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Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller on Trade Wars and the U.S. Economy

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12:20 a.m. Today - By Arthur Yeung
Investing a dollar in each of these companies at their start would be worth millions now These 6 clues tell you whether a company is poised to achieve maximum profitsThese 6 clues tell you whether a company is poised to achieve maximum profits.
7:25 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By MarketWatch
Why now’s the time to spend your money around the world — plus more top investing tipsMoney makes the world go around, but most Americans aren’t keen on investing their money around the world.
12:03 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Danger could be lurking in the most defensive corners of your portfolio Safe haven assets could actually be biggest source of riskDefensive positioning makes sense in this market environment. After all, the bull market in U.S. stocks is getting long in the tooth, trade headlines are all over the map, political tensions continue to ramp up and stocks just keep chugging into record territory. But are investors getting TOO defensive?
11:23 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s how U.S. brokerage companies rank by one very important measure Returns on invested capital (ROIC) can help identify effective managementReturns on invested capital (ROIC) can help identify effective management.
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.
11:08 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P 500 log longest string of declines in months with third straight losses amid mix signals on China tradeU.S. stocks closed modestly lower Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow marking their third straight losses, after investors digested mixed headlines on the progress of trade negotiations, with reports indicating that China had invited American negotiators to Beijing for face-to-face talks, even though the U.S. Congress passed a bill supporting protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 55 points, or 0.2%, at 27,765, the S&P 500 index shed 5 points, or 0.2%, to 3,103, while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 21 points, or 0.2%, to reach 8,506, marking its second straight loss. The third straight drop for the Dow marked its longest string of declines since Aug. 5, while it was the longest such stretch of declines for the S&P 500 since Sept. 24. However, declines have been mostly mild and the benchmarks remain within striking distance of all-time highs. Investors focused on reports by CNBC of a purchase of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. of larger discount-brokerage rival Charles Schwab , creating a behemoth with $5 trillion in assets. In economic reports, the U.S. Conference Board's index of leading indicators fell for a third straight month, adding more evidence of slowing economy. Weekly jobless claims, meanwhile, were little changed at 227,000, reflecting an employment market that remains healthy.
10:07 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Cannabis stocks litter the list of most expensive bearish bets Aurora Cannabis shorts pay a combined $719,000 a day to stay bearishDespite the big three-day bounce in the cannabis sector, bearish investors remain plentiful, as the list of stocks with the highest borrowing costs for a short sale is littered with those in the marijuana business.
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.
9:36 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Ciara Linnane
Cannabis stocks soar across the board as historic House vote lures investors back to battered sector Vote is just the first step in what is likely to be a lengthy process, according to partner in cannabis ETF MJ Cannabis stocks rallied across the board Thursday, as investors returned to the beaten-down-sector with a fresh enthusiasm, following a historic House vote in favor of a bill that would lift the federal ban on weed.
9:04 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices decline to lowest finish in just over a week Silver and copper futures also post losses for the sessionGold futures move lower Thursday to mark the lowest settlement in over a week, as traders gauged prospects for a U.S. - China trade deal, which may lower geopolitical risk.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
2 powerful reasons to pass on investing in a combined Charles Schwab-TD Ameritrade Margins at discount brokers keep shrinking, so where will profits come from?Margins at discount brokers keep shrinking, so where will profits come from?
7:39 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Investors have already priced in a U.S. - China trade deal, according to these indicators ‘Whatever, man, this will for sure get done’ is the market attitude, according to one analyst‘Markets think this pie is baked, cooled and ready to serve,’ Colas said. ‘If you aren't as sanguine, ‘you need to be lightening up on risk exposure right now.’
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).
6:20 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Income seekers can reap 4% returns with this specialized bank-investing strategy On top of attractive monthly dividends, the Angel Oak Financials Income Fund seeks gains amid banking-industry consolidationOn top of attractive monthly dividends, the Angel Oak Financials Income Fund seeks gains amid banking-industry consolidation.
