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7:40 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a jagged technical test, S&P 500 maintains support (3,915) Focus: Regional banks digest break to record territory, KRE, UNH, M, DDS, DKNGU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising at least partly amid easing Treasury yields. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered a jagged retest of next support (3,915) to punctuate a mid-March downturn that has thus far inflicted limited true damage.
8:26 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, S&P 500 pulls in to the range Cross currents across asset classes surface amid surging Treasury yields, TNX, USO, GLD, FXY, UUP, XLF, KREU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured as the latest economic data fuel the debate regarding potential pending inflation. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has reversed from Tuesday’s record high, pulling in to its former range amid largely garden-variety selling pressure.
8:14 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout, S&P 500 edges to all-time high Focus: 30-year yield approaches marquee 2.0% mark, TYX, CSCO, BLDP, KEY, DDOGU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising despite a soft monthly U.S. jobs report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended modest breakouts — tagging all-time highs — while the recently lagging Dow Jones Industrial Average vies to register its latest record close.
8:36 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish February start: S&P 500 spikes from major support Focus: Biotechs challenge all-time highs, Regional banks sustain decisive breakout, XBI, KRE, TDOC, EXP, TOLTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong February start, rising in the wake of the most aggressive market downturn in about three months, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:07 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish February start: S&P 500 spikes from major support Focus: Biotechs challenge all-time highs, Regional banks sustain decisive breakout, XBI, KRE, TDOC, EXP, TOLTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong February start, rising in the wake of the most aggressive market downturn in about three months. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark has extended a reversal from major support, rallies preserving a bullish intermediate-term bias.
7:54 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting January breakouts, U.S. benchmarks tag round-number milestones Focus: Financials and regional banks take flight amid surging Treasury yields, Health care sector tags record highs, XLF, KRE, XLV, AMAT, SWKS, DXCMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising to punctuate an early-week whipsaw. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has tagged its latest record high as well as a round-number milestone — S&P 3,800, Nasdaq 13,000 and Dow 31,000.
4:16 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These are the 20 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks of 2020 — analysts see double-digit rebounds for five of them in 2021 The action is concentrated in one sectorThe action is concentrated in one sector.
7:42 a.m. Dec. 17, 2020 - By Louis D’Anella
These are the last days of small government and investors need to prepare for ‘neofiscalism’ Government is going to take a bigger role in the economy and that will affect your investment decisionsGovernment is going to take a bigger role in the economy and that will affect your investment decisions.
7:59 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting successful technical tests: S&P 500, Nasdaq maintain the breakout point Focus: Regional banks sustain late-year breakout, KRE, TWLO, TEAM, ETSY, ON, SURFU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising as U.S. vaccine distribution kicks off. The early-week upturn punctuates successful tests of major support for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite — the S&P 3,646 and Nasdaq 12,244 areas.
9:48 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Stephen Resch
How tapping home equity can pay the taxes on a Roth IRA conversion Here’s what to know about using a reverse mortgage to convert retirement assets Here’s what to know about using a reverse mortgage to convert retirement assets.
4:06 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Michael Brush
The Russell 2000 has had a powerful November — and the gains aren’t over Small and midcap stocks will keep rocketing higher for 5 big reasonsSmall and midcap stocks will keep rocketing higher for 5 big reasons.
9:02 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid bullish longer-term trends. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have extended aggressive rally attempts — briefly tagging record highs to start this week — amid market rotation and expanding sector participation.
4:34 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Dan Doonan
Retirement has become more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube. Here’s how to solve the puzzle Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority.
10:31 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By J. Christopher Giancarlo
The future of money should be cashless — with a digital dollar giving faster, easier and cheaper access to your savings Central bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with ChinaCentral bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with China.
1:16 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - By Bill Bynum
The 2-cent solution to close the racial wealth gap: A call for U.S. companies to invest in Black communities By supporting Black-owned businesses, corporations and banks would create jobs and boost the economyBy supporting Black-owned businesses, corporations and banks would create jobs and boost the economy.
