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  • Global Stocks Waver as Viral Outbreak Claims More Lives

    Global stocks drifted lower Monday as investors parsed public-health authorities' efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and signs of their impact on the economy. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average wavered between gains and losses, following a week in which U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in months. The Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped 0.1%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.6%.

  • Global Stocks Waver as Viral Outbreak Claims More Lives

    Global stocks drifted lower Monday as investors parsed public-health authorities' efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and signs of their impact on the economy. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average wavered between gains and losses, following a week in which U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in months. The Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped 0.3%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.6%.

  • Few CEOs Cash Out Stakes In Their Companies -- WSJ

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. The stock market is surging, but few chief executives are selling. The S&P 500 jumped 30% and set record highs in 2019, but only 80 CEOs in the index reduced personal holdings in the businesses they led during the year, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.

  • Instead of Buying Put Options, Investors Opt for 'Leaps' -- Journal Report

    With the stock market at historic highs and volatility close to all-time lows, some investors are considering taking their gains in their stock and ETF positions and buying long-term call options called Leaps. Leaps expire 12 to 28 months out and can reduce losses when the inevitable correction comes, and, if the stock price rises enough, they also allow for buyers to participate in the appreciation. Options trading isn't for everyone; even a seemingly prudent strategy can go...

  • Stocks Surge to Record Highs, but Few CEOs Cash Out

    The stock market is surging, but few chief executives are selling. The S&P 500 jumped 30% and set record highs in 2019, but only 80 CEOs in the index reduced personal holdings in the businesses they led during the year, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. Insiders generally want to avoid sending negative signals about their companies by cashing out.

  • U.S. Stocks Fall, But Post Big Weekly Gains

    U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in months, capping a volatile period that included stronger-than- expected data and uncertainty about the economic impact of the viral outbreak in China. Major stock indexes recouped January's losses in recent days, rising to close at records Thursday. Worries about economic growth around the world that preoccupied investors just days ago appear to have eased as corporate earnings and employment data have beaten expectations.

  • U.S. Stocks End the Day Lower, Paring Week's Gains

    Stocks dropped Friday but held onto strong weekly gains as investors parsed the latest read on U.S. job growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 277 points, or 0.9%, as of 4 p.m. Eastern time, after rising for a fourth consecutive day to close at a record Thursday.

  • U.S. Stocks Slip, Paring Week's Gains

    Stocks dropped Friday but remained on track for strong weekly gains as investors parsed the latest read on U.S. job growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 263 points, or 0.9%, after rising for a fourth consecutive day to close at a record Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 0.5%.

  • U.S. Stocks Slip, Paring Week's Gains

    Stocks dropped Friday but remained on track for strong weekly gains as investors parsed the latest read on U.S. job growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 164 points, or 0.6%, after rising for a fourth consecutive day to close at a record Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 0.2%.

  • Disney Impresses, Oil Falls and Stocks Return to Record Territory

    After two straight weeks of losses, major U.S. stock indexes rebounded this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all set new highs. Traders were encouraged by news that China will begin cutting tariffs, a welcome sign that "phase one" of the U.S.- China trade deal is being implemented.

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