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12:29 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Stocks lose steam to end near unchanged after S&P 500 nears record territory Shares of Microsoft buoyed the blue-chip indexU.S. stocks struggled to hold on to modest gains on Thursday as investors weighed better-than-expected housing and manufacturing data, a day after the second interest rate cut of 2019 by the Federal Reserve.
11:06 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By William Watts
A ‘Fed put’ on the stock market could expire worthless due to these ‘recession errors’: Stifel’s Bannister Sees fair value for S&P 500 at 2,900 amid recession riskThe Federal Reserve might not be able to rescue the stock market even if it wants to, thanks to mistakes its already made, says the analyst who called last year’s fourth-quarter selloff.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Value investing isn’t back — but economic growth is Recent shift in stock-market leadership was to cyclical stocks from defensive sectors, not to valueThe recent shift in stock-market leadership was to cyclical stocks from defensive sectors, not to value.
7:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 approaches record high after the Fed Focus: Financials and regional banks challenge major resistance, Apple maintains the breakout point, XLF, KRE, AAPL, AMBA, SLBU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday interest rate cut, and following a (perhaps paradoxical) solid batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has nailed the September peak (3,020.74) early Thursday, a move placing its record close (3,025.86) and absolute record peak (3,027.98) firmly within striking distance.
5:44 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - 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.
5:09 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Home-building activity soars 12% to the fastest pace in more than a decade Permits to build new homes rose 8% to a seasonally-adjusted annual pace of 1.42 million, the fastest pace since 2007Permits to build new homes rose 8% to a seasonally-adjusted annual pace of 1.42 million, the fastest pace since 2007.
4:09 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed lowers interest rate by a quarter-point, and is open to the idea of more easing Seven members project another cut this yearThe Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut its benchmark interest-rate by a quarter point and seven officials indicated they believe there would be one more move this year.
10:45 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Sven Henrich
Stock market’s eerie parallels to September 2007 should raise recession fears Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment’Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment,’ writes Sven Henrich.
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.
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.
4:22 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
3 things to watch as Fed meets on interest rates With quarter-point rate-cut widely expected, Fed watchers hunt for clues about what comes nextHere are 3 things to watch at this week’s Fed interest-rate committee meeting.
12:57 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial production up 0.6% in August, largest gain in a year Economist doesn’t think rebound will lastU.S. industrial output rose 0.6% in August, the largest gain in a year, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
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
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.
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.
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 ?
12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Why the coming recession could force the Federal Reserve to swap greenbacks for digital dollars Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the worldPaper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Things are looking up for the economy, but you can’t get too cozy in the Trump era China trade war truce, interest rate cut could prop up economyThe U.S. and China are trying to tone down trade tensions, the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates and Americans are still spending plenty of money. So all is well again with the U.S. economy, right? Not so fast.
7:32 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
The cost of Trump keeps rising almost daily How much have presidential tweets, threats and policies taken from your wallet?President Donald Trump’s tweets cost you money, but the effect thankfully is only temporary.
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.
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.
7:34 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. consumer sentiment rebounds modestly in September Survey finds neither recession nor a rebound in spending is anticipated in the year aheadThe University of Michigan said its consumer-sentiment index rebounded in September to a reading of 92 from a three-year low of 89.8 in August.
6:51 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks rise again, with J.P. Morgan's stock headed for 8th-straight gain to record closeBank stocks rallied Friday, with the sector set to post gains every day this week, boosted by the continued rise in Treasury yields. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF rose 0.7%, and has rallied 3.8% amid a 5-day win streak, and the SPDR S&P Bank ETF climbed 0.8% and has run up 7.4% this week. Among the more active bank stocks, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s surged 1.2% toward a record high; the stock has shot up 9.9% amid an 8-day win streak. Elsewhere, shares of Bank of America Corp. rose 1.3% toward a 5th straight gain, Citigroup Inc. hiked up 1.5% and Wells Fargo & Co advanced 0.9%. The rose 6.3 basis points toward a six-week high of 1.854% after upbeat data on retail sales. A rise in Treasury yields can help boost bank profits, as it can increase the spread what banks earn on longer-term assets that are funded with shorter-term liabilities. The financial ETF has gained 4.8% over the past three months and the S&P bank ETF has tacked on 4.0%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 4.3%.
