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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.
6:49 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: U.S. benchmarks pull in (modestly) from record highs Focus: Health care sector sustains November breakout, UPS tags 21-month high, XLV, UPS, SNE, NUE, ARWRU.S. stocks are lower early Monday, pressured after the U.S. tempered trade-progress expectations, and with the bond markets closed for Veterans Day. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 is digesting a decisive November breakout, a rally punctuated by three straight record closes to conclude last week.
10:55 p.m. Nov. 10, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets fall as Hong Kong violence escalates, trade tensions linger Stocks sink in Hong Kong, mainland ChinaAsian markets fell in early trading Monday amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China and escalating violence in Hong Kong.
6:57 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish market rotation, S&P 500 digests decisive November breakout Focus: November cross currents across asset classes strengthen bull case, 10-year yield signals trend shift, TNX, UUP, GLD, FXY, XLU, IYRU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, treading water in the wake of potentially consequential November breakouts. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark is digesting a rally to all-time highs, a move punctuated by bullish market rotation — across sectors and asset classes — strengthening the bull case.
6:36 p.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed amid conflicting reports of tariff rollbacks Nikkei about flat, while Hang Seng retreats slightlyAsian markets were mixed in early trading Friday as investors sought clarity after conflicting messages about the state of U.S.-China trade talks.
7:01 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bull-flag breakouts, U.S. benchmarks extend rally to ‘clear skies’ territory Focus: Japan and China stage November breakouts, EWJ, FXI, AMD, ATVI, NTCT, AUDCU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising amid reports that China and the U.S. are close to an agreement that will cancel planned import tariffs. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have concurrently tagged all-time highs, staging bull-flag breakouts amid distinctly bullish early-November price action.
6:41 p.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets slip on report of possible trade-deal delay Stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China retreatAsian markets were mostly down in early trading Thursday as investors continued to mull the likelihood of a trade deal between the U.S. and China.
1:28 p.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
I thought I’d own SoftBank stock for decades, but the WeWork debacle changed my mind SoftBank started throwing good money after bad — so we soldWhen SoftBank started throwing good money after bad to rescue WeWork, Vitaliy Katsenelson’s investment firm sold its shares.
6:40 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 digests decisive November breakout Focus: Crude oil presses 200-day average, Transports challenge 52-week highs, USO, IYT, CAT, ADI, WUBA, RMBSU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water as the major benchmarks digest potentially consequential early-November breakouts. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has virtually flatlined mid-week, asserting a bullish holding pattern just under record highs.
6:56 p.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets flat as investors eye trade-deal developments Nikkei, Hang Seng little changed as traders rein in optimismAsian markets were little changed in early trading Tuesday, as investors awaited further developments in U.S.-China trade talks.
11:27 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield hits seven-week high amid hopes for U.S.-China trade dealGlobal bond yields rise Tuesday as hopes for a partial U.S.-China trade deal weighs on demand for government paper in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
7:40 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500, Nasdaq knife to uncharted territory Focus: Regional banks extend trendline breakout, Materials sector challenges major resistance, KRE, XLB, TSLA, BABA, X, KLACTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop has strengthened amid a decisive November breakout, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:03 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500, Nasdaq knife to uncharted territory Focus: Regional banks extend trendline breakout, Materials sector challenges major resistance, KRE, XLB, TSLA, BABA, X, KLACTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop has strengthened amid a decisive November breakout. In the process, each big three benchmark has concurrently tagged all-time highs — and is traversing previously uncharted territory, capped by no true resistance — opening the path to potentially material longer-term follow-through.
6:10 p.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain after Wall Street hits record highs Nikkei and Hang Seng up on optimism over initial U.S.-China trade dealAsian markets rose in early trading Tuesday, following record closing highs on Wall Street and more encouraging news on a trade deal.
6:45 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 extends November breakout, Dow industrials belatedly tag record highs Focus: 10-year yield maintains 50-day average after the Fed, Alphabet holds the breakout point, TNX, GOOGL, IDCC, CHKP, NTRSU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising amid continued signs of China-U.S. trade progress. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended November breakouts — rallies to record territory — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is vying for its first record close since July.
6:05 p.m. Nov. 3, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets rise on renewed hopes for trade deal Stocks gain in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closedAsian markets gained in early trading Monday on renewed optimism over U.S.-China trade talks.
6:33 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a November breakout: S&P 500, Nasdaq extend to record highs Focus: Gold edges atop key trendline, U.S. dollar preserves downtrend, GLD, UUP, AMAT, BRKS, TDOC, AUYU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising to start November after a strong monthly jobs report. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have concurrently taken flight — reaching all-time highs — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has nailed next resistance at the September peak (27,306.73), nearly to the decimal.
6:54 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China inch upAsian markets mostly gained in cautious trading Friday amid fresh doubts about the likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal.
7:04 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails major support, retest remains underway to conclude October Focus: Industrials nail major resistance, Salesforce.com clears key trendline, XLI, CRM, QCOM, CTXS, PPGU.S. stocks are firmly lower early Thursday, pressured amid renewed concerns that a material China-U.S. trade agreement may be elusive. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have thus far maintained major support — at S&P 3,028 and Nasdaq 8,243 — with the turn of the month, and the best six months seasonally, set to start Friday.
6:05 p.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed after Fed cuts rates, China posts disappointing data Nikkei, Hang Seng rise, while stocks dip in mainland ChinaAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, following disappointing economic data from China and another interest-rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which suggested no more would come for a while.
