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8:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian shares mostly higher despite U.S.-China trade anxietyReports suggesting Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s lead trade negotiator, has invited U.S. officials to China for talks helped alleviate worries over progress in resolving the tariff war between the two largest economies
11:17 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow, S&P 500 close lower for third consecutive day amid anxiety over trade Ameritrade surges 20% on report of potential acquisition by SchwabU.S. stocks closed slightly lower Thursday as investors digested mixed headlines on the progress of U.S. - China trade talks and tensions rose over American support for Hong Kong protesters.
9:37 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
The woman who nailed 2018’s stock-market drop says ‘China is kind of a sideshow’ — the big Trump trade war is Europe The eurozone is also a big trading partner with the U.S.Nancy Davis, the chief investment officer and founder of advisory firm Quadratic Capital, says much of the markets focus has been on the U.S.’s trade confrontation with China but speculated that increasing trade tensions with Europe could deliver an unexpected blow to Wall Street.
7:04 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 tests first support (3,100) Focus: Gold miners challenge key trendline, GDX, BAC, SWKS, TEAM, MDT, CYBRU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured as the China-U.S. trade saga continues to unfold. In the process, the S&P 500 has extended a pullback from record territory, a downturn thus far underpinned by its first notable support (3,100).
6:47 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
British stocks close lower on China trade concerns; Centrica ralliesBritish stocks closed lower Thursday amid worldwide concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks.
12:37 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks dip on China concerns Royal Mail slumps as U.K. arm strugglesEuropean stocks dropped on Thursday on concern the U.S. and China won’t imminently strike a trade deal.
6:12 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets sink as U.S.-China trade worries rise Nikkei, Hang Seng fall on report that trade deal may not happen this yearShares skidded Thursday in Asia after moderate declines on Wall Street as anxious mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year.
12:33 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
House passes Hong Kong human rights bill and sends to Trump The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill previously approved in the Senate that aims to protect human rights in Hong Kong. Known as the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, the bill passed the House 417 to one. If signed by President Donald Trump it would require the secretary of state to certify that Hong Kong is sufficiently independent of Beijing to qualify for special U.S. trading status. The bill has angered the Chinese government and comes amid worries about U.S.-China trade talks. U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday on a report that a deal may not be done this year. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, was the sole "no" vote.
11:20 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Stocks close lower on report trade deal may not be completed this year Target and Lowe’s shares rally on earnings beatsU.S. stocks close lower Wednesday after a report that a trade deal might not be done this year and after China condemned a U.S. Senate resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong
10:12 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Michael Brush
U.S. stocks look fully priced — where to put your money now may surprise you These stocks and ETFs expose you to world markets that are growing faster than the U.SThese stocks and ETFs expose you to world markets that are growing faster than the U.S., writes Michael Brush.
9:25 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By William Watts
Gold ends slightly lower, then falls further after FOMC minutes FOMC minutes ‘dispel and remove’ potential for December rate cuts: analystGold futures closed down by a dime on Wednesday, relinquishing nearly all of their mid-session gains seen after a report that said phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal might not be reached this year buoyed haven demand for the precious metal.
6:54 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (slight) market divergence: Dow industrials pressured as Nasdaq tags record high Focus: Retail sector weathers competing earnings signals, Facebook stages stealth breakout, XRT, FB, OKTA, WPM, CVNA, VECOU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water in the wake of this week’s feast-or-famine batch of influential retail sector earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the Dow industrials have turned lower — pressured in the wake of a modest bearish single-day reversal — even as the small-caps show signs of life, rising from major support.
3:09 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks on track for worst decline in six weeks on China trade concernsEuropean stocks were on track for their worst single-day performance in six weeks on concerns over U.S.-China trade talks.
5:58 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets pull back after weak Japanese trade data Nikkei, Hang Seng retreat; tensions set to rise as U.S. Senate backs Hong Kong human-rights resolutionShares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike.
11:40 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump threatens China with higher tariffs and lauds Republicans’ impeachment defense GOP lawmakers ‘killing it’ in hearings, president says President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened China with more tariffs ahead of a key deadline, and praised Republicans for their handling of the open impeachment hearings.
8:02 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists, S&P 500 sustains break to uncharted territory Focus: Industrials sustain break to record territory, Intel approaches 19-year peak, XLI, INTC, AVLR, NVRO, KRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks remain near-term extended — and are due a cooling-off period, if not a corrective pullback — though the more important longer-term market bias remains comfortably bullish, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:20 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump threatens China with higher tariffs if trade deal not madePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened China with higher U.S. tariffs on its goods unless Beijing makes a trade deal with Washington. Trump issued the warning while speaking at the White House during a cabinet meeting. U.S. stocks have as investors digest doubts about getting an interim U.S.-China trade deal.
7:17 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists, S&P 500 sustains break to uncharted territory Focus: Industrials sustain break to record territory, Intel approaches 19-year peak, XLI, INTC, AVLR, NVRO, KRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have sustained a break to record territory amid still conspicuously muted November selling pressure. Against this backdrop, the big three benchmarks remain near-term extended — and are due a cooling-off period, if not a corrective pullback — though the more important longer-term market bias remains comfortably bullish.
5:35 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets mixed on continued uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks Stocks slip in Japan, but rise in Hong Kong and ShanghaiAsian shares were mixed Tuesday as investor sentiment remained cautious amid worries about the next development in trade talks between the United States and China.
6:52 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum accelerates, Dow industrials tag 28,000 mark Focus: Health care sector knifes to record highs, XLV, VEEV, CAT, HON, AGIO, PVU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, largely treading water in the wake of decisive breakouts to conclude last week. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has slightly extended a rally atop the 28,000 mark, while the S&P 500 is digesting its latest spike to record territory.