8:59 a.m. Oct. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, S&P 500 violates the breakout point Focus: Retail sector tests key support, Regional banks’ breakout attempt, XRT, KRE, LOGI, DDOG, XRAY, EXPETechnically speaking, a previously tame October pullback has accelerated, inflicting damage in spots, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:29 a.m. Oct. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents, S&P 500 violates the breakout point Focus: Retail sector tests key support, Regional banks’ breakout attempt, XRT, KRE, LOGI, DDOG, XRAY, EXPETechnically speaking, a previously tame October pullback accelerated to start this week, inflicting damage in spots. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite remain relatively resilient, though key technical tests are in play, and the bigger-picture technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
8:02 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market bears resurface, S&P 500 ventures under 50-day average Focus: Regional banks reclaim 200-day average, KRE, TWLO, JBLU, GES, GMEU.S. stocks are firmly lower early Monday, pressured amid heightened virus worries and in sympathy with respectable selling pressure across Europe. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under major support (3,428) — as well as its 50-day moving average, currently 3,408 — levels defining key bull-bear technical tests.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
3:53 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Get ready for a good earnings season for big U.S. banks The 12 largest U.S. banks are expected to post profits for the third quarterThe 12 largest U.S. banks are expected to post profits for the third quarter.
5:49 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Best new money ideas Also, Harvard’s investing lesson and a better way to apply to selective collegesAlso, Harvard’s investing lesson and a better way to apply to selective colleges.
12:55 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Huw van Steenis
Climate change has now reached a tipping point among global investors Disruption is a powerful incentive for investors and companies to move money into sustainable industriesDisruption is a powerful incentive for investors and companies to move money into sustainable industries.
4:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alexander Rossides
Making capitalism work better is a perfect job for good old American know-how To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities.
3:58 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Mara Rudman
To rebuild the economy, America needs a new social contract Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins. Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins.
6:26 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic Dozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payoutsDozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payouts.
12:07 p.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
The U.S. dollar’s sharp decline is driving this investment manager — reluctantly — into gold Spiraling debt, slow COVID-19 response and trade wars could spike prices, inflation and interest rates for AmericansSpiraling debt, slow COVID-19 response and trade wars could spike prices, inflation and interest rates for Americans, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
To close the racial wealth gap, put more Blacks in the seats of power Financial regulatory agencies need diverse leadership to address the needs of allOnly a handful of Blacks have ever served in positions of leadership at financial regulatory agencies, which is one reason why Blacks continue to lag far behind in personal wealth.
8:22 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a second successful retest, S&P 500 maintains major support (3,328) Focus: 10-year yield’s bullish reversal, Financials and regional banks break out, TNX, XLF, KRE, FB, CARU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Wednesday, rising as rotational summer price action persists. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained major support (3,328), rising from its second successful test over the prior three sessions.
12:22 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - 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.
10:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
5:25 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Wall Street turns a blind eye to atrocities committed in China Governments, including the Trump administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang, yet financial firms have done littleGovernments, including the Trump Administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang. Financial firms have done little.
10:51 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Keith Jurow
The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homesCOVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homes, writes Keith Jurow.
8:01 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Additional unemployment benefit of $600 a week is on the line Also, an interview with Anthony Fauci, Tesla’s big run and beautiful retirement destinationsAlso, an interview with Anthony Fauci, Tesla’s big run and beautiful retirement destinations.
10:24 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Brush
You should invest in big banks now for their rich dividends These stocks look cheap, and banks perform well as economies recoverThese stocks look cheap. Plus banks perform well as economies recover.
11:53 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
The Fed isn’t likely to take U.S. interest rates below zero and that’s going to shock today’s bond holders Bond investors’ potential capital gain from current levels will be limitedBond investors’ potential capital gain from current levels will be limited, writes Mark Hulbert.
11:44 p.m. July 13, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
What to expect as banks report earnings: more loan pain but plenty of fee income The largest U.S. banks have plenty of ways to make money, even when interest rates are very lowThe stock market has battered the largest U.S. banks because of coronavirus, but they have plenty of ways to make money, even when interest rates are very low.
4:13 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: A breakdown of all the COVID-19 relief programs for consumers Also, beautiful retirement destinations on a budget, and what to do if you are afraid to stop working at homeAlso, beautiful retirement destinations on a budget, and what to do if you are afraid to stop working at home.
3:48 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
10 stock picks from Jefferies for investors who want to be ‘trendy’ as the economy recovers U.S. industrial activity perked up in June — three sectors tend to outperform when that happensU.S. industrial activity perked up in June — three sectors tend to outperform when that happens.
12:34 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Tanay Tatum-Edwards
It’s time for investors to dump shares of companies that profit from mass incarceration and prison labor Your stocks and mutual funds could be making money from the prison industry. Here’s what you can do Your stocks and mutual funds could be making money from the prison industry. Here’s what you can do.
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