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11:45 a.m. Today - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields bounce off lows as stocks recover after Trump administration rescinds global travel warningTreasury yields came off their intraday lows on Thursday after a late-day recovery in risk assets erased government bond market gains.
11:44 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Gold rising to $4,000 an ounce ‘would not be an unreasonable move,’ fund manager says Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this yearMichael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this year.
11:41 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Major stocks indexes punch higher as Congress works toward fiscal stimulus and jobless claims fall Global Jets ETF up about 2% after U.S. State Department lifts advisory against international travel U.S. stocks punched higher Thursday afternoon, led by technology shares, as Congressional lawmakers pledged to keep working on another coronavirus financial aid package and President Donald Trump said he could issue executive orders on some relief measures.
11:16 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Oil snaps 4-day winning streak as worries over fuel demand weighOil futures end a choppy trading session in negative territory, snapping a four-day winning streak, as investors weighed a surprising fall in U.S. weekly first-time jobless claims against worries about lackluster fuel demand.
11:10 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices log fifth record in a row as bullion enters ‘euphoric phase’ of rallyGold futures on Thursday extend a record rally to a fifth straight day, with a muted U.S. dollar and lackluster moves in equities supporting bullion’s ascent to near $2,100. Doubts about the complexion of the coming jobs report on Friday also underpinned bids for bullion.
7:51 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion August breakout, Nasdaq tags 11,000 mark Focus: Industrials reclaim 200-day average, Metals & Mining sector extends technical breakout, XLI, XME, UNH, MA, KSU, WSMU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Thursday, largely treading water after better-than-feared weekly jobless claims, and ahead of the marquee monthly U.S. jobs report, due out Friday. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has briefly tagged its latest record high — atop the 11,000 mark — while the S&P 500 continues to press next resistance (3,328).
6:49 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
20 stocks that investors hate but Wall Street loves as the S&P 500 nears a record high The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020.
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.
5:00 a.m. Today - By MarketWatch
Jobless claims fall almost 250,000 to 1.19 million to mark new pandemic lowInitial jobless claims fell in early August for the first time in three weeks and touched the lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic began more than four months ago, a surprising decline that suggest some improvement in the labor market despite an increase another viral outbreak. New applications for unemployment benefits, a rough gauge of layoffs, sank by 249,000 to 1.19 million.
2:15 a.m. Today - By Jaimy Lee
Hahn: FDA won’t make regulatory decisions based on preprints or news releases ‘What we’ve seen during the pandemic is a lot of preprints and press releases,’ FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn said last week. ’We can’t make a decision based upon a preprint or a press release.’The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the long standing model for publishing clinical data as researchers and drugmakers race to share the latest findings about treatment and vaccine candidates at a time when case counts and deaths are still rising.
6:23 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Quicken Loans is going public: 5 things to know about the mortgage lender Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018.
2:40 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Mester says labor market is even weaker than data suggests Cleveland Fed president says many companies in her district are laying off workers and cutting payCleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Wednesday the labor market is weaker than the official statistics suggest.
12:52 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb on strong services data, increased debt issuanceU.S. Treasury yields rose Wednesday after strong U.S. economic data and expectations for increased debt issuance weighed on appetite for government bonds.
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.
12:06 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books 373-point gain, Nasdaq marks 31st record and S&P 500 ends 1.7% from its all-time high as everything ralliesU.S. stocks ended at or near records Wednesday, with the S&P 500 finishing within a stone's throw of its February all-time high and the Nasdaq Composite notching its 31st record high of 2020. Hope of further stimulus from the U.S. government to help out-of-work Americans was attributed to some of the upbeat trade on Wall street, even as some of the data have come in weaker than expected, setting the stage for a jobs report on Friday that may underscore that a rise in infections of COVID-19 stalled out some of the recent resurgence in business activity created by social-distancing measures to contain the virus. Payroll provider Automatic Data Processing Inc. also said only 167,000 private-sector jobs were created in July, far short of the 1.88 million forecast by economists polled by Econoday. However, a reading of services from the Institute for Supply Management service sector index jumped to a reading of 58.1 in July, beating expectations and signalling stronger economic growth. Deal activity also sparked some optimism as Teladoc Health Inc. and Livongo Health Inc. said Wednesday they have agreed to merge in a deal valued at $18.5 billion to create a company that can serve a spectrum of health needs, using virtual care. A nearly 9% surge in shares of Walt Disney Co. following its quarterly results, also helped to lift the Dow and the broader market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up about 373 points, or 1.4%, at 27,201, representing its highest closing level since June 8. The S&P 500 index finished 0.6% higher at around 3,328, putting the broad-market benchmark 1.71% off its Feb. 19 record high at 3,386.15, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 0.5% to 10,992, briefly touching the psychologically round-number level at 11,000 intraday and marking another record finish. The tech-heavy index has closed higher six straight sessions. Gaines for equities also came as gold prices finished at a record near 2,050, based on futures for December delivery , highlighting some concerns about the pace of stock gains and the outsize sums that governments have doled out to limit the harm from the COVID-19 pandemic.