6:19 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Stock investors may want to hitch a ride with this car-related industry that is set for decades of big growth Semiconductor stocks have a long runway ahead of them as chip demand for electric and autonomous vehicles ramps up Semiconductor stocks have a long runway ahead of them as chip demand for electric and autonomous vehicles ramps up.
6:08 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Philly Fed manufacturing index improves in November Headline index up 5 points to 10.4 in November, but details softThe Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index in November rose to 10.4 from 5.6 in the prior month.
5:37 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
EIA reports a weekly decline in U.S. natural-gas suppliesThe U.S. Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 94 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 8. That marked the first decline of the inventory withdrawal season. Analysts expected a fall of 91 billion cubic feet, on average, according to a survey conducted by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.638 trillion cubic feet, up 506 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 60 billion cubic feet below the five-year average, the government said. December natural gas traded at $2.577 per million British thermal units, up 1.8 cents, or 0.7%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.552 .
5:34 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Investors are ignoring two major risks to stocks, warns fund manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayIt is a haze of trade headlines, but don’t lose sight of the big picture. Our call of the day, from Shell Capital Management’s founder Mike Shell, puts the spotlight on two big risks that investors aren’t seeing right now.
4:54 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Broker-dealer ETF jumps on talk of Schwab-TD Ameritrade deal An exchange-traded fund that tracks investment service providers was nearly 1% higher on Thursday morning after reports that Charles Schwab Corp. is in talks to acquire TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. That potential deal, first announced by CNBC, sent both company stocks flying Thursday morning and helped boost the fund, the iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers & Securities Exchanges ETF . Shares of rival E-Trade Financial Corp., also a holding in the ETF, slid more than 6% in morning trading, and several of its other holdings, which include trading platforms like CBOE Global Markets Inc. and Nasdaq Inc., were also lower. In the year to date, the ETF has returned 21%, just lagging the S&P 500 .
4:33 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By MarketWatch
Stocks open mostly lower as investors watch U.S.-China trade developmentsStocks saw a mostly lower start Thursday, struggling for direction as investors assessed the latest developments surrounding U.S.-China trade talks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 30 points, or 0.1%, at 27,791, while the S&P 500 shed 0.1% to 3,106. The Nasdaq Composite was down less than 0.1% at 8,525. The Wall Street Journal reported that China's top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, invited his U.S. counterparts to Beijing for face-to-face talks. News reports have indicated talks toward a so-called phase one deal have stalled over a variety of issues, including the rollback of existing U.S. tariffs and China's purchases of U.S. farm products.
4:32 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nigam Arora
Why investors in U.S. stocks shouldn’t underestimate Hong Kong as a big risk Congress’ support of democracy in Hong Kong could become a wedge issue between the U.S. and ChinaCongress’ support of democracy in Hong Kong could become a wedge issue between the U.S. and China.
3:27 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
Forget Big Tech monopolies — the better stock-market investment is in oligopolies Look at health care, railroads, utilities and moreLook at health care, railroads, utilities and more within the S&P 500.
3:07 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Ciara Linnane
Cannabis stocks rally for a second day after House passes bill aiming to lift federal ban on weed Curaleaf climbs more than 15% after its narrower-than-expected loss offsets revenue miss, Harvest Health scales back a deal Cannabis stocks rallied for a second day Wednesday, buoyed by a historic congressional committee approval of a bill that would lift the federal ban on weed, as well as strong gains for Curaleaf after it posted a narrower-than-expected third-quarter loss.
1:52 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Max A. Cherney
As pot stocks sink, these two guys just raised $120 million to buy Blank-check company Merida isn’t interested in Canada, single-state U.S. cannabis companies or most multi-state operatorsAmid the vast ocean of red ink that are marijuana stocks this fall, Mitch Baruchowitz and Peter Lee, who run the blank check company Merida Merger Corp., see an even more vast opportunity to make money.
9:41 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Howard Gold
This thorough study says which investments have done best since 1870 New research’s main contribution is to look at housing in a new wayNew research’s main contribution is to look at housing in a new way, writes Howard Gold.
