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.
6:52 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Worried about the stock market? Here are easy ways to cut risk Growth has outperformed value for a decade, but the next blowup may change thatGrowth has outperformed value for a decade, but the next blowup may change that.
6:46 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Tech stocks face a 10% drop in the near-term, warns investor who once ran the world’s biggest technology fund Critical information for the U.S. trading dayWhile investors sift through the aftermath of the weekend attack that disrupted Saudi Arabia’s crude output, the Wall Street veteran who ran the world’s biggest tech fund during the dot-com days issued a stark warning for those looking to hitch their ride to the continued leadership of the tech sector. A near-term correction is “inevitable,” Paul Meeks says.
5:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Federal Reserve and global central banks have reached a ‘tipping point’, amplifying stock-market uncertainty ‘Outside of trade talks, there is nothing more relevant than the Fed,’ says Peter Boockvar What’s left for the Federal Reserve to do at its rate-setting gathering next week now the U.S.’s main stock indexes are on the cusp of records again ?
5:45 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Bank ETFs surge: finally, a breakout, or just another headfake? We’ve seen this beforeFunds that track bank stocks are soaring this week as the yield curve steepens, but there’s reason to be cautious.
11:45 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By MarketWatch
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7:22 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mostly fall as crude prices soar Hang Seng slides amid more worrying economic news from ChinaAsian markets mostly fell in early trading Monday as global crude futures soared following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
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.
11:19 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
5 reasons why you shouldn’t dump stocks just because September is here U.S. market’s historically worst month may not live up to its reputationU.S. market’s historically worst month may not live up to its reputation, writes Mark Hulbert.
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.
8:23 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.
12:22 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow ekes out 8th straight gain as stocks remain in striking distance of record highs U.S. consumers spend more, U.S. China trade tensions easeU.S. stocks close mostly lower but the Dow makes an 8th straight gains as Sino-American trade tensions ease and central banks support risk taking with easy money.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends lower, suffers a weekly loss as bond yields rise Appetite for risk assets returns, limiting gains in gold Gold futures end lower on Friday, giving up earlier gains to feed a loss for the week as appetite returns for assets perceived as risky and bond yields climb.
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