11:06 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil ends at 5-month high after data shows drop in crude supplies but rise in gasoline inventories Drop in U.S. crude inventories despite rebound in importsOil futures log their highest close in five months, but end off session highs, after data confirms a large drop in crude inventories while also showing an unexpected rise in gasoline stocks that undercut notions of a pickup in demand.
10:33 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold logs fresh record high near $2,050 Gold books seventh record close in eight sessions Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, extending a record run for the precious metal that has helped it log gains for four straight days and eclipse a historical milestone above $2,000.
9:40 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 52, won’t live past 80 and have $1.6 million. ‘I am tired of both the rat race and workplace politics.’ Should I retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
8:00 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Stocks push higher, fresh records in sight, as earnings and service-sector data surprise to the upsideU.S. stocks rise Wednesday as corporate earnings results surprised to the upside and rosy service-sector data outweighed a disappointing jobs report from payroll provider ADP.
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.
7:29 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Service side of the U.S. economy show surprising growth in July, ISM finds, but employment worsens ISM services index rises to 58.1% in July from 57.1% in JuneRetailers, health-care providers and most other service-oriented businesses expanded in July for the second month in a row, suggesting the economy showed more resilience than expected even after a spike in coronavirus cases caused many states to reimpose restrictions.
7:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Brett Arends
What a Biden presidency would really mean for your 401(k) — ‘Crashing down’ or ‘bullish’? There’s a pretty straightforward answer, actuallyThere’s a pretty straightforward answer, actually
6:47 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil trims gains but remains up sharply after inventory data confirms drop in crude stocksOil futures trimmed gains but remained up sharply Wednesday after official data showed U.S. crude inventories saw a large drop last week, though gasoline stocks unexpectedly rose. West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery remained up $1.54, or 3.4%, at $43.24 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after rising to a five-month intraday high at $43.52 immediately after the data. The Energy Information Administration said U.S. crude stocks fell by 7.4 million barrels in the week ended July 31, while gasoline inventories rose 419,000 barrels and distillate supplies increased by 1.6 million barrels. Oil was boosted in earlier trade after the American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday said crude supplies had fallen by 8.6 million barrels last week. Analysts surveyed by S&P Global Platts, on average, had looked for the more closely followed EIA crude inventories to show a fall of 4.1 million barrels, while gasoline stocks were forecast to decline 1.3 million barrels and distillate supplies are seen rising 100,000 barrels.
5:58 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500 trades within 2% of record high as Wall Street focuses on Disney subscriber growth and hope for fresh round of coronaviirus aidU.S. stocks rose at the start of trading Wednesday as corporate earnings results continued to roll in, and investors pored over a disappointing jobs report from payroll provider Automatic Data Processing Inc. . The payroll company said only 167,000 private sector jobs were created in July, short of the consensus estimate for a gain of 1.88 million jobs, according to Econoday. However, better-than-expected quarterly results late Tuesday from Dow component and entertainment and theme park giant Walt Disney Co. , even though it reported a $3.5 billion loss, helped to fuel some bullishness in markets. On top of that, the Federal Reserve's No. 2, Richard Clarida, told CNBC that he's sticking to his prior forecast of an improving economy over the remainder of the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 266 points, or 1%, at 27,094, around its highest level since June 8, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.6% to 3,326, putting the broad-market benchmark within 2% of its Feb. 19 record high at 3,386.15. The Nasdaq Composite Index , meanwhile, rose 0.3% to 10,978, which puts the tech-heavy index on pace for its 31st record close of 2020, which would already match last year's full-year record tally for the gauge. Wall Street drew some optimism from report late Tuesday reports suggested congressional leaders are working to reach a coronavirus-aid bill deal by the end of the week.