6:38 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Import prices drop again after oil prices fall, U.S. farmers also suffer from price declines U.S. import price index declines 0.5% in AugustThe cost of imported goods fell sharply in August owing to a decline in petroleum prices, indicating the U.S. is facing little price pressures from abroad.
6:25 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales get big lift from auto purchases as consumers drive U.S. economy forward U.S. retail sales rise 0.4% in August, but sale flat minus autosU.S. retail sales got a big boost in August from purchases of new autos and building supplies, but most other stores reported weak or declining receipts in a sign that consumers trimmed spending toward the end of summer.
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.
5:31 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Stocks open mostly higher as S&P 500, Dow near all-time highsU.S. stocks opened mostly higher on Friday, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 closer to their all-time highs, as investors were buoyed by a combination of positive consumer data, receding U.S.-China trade tensions and a boost from easing central banks. The S&P 500 was up less than 0.1% to 3,011. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 50 points, or 0.2%, to around 27,233. The Nasdaq Composite was down 0.1% to 8,187. The Commerce Department reported retail sales rose 0.4% in August, much higher than the 0.1% growth expected by economists. Trade tensions also appeared to wane after Beijing agreed to exempt U.S. agricultural goods from tariffs. In company news, shares of Broadcom Inc. fell 0.9% after the chip maker's outlook for annual revenues disappointed.
12:40 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow logs 7th gain in a row on renewed trade optimism, ECB stimulus ECB cuts interest rates further into negative territory; U.S. and China to meet on trade in OctoberThe Dow marks its longest win streak in more than a year Thursday, after the European Central Bank’s announced fresh stimulus measures.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies a back-to-back gain after ECB unleashes basket of easy-money measures Palladium futures settle at a recordGold futures mark a second consecutive gain Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key eurozone interest rates and delivered a batch of measures intended to punch up the region’s sluggish economy — bullish moves for bullion.
9:03 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Senate confirms Bowman to 14-year term on Fed’s board Former Kansas regulator holds community banker seat on central bankThe Senate on Thursday confirmed Fed Gov Michelle Bowman to a full 14-year term on the central bank’s board of governors.
8:58 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William Watts
ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy Euro dips to 2-year low versus U.S. dollar after ECB move, then recoversThe European Central Bank delves deep into its toolbox, cutting its deposit rate further into negative territory, launching a new round of monthly bond purchases and taking other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy.
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.
7:37 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. wants to make progress in solving China trade dispute: Mnuchin Both sides show willingness to shift tactics ahead of October meeting, but analysts doubt a deal will be cut soon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the U.S. wants to make meaningful progress in talks with Chinese officials on the on-going trade dispute.
5:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Ignore this data at your peril — it’s pointing to a recession: Société Générale’s Albert Edwards Whole U.S. economy profits data looks ‘extremely anemic’ Société Générale’s known bear, Albert Edwards, was schooling clients Thursday on an often overlooked set of U.S. government numbers that reveal profits of all companies, including unlisted ones. It’s not good, he says.
5:07 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bank stocks dive as ECB's restart of QE tanks Treasury yieldsShares of bank and other financial stocks suffered broad declines in premarket trading Thursday, after the by the European Central Bank sent U.S. Treasury yields sliding. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF fell 0.8% in premarket trading. Among the more active components, shares of Bank of America Corp. fell 1.2%, Citigroup Inc. shed 1.2%, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. lost 1.0%, Wells Fargo & Co. declined 0.8% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gave up 0.7%. After the ECB's moves, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note declined 6.2 basis points to 1.671%. Lower longer-term yields can hurt bank profits, as it narrows the spread between what banks earn on longer-term assets, such as loans, that are funded with shorter-term liabilities. The financial ETF has gained 18.1% year to date through Wednesday while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied 16.3%.
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