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7:20 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
These stocks, including Tesla and Apple, are the real winners for the second quarter of 2020 A select group of stocks rose in the second quarter and for all of 2020A select group of stocks rose in the second quarter and for all of 2020.
5:57 a.m. Today - By Sunny Oh
JP Morgan joins the list of Wall Street banks calling for the demise of 60/40 portfolio, despite its success this year Strategists say a traditional 60/40 portfolio will deliver annual returns of 3.5% over the next decade, compared with 10% over the past few decadesIn a year where a classic 60/40 allocation has showed its value, JP Morgan is joining the line of Wall Street banks that are calling the demise of the traditional portfolio.
5:55 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks lifted by data, but U.S. holiday keeps a lid on action China services PMI hits record; final services data for Europe aheadEuropean stocks were set to break a four-session win streak on Friday, with upbeat economic data overshadowed by persistent worries about rising virus cases in the U.S. That is as a holiday Stateside was set to keep a lid on trading volumes.
5:26 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London stocks struggle while U.S. markets are closed for July 4 holidayLondon stocks fell on Friday, with the index set to underperform its European rivals for the week, as weak oil prices weighed on major energy names, and alongside concerns that next week’s summer statement from the U.K. Chancellor will lack big tax cuts.
2:00 a.m. July 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain following upbeat U.S. jobs report Strong gains in Shanghai and Hong KongMarkets advanced in Asia on Friday following a Wall Street rally driven by strong jobs data.
1:04 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Here’s what history tells us happens after the S&P 500’s best quarters of all time, as strategist says it’s set to repeatIt is set to be a subdued start to the quarter on Wednesday, after U.S. stocks wrapped up their best quarter in decades.
11:04 p.m. July 2, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Return of March panic is the biggest risk to the S&P 500 right now. Here’s the trigger Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day has charted out some highs and lows for the S&P 500 that investors need to watch out for in coming weeks and months. And here’s what could cause a trigger.
1:18 p.m. July 2, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books slight gain, Nasdaq ends at a record as rise in coronavirus cases caps rally on strong jobs report U.S. financial markets close Friday for July Fourth holiday weekendU.S. stock indexes ended a choppy session Thursday with meager gains to close out a holiday-shortened week, as a record rise in new coronavirus cases in states like Florida helped to erode some of the optimism surrounding a stronger-than-expected monthly employment report for June.
11:26 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments The plan would deliver cash to borrowers directlyThe federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral.
10:41 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles higher with investors casting a wary eye on upbeat U.S. jobs data as cases of COVID-19 continue to riseGold futures settle higher Thursday as investors showed concern over the economic impact of the rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the world despite improving economic data.
8:39 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Callum Keown
U.K. stocks rise after U.S. jobs boost but lag behind European peersU.K. stocks climbed on Thursday amid a global wave of optimism but lagged behind their European counterparts.
8:34 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Callum Keown
European stocks surge as U.S. economy adds 4.8 million jobs in JuneEuropean stocks surged on Thursday as the U.S. economy regained 4.8 million jobs in June, adding to the global optimism engulfing investors.
7:41 p.m. July 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rise on vaccine hopes, signs of improving global economy Stocks gain in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong KongAsian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday as hopes for development of a coronavirus vaccine competed with concern about rising U.S. infections.
12:51 p.m. July 1, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq sets record close, Dow ends lower to kick off July after Fed vows to guide markets on rates path Fed minutes show desire to signal path of rates, little appetite for now for yield curve controlsThe Dow finished lower Wednesday, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq was vaulted to a fresh record close, giving the year’s second half a mixed start as investors focused on signs of economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis and a new Fed promise for clarity on the path of rates.
11:13 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures end higher as U.S. supply marks biggest weekly decline of the year EIA reports a 7.2 million-barrel weekly drop in U.S. crude stockpilesOil futures end higher Wednesday after a U.S. government report showed the largest weekly decline in domestic crude inventories so far this year.
10:24 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles with a loss to start July after the notching the highest finish since 2011 Gold futures settle with a loss Wednesday after topping $1,800 and marking the highest finish since in nearly nine years a day earlier, as uncertainty swirling around global economies amid coronavirus provided support for the precious metal.
8:10 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 tags gap resistance, Nasdaq vies for latest record close Focus: Biotech sector sustains June breakout, Tesla approaches technical target (1,145), XBI, TSLA, BIG, XLNX, TNDMU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating to start the third quarter amid a holiday-shortened week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has rallied to tag gap resistance (3,123), while the Nasdaq Composite is vying to surpass its record close (10,131).
5:35 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Mixed data weigh on European stocks, as well as U.S. virus worriesEuropean stocks are struggling as a batch of mixed data halted investor optimism at the start of the third quarter.
5:00 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more ‘I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to... the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct’The upheaval caused by the coronavirus may mean the end of the 60/40 portfolio, investing icon Burton Malkiel tells MarketWatch, but some other truths will likely endure. Investors are probably better off in passive portfolios, not chasing active managers - or even worse, day trading out of boredom.
9:36 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
J.P. Morgan is betting these sectors will dominate as an uncertain second-half of the year looms Critical information for the U.S. trading dayThe second quarter comes to the close, and an uncertain last half of the year is looming. Our call of the day comes from JPMorgan Chase strategists, who identify which stocks are winning now and are probably the safest bets for the rest of the year.
8:16 p.m. June 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain after Wall Street caps impressive quarter Nikkei slips as manufacturer sentiment falls, but stocks rise in Hong Kong, Seoul, SydneyAsian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street capped its best quarter since 1998, shrugging off continued signs of global economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
12:36 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow books best quarter since 1987 despite warnings from Powell and Mnuchin on economy Fed, Treasury vow to keep up support for economy as U.S. COVID-19 infections climbU.S. stock-indexes finished higher Wednesday, as data showing recovering consumer confidence and higher home prices helped offset ongoing concerns about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in many American states.
