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  • Latest global economic data does nothing for investors "animal spirits"

    The global economy is "going to have to transition to this new reality that trade won't be as free as it was"- Fed's Bullard. Just when investors thought it may be safe to jump back into the water, with the U.S. benchmark stock indexes again close to new highs after September economic data mostly surprised to the upside, this week's data so far has done nothing for what the economist John Maynard Keynes called "animal spirits". A gauge of employment in U.S. service industries pointed to job...

  • Stocks close mixed; investors play defense after eurozone data highlights global slowdown

    By Chris Matthews, MarketWatch, Sunny Oh. German manufacturing sector hit a ten-year low. U.S. stocks closed mixed, but largely unchanged Monday after investors weighed downbeat data on eurozone manufacturing activity with news that Chinese officials played down the significance of last week's cancellation of visits to U.S. farm states.

  • Stock-market momentum fades at the close as investors wrestle with poor economic growth outside U.S.

    U.S. stocks finished virtually unchanged Monday, with even meager gains fading in the final minutes of trade, amid downbeat data out of Europe that underlined worries about global economic growth. Traders also kept an eye on U.S.-China trade talks and tensions surrounding Iran. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched 15 points, or less than 0.1%, higher to close at 26,950. The S&P 500 index fell less than a point to 2,991, as investors sold health-care and communication services...

  • As the market appears stuck in a rut -- here are 5 stocks poised to rise

    The share of stocks gaining in value has risen. During the past three months, stocks have been in consolidation mode, maintaining modest gains after a torrid first half of the year. But a lackluster performance since late June for broad stock indices has masked not just an internal rotation into defensive and value stocks, but also steadily improving market internals, according to a Monday research note by technical analyst Mark Newton of Newton Advisors.

  • Stock market opens modestly lower to kick off the week as global growth fears weigh

    U.S. stock-market indexes began Monday morning trade modestly lower, with investors wringing their hands over signs of weakening global growth and the potential for any international slowdown to weigh on domestic expansion. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 93 points, or 0.4%, at 26,839, the S&P 500 index was off 0.2% at 2,985, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was trading at break-even levels, struggling, off 0.1% at 8,105. Manufacturing data in the eurozone, PMIs, showed...

  • How the stock market tends to perform after back-to-back Fed rate cuts

    S&P 500, on average, has climbed 1.56% after the Fed has cut rates twice-- but more cuts don't mean better performance. U.S. equity benchmarks on Thursday were nearing all-time highs, a day after the Federal Reserve trimmed interest rates for the second meeting in a row. Policy makers led by Chairman Jerome Powell cut their benchmark rate by a quarter-of-a-percentage point to a range of 1.75% to 2% Wednesday afternoon, as expected.

  • Stocks end lower after U.S-China trade concerns rattle markets

    By Chris Matthews and Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch, Andrea Riquier. Quadruple witching day on Wall Street. U.S. stocks closed lower Friday, for the first weekly decline in a month, as investors looked beyond a litany of central-bank decisions of the past week and focused on the state of China-U.S. trade talks.

  • Stocks close lower after China cuts short trade visit

    U.S. stocks erased early morning gains to close lower Friday, after pessimism over U.S.-China trade relations rose following a decision by the Chinese trade delegation to cancel visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska, potentially signalling a lack of progress on trade negotiations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about 161 points, or 0.6%, to close at 26,934, the S&P 500 index lost 15 points, or 0.5% to end around 2,992 and the Nasdaq Composite retreated roughly 65 points, or...

  • Dow skids to Friday low after China's delegation cancels tariff-related visit to Montana

    U.S. stocks on Friday turned firmly lower in afternoon trade, knocked down after reports that a China trade delegate was cancelling a planned trip to Montana farms. A representative for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation confirmed that the Chinese delegation intended to visit Montana farmland as a part of continuing discussions with the U.S. on trade, but China changed travel plans and would be leaving without a stop in Montana. "This morning, we received word that they would no...

  • Stocks open higher as Dow and S&P 500 approach record highs

    U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, pushing key equity benchmarks closer to all-time highs, as investors keyed into encouraging signs on U.S.-China trade talks. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% to trade at 3,012. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 59 points, or 0.2%, to 27,152. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.1% to 8,192. The Dow and the S&P 500 are both within a percentage point of their all-time closing highs. News reports said President Donald Trump was exempting hundreds of Chinese...

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