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Indeed, the S&P 500 index (^GSPC) is staged for the best May performance in nine years, boasting a month-to-date return of 2.8% thus far, while the Dow Jones Industrial (^DJI) also headed for the best May since 2009, according to FactSet data. Back in 2009, the Dow booked a 4.1% return for May as the S&P 500 returned 5.3% that month. The Nasdaq Composite Index (^IXIC) is the outperformer, on track for a May return of 5.2%, which would represent the technology-tilted index’s best rise for that month since 2005, when it advanced by 7.63%.
How much money is in your checking account? Markets are experiencing another period of volatility this week, and new research suggests checking account customers are doing something that indicates they don’t feel as secure as they would like about the economy. Moebs Services, an economic-research firm in Lake Bluff, Ill., analyzed over 12,000 depository call reports and compared them to the Federal Reserve monetary data for 2017.
U.S. stocks stalled Friday but hung on to weekly gains, as tumbling oil prices and worries over political risks from North Korea to Italy kept investors on guard ahead of the holiday-lengthened weekend. Stock indexes around the world struggled to gain ground this week as geopolitical rifts drove investors into relatively safe assets such as government bonds and gold.
Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses.
Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. U.S. crude oil sank 4 percent after multiple reports indicated that Russia and OPEC could start producing more oil soon. The drop in the price of oil has meant sharp losses for energy companies, but it gave airlines a boost as investors anticipated lower fuel costs.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, largely due to a selloff in energy shares. The S&P 500 energy sectors slumped 2.6%, weighing on the broader index. But all three main benchmarks posted weekly ...
The S&P 500 index and the Dow eased on Friday after a steep drop in oil prices pressured energy stocks, but losses were limited by gains in chipmakers and retail stocks. The S&P energy index slid 2.9 percent, while Chevron dropped 3.7 percent and Exxon Mobil fell 2.1 percent and were the biggest drags on the Dow.
Prominent investment firm Goldman Sachs (GS) also said that the rising rates could change the valuation of the equity market (SPY) (QQQ) (DIA). Rising inflation is signaling that interest rates could rise too. The faster rate hike expectation is pushing the bond yield higher.
In the above part, we discussed that Goldman Sachs (GS) is worried about the rising US fiscal deficit and US debt level. The rising fiscal deficit and debt level could pressure the Fed to increase its key interest rate at a faster rate. Recently, Goldman Sachs predicted that the interest rates will rise at a quicker pace.
In the previous part of this series, we discussed that prominent investment firm Goldman Sachs (GS) believes that the US fiscal outlook isn’t good. The rising fiscal deficit could create an obstacle for the US economy (SPY). The US budget deficit and the debt level (DIA) are also gradually improving.
NetApp (NTAP) stock has returned 69% in the last 12 months, -2.3% in the last month, and -5.5% in the last five days. It rose 36% in 2016 and 60% in 2017. Since the start of 2018, the stock has risen 21%.
Identifying the difference between a double-bottom and a flat base will help you tell the difference between a proper and an improper buy point.
I think this week we are officially “on pause” with our trade war while negotiations continue. Though I think the last update was that President Trump was not happy with how they are going. Either way, the ongoing fracas (yes, fracas) continues to dent the mood of investors in the US and clearly in China as well. The Hang Seng Index is only up 2% this year while the Shanghai Comp is down 5%. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., the S&P 500 (SPY) is only up 2% while the Nasdaq (QQQ) has gained 8%. It is tempting to not get involved in equities with so much uncertainty. ...
Stocks rose for the week as President Trump hailed and then doubted China trade talks. Micron soared on good news. Retailers were hot or cold. Oil prices and Treasury yields tumbled.
The results are especially poor in midterm election years, as is 2018. The benchmark index’s performance is essentially flat over the month, with an average decline of 0.03%, according to the Almanac. Historical statistics paint a more positive picture for the Nasdaq Composite Index (^IXIC), which is currently the best-performing of the three major indexes in 2018.
U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Friday, as selling in energy shares weighed on the main indexes. The main benchmarks looked set to finish the week with modest gains, however. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors eyed the diplomatic rhetoric over North Korea, developments in global trade disputes and prepared for a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain.
