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5:16 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Here’s the worrying message the market is sending about the economic recoverySure, the S&P 500 has rallied from the March lows. But other market indicators are telling a worrying story about the economy.
7:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as U.S. talks on stimulus plan stall Stocks fall in Tokyo and Shanghai, but surge in Hong KongStocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling.
12:40 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
S&P 500, Dow book 4th days of gains, Nasdaq adds 6th, as market awaits more pandemic aid Disney shares rose 8.8%, led Dow’s gains WednesdayU.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, handing the Nasdaq Composite Index its 31st record close this year, as investors took heart in corporate earnings and service-sector data that surprised to the upside.
7:59 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through: S&P 500 nails next resistance (3,328) Focus: Gold’s decisive break to record highs, GLD, VZ, CRM, RUN, CDEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over a pending fiscal stimulus package and following a batch of well received earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its August breakout — rising to tag next resistance (3,328) — while the Nasdaq Composite continues to register record highs.
8:38 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:06 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start. On a headline basis, the Nasdaq Composite has rallied to record highs — reaching previously uncharted territory — while the S&P 500 has tagged five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an August breakout attempt, Nasdaq rallies to record territory Focus: Utilities press key resistance amid easing yields, Apple and Facebook sustain breaks to uncharted territory, XLU, AAPL, FB, SCCO, JBLU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising to start August amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high early Monday, while the S&P 500 has reached five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
8:14 p.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as growth data offsets fears Stocks jump in Tokyo, mainland China after economic dataAsian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region.
10:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
8:04 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market re-rotation, Nasdaq turns higher amid Apple’s breakout Focus: 10-year yield reaches major technical test, TNX, SHOP, CYBR, AGCO, AMAGU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology after Apple’s blowout earnings report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite remain range-bound to conclude July against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
7:28 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic will continue for some time, experts tell Congress as U.S. case tally nears 4.5 million Big tech quartet chalk up $29 billion in earnings and almost $200 billion in sales despite pandemic and antitrust scrutinyWith close to 4.5 million Americans confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, the pandemic will continue for some time, public health officials will tell Congress on Friday, underscoring the importance of following their recommendations on face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
7:52 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a GDP-fueled downdraft, Dow industrials challenge 200-day average Focus: Transports sustain July break atop 200-day average, IYT, TWLO, BSX, PENN, HOMEU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after an ugly second-quarter GDP report, signaling an economy contracting at a record 32.9% annual pace. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained its range bottom — the 3,200 mark — while the Dow industrials have pulled in to a headline test of the 200-day moving average, currently 26,230.
8:12 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Fed keeps interest rates unchanged Nikkei about flat, while stocks gain in Hong KongAsian markets gained early Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected, and the CEOs of big tech companies emerged from a House antitrust hearing relatively unscathed.
8:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Mid-year currency cross currents persist, UUP, FXE, FXY, PG, TGT, UALU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains range-bound, for now, though its intermediate-term path of least resistance continues to point higher.
9:01 p.m. July 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid gloomy earnings and pandemic concerns Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gainAsian markets were mixed Wednesday as traders awaited the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
9:00 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed amid gloomy earnings and pandemic concerns Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gainAsian markets were mixed Wednesday as traders awaited the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
11:08 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.30 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases Pfizer, McDonald’s, 3M and Raytheon Technologies are latest Dow components to report earnings with mixed resultsThe U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.30 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York.
8:44 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 digests break to 5-month highs Focus: Semiconductor sector tags record high, Metals & Mining sector reclaims 200-day average, South Korea’s breakout attempt, SMH, XME, EWY, NFLX, HCAThe major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though amid increasingly sideways late-July price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:13 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 digests break to 5-month highs Focus: Semiconductor sector tags record high, Metals & Mining sector reclaims 200-day average, South Korea’s breakout attempt, SMH, XME, EWY, NFLX, HCABroadly speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though amid increasingly sideways late-July price action.
8:04 p.m. July 27, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets advance after Wall Street rally, and as gold extends gains Stocks edge higher in Hong Kong, Shanghai despite rising U.S.-China tensionsShares advanced in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street, while the price of gold pushed to nearly $1,970 per ounce.
12:32 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 114 points higher, U.S. stocks snap 2-day losing streak, as investors await stimulus progress Gold settles at highest level in history at $1,931 an ounce U.S. stocks closed higher Monday as investors monitored efforts in Washington to craft another coronavirus rescue package and braced for tech giant to report in the busiest week of earnings season.
12:13 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what the U.S. dollar’s fall means for the stock market Weaker dollar should be a positive, but foreign stocks will benefit more: analystsBarring some sort of currency meltdown, a weaker dollar should be a positive for equities, though foreign stocks will likely benefit more, analysts say.
10:07 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold price marks highest settlement and intraday price on record Silver tops $24/oz for highest finish since 2013Fresh gains for gold on Monday take it ever closer to a $2,000 level that some analysts see as a distinct possibility.