6:27 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Booker blasts Biden’s ‘gateway drug’ remark on pot legalization: ‘You might have been high when you said it’ ‘Marijuana is already legal for privileged people,’ New Jersey senator saysCriticizing White House hopeful Joe Biden’s recent “gateway drug” comment on marijuana, rival Cory Booker delivered a zinger at Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.
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.
11:48 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller on Trade Wars and the U.S. Economy Yale professor Robert Shiller, author of the new book "Narrative Economics," speaks with Caroline Woods about what factors will drive U.S. stocks "substantially" higher.
11:41 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Ivan Martchev
You better believe the Fed is doing quantitative easing — and here are the beneficiaries The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is on track to rise to a record high by mid-2020, creating a fertile ground for risk assetsThe Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is on track to rise to a record high by mid-2020, creating a fertile ground for risk assets, says Ivan Martchev.
11:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed minutes show worries about economy had eased a bit Two officials wanted central bank to stress more rate cuts were unlikely Minutes of the Fed’s October meeting show officials thought the economy had proven resilient after worrisome signs in the late summer/
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
11:01 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Stocks close lower on doubts about trade dealU.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after reports that a trade deal with China might not be finalized this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 114 points lower, or 0.4%, while the S&P 500 fell about 12 points, 0.4%. The Nasdaq snapped a recent winning streak to close about 44 points lower, down 0.5%. All three indexes were well off the lows they hit in the early afternoon, after Reuters published a report suggesting the trade deal could slide into 2020. The trade uncertainties contrasted with stellar earnings results from retailers like Target Corp. and Lowe's Cos. .
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.
9:58 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices settle about 3% higher as U.S. crude supplies rise less than expected January is the new front-month contract for WTI crude futuresOil futures finish higher on Wednesday, following a U.S. government report that showed domestic crude supplies up a fourth straight week, but by less than the six million-barrel jump reported by a trade group a day earlier.
8:53 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Energy stocks in broad rally as oil prices jump; Chesapeake Energy bounces off 25-year lowThe energy sector was the only one of the S&P 500's 11 key sectors that gained ground Wednesday, as a jump in crude oil prices helped boost energy company stocks. The SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF hiked up 1.0%, as 25 of 28 components rose. Among the ETF's most active components, shares of Schlumberger Ltd. ran up 3.9%, Halliburton Co. hiked up 2.4%, Williams Companies gained 1.7%, Exxon Mobil Corp. edged up 0.3% and Occidental Petroleum Corp. tacked on 1.0%. Chesapeake Energy's stock isn't in the ETF, but it bounced 1.6% on 74.6 million shares traded, and was the most-active stock on major U.S. exchanges. The rally comes after the stock had plunged 20% over the past two sessions to close Tuesday at a 25-year low of 55.57 cents. Continuous crude oil futures surged 3.0% after increased by less than expected.
8:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By William Watts
Stocks extend decline after report U.S.-China deal may not happen in 2019Major U.S. stock indexes fell to session lows Wednesday after that the completion of a so-called phase one U.S.-China trade deal could be delayed until next year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 200 points, or 0.7%, at 27,734, while the S&P 500 was down 0.6% at 3,099.81. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.8% to 8,500.36.
8:04 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Millennial bets most of his savings on one of the stock market’s riskiest plays — and he’s about to cash in $1.5 million ‘I’m used to spectacular failure’In the spring of 2010, when the stock market was picking up the pieces after the Great Recession, one 29-year-old with a law degree and a penchant for flipping stocks was busy licking his wounds from one bad trade after another.
7:45 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
House panel passes bill that aims to legalize marijuana, but top Democrat concedes ‘Senate will take its own time’ MORE Act would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and ‘ensures that the communities most harmed by prohibition are not left behind’The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted in favor a bill that decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level, with a couple of Republicans supporting the measure.
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.
6:18 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Brainard forecasts ‘above-trend growth’ for economy over next 18 months Fed’s Brainard is upbeat on the economic outlookFed Gov. Lael Brainard on Wednesday dismisses fears of a steep downturn, saying the consumer should power the economy to moderate growth path over the next 18 months.
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