The Dow just might saunter to a weekly win. Count JonesTrading’s Michael O’Rourke among the strategists marveling at the stock market’s resilience. Ahead of 2018’s 101st session, he offers a chart that ...
While leaving the White House, President Trump said the administration has restarted dialogue with North Korea after canceling the summit. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Rick Newman break down the details.
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. As of 12:45 pm ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average components ranked highest to lowest are: INTC Intel Corp 1.06% MCD McDonald's Corp 0.79% AAPL Apple Inc 0.69% UNH UnitedHealth Grp Inc 0.64% PG Procter & Gamble Co 0.58% NKE Nike Inc Cl B 0.43% MSFT Microsoft Corp 0.35% TRV The Travelers Companies Inc 0.27% HD Home Depot Inc 0.18% BA Boeing Co 0.12% DIS Disney (Walt) Co 0.10% KO Coca-Cola Co -0.06% IBM Intl Business Machines Corp -0.14% WMT Wal-Mart Stores -0.14% MRK Merck & Co -0.27% JNJ Johnson & Johnson -0.38% UTX United Technologies -0.43% CSCO Cisco Systems -0.48% V Visa Inc -0.46% GS Goldman Sachs Grp -0.53% JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co -0.54% VZ Verizon Communications -0.55% MMM 3M Co -0.56% PFE Pfizer Inc -0.82% GE General Electric Co -0.82% AXP American Express Co -1.12% CAT Caterpillar Inc -1.19% DWDP DowDuPont Inc -1.30% XOM Exxon Mobil -2.69% CVX Chevron Corp -4.19%
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after Bank of America Merrill Lynch's weekly Flow Show report points to minimal flows in stocks and bonds. They do recommend a defensive posture unless and until there is an "event" or the Federal Reserve decides to ease up on the brakes. Energy and material stocks are seeing the most in-flows. Performance of the S&P 500 energy sector (XLE) components as of 12:45 pm ET: ANDV Andeavor -2.42% APA Apache Corp -5.04% APC Anadarko Petro -3.01% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -3.31% CHK Chesapeake Energy Corp -7.47% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -0.07% COP ConocoPhillips -5.64% CVX Chevron Corp -4.20% CXO Concho Res Inc -1.40% DVN Devon Energy -3.90% EOG EOG Res -2.75% EQT Equitable Res -2.18% FTI TechnipFMC plc -3.75% HAL Halliburton Co -4.97% HES Hess Corp -5.05% HP Helmerich & Payne -5.26% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -3.11% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -4.59% NBL Noble Energy -4.27% NFX Newfield Exploration -5.74% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -3.50% OKE Oneok Inc -1.36% OXY Occidental Petro -2.89% PSX Phillips 66 -3.40% PXD Pioneer Natural Res -2.65% RRC Range Res -2.15% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -3.95% VLO Valero Energy -3.18% WMB Williams Companies -1.27% XEC Cimarex Energy -2.85% XOM Exxon Mobil -2.65% Performance of the S&P 500 materials sector (XLB) components as of 12:45 pm ET: ALB Albemarle Corp -0.69% APD Air Products & Chem Inc -1.01% ARNC Arconic Inc -0.35% AVY Avery Dennison Corp -0.68% BLL(HB) Ball Corp -0.22% CF CF Industries Hldgs Inc -0.53% DOV Dover Corp -1.37% DWDP DowDuPont Inc -1.27% EMN Eastman Chemical -1.31% FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc -1.58% FMC FMC Corp 1.25% IFF Intl Flavors/Fragr 0.47% IP Intl Paper -1.04% LYB LyondellBasell Ind N.V. 'A' -3.17% MON Monsanto Co 0.80% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) -0.59% NEM Newmont Mining -1.19% NUE Nucor Corp -1.25% PH Parker-Hannifin -0.82% PKG Packaging Corp America -1.43% PNR Pentair Plc -0.97% PPG(E) PPG Indus Inc 0.49% PX PraxAir Inc -0.94% SEE Sealed Air -0.02% SHW Sherwin-Williams 1.00% WRK Westrock Co -1.42% WY Weyerhaeuser Co 0.78%