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8:12 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500 (slightly) extends April breakout Focus: Communications services sector tags record highs, Apple’s stealth trendline breakout, XLC, AAPL, IBM, ON, NUANU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating ahead of scheduled remarks from the Federal Reserve Chairman. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged its latest record high, though narrowly, while the Nasdaq Composite has extended an already-aggressive trendline breakout.
7:58 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed: S&P 500 tags technical target (4,085) Focus: Europe digests break to 12-year highs, IEV, ASML, ADI, EMR, YUMU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials are digesting decisive breaks to record territory, while the Nasdaq Composite has sustained an aggressive trendline breakout.
10:17 a.m. March 24, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, S&P 500 capped by the breakdown point Focus: Small- and mid-caps extend March downturn, Nasdaq capped by 50-day averageU.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday, vacillating as Treasury yields continue to stabilize in the wake of largely uneventful Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains capped by its breakdown point (3,950) amid still largely range-bound price action as market rotation persists.
8:20 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 tags familiar support Focus: Basic materials assert bull flag, XLB, WHR, FTNT, USB, FOURU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating in the wake of this week’s Federal Reserve policy actions. Against this backdrop, the bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, on balance, though the prevailing market technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
8:18 a.m. March 18, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: Dow industrials take flight amid surging Treasury yields Focus: 10-year yield continues to take flight, TNX, NDAQ, DHI, XPO, VNOMU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating as market rotation persists after the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday policy statement. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has extended a break atop the 33,000 mark, as the Nasdaq Composite vies to simply maintain a posture atop its 50-day moving average.
7:54 a.m. March 17, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback: S&P 500 digests breakout ahead of Fed Focus: Metals & mining sector sustains break to six-year highs, Facebook’s stealth trendline breakout, XME, FB, SIMO, SBUX, ANU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, vacillating ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon.
8:15 a.m. March 15, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout attempt, S&P 500 nails the range top Focus: Retail sector tags record close, General Motors reaches uncharted territory, XRT, GM, LKQ, ANTM, JWNU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating ahead of the Federal Reserve’s mid-week policy meeting. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is digesting an aggressive break to record territory, while the S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains underway.
8:18 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500, Nasdaq digest breaks to uncharted territory Focus: Industrial sector’s breakout attempt, Zoom Video and McDonald’s signal trend shifts, XLI, XM, MCD, SWKS, HOLXU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, treading water after a generally strong batch of quarterly earnings reports and ahead of scheduled remarks by the Federal Reserve Chairman. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark is digesting its latest break to record territory amid thus far muted mid-week selling pressure.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an intraday downdraft, S&P 500 retests near-term support (3,764) Nasdaq maintains gap support, Small- and mid-cap benchmarks retest near-term floorsU.S. stocks are firmly on the defensive early Wednesday, pressured after a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports, and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy directive, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its breakout point (3,826), pulling in to an initially successful retest of familiar near-term support (3,764).
8:50 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden signs flurry of orders to tackle pandemic that has now cost more than 407,000 American lives Fauci addresses board of World Health Organization with promise that U.S. will join international response to crisisThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged above 97 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for 24 million of those cases, as President Joe Biden wasted no time in implementing his plan to address a crisis that has caused the loss of more than 407,000 American lives.
11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
10:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sees record one-day death toll and experts worry new variant may make activities like plane travel more risky Vaccine program must speed up to avoid reaching 640,000 deaths by spring, equal to lives lost in the 1918 flu pandemicThe U.S. set another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, when more than 4,400 COVID-19 patients died, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak, and experts said that with cases continuing to accelerate, the worst is still to come.
10:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
7:52 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish November start, S&P 500 extends spike from major support Focus: Gold and Japanese yen take flight amid softer U.S. dollar, GLD, FXY, UUP, FXI, XLB, SMHU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Friday, largely treading water after a better-than-expected monthly jobs report and in the wake of an otherwise strong election-week rally. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has spiked at least 7.0% week-to-date, rising from major support amid an unusually strong November start.
8:13 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Biden and Trump agree on this one key part of foreign policy Joe Biden’s stance has toughened since he supported China’s entry into the World Trade Organization two decades ago. Trump has been hammering the Asian nation for yearsJoe Biden’s stance has toughened since he supported China’s entry into the World Trade Organization two decades ago. Trump has been hammering the Asian nation for years.
8:56 p.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rise as investor buy-in for prospect of new U.S. pandemic relief circles globeAsian shares were mostly higher on Thursday on optimism U.S. stimulus may be coming after all, as President Donald Trump appeared to reverse his earlier decision to halt talks on another economic rescue effort.
2:00 p.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Kissinger says U.S., China must cease escalating threats, or ‘we will slide into a situation similar to World War I’ The U.S. must realize that it can no longer achieve ‘unilateral superiority’ in economic, technological strength, the famed diplomat saysThe famed diplomat warns that rising tensions between the U.S. and China could ultimately lead to a disastrous, kinetic war.
