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Stocks opened higher as optimism for U.S.-China trade progress sparked investors’ risk appetites.
China has offered a six-year boost in US imports - negotiated during meeting earlier in January. Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro, Brian Sozzi, Barry Knapp, Ironsides Macroeconomic Research and Jeffrey Wright, Eurasia Group Analyst discuss.
Chief Investment Officer Nancy Davis of Quadratic Capital Management says “we’re in a new regime” in the markets with less liquidity and many institutional investors going into the private sector since the financial crisis. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.
All three major indexes surged more than 1%, but not all investors were happy. Tesla slumped and the government shutdown was in its 27th day.
Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from the U.S., potentially eliminating its trade deficit by 2024. For investors, the encouraging news on trade builds on recent positive signs for the U.S. economy and indications from the Federal Reserve that it will be patient when considering future interest rate hikes.
The S&P 500 Index, since its Dec. 24 low at 2,351 points, has rallied 13%. In fact, the S&P 500 (SPX) Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and Nasdaq (COMP) have recovered about half of last year’s losses. Does this mean the bear market is over?
* S&P 500 ends up 1.3 pct * Dollar higher against basket of currencies * Industrials post among biggest sector gains on Wall Street (Updates with closing U.S. market levels) By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - World stock indexes jumped on Friday, with Wall Street posting a fourth straight week of gains, and the dollar had its first positive week since mid-December as optimism increased that an end is in sight to the U.S.-China trade conflict. That followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. The Treasury denied Mnuchin had made any such recommendation.
U.S. stocks climbed Friday, notching their fourth consecutive week of gains, as the fears of an economic slowdown that gripped markets in December have subsided in the new year. Data showing a healthy labor market, as well as signals from central bankers that the Federal Reserve will be flexible with monetary policy, have offered relief to investors who were spooked late last year that the Fed’s pace of interest-rate increases could jolt an economy on shaky footing. “Investor sentiment has really improved from the turmoil just before Christmas,” said Brian Jacobsen, multisector strategist at Wells Fargo Asset Management.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained for a fourth straight week and marked a bullish close above its 50-day line. Will these China stocks win big?
U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, helping Wall Street's major indexes advance for the fourth consecutive week, as increased hopes the United States and China would resolve their trade dispute lifted shares across sectors. The market was boosted after a Bloomberg report said China sought to raise its annual goods imports from the United States by a combined value of more than $1 trillion in order to reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. The news followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports.