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7:31 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, BOJ stays unchanged Nikkei up, Hang Seng down as all eyes on central banksAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, as the Bank of Japan kept its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest-rate cut.
7:04 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 asserts (bullish) holding pattern ahead of the Fed Focus: Homebuilders and retail sector digest September breakouts, Intel rises from double bottom, XHB, XRT, INTC, TWTR, PKG, KEYSU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured modestly ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a holding pattern — underpinned by first support (2,989) — digesting the decisive early-September breakout.
6:58 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets flat ahead of Fed interest-rate decision Nikkei, Hang Seng largely unchanged ahead of expected rate cutAsian markets were flat in early trading Wednesday, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s expected interest-rate cut later in the day.
8:43 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend absorbs oil shock, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Rising energy prices and interest rates, Crude oil and 10-year yield signal bullish trend shifts, USO, TNX, XOP, HES, WLK, SPWRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have weathered a September oil shock against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend absorbs oil shock, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Rising energy prices and interest rates, Crude oil and 10-year yield signal bullish trend shifts, USO, TNX, XOP, HES, WLK, SPWRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ September price action remains comfortably bullish. Though each big three benchmark has recently topped slightly under record territory, the prevailing pullback from the September peak has registered as orderly, inflicting limited, if any, true technical damage.
7:56 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 pulls in modestly amid oil shock, Small-caps venture atop major resistance Focus: Energy sectors take flight amid geopolitical conflict, JP Morgan Chase tags all-time high, XLE, XOP, XLB, JPM, LULU, GWREU.S. stocks are generally lower early Monday, pressured amid a crude-oil price shock — a single-day spike exceeding 10% intraday — after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities erased about one half of the country’s daily production. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has initially maintained a posture atop near-term support (2,989) while the Russell 2000 Index is comfortably higher early Monday, venturing atop major resistance.
7:22 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mostly fall as crude prices soar Hang Seng slides amid more worrying economic news from ChinaAsian markets mostly fell in early trading Monday as global crude futures soared following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
7:46 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 approaches uncharted territory, Tandem global-market rally accelerates Focus: Global-market rally accelerates — Japan takes flight, Europe clears key trendline, China challenges 200-day average, EWJ, FXI, IEV, XOP, NOV, BABAU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, treading water after a solid batch of economic data and amid the latest signs of waning trade tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a rally atop the 3,000 mark, and remains firmly within striking distance of uncharted territory.
8:10 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain as trade tensions ease further Nikkei rises as holiday shutters many other large markets in AsiaAsian markets rose in early trading Friday following signs of hope for a thaw in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
7:48 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 knifes within view of record high (3,028) Focus: Industrials spike to major resistance, Retail sector clears key trendline, Boeing takes flight, Apple extends triangle breakout, XLI, XRT, BA, AAPL, NVROU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid signs of potential China-U.S. trade progress and following more aggressive-than-expected ECB stimulus measures. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has staged a bull-flag breakout, rising within striking distance of record highs from a previously tight range.
7:06 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mostly gain as trade tensions ease Nikkei rises after Trump delays tariff hikes, but stocks in mainland China give up early gainsAsian markets were mostly up in early trading Thursday as trade-war tensions eased after President Donald Trump announced a two-week delay in implementing tariff hikes against $250 billion in Chinese goods.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails first support, rallies amid bullish sector rotation Focus: 10-year yield approaches major test (50-DMA), Semiconductors within view of uncharted territory, TNX, SMH, FIVE, BLDR, SINA, GTHXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid rotational, and increasingly bullish, September price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a mid-month bull flag, rising early Wednesday from a successful test of first support (2,960).
7:56 p.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain ahead of ECB meeting Nikkei, Hang Seng edge up as stocks in mainland China dipAsian markets mostly gained in early trading Wednesday, ahead of expected further monetary easing by the European Central Bank.
8:38 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 sustains September breakout Focus: Crude oil signals bullish trend shift, Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, USO, XLF, IYT, FDX, KSU, MOBLTechnically speaking, the big three U.S. benchmarks are digesting potentially consequential September breakouts, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 sustains September breakout Focus: Crude oil signals bullish trend shift, Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, USO, XLF, IYT, FDX, KSU, MOBLTechnically speaking, the big three U.S. benchmarks continue to digest potentially consequential September breakouts. On a headline basis, each index has knifed from its jagged August range — by a margin initially exceeding 1% — and the subsequent selling pressure has been flat, preserving a bullish intermediate-term bias.
7:01 p.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as investors digest economic data ahead of central bank meetings Nikkei edges up, Hang Seng struggles for directionAsian markets were mixed in early trading Tuesday, following a lackluster session on Wall Street.
7:40 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a sustained breakout, S&P 500 digests September spike from the range Focus: Apple tags 10-month closing high amid triangle breakout, AAPL, IART, AMED, CDAY, ZUMZU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising modestly as the major benchmarks digest a respectable early-September rally. Consider that each big three U.S. benchmark gapped sharply atop major resistance last week, and the subsequent selling pressure has thus far registered as flat, the earmarks of a valid breakout.
7:28 p.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain as investors weigh latest economic data Nikkei, Shanghai indexes edge up; Hang Seng stays about flatAsian markets were generally higher in early trading Monday, as investors continued to digest recent economic data.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an intermediate-term ‘trend’ shift, S&P 500 stages September breakout Focus: Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, Gold and U.S. dollar signal risk-on, XLF, IYT, GLD, UUP, TRV, COST, BITAU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising modestly in the wake of a potentially consequential September breakout. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500’s breakout gets mixed marks for style, though it nonetheless opens the path to a potential retest of record territory.
7:07 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data Nikkei, Hang Seng advance following Wall Street rallyAsian shares rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive data about the U.S. economy.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 knifes from the range, Tandem global market breakout attempts also in play Focus: China’s bullish island reversal, Japan tags key trendline, Europe reclaims the breakdown point, FXI, EWJ, IEV, TER, CVS, WBPotentially consequential breakout attempts are underway amid Thursday’s firmly higher start, fueled by optimism over scheduled China-U.S. trade talks. Consider that each major U.S. benchmark has knifed from its August range — by a margin exceeding 1% intraday — while key breakout attempts are concurrently in progress across the global markets.
7:53 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain as U.S. and China agree to new trade talks Stocks jump in Japan, mainland China, while Hong Kong investors wait to see if political tensions easeAsian markets gained in early trading Thursday after an announcement that the U.S. and China will resume trade negotiations early next month.
7:50 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500’s range-bound backdrop persists to start September Focus: Real estate sector sustains a breakout, Health care sector presses key trendline, IYR, XLV, AKAM, LRCX, NEM, JKSU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising amid reports of easing tensions in Hong Kong as well as U.K. parliamentary developments that may avert a hard Brexit. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains capped by major resistance (2,943) preserving a range-bound backdrop to start September.
2:41 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Hong Kong stocks surge on withdrawal of law that sparked protests Hang Seng, Shanghai rise, Nikkei about flatHong Kong stocks surged Wednesday as the government withdrew a proposed extradition law that sparked three months of protests in the Chinese territory
8:35 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (fourth) failed technical test, S&P 500 balks at 50-day average Focus: Real estate sector sustains a breakout, Health care sector presses key trendline, IYR, XLV, AKAM, LRCX, NEM, JKSTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 has started September with its latest failed test of major resistance, an area closely matching the 50-day moving average, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (fourth) failed technical test, S&P 500 balks at 50-day average Focus: Real estate sector sustains a breakout, Health care sector presses key trendline, IYR, XLV, AKAM, LRCX, NEM, JKSTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to whipsaw, though against an increasingly range-bound backdrop. Amid the cross currents, the S&P 500 has started September with its latest failed test of the range top, an area closely matching the 50-day moving average.
6:40 p.m. Sept. 1, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as latest U.S.-China tariffs take effect Nikkei, Hang Seng slip, but stocks gain in mainland ChinaAsian markets were a mixed bag Monday as the latest round of tariff hikes in the U.S.-China trade war took effect.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain as latest trade-war fears subside Stocks up in Tokyo, Hong Kong as China tamps down fears of tariff retaliationAsian markets rose in early trading Friday on news that Chinese officials have more interest in renewed trade negotiations with the U.S. than retaliation for new tariffs.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Andrew Higham
Finance is slowly turning green, but fossil fuels still receive too much support The hope of reaching a carbon-free future is not lostSome of the most influential players in the global economy are spearheading the shift toward a clean, green, emissions-free world, even while key governments stand idle.
7:59 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 extends late-August rally attempt, Transports spike from major support Focus: 10-year yield digests August breakdown, Financials and transports narrowly hold major support, TNX, XLF, IYT, LOW, MDC, CMCMU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid signs of easing China-U.S. trade tensions. In the process, the S&P 500 has extended a late-month rally attempt — rising within view of the 50-day moving average — while transports and financials have survived key tests, reversing sharply from major support.
7:08 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets dip as worries weigh in investors Nikkei, Hang Seng slip as Mnuchin gives mixed signals in interviewAsian markets fell in early trading Thursday, as geopolitical tensions and the inverted U.S. Treasury yield curve weighed on investors concerned about a global economic slowdown.
7:40 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails gap resistance (2,898), Small-caps reverse sharply from support Focus: Europe digests August breakdown, Costco and PepsiCo tag record highs, IEV, PEP, COST, URBN, INXNU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising even as the 10-year Treasury note yield tags its latest three-year low. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains capped by gap resistance (2,898), though the small- and mid-cap benchmarks have rallied respectably from an early Wednesday test of the August low.
7:55 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mostly flat after U.S. yield-curve inversion deepens Nikkei rises slightly, while Hang Seng remains flatAsian markets were largely unchanged in early trading Wednesday, following losses on Wall Street as the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted further.
8:36 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend (tenuously) intact: S&P 500 rattles the August range Focus: Home construction sector digests a breakout, Silver continues to take flight, ITB, SLV, CONE, COUP, RNG, ARWRTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 has maintained its August range amid trade-related volatility, thus far preserving a bullish longer-term bias, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend (tenuously) intact: S&P 500 rattles the August range Focus: Home construction sector digests a breakout, Silver continues to take flight, ITB, SLV, CONE, COUP, RNG, ARWRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are struggling to stabilize amid recently plunging Treasury yields and persistent trade-related cross currents. Nonetheless, the S&P 500 has maintained its August range — at least so far —preserving a bullish longer-term bias amid the volatility.
7:00 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mostly rise on cautious optimism over trade war Stocks in Japan, mainland China gain after Trump’s comments at G-7Asian markets mostly gained in early trading Tuesday, following upbeat remarks by President Donald Trump on Monday regarding the trade war with China.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another trade-fueled market whipsaw, S&P 500 maintains the August range Focus: Revisiting U.S. sector damage as safe-haven trade persists, IYT, XLE, XLI, XLB, XBI, GLD, FXYU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid well received developments in the China-U.S. trade saga. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have maintained the August range — amid a prolonged volatility spike — though the prevailing rally attempt’s sustainability remains an open question.
7:20 p.m. Aug. 25, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets sink as Trump ratchets up trade tensions Deep losses in Tokyo, Hong Kong after Trump says he’ll hike tariffs on Chinese goodsAsian markets plunged in early trading Monday, as the trade war between the U.S. and China heated up.
7:56 a.m. Aug. 23, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 ventures under key support amid unexpected China-U.S. tariff exchange Focus: Charting the 10-year yield’s corrective bounce, TNX, XLF, WDC, ROST, MOBL U.S. stocks are firmly lower early Friday, pressured as an unexpected China-U.S. tariff exchange has overshadowed widely-anticipated Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, each major U.S. benchmark has tagged a week-to-date low early Friday, venturing under notable near-term support. The weekly close will likely add color.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets up slightly ahead of Fed’s Jackson Hole conference Stocks rise in Hong Kong and Shanghai, as tensions between Japan and South Korea rise; yuan hits 11-year lowAsian markets mostly gained in early trading Friday as U.S. Federal Reserve officials prepare to meet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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