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2:28 p.m. Today - By Joy Wiltermuth
Here’s what JP Morgan thinks are among the top trades for next year Get ready for the ‘Great Rotation II’ into stocksBuy equities, add U.S. agriculture and hedge against the 2020 U.S. presidential election — three of JP Morgan’s top trade picks for the year ahead.
11:32 a.m. Today - By Chris Matthews
Stocks close at fresh records on trade deal optimism Trump said on Twitter Thursday morning that a ‘big deal’ with China is ‘getting very close’U.S. stocks surge to new records Thursday propelled by reports the U.S. and China had reached at trade deal to avoid new tariffs due on Sunday, and roll back existing levies, in exchange for purchases of American agricultural products
11:22 a.m. Today - By Andrea Riquier
Bond yields can’t stay low forever, Dudley says. Not so fast, says one analyst. Former New York Fed president says the central bank may be taken by surprise if yields jumpA former high-ranking Federal Reserve official says interest rates may jump, but an economist points out the flaws in that argument.
10:32 a.m. Today - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
This is going to be the absolute worst day for holiday travel this year AAA warns a record 115.6 million Americans will fly, drive or take trains for the December holidaysAAA warns a record 115.6 million Americans will fly, drive or take trains for the December holidays
8:53 a.m. Today - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends lower as Trump tweet raises optimism that trade deal with China near Palladium futures mark a new record above $1,900/ozGold prices end lower on Thursday as President Donald Trump’s tweet that a trade deal with China is near rallied the stock market, dulling demand for the haven metal.
5:45 a.m. Today - By Jeffry Bartash
Jobless claims soar to a more than 2-year high of 252,000 in wake of Thanksgiving Unusual spike in unemployment applications likely tied to holiday The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in early December soared to highest level in more than two years, but the spike was likely tied to a later than usual Thanksgiving holiday instead of rising layoffs. Initial jobless claims jumped 49,000 to a seasonally adjusted 252,000.
4:16 a.m. Today - By Pierre Briançon
Massive strikes against French pension reform set a major hurdle for Macron’s reform agendaBy making a few concessions to public-sector unions, the French government has tried to mollify opponents.This doesn’t bode well for President Emmanuel Macron, who has made passing the plan a test of his reform agenda.
2:55 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Top stock picks for 2020: The best of the biggest Most have underperformed the S&P 500 Index this yearMost have underperformed the S&P 500 Index this year.
12:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
The Fed Did Everything It Needed to By Doing Nothing Even when the Federal Reserve does nothing and says very little, it can still influence market expectations.
2:56 p.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - MarketWatch
Brazil central bank cuts key rate to record lowSÃO PAULO--Brazil's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a half point Wednesday, as inflation has remained below target amid increasing signs the economy is improving. The bank cut the benchmark Selic rate to 4.5%, a record low that follows a series of reductions that brought it down from 14.25% in 2016.
1:45 p.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This new trend could cast a cloud over America’s real-estate market and the tax break America’s 1% will cling to Wednesday's top personal finance stories Wednesday's top personal finance storiesWednesday's top personal finance stories
11:53 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
The Federal Reserve’s ‘dot plot’ sent the wrong signal again When a communications device fails, it’s time to send it to the junk yardWhen a communications device fails, it’s time to send it to the junk yard.
11:04 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed signals no change in interest rates in 2020 in more upbeat view of the economy Central bank says current level of low U.S. rates is ‘appropriate’The Federal Reserve Wednesday signaled it is more upbeat about the economy and policy is on hold for now.
10:44 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Fed Stands Pat on Rates—And, More Importantly, Expects to for a While The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and signaled it expects to remain on hold for the foreseeable future.
9:14 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Fed Didn’t Raise Interest Rates Today. Paul Volcker Might Have. As the Federal Open Market Committee wound up its two-day meeting Wednesday, one cannot help but wonder, “What would Paul Volcker have done?”
9:02 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Read the FOMC’s December statement Federal Reserve signals no change in interest rates in 2020The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged in early December and indicated no plans to raise rates in 2020 after its latest meeting to evaluate the economy.