8:04 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact, S&P 500 maintains near-term support Focus: Health care sector maintains the breakout point, Microsoft weathers earnings-fueled downturn, XLV, MSFT, LSTR, TOLU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising ahead of another full slate of earnings reports, due out this week. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks remain range-bound, largely treading water amid still rotational, and bullish, July price action.
5:25 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Wall Street turns a blind eye to atrocities committed in China Governments, including the Trump administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang, yet financial firms have done littleGovernments, including the Trump Administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang. Financial firms have done little.
8:05 p.m. July 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid U.S.-China tensions, economic worries Nikkei slips, but stocks surge in Seoul and TaipeiAsian stock markets were mixed Monday amid U.S.-China tensions and concern a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic might be weakening.
4:18 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow slips Friday, Nasdaq logs back-to-back declines amid rising China-U.S. tensions and languishing fiscal stimulus Intel plunges, taking the Dow with it, and Nasdaq logs a weekly decline of 1.5% as high-flying technology-related stocks retreat U.S. stocks closed lower Friday with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite notching its first back-to-back decline since mid-May as investors turn their attention to a flare-up in Sino-American animosities while Republican senators leave Washington for the weekend without obvious progress on another fiscal stimulus bill.
10:10 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold scores a record close as U.S.-China tensions mount Silver tally a weekly gain of nearly 16%Gold futures on Friday scored a record finish, with prices up almost 5% for the week, as rising U.S.-China tensions and jitters about the economic outlook fueled haven-related demand for the precious metal.
8:14 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 ventures under the breakout point Focus: QQQ challenges trendline support, Apple violates key trendline (but don’t panic yet), Home construction ETF presses record highs, QQQ, ITB, AAPL, HPQ, QRVOU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured amid heightened China-U.S. diplomatic tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its breakout point (3,233) extending to deeper support around the 3,200 mark. Friday’s early session low (3,202) has matched the inflection point, and the weekly close will likely add color.
8:12 p.m. July 23, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets sink as U.S.-China tensions rise, U.S. tech stocks fall Stocks down more than 2% in mainland ChinaStocks fell in Asia early Friday, following rising tensions between the U.S. and China and a selloff of tech stocks on Wall Street.
1:44 p.m. July 23, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
‘Distrust and verify’: Pompeo urges ‘every nation’ to join U.S. in confronting China Engagement with Beijing has failed, secretary of state says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on governments around the world to join the U.S. in confronting China’s Communist Party leaders, saying in a fiery election-year speech that engagement with Beijing has failed.
8:03 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, small- and mid-caps extend break atop 200-day average Focus: Silver and gold extend headline technical breakouts, AMD breaks to record territory, SLV, GLD, AMD, VMC, AZNU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, with the small- and mid-cap benchmarks rising respectably amid modest downturns across the big three U.S. benchmarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 continues to digest its early-week breakout, amid a less-than-spectacular, but nonetheless persistent, grinding-higher July uptrend.
7:34 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets retreat after Wall Street’s advance Stocks sink in Shanghai as U.S.-China tensions rise; Seoul stocks fall as South Korea’s GDP contracts furtherShares fell in Asia on Thursday, with the region’s biggest market in Tokyo closed for a four-day weekend.
11:02 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end with a slight loss after unexpected build in U.S. supplies Weakness in the U.S. dollar limits losses for oilOil futures finish with a modest loss Wednesday, pulling back a day after settling at their highest since March, pressured by an unexpected weekly climb in U.S. crude stockpiles, as rising tensions between the U.S. and China raise the potential for a decline in energy demand. Weakness in the dollar, however, cap losses for oil.
10:04 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold surges toward all-time high, silver ends at highest since 2013 as U.S.-China tensions mount Silver futures settle up by more than 7%Gold and silver rise further Wednesday, getting a boost after China said the U.S. had ordered it to close its Houston consulate, marking a further climb in tensions between the two countries and sparking demand for haven assets.
8:57 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Henry Ren
Romney calls for U.S. to ‘take action collectively’ with other nations against China ‘I believe China can be dissuaded from the course they’re on,’ says Utah RepublicanSen. Mitt Romney is calling for the U.S. to lead a coalition of countries that embrace fair trade to push China to stop its predatory pricing and theft of intellectual property.
8:05 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 sustains latest breakout, rises to challenge next resistance Focus: Gold and silver stage tandem breakouts, U.S. dollar violates key support, GLD, SLV, UUP, LULU, BBYU.S. stocks are slightly higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of several influential earnings reports, and amid familiar trade-related uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained its early-week breakout, and continues to challenge it next notable resistance (3,260).
7:32 p.m. July 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed after lackluster session on Wall Street Nikkei slips, while stocks rise in mainland ChinaShares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, with Australia’s benchmark down more than 1% on reports of a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the Melbourne area.
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