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2:45 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Earnings season is highlighting the uneven playing field in the year of the pandemic ‘The equity market is showing a lot of optimism, but below the surface, there’s an ocean of companies that are dealing with a crisis,’ says CEO of Rapid RatingsThe U.S. third-quarter corporate earnings reporting season will kick off this week and the numbers will reflect a second quarter dominated by the coronavirus pandemic that has created an uneven playing field in which some companies thrive, while others shrink and fade.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
12:32 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout Federal Reserve begins 2-day policy meetingU.S. stocks finishes mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve
12:49 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 end lower, but book best August in 36 years. Nasdaq clinches another record Amazon wins FAA approval for drone deliveryU.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Monday, except for the record-setting Nasdaq Composite, as Wall Street closed out a historically strong August.
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
8:12 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Fed keeps interest rates unchanged Nikkei about flat, while stocks gain in Hong KongAsian markets gained early Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected, and the CEOs of big tech companies emerged from a House antitrust hearing relatively unscathed.
12:35 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends nearly 400 points lower, U.S. stocks swoon, on doubts of quick economic recovery Trump starts process for U.S. to quit World Health OrganizationU.S. stocks on Tuesday tumbled in the final hour of trade, ending a 5-day win streak for the S&P 500, as investors grew more wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.
12:45 p.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Bank stocks retreat in after-hours trade after Fed caps dividends and buybacks in the 3rd quarterShares of the U.S.'s biggest banks retreated in after-hours action on Thursday after the Federal Reserve after its of the banking system voted to require financial institutions to preserve capital by suspending share repurchases and cap dividend payments in the third quarter amid the worst economic and public health crisis in decades. Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. were trading 1.5% lower in thin trading in post-market action, those for American Express Co. were off 1.1%, Bank of America shares were trading 2.6% lower in the after-hours, shares for Goldman Sachs were down 2%, while Morgan Stanley shares were down 2.1% and those for Citigroup were off 1.9%. Wells Fargo's shares tumbled 3% in post-market action. To be sure, all of those mega banks enjoyed a powerful updraft in the regular session, with Wells finishing the day up 4.8% after the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said they are planning to loosen the restrictions imposed by the Volcker rule and allow banks to more easily make large investments into venture capital and similar funds. They will also be able avoid setting aside cash for derivatives trades between different affiliates of the same firm, potentially freeing up billions of dollars in capital for the industry, according to the Wall Street Journal.
12:35 p.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow logs a 300-point gain as banks rally ahead of stress-test results, but rise in coronavirus cases remains a worry Investors weight slight improvement in economic data and loosening of financial regulation against rising daily rate of coronavirus cases U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Thursday, recovering a chunk of Wednesday’s ugly loss, ahead of a key update of the banking sector from the Federal Reserve.
7:00 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Bank stocks jolt market higher Thursday morning after FDIC said to loosen crisis-era Volcker regulations: reportsThe stock market late-morning Thursday jumped into positive territory after a report indicated that officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission would move to ease some regulations for the banking sector following a meeting. According to a Bloomberg report, , the FDIC and another regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, will soon vote on rolling back rules that prohibit banks from using their balance sheets to invest in companies and other assets, the regulators may also loosen rules pertaining to the amount of cash and cash equivalents the financial institutions would be required to set aside for reserves. The rules are related to regulations that were implemented in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis, known as the Volcker Rule, named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Shares of banks briefly burst higher on Thursday. The exchange-traded fund Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF which tracks the S&P 500's financial sector, was trading 1.5% higher, as was the SPDR S&P Bank ETF and the Invesco KBW Bank ETF . The S&P 500 index was off less than 0.1%, at last check, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading little changed at 25,442 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was about 0.1% higher at 9,913. The broader market had started trade lower amid signs of rising coronavirus cases. The reports for banks also come ahead of a stress test of the financial sector, with the results expected to be released at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday.
8:10 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
The rise of mom-and-pop investors in the stock market will ‘end in tears,’ warns billionaire Cooperman ‘They are just doing stupid things,’ Cooperman saidBillionaire Leon Cooperman on Monday said that the emergence of individual investors eagerly scooping up stocks that have been rocked amid the coronavirus-induced downturn will ultimately “end in tears” for those individual investors.
2:40 p.m. June 17, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 170 points lower, snaps 3 days of gains, as coronavirus concerns drag indexes lower Coronvirus cases rise in at least 9 U.S. states, while Fed’s Powell tells Congress unemployment benefits should be extendedU.S. stocks slumped in the final hour of trade Wednesday to end three days of gains, as investors monitored signs of a revival of the coronavirus pandemic in some U.S. states and China, while still hoping for a quick economic recovery as business activity resumes.
12:59 p.m. June 15, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow closes 158 points higher after Fed further eases path for big corporations to borrow during pandemic Raytheon is Dow’s biggest gainer; ViacomCBS leads S&P 500 higherU.S. stock benchmarks closed higher Monday, staging a major comeback in afternoon trade, after the Federal Reserve announced further steps to keep big businesses flush with credit during the pandemic, amid signs of a resurgence of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in parts of the world.
7:49 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
SEC files charges against 2 more companies for false claims about COVID-19 SEC continues crackdown on fraud during the pandemicThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it has filed charges against two companies for making misleading claims relating to COVID-19 in the latest crackdown on fraud during the pandemic.
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