8:07 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
CEOs lower forecast for U.S. economy for the seventh quarter in a row Business Roundtable says CEOs plan less hiring, investment The CEOs of America’s biggest companies say they expect to hire fewer people and invest less in the next six months owing to lingering worries about the economy. An index that measures CEOs’ outlook for the economy fell for the seventh quarter in a row.
7:23 a.m. Dec. 11, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
How’s the economy treating you? Your answer may depend on whether you’re Republican or Democrat Even with unemployment at a 50-year low and the stock market continuing its historic 10-year bull run, a Pew Research Center survey says many people remain unconvincedEven with unemployment at a 50-year low and the stock market continuing its historic 10-year bull run, a Pew Research Center survey says many people remain unconvinced.
1:24 p.m. Dec. 10, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Lending standards to slide for homeowners with spotty credit, Moody’s warns in 2020 outlook U.S. housing market ‘resembles that of a fixer upper,’ say JPMorgan analystsShrinking home affordability and increased competition among lenders are poised to lead to lower loan standards for homeowners with less-than-stellar credit, Moody’s warns in year-ahead mortgage bond outlook.
5:24 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
No one influenced the late 20th century economy more than Volcker It wasn’t Reagan who turned around things around in the 1980s — it was Paul VolckerPaul Volcker was labeled a villain for raising interest rates and causing massive unemployment. But he saved the economy, says Paul Brandus.
4:34 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Stock investors’ No. 1 worry now is not what you’re probably thinking U.S. economic growth, not interest rates, is the biggest concern impacting marketsU.S. economic growth, not interest rates, is the biggest concern impacting markets, writes Mark Hulbert.
2:04 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
These companies have low labor costs that can turn into a stock payday for you Apple makes this list. So do Netflix and Take-Two Interactive Software.Apple makes this list. So do Netflix and Take-Two Interactive Software.
1:16 p.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Howard Gold
Paul Volcker was the last Fed chairman who said no pain, no gain He stood up to politicians and gave the economy the tough medicine it neededHe stood up to politicians and gave the economy the tough medicine it needed
12:11 p.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Greg Robb
As Fed chairman, Paul Volcker made everyone mad He made no friends in his war on inflationFormer Fed Chairman Paul Volcker fought high inflation and made a lot of enemies.
11:19 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Long-term government bond yields slip as traders gear up for Fed and ECB meetings $38 billion of 3-year Treasurys auctioned off to solid appetiteU.S. Treasury yields fall slightly on Monday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of coming meetings by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.
10:43 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Three things market participants should watch for at the Fed interest-rate meeting Will December’s dot plot show a more united Fed after fractious reading in previous policy meetingsWhat to watch after the Fed’s interest-rate committee meeting ends at 2 .pm. ET on Wednesday.
6:42 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Peter Morici
U.K. elections could be the beginning of the end of the EU Once the rest of Europe sees how Britain prospers, they’ll leave tooThis week’s elections in U.K. could prove to be the beginning of the end for the European Union.
2:00 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This depressing chart shows the impact of the current state of the property market on home buyers of all ages Millennials want to be homeowners, but there are lots of obstacles in their wayMillennials want to be homeowners, but there are lots of obstacles in their way.
6:41 p.m. Dec. 8, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Asia stock markets track U.S. counterparts higher after jobs-report boost Market attention remains fixed on looming Dec. 15 trade deadline between U.S.-ChinaAsian stock markets were mostly higher Monday with investors cheered by a late-week buying mood on Wall Street after a surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report drove the Dow industrials to the best performance in two months.
11:05 a.m. Dec. 8, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
CNBC’s Cramer thinks U.S. ‘can walk away from the table’ on China trade deal after jobs report. Here’s how other stock-market experts see it But some stock-market strategists say it’s looming tariffs that matter mostA hotter-than-expected jobs report for November has Wall Street waxing extremely bullish.
