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Tensions between the U.S. and Japan are heating up, the Fed chair is speaking, but investors are waiting to see if U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can reach a trade deal at the G-20 meeting later this week.
U.S. stock futures declined on Tuesday as investors were taking a defensive stance on risk ahead of this weekend's G-20 summit in Japan. With Donald Trump announcing a new set of sanctions on Iran, and U.S. officials downplaying expectations for a breakthrough in talks with Beijing from the upcoming G-20 meeting with China's Xi Jinping, investors appeared unwilling to reach for risk in the absence of headline drivers on trade or central bank support. Powell will be interviewed by New York Times senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York at 1 p.m. ET.
MARK HULBERT CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — There’s a two-out-of-three chance that, on Dec. 31, the stock market will be higher than it is today. That certainly appears to be good news, since the Dow Jones Industrials Average (DJIA) is already sitting on a year-to-date gain of more than 15% (assuming dividends were reinvested).
As the dust settles on last week’s market-moving, dovish communications from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, commentators continue to debate the Fed’s independence and the ECB’s wisdom. While the majority of central bankers have engaged in quantitative easing and super-low interest rates out of necessity rather than choice, this is a policy experiment that has arguably reached the limits of its usefulness.
U.S. stock futures retreat, dollar wanes as investors peel back from recent equity market highs and take a defensive stance on risk ahead of this weekend's G20 Summit in Japan. Global oil prices edge lower following yesterday's sanctions on the Iranian leadership and suggestions that the U.S. military presence in the Gulf could abate over the coming months. U.S. equity futures drifted lower Tuesday, setting up the S&P 500 for its first three-day decline since early May, as investors peel back from recent record highs and take a defensive stance on risk ahead of this weekend's G20 Summit in Japan.
In my opinion, investors just don’t want to see conditions worsen after the meeting. It’s important that Trump comes away from the meeting looking like a winner because if there is no progress, he is prepared to hit Beijing with tariffs on at least $300 billion in Chinese goods.
The Fed got one worry out of the way last week when it hinted of an interest-rate cut as soon as July, but trade is still a problem—one that U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have the potential to solve—or exacerbate.
Corporate zombies, that is. Kept alive by easy-money policies, companies that should have gone out of business keep staggering around.
Too little attention is being paid to potential for rapid pace of job losses, says Sheila Bair, the ex-head of the FDIC
Stock benchmarks lose some altitude Monday afternoon as investors look ahead to a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, while also tracking tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Some ten years since the 2008-09 U.S. housing bubble, which sparked a global financial crisis, worries about the health of the global housing market persist.
Stocks finished mixed Monday. The Dow Jones rose less than 0.1% ahead of planned trade talks between President Trump and China's Xi Jinping later this week.
The S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as losses by healthcare companies overshadowed gains in the technology sector, while investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit this week. The Nasdaq slipped but tariff-sensitive industrials, headed up by Boeing Co, led the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average to a nominal advance.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended little changed Monday as investors looked to the upcoming G-20 summit for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks. agreed to buy Caesars in a $17.3 billion deal that will create the biggest U.S. gaming company. Eldorado Resorts slumped 10.6%.
The Federal Reserve’s investor-friendly stance on interest rates has infused this market with a serious dose of optimism. The Financial Samurai blog has some ideas on how to play it.
Global equity markets traded mostly flat on Monday as investors awaited U.S.-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the dollar fell to three-month lows on bets the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates more than once this year. European stocks stumbled on fears of an escalation in Iran tensions, which also kept gold prices near a six-year high. U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other Iranian senior officials with new sanctions on Monday.