6:20 p.m. Nov. 17, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets mostly rise as traders cautiously await trade developments Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong and ShanghaiAsian shares were mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs.
8:30 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Kissinger says failure to mend U.S.-China trade relations would be ‘worse than the world wars that ruined European civilization’ Lack of a U.S. - China deal could lead to a ‘catastrophic outcome’Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State and national-security adviser under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, had dire warnings about the inability of the U.S. and China to resolve their differences on international trade.
7:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The big worries facing stock investors in 2020, according to Citi’s top equity strategistIn our call of the day, MarketWatch speaks to Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, who lays out his big concerns for stock markets in 2020.
5:43 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Winter is coming: These stocks can fire up your portfolio as energy demand spikes Natural gas companies will benefit from colder-than-average temperatures this winterNatural gas companies will benefit from colder-than-average temperatures this winter, writes Michael Brush.
9:01 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold finishes lower as trade deal hopes dent haven appeal Gold demand still seen from central banksGold futures finish lower Friday, after upbeat comments on the outlook for a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China, as well as strength in the U.S. stock market, robbed the metal of its haven appeal.
7:10 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 28,000, decisive November breakouts persist Focus: Financials approach 12-year peak, Xerox sustains November break to 11-year highs, XLF, XRX, NTAP, APTV, CROXU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising amid November price action that continues to shape up as technically consequential. In the process, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently broken out, knifing to uncharted territory (again) from mid-month flag patterns.
1:55 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This number provides the most compelling reason to add emerging-market stocks to your portfolio About 44% of global GDP comes from emerging markets — but you might have little exposure to those rapidly growing economiesAbout 44% of global GDP comes from emerging markets — but you might have little exposure to those rapidly growing economies.
5:53 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain after Kudlow says trade deal near Nikkei, Hang Seng rise, while stocks muted in mainland ChinaAsian markets advanced in early trading Friday after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a U.S.-China trade deal was close.
9:38 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Tanner Brown
Five Chinese startups you should know about These youthful tech-focused companies are remaking China’s e-commerce, transport and social-media sectorsBeyond Alibaba and Tencent, lesser known privately held Chinese startups have made waves recently, with rapid growth and global ambitions. Here are five you should know about.
8:52 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies back-to-back gains as Treasury yields retreat Copper prices suffer a fifth straight session lossGold futures settle higher on Thursday, building on gains from a day earlier as weakness in U.S. benchmark stock indexes and a drop in yields on government debt raise the precious metal’s investment appeal.
6:56 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting (another) bull flag, S&P 500 consolidates November breakout Focus: Materials sector sustains November breakout, XLB, ALL, ADBE, AMKR, XECU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of key earnings reports and amid familiar trade-related uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have pulled in from their latest record closes amid thus far still muted mid-month selling pressure.
5:46 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Chicken producer stocks surge after USTR confirms China lifts ban, sees $1 billion in exports a yearShares of chicken producers surged toward fresh highs morning trading Thursday, after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on buying U.S. poultry, which exports now expected to top $1 billion a year. Tyson Foods Inc.'s stock rose 3.6%, and reached an all-time intraday high of $94.11 earlier; Sanderson Farms Inc. shares shot up 3.5%, on track for the highest close in two years; and Pilgrim's Pride Corp.'s stock climbed 1.4%, and was also headed for a 2-year high. The USTR's announcement that starting circulating in late-October that China had lifted the ban. "After being shut out of the market for years, U.S. poultry producers and exporters welcome the reopening of China's market to their products," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. "America's producers are the most productive in the world and it is critical they be able to sell their bounty to consumers in other parts of the globe."
12:22 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and ‘worst of all worlds’ German economic dataEuropean stocks slipped on Thursday on concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks as data showed a stagnating economy in Germany.
6:27 p.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed after weaker economic data from China, Japan Nikkei, Hang Seng retreat while stocks in mainland China inch upAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday after weaker-than-expected economic data from China and Japan, and reports of a sticking point in U.S.-China trade negotiations.
6:59 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback: S&P 500, Nasdaq ease from latest records Focus: Biotech sector’s breakout attempt, Emerging markets, IBB, EEM, DIS, ZBRA, STLD, BLDRU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water amid Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks to Congress. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have pulled in modestly from their latest record highs, while the Dow industrials rise slightly after registering an absolutely unchanged Tuesday session — a 0.00-point net change, to the decimal.
8:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets fall as Trump threatens more tariff hikes on China Nikkei, Hang Seng lead regional declinesAsian markets fell Wednesday after President Donald Trump offered no new details about progress toward a trade deal between the U.S. and China, but also warned tariffs would rise if a “Phase 1” deal fails.
7:54 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend strengthens: S&P 500 sustains breakout amid market rotation Focus: Crude oil challenges 200-day average, Transports digest November breakout, USO, IYT, AVGO, CRUS, AZN, WIFITechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen amid market rotation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:04 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend strengthens: S&P 500 sustains breakout amid market rotation Focus: Crude oil challenges 200-day average, Transports digest November breakout, USO, IYT, AVGO, CRUS, AZN, WIFITechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish bigger-picture backdrop continues to strengthen. On a headline basis, each big three benchmark has staged a decisive November breakout — confirming its uptrend — and has since flatlined, signaling still muted selling pressure amid healthy market rotation.
4:47 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Don’t let the headlines scare you into cash, says UBS portfolio manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayIf political headlines are making you sweat these days, then it is time to start focusing on the data, and it looks good, says a senior portfolio manager at UBS.
6:49 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets little changed as traders seek direction Hang Seng stable after big loss Monday; Nikkei inches upAsian markets sought direction in early trading Tuesday, as traders awaited the next development in U.S.-China trade talks and violent protests continued in Hong Kong.
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