6:56 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 tags the breakout point ahead of Fed Focus: Nasdaq 100 digests break to record territory, Health care sector tags year-to-date peak, QQQ, XLV, KSU, CNC, KEY, GLUUU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Wednesday, treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy directive, and an expected interest-rate cut, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained its breakout point (3,028) intraday, though the initial retest remains underway. The response to the Fed’s statement, and the session close, will likely add color.
6:15 p.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets retreat ahead of Fed announcement Nikkei, Hang Seng down amid new trade-deal speedbumpsAsian markets fell in early trading Wednesday, following new doubts about a U.S.-China trade deal and ahead of an expected interest-rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
7:45 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a break to ‘clear skies’ territory, S&P 500 tags all-time highs Focus: Financials and transports signal tandem resurgence, China nails major resistance, XLF, IYT, FXI, MSFT, TJX, SPLKTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop continues to strengthen with the best six months seasonally set to start Friday, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
6:57 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a break to ‘clear skies’ territory, S&P 500 tags all-time highs Focus: Financials and transports signal tandem resurgence, China nails major resistance, XLF, IYT, FXI, MSFT, TJX, SPLKTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks’ already-bullish backdrop continues to strengthen. On a headline basis, the S&P 500 has broken to record highs — and is traversing previously uncharted territory — while the Nasdaq Composite’s October peak has thus far missed an all-time high by just four points.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets little changed as investors weigh trade-war developments Nikkei up, but stocks fall in Hong Kong, mainland ChinaAsian markets were muted in early trading Tuesday amid positive developments on the U.S.-China trade front.
7:24 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a break to record territory, S&P 500 ventures atop major resistance Focus: Retail sector’s bullish reversal pattern, Intel’s earnings-fueled breakout, XRT, INTC, C, HLT, LSTRU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, though off the session’s best levels, rising amid signs of China-U.S. trade progress and ahead of a widely-expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut mid-week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,028), tagging an intraday all-time high. A close atop resistance would mark a break to uncharted territory, opening the path to potentially material intermediate-term follow-through.
6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian stocks rise ahead of a busy week for markets Stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China gain on trade-deal hopesAsian markets kicked off a busy week by gaining in early trading Monday, after comments Friday that the U.S. and China were close to reaching a “phase one” trade deal.
8:16 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
A nasty Japan-style market drop looms if this chart is any indication Jesse Felder, the former hedge-fund investor behind the popular Felder Report financial blog, says the U.S. stock market could be on the verge of a Japan-style slowdown.
6:44 a.m. Oct. 25, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an October breakout attempt, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Semiconductors and consumer staples press record territory, Tesla takes flight, SMH, XLP, TSLA, PANW, CVS, GNRCU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising after a generally strong batch of earnings reports, despite Amazon’s headline-grabbing miss. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a jagged two-week uptrend, rising early Friday to challenge its record close (3,025.86) and absolute record peak (3,027.98).
6:29 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as investors seek direction Nikkei about flat, stocks retreat in Hong KongAsian markets were mixed in modest trading Friday, as investors sought direction amid a rare quiet news day on the geopolitical front.
6:34 a.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts range amid earnings season Focus: China asserts bull-bear stalemate, FXI, HPE, RNG, SEDG, STNU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, treading water after a mixed batch of economic data and quarterly earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have stabilized week-to-date, perhaps paradoxically flatlining as the third-quarter earnings season kicks in to full gear.
7:09 p.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets little changed ahead of ECB meeting Nikkei, Hang Seng rise on lack of fresh geopolitical worriesAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday following gains on Wall Street and ahead of the European Central Bank’s meeting.
6:40 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher uptrend, S&P 500 sustains October gains Focus: Regional banks challenge key trendline, Biotech sector comes to life, KRE, XBI, UTX, URBN, BBY, UNPU.S. stocks are slightly higher early Wednesday, rising after a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports, and amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 continues to act well technically, digesting the mid-October breakout in grinding-higher form.
6:37 p.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets slip on renewed geopolitical uncertainty Hang Seng dips on report Hong Kong leader may be replacedAsian markets retreated in early trading Wednesday amid new uncertainty involving Brexit and Hong Kong.
7:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull ‘trend’ intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory Focus: October currency cross currents persist, South Korea presses 200-day average, FXY, UUP, FXE, EWY, NVDA, WSM, KEYSTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid constructive October price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
6:57 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull ‘trend’ intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory Focus: October currency cross currents persist, South Korea presses 200-day average, FXY, UUP, FXE, EWY, NVDA, WSM, KEYSTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid constructive October price action.
6:46 p.m. Oct. 21, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets up on fresh hopes for U.S.-China ‘phase-one’ trade deal Stocks edge up in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closed for holidayAsian markets rose slightly in early trading Tuesday after encouraging news about U.S.-China trade talks.
6:39 a.m. Oct. 21, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull flag, S&P 500 hugs the 3,000 mark Focus: U.S. real estate sector breaks out amid approach of record highs, Tesla edges atop 200-day average, IYR, TSLA, LULU, PNC, TSEMU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising after weekend reports of China-U.S. trade progress from China’s top negotiator.
7:00 p.m. Oct. 20, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, U.S.-China trade Nikkei, Hang Seng edge up in lackluster tradeAsian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China.
6:41 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 digests mid-October breakout Focus: United Kingdom ETF edges atop 200-day average amid Brexit progress, Health Care sector edges atop key trendline, EWU, XLV, CRUS, BBBY, GRMN, CGNXU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pulling in slightly as the major benchmarks digest otherwise constructive week-to-date price action. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has sustained its mid-October breakout — amid receding volatility — with the best six months seasonally just nine sessions away.
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