11:09 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 211,000 as doctors caution that Trump is entering a key phase in his diagnosis White House adviser Stephen Miller is latest to test positive for coronavirusThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged above 211,000 on Wednesday, as doctors and medical experts said President Donald Trump is entering a key phase in the illness which can take a turn for the worse seven to 10 days into the onset of symptoms.
12:31 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By William Watts
Dow recovers from intraday drop as S&P 500, Nasdaq snap four-day losing streak Tesla shares fall as Musk plays down ‘battery day’ expectationsStocks rose Tuesday, recovering from intraday losses as the bulls appeared to overcome worries about renewed coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and rising political uncertainty in the U.S.
9:00 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian equity markets track Wall Street’s retreat as investors fret over coronavirus pandemic’s continuing economic tollShares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain.
1:39 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow ends more than 500 points lower but S&P 500 avoids correction in wild Wall Street session S&P 500 manages to close out a volatile Monday above 3,222.76, which would have marked a correction for the broad-market indexU.S. stocks suffer a sharp selloff on Wednesday but avoid a much uglier loss for the main benchmarks, as investors contend with the COVID-19 trajectory in Europe and a lack of progress toward another round of fiscal stimulus out of Washington.
10:06 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a second straight weekly gain Copper marks highest settlement price since June 2018Gold futures finish higher Friday to tally a second weekly gain in a row, though prices only scored a modest boost from Federal Reserve policy that signals a lower-for-longer path for interest rates for the next three to four years.
7:41 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets inch higher despite Wall Street slump, coronavirus fears Little movement as ‘Fed hangover’ looms over Asian tradingAsian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street.
8:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a Fed-fueled downturn, S&P 500 nails major support (again) Focus: Transports and industrials tag new highs, Amazon ventures under key support, IYR, XLI, AMZN, MAR, DFS, BYNDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy statement. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has weathered its latest test of major support (3,328) rising from an early session low (3,330) closely matching the inflection point.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices log a third straight gain, then extend gains after Fed policy statementGold futures climb on Wednesday for a third straight session, then move even higher after the Federal Reserve said it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023, which is likely to prove bullish for long-term metals investors.
7:10 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a holding pattern, S&P 500 asserts the range ahead of the Fed Focus: Big three U.S. benchmarks establish six-session range underpinned by major supportU.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, largely treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a holding pattern, digesting a respectable September downturn.
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
10:01 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches back-to-back gains for highest finish in 2 weeks Fed policy announcement due WednesdayGold futures notch back-to-back gains on Tuesday to mark their highest finish in two weeks, ahead of what are expected to be dovish statements from global central banks this week that may provide renewed support for the precious metal.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support Focus: Materials sector challenges record highs, Gold miners press trendline resistance, XLB, GDX, AXP, SPWR, AEMTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have narrowly maintained major support — S&P 3,328 and Nasdaq 10,840 — rising from key tests to preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
8:02 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as China reports encouraging economic growth Stocks dip in Tokyo, but edge up in Hong Kong and ShanghaiAsian markets were mixed in early trading Tuesday, after Wall Street rebounded from a rough week and China indicated its economic recover sped up last month.
9:31 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO says record number of new cases — 307,930 — counted worldwide on Sunday President Trump slammed for holding indoor rally in Nevada; Israel becomes first country to reimpose national lockdownThe World Health Organization said a record number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were recorded on Sunday around the world for a total of 307,930 in a 24-hour period, the highest number recorded since the start of the outbreak.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
7:45 p.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain as investors look ahead to Fed meeting Stocks advance in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares rose Monday, despite the rollercoast ride that closed Wall Street last week, as traders awaited cues from the U.S. central bank expected later in the week.
8:06 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain after Wall Street snaps losing streak Stocks make solid gains in Tokyo, Seoul ahead of ECB announcementAsian markets rose in early trading Thursday after Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak.
10:14 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold down a third straight session to post a 2% weekly lossGold futures end lower for a third straight session Friday, logging a weekly loss of around 2%, as better-than-expected monthly U.S. employment data help to strengthen the U.S. dollar.
6:51 p.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets slide, following Wall Street’s tumble Stocks fall in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian markets skidded Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since June, as investors’ exuberance faltered after a spate of record highs.
7:23 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets brush off uncertainty, follow Wall Street higher Stocks rise in Tokyo and Seoul, while Hong Kong lagsAsian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street turned in its biggest daily gain since July despite uncertainty about the global outlook.
8:03 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - Associated Press
China manufacturing data, Buffett’s new stakes in Japanese firms boost Asian markets Nikkei rebounds after Abe’s resignation and report of Buffett’s new stakes in 5 major companiesAsian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street turned in its fifth straight weekly gain and China’s manufacturing growth held steady.
8:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq sustain key technical breakouts Focus: 10-year yield tags two-month high, Airlines clear key trendline, TNX, JETS, COUP, MDT, TNDMU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a solid batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest recently dovish Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the big three U.S. benchmarks are vying to build on already-consequential week-to-date technical breakouts.
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