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8:58 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce: S&P 500 hesitates at 50-day average Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Home construction sector exhibits relative strength, EWJ, ITB, ROKU, ANF, PLAN, WHRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have rallied respectably from the September low, rising in the wake of a damaging market downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:16 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce: S&P 500 hesitates at 50-day average Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Home construction sector exhibits relative strength, EWJ, ITB, ROKU, ANF, PLAN, WHRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have rallied respectably from the September low, rising in the wake of a damaging market downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have reached key technical tests — closely matching the 50-day moving average — areas defining the immediate bull-bear battleground.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 spikes to challenge 50-day average Focus: Europe retests breakdown point, Twitter digests a breakout, IEV, TWTR, FVRR, AEO, BPMCU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising partly amid optimism over coronavirus stimulus prospects. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended a sharp rally from the September low, rising to challenge the 50-day moving average, currently 3,353, from underneath.
10:11 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends lower to suffer worst weekly slump since March Silver futures log a weekly drop of nearly 15%Gold futures end lower on Friday, with bullion booking its fourth decline in five sessions, prompting the asset to suffer its worst weekly slide in about six months.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a second failed technical test: S&P 500, Dow balk at key resistance Focus: Small and mid-caps register consecutive closes under 200-day averageU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising in the wake of damaging week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a bearish intermediate-term bias, punctuated by consecutive failed tests of key resistance — S&P 3,328 and 3,280.
8:04 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Second 7-to-1 down day raises caution flag amid failed technical tests Focus: Europe fuels cross currents across asset classes, U.S. dollar spikes as euro and gold turn lower, IEV, FXE, UUP, GLD, HYGU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after a mixed batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is digesting an aggressive week-to-date downturn, punctuated by a failed retest of key resistance (3,328).
8:20 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian stocks mostly lower early Thursday amid declining confidence in U.S. economy and escalating political turmoilAsian shares were mostly lower Thursday as caution set in after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares.
8:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a corrective bounce, S&P 500 balks at the breakdown point Focus: 10-year yield maintains the range, TNX, TGT, ZEN, SGMS, DDOGU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has initially balked at its breakdown point — the 3,310-to-3,328 area — pressured to punctuate a corrective bounce from the September low.
8:28 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian stocks inching lower after intraday rebound lifts U.S. equity marketsAsian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook.
10:13 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices suffer back-to-back losses as dollar extends run-upGold prices on Tuesday end lower for a second session as the dollar continues its climb on the back of concerns about fresh COVID-19 lockdowns implemented in London and other parts of Europe, continues.
8:52 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Dow industrials violate major support Focus: U.S. sector damage broadens amid familiar pockets of strength, XLF, KRE, XLE, QQQ, XLI, XLB, IYTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have violated major support — as well as the 50-day moving average — raising an intermediate-term caution flag, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:17 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Dow industrials violate major support Focus: U.S. sector damage broadens though familiar pockets of strength persist, XLF, KRE, XLE, QQQ, XLI, XLB, IYTTechnically speaking, the September market downturn continues to inflict damage to the major U.S. benchmarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have violated major support — as well as the 50-day moving average — raising an intermediate-term caution flag. The Nasdaq Composite has firmed, on the margin, versus the other benchmarks.
9:00 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian equity markets track Wall Street’s retreat as investors fret over coronavirus pandemic’s continuing economic tollShares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain.
10:19 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices drop nearly 3% as rise in coronavirus cases sparks dollar rally Gold prices settle beneath 50-day moving averageGold futures drop on Monday, touching lows under $1,900 an ounce, amid an apparent flight to dollars. Rising global risks, including renewed COVID-19 lockdown measures in Europe, were partly to blame as bullion prices slumped to their lowest finish in two months.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish technical tilt: S&P 500, Nasdaq violate major support Focus: Revisiting U.S. sector damage and pockets of strength, Financials challenge key support, QQQ, XLE, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are firmly lower early Monday, pressured amid renewed virus concerns, as well as pronounced financials’ weakness, fueled by reports of sketchy industry business practices. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended violations of major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — moves initially registered to conclude last week.
8:34 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian markets start Monday lower with U.S. mired in three-week losing streakAsian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street declined for a third week and Britain reported a rise in coronavirus infections.
12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stocks close lower, notching third straight weekly loss as tech-led sell-off intensifies S&P 500 closes below its 50-day moving average for the first time since April 23U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, notching a third straight weekly loss, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington, concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China, and worries about the sluggish pace of economic recovery.
