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U.S. small-cap stocks look poised to extend a breakout rally, especially if oil prices advance deeper into levels last seen in 2014 to drive further gains in the small energy companies that have provided leadership in recent week, analysts and investors said. The Russell 2000 index of small capitalisation stocks (.RUT) closed at a record high for a third day in a row on Friday and registered its third week of gains, sharply outperforming large-cap stocks on Wall Street, with all three major indexes posting losses for the week. The Russell is up 11.1 percent since its Feb. 8 low for the year, while the S&P 500 (.SPX) is up just 5.1 percent since that date.
U.S. small-cap stocks look poised to extend a breakout rally, especially if oil prices advance deeper into levels last seen in 2014 to drive further gains in the small energy companies that have provided leadership in recent week, analysts and investors said. The Russell 2000 index of small capitalization stocks closed at a record high for a third day in a row on Friday and registered its third week of gains, sharply outperforming large-cap stocks on Wall Street, with all three major indexes posting losses for the week. The Russell is up 11.1 percent since its Feb. 8 low for the year, while the S&P 500 is up just 5.1 percent since that date.
Stock futures rose Monday as the Trump administration said a China trade war is "on hold." Apple, Facebook and Salesforce fell last week, with different chart implications.
Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's ...
Asian stocks edged up in morning trade. U.S. stock index futures gained, with Dow futures up around 200 points. Asian markets edged higher on Monday, with weekend developments in U.S.-China talks, regarded as positive by analysts on the whole, in the spotlight.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday that the U.S. would hold off on any tariffs against China as the two countries continue their talks. "We're putting the trade war on hold," Mnuchin said in a Fox News interview on Sunday. The Trump administration had planned to impose $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, a threat that has left investors concerned about global growth prospects this year.
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Asian stocks are set to start the week higher and U.S. equity futures jumped after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration won’t impose tariffs on Chinese products for now....
U.S. stock future opened higher on Sunday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats to work on a wider trade agreement. ...
The U.S. dollar has been on a nearly unstoppable uptrend since the start of the second quarter, rising in tandem with government bond yields, while equities got the short end of the stick. Now, investors wonder whether a buoyant buck will derail earnings growth. Since the beginning of April, the ICE U.S. Dollar Index (IFUS:DX-Y.NYB), a popular gauge of the U.S. currency that measures it against six rivals, is up 3.9%.
Facebook, Twitter and Akamai forged proper handles with new buy points last week as the stock market dipped. Google-parent Alphabet, Alibaba are working on handles.
Applied Materials (AMAT) shares fell 8.3% to close at $49.51, after hitting an intraday low of $48.53, as analysts were split on target price moves after the company’s sales outlook was lighter than Wall Street expected. For the week, shares of Applied Materials are down 9.7%, the SOX index swung to a weekly loss of 0.4%, and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) finished down 0.5%. Late Thursday, Applied Materials estimated adjusted earnings of $1.13 a share to $1.21 a share for its fiscal third quarter on revenue of $4.33 billion to $4.53 billion, while analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected earnings of $1.16 a share on revenue of $4.53 billion.
Jet-fuel prices have climbed 15 percent this year, and have surged around 60 percent over the past year, according to S&P Global Platts, presenting airlines with a growing fuel bill just before the summer travel rush, the busiest time of year. Airlines don't want to risk losing customers to a competitor with better fares or a more robust schedule. "I envision this like a high school dance," Jamie Baker, senior airline analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Investors got a rude awakening in April when executives at Caterpillar said the construction and mining equipment company didn't expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. All that has some investors worried that profit growth will slow down and pinch stocks. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist for CFRA, said that based on the state of the economy and recent history, company profits should keep rising throughout 2018 and 2019 at least.
Global dividends grew by more than 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, boosted by favourable exchange rates and as US companies started to pay out windfalls from President Donald Trump’s tax reforms. Janus Henderson forecasts global payouts will reach a record $1.36tn in 2018, equivalent to year-on-year growth of 6 per cent in underlying terms.
The current turmoil in the U.S. political system is a timely example. index lost 0.4%, while the MSCI EAFE index (this index tracks large- and mid-capitalization companies of developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada) gained 0.7%, and the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) index gained nearly 1%. Diversification of return streams is one of the best reasons to consider investing in foreign stocks.
The government coffers of oil producing countries are swelling, but drivers in consumer nations are paying more for their fuel. As Brent hits $80 a barrel, who are the winners and losers of rising crude prices? Among the winners are the major oil producing countries and energy companies.
The Federal Reserve is all but set to raise interest rates in June. Beyond that, the central bank's options are limited by one critical factor, according to one market watcher.
The Federal Reserve is all but guaranteed to raise interest rates in June, according to many investors and Wall Street economists. Beyond that, the central bank's options are limited by one critical factor, according to one market watcher. "While you have inflation and jobs numbers that are very Fed pleasing, you've got to watch out for that growth number which is expected to be somewhere" in the range of 3 percent, said Todd Colvin, senior vice president at Ambrosino Brothers, on CNBC's " Futures Now " this week.
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Since the stock market's collapse into the February lows, investors have been bombarded by conflicting views and a number of reasons to stay out of the stock market. This week, there were wrinkles in the negotiations, as North Korea reacted poorly to the Libya analogy floated by National Security Adviser John Bolton.
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