10:33 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices top $1,800 an ounce to score highest finish since 2011 Silver gains nearly 32% in the second quarterGold futures top $1,800 an ounce on Tuesday to tally their highest finish since 2011 as uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic feeds the metal’s appeal as a haven investment.
8:47 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, S&P 500 maintains 200-day average Focus: Homebuilders digest June breakout, Boeing sustains a recovery attempt, XHB, BA, DELL, ZBRA, HALOTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are poised to conclude June against an increasingly uneven, but still generally bullish, bigger-picture backdrop, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:11 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, S&P 500 survives test of 200-day average Focus: Homebuilders digest June breakout, Boeing sustains a recovery attempt, XHB, BA, DELL, ZBRA, HALOTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are poised to conclude the second quarter against an increasingly uneven, but still generally bullish, bigger-picture backdrop. On a headline basis, the S&P 500 has survived a jagged retest of its 200-day moving average, while the Nasdaq Composite continues to digest last week’s break to record territory.
8:00 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Callum Keown
European stocks climb to end their best quarter since 2015European stocks and U.S. futures edged lower on Tuesday, as the Stoxx 600 index headed for its best quarter since 2015.
2:40 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Callum Keown
High volatility is here to stay in 2020. Goldman names 31 stocks to deliver the best returns amid the turbulenceThe grim milestones of 10 million global coronavirus cases and more than 500,000 deaths, along with spikes in a number of U.S. states, haven't deterred investors on Monday. U.S. stock futures pointed higher before the open, despite more indications a second wave may be around the corner.
7:35 p.m. June 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain on renewed optimism after Wall Street’s rally Stocks rise in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, SydneyAsian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by a rally on Wally Street reflecting some optimism over stronger than expected economic data, despite widening coronavirus outbreaks.
1:08 p.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. government bond yields hold steady, kick off holiday-shortened weekU.S. Treasury yields were mostly unchanged on Monday, after long-dated debt last week hit a six-week low amid rising cases of COVID-19 here and elsewhere in the globe.
12:50 p.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
The Nasdaq isn’t just beating the Dow and S&P 500, it’s having one of its best first halves ever against its stock-market peers The Nasdaq is enjoying the best outperformance against the economically sensitive Dow since 1983The chasm between the Nasdaq Composite and its rival benchmarks in the first half of 2020 has been much lack that between Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt and everyone else in the world.
12:33 p.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow surges 579 points, ending near session highs, on hope that shutdowns won’t be widespread as coronavirus cases top 10 million Financial markets in the U.S. will be closed on Friday in observance of the Fourth of July holidayMajor U.S. stock indexes closed sharply higher Monday on the back of upbeat economic data, a surge in shares of Boeing and hope that nationwide lockdowns still can be avoided as several states battle with surging COVID-19 infections.
10:16 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end higher, but silver declines as investors eye impact of COVID-19’s rapid spreadGold futures on Monday end higher as evidence of a rapid spread in coronavirus cases supported buying the haven metal to start the week, but investor worries over industrial demand for silver pressure prices for the white metal.
7:57 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 whipsaws at 200-day average, Nasdaq presses the breakdown point (9,838) Focus: 10-year yield asserts second-quarter range, Financials venture under 50-day average, Health care sector presses major support, TNX, XLF, XLV, RNG, BOXU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising to start a holiday-shortened week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has reversed back atop its 200-day moving average, while the Nasdaq Composite is challenging its former breakout point (9,838) from underneath.
6:05 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
7 reasons the stock market may face a severe bout of turbulence next week and beyond—only one is rising coronavirus casesThe ride from here could get a lot bumpier after the Dow registered its worst one-day loss since June 11 on Friday, knocking the blue-chip index to its lowest point since May 26, and at least momentarily knocking the wind out of equity investors who may be gradually losing their bullish thesis as U.S. COVID-19 infection rates climb higher.
6:03 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European equities fight for gains amid continued U.S. virus concerns European stocks struggled for direction as a new week began on Monday, as investors continued to focus on rising coronavirus infection rates in the U.S. and as global cases surged past 10 million.
8:04 p.m. June 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall as coronavirus toll hits grim milestones Nikkei, Hang Seng sink following Wall Street’s losses FridayShares fell Monday in Asia, tracking losses on Wall Street as rising virus cases cause some U.S. states to backtrack on pandemic reopenings.
9:16 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow closes 730 points lower after spike in coronavirus cases forces Texas and Florida to close bars again, while bank stocks sink on stress tests Social media stocks take a hit as more companies pull ad spending on hate speech concernsU.S. stock indexes closed at their lowest levels in about two weeks Friday, after Texas and Florida were forced to backtrack on reopening their economies as coronavirus cases rose further and a record number of new cases were reported nationwide.
6:44 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Here’s why stock-market distress over spiking coronavirus cases is intensifying on Wall Street ‘We’re in deep trouble,’ says University of Arizona public health policy expertFlare ups of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are delivering a fresh gut check to Wall Street’s bullish demeanor, since its unprecedented rebound from a coronavirus-ignited downturn back in March.
3:51 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Why one strategist is actually encouraged by a spike in new U.S. coronavirus casesOne strategist is actually encouraged by the latest coronavirus data that has seen cases spike outside of the New York metropolitan area. Here’s why.
12:53 p.m. June 26, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield hits 6-week low as coronavirus fears rattle stocks Both the 2-year and 10-year notes have posted three straight weekly declines U.S. Treasury yields slide Friday, capping a weekly slump, as setbacks in efforts to reopen the economy in states like Texas and Florida undermined confidence in the U.S. recovery, bolstering demand for assets considered havens.
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