9:01 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019 - By Leslie Albrecht
The U.S. is the No. 1 most generous country in the world for the last decade A global survey asked 1.3 million people whether they had helped a stranger or donated money or time to charity recentlyA global survey asked 1.3 million people whether they had helped a stranger or donated money or time to charity recently.
4:02 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow industrials post best day in 2 months after better-than-expected November jobs report U.S. economy adds 266,000 jobs and unemployment falls to 3.5%U.S. stocks close sharply higher Friday after employment report for November beat expectations, while investors remain optimistic about the chances of a U.S.-China trade deal.
3:44 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - Barrons.com
Stocks Jump on Strong Job Gains U.S. unemployment falls to 3.5%, easing worries about a trade-war-induced recession.
12:25 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Added 337 Points Because a Strong Jobs Report Works Wonders The main U.S. stock indexes closed with strong gains on Friday as November’s jobs report come much better than expected. Progress in trade talks with China remain cloudy.
12:17 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - Barrons.com
Dow Surges as Jobs Report Shows Economy Still Strong The U.S. added a seasonally adjusted 266,000 jobs in November and unemployment rate fell, according to the Labor Department’s November 2019 Jobs Report.
12:05 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - Barrons.com
Can the Robust Job Gains Go On? A New Recession Gauge Says an Emphatic Yes. Those who doubt that employers can keep hiring at a solid clip for the foreseeable future might consider a new recession gauge that is signaling full speed ahead.
11:26 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. government bond yields end higher after big gains in new jobs Nov. adds 266,000 jobs, unemployment at 50-year low of 3.5%U.S. Treasury yields closed higher Friday after data from the Labor Department showed the U.S. created 266,000 new jobs in November, more than expected and the biggest monthly gain since January.
11:24 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - Barrons.com
Why Workplace Diversity Should Also Include Hiring People With Criminal Records A tech CEO explains the three benefits of hiring ex-offenders.
11:09 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow closes nearly 340-points higher after jobs report sparks stock-market rallyU.S. stocks closed solidly higher Friday, helping to wipe out or chip away at weekly losses, after an key employment report for November ignited bullish buying on Wall Street, adding to some modest progress toward a partial Sino-American trade agreement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 337 points, or 1.2%, to reach 28,015, the S&P 500 index advanced 0.9% to 3,146, while the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 1% to 8,656. The moves on Friday were in contrast to trading that started the week after President Donald Trump in London implied that he would wait until 2020 to cement a phase-one trade agreement. For the week, the Dow and the Nasdaq finished down 0.1%, while the S&P 500 notched a 0.2% gain for the 5-day trading stretch. The economy created 266,000 new jobs, the most since January, and the unemployment rote fell to 3.5%, a 50 year low, Labor Department data showed, signaling that the jobs market remains robust even though economic growth has slowed. The government also revised the increase in new jobs in October to 156,000 from 128,000 and September's gain was raised to 193,000 from 180,000. The increase in new jobs easily topped the 180,000 MarketWatch forecast, helped by the end of the General Motors auto-workers strike which added roughly 50,000 jobs to the payrolls number. The unemployment rate slipped to 3.5% from 3.6% and matched a 50-year low. The average wage paid to American workers rose 7 cents, or 0.2%, to $28.29 an hour. The 12-month rate of hourly wage gains slipped to 3.1% from 3.2%. Helping to lift stocks even before the jobs report was news that China's State Council had begun the process on Friday of exempting some soybeans and pork imported from the U.S. from import tariffs, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said, a move taken as a sign of progress on at least a partial trade pact. The action comes about nine days from a Dec. 15 deadline at which import duties on $156 billion in China goods will be raised to 15%. In corporate news, Shares of Apple Inc. surged above its record closing price. The day's gains put the main benchmarks just short of their record closes.
9:04 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose over 1% as better-than-expected U.S. jobs report lifts stocks and the dollar Silver heads for weekly decline of nearly 3%Gold futures settle sharply lower on Friday after a U.S. report on November employment came in better-than-expected, with gains last month of 266,000 new jobs, marking the biggest monthly gains since January and reaffirming the health of the domestic economy.
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