5:41 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Private sector job growth slows sharply in July: ADP U.S firms add just 167,000 jobs last month, compared with forecast of 1.9 millionPrivate sector hiring slowed down sharply in July as employers added 167,000 jobs, ADP reported Wednesday.
5:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Trade deficit falls 7.5% in June, but imports and exports still way below year-ago levels Global trade has been thrown off badly by the coronavirusThe U.S. trade deficit fell by 7.5% in June after a partial rebound in exports, but the flow of cross-border transactions remained depressed by the global coronavirus pandemic and are still a sore spot for the economy.
5:00 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘Ample room’ for more gold gains as hedge funds late to the party, adviser saysAs gold surpasses $2,000 an ounce, one important part of the market has been left behind.
4:05 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These fast-growing companies that track key consumer trends have produced a nearly 50% gain for one fund in 2020 The Sparrow Growth Fund is designed to shift quickly to wherever the most growth is taking placeThe Sparrow Growth Fund is designed to shift quickly to wherever the most growth is taking place.
3:45 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
The man who warned in 2018 that America was unprepared for a pandemic says: ‘The U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus’ On the anniversary of the 1918 flu, Ed Yong warned of another pandemic. He says the U.S. must learn the lessons from the past seven months, adding, ‘COVID-19 is merely a harbinger of worse plagues to come’On the anniversary of the 1918 flu, Ed Yong warned of another pandemic. He says the U.S. must learn the lessons from the past seven months, adding, ‘COVID-19 is merely a harbinger of worse plagues to come.’
1:16 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
A record high for the Nasdaq ‘would all come crashing down,’ says Trump in a tweet, ‘including your jobs, stocks, and 401(k)s,’ if Biden wins presidencyPresident Donald Trump’s latest tweet touts record gains for the Nasdaq Composite Index and suggests a rebound in the market from coronavirus -induced lows is in jeopardy if former Vice President Joe Biden, and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, wins the 2020 election.
1:00 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Disney loses nearly $5 billion in three months as pandemic wreaks havoc on businessWalt Disney Co. reported a quarterly loss of nearly $5 billion Tuesday due to a pandemic that has all but paralyzed its theme parks, live productions and cruise line.
12:59 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By William Watts
API data show U.S. oil inventories fell 8.6 million barrels: reportsThe American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday said U.S. crude-oil inventories fell 8.6 million barrels last week, according to reports. The industry trade group said gasoline stocks fell by 1.7 million barrels, while distillate supplies rose by 3.8 million barrels. The Energy Information Administration's more closely followed inventories report is due Wednesday morning. Analysts surveyed by S&P Global Platts, on average, look for EIA crude inventories to show a fall of 4.1 million barrels, while gasoline stocks are forecast to decline 1.3 million barrels and distillate supplies are seen rising 100,000 barrels. West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange changed hands at $41.52 a barrel in electronic trade, down from its settlement Tuesday afternoon at $41.70.
12:47 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq logs 30th record of 2020 and S&P 500 ends above 3,300 in choppy session, as large-cap tech stocks take a breather Disney earnings after the close of regular trade Tuesday are in focusU.S. stocks end a bumpy trading session on a high note Tuesday, with another record for the Nasdaq Composite, even as technology-related names took a backseat to outperformance in beaten-down sectors energy, real estate and consumer staples.
11:21 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil finishes higher ahead of U.S. supply data U.S. crude inventories expected to fallOil futures reverse an early fall, ending with gains as traders await data on U.S. crude inventories.
10:26 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold ends above $2,000 for the first time in history as U.S. dollar and bond yields recede Silver futures surged more than 6%, staging its own rallyGold futures power higher Tuesday, gathering momentum late in the session as government bond yields head lower and as the U.S. dollar’s recent rebound recedes somewhat, allowing the precious metal to make an assault on a record close above the $2,000 threshold.
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.
8:32 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Here’s what history says happens to U.S. stocks in a close election race and in a predictable oneU.S. stocks edged slightly higher early on Tuesday after Monday’s rally, despite U.S.-China tensions rising over TikTok
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.
8:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
Why my company’s 7,000 employees won’t rush back to the office even when the coronavirus pandemic is under control Without coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership voidWithout coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership void, writes Sanjiv Das.
8:00 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Here’s what history says happens to U.S. stocks in a close election race and why the polls are crucial, Deutsche Bank saysU.S. stocks edged slightly higher early on Tuesday after Monday’s rally, despite U.S.-China tensions rising over TikTok
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