11:14 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures log biggest weekly gain since June Natural-gas futures poised for a weekly loss of almost 11%Oil futures split paths for the session on Friday, with U.S. prices up modestly and global prices slightly lower but both benchmarks logging their biggest weekly gain since June after major oil producers pledged their full commitment to output cuts.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a second straight weekly gain Copper marks highest settlement price since June 2018Gold futures finish higher Friday to tally a second weekly gain in a row, though prices only scored a modest boost from Federal Reserve policy that signals a lower-for-longer path for interest rates for the next three to four years.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, S&P 500 maintains major support (3,328) Focus: QQQ narrowly holds key support, Metals & Mining sector breaks out, QQQ, XME, STLD, COF, MAXR, CFU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured to conclude largely range-bound week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has thus far maintained major support (3,328), tagging a week-to-date low (3,328.8) matching the inflection point.
7:41 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets inch higher despite Wall Street slump, coronavirus fears Little movement as ‘Fed hangover’ looms over Asian tradingAsian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow snaps four-day winning streak as stocks finish day with modest losses Bulls restrained by Fed outlook, lackluster U.S. economic dataU.S. stocks finished lower Thursday, but off the session lows, as investors digested the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook along with lackluster economic data.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
8:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a Fed-fueled downturn, S&P 500 nails major support (again) Focus: Transports and industrials tag new highs, Amazon ventures under key support, IYR, XLI, AMZN, MAR, DFS, BYNDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy statement. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its latest test of major support (3,328) rising from an early session low (3,330) closely matching the inflection point.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
10:55 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices rally as U.S. crude supplies post a weekly decline and Hurricane Sally curtails production WTI oil futures up by nearly 5% to settle back above $40 a barrelOil futures rally on Wednesday, with U.S. prices ending above $40 a barrel after U.S. government data showed an unexpectedly large weekly drop in crude inventories and Hurricane Sally production curtailments in the Gulf of Mexico worsened.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices log a third straight gain, then extend gains after Fed policy statementGold futures climb on Wednesday for a third straight session, then move even higher after the Federal Reserve said it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023, which is likely to prove bullish for long-term metals investors.
7:10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts the range ahead of the Fed Focus: Big three U.S. benchmarks establish six-session range underpinned by major supportU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, largely treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a holding pattern, digesting a respectable September downturn.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout Federal Reserve begins 2-day policy meetingU.S. stocks finishes mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve
10:01 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches back-to-back gains for highest finish in 2 weeks Fed policy announcement due WednesdayGold futures notch back-to-back gains on Tuesday to mark their highest finish in two weeks, ahead of what are expected to be dovish statements from global central banks this week that may provide renewed support for the precious metal.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have narrowly maintained major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — rising from key tests to preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
8:02 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as China reports encouraging economic growth Stocks dip in Tokyo, but edge up in Hong Kong and ShanghaiAsian markets were mixed in early trading Tuesday, after Wall Street rebounded from a rough week and China indicated its economic recover sped up last month.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 327 points higher as stocks rebound amid vaccine hopes, IPO rush and corporate deal-making Snowflake to kick off year’s biggest week so far for IPOs U.S. stocks finished higher Monday amid a flurry of initial public offerings and potential corporate mash ups, including Oracle plans to forge a partnership with TikTok, the popular China-based social media platform.
10:26 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices tally best one-day gain since August as dollar weakness buttresses bullionGold futures rise on Monday to tally their largest one-day gain of the month, as weakness in the dollar and superlow government bond yields help to keep the precious metal trading in a range that some market experts see as forming a bullish pattern.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
7:45 p.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain as investors look ahead to Fed meeting Stocks advance in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares rose Monday, despite the rollercoast ride that closed Wall Street last week, as traders awaited cues from the U.S. central bank expected later in the week.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 131 points higher Friday, but Nasdaq registers worst week since March U.S. stock benchmarks book second week in a row of lossesStocks finished modestly higher on Friday, except for the Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed a volatile, holiday-shortened week sharply lower.
10:04 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold falls for the session, but edges up for the week Gold and silver prices tally weekly gains of less than 1%Gold futures fall on Friday, but edge higher for the week in the wake of turbulent stretch of trading for global equities.
8:07 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, Nasdaq ventures under 50-day average Focus: Revisiting pockets of sector strength and weakness, QQQ, XLE, XBI, XLF, IYT, XLI, XLBU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating as September volatility persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its second test of major support (3,328) while the Nasdaq Composite teeters on its the 50-day moving average, currently 10,938.
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