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Small-cap stocks, as gauged by the Russell 2000 index (RUT) , are off to their best start to any year in the past 32 years, boasting a gain of 8.8% over the past 12 trading sessions, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
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.
Last year the Russell 2000, a benchmark for small-cap stocks, was down 13% for the full year. Over the past couple of RMP columns, we have outlined why profit growth among domestically based small and mid-cap concerns should outpace those of their larger brethren that are more exposed to the deceleration of the global economy, the impacts of Brexit and ongoing trade wars. In this column, we will highlight a couple of small-cap companies as well as one mid-cap concern that should deliver solid growth in 2019 and whose stocks are reasonably valued.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington.
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If you wanted to look at a chart of the indexes you had to use William O'Neil's Daily Graphs (which you then had to update yourself each day since they only came out once a week), or you could look in the Wall Street Journal where they printed a chart of the DJIA, the Transports and the Utes daily. Back then the Heard on the Street column was a must read and the WSJ saw fit to place the charts of the three indexes right along side of that column so you were sure to see the charts.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a no-confidence vote called after May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office. Had the government lost, Britain would have faced an election within weeks while preparing to leave the European Union on March 29.
Banks surged Wednesday following strong results from a slew of financial companies, and U.S. stocks finished broadly higher. Concerns about trade tensions between the U.S. and China derailed a bigger gain. ...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 133 points, or 0.6%, in midday trade, to extend its bounce off the Dec. 24 low to 11.0%. But the Dow was still below the widely followed 50-day moving average (50-DMA), which many chart watchers use as a short-term trend tracker, that currently extends to about 24,364. The S&P 500 has gained 11.3% from its Dec. 24 low, but was still below its 50-DMA at 2,629. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite has shot up 13.6% from its Dec. 24 closing low, and closed above its 50-DMA on Tuesday. Elsewhere, the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market index traded above its 50-DMA intraday Wednesday, the first time it's done that since Dec. 4, before slipping back below it.
This year was marked by constant leadership rotation among stock groups, and both momentum and growth stocks couldn’t hold on
The ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (CBOE: SMDV) is an efficient avenue for investors looking for small-cap dividend payers. SMDV, which turns four years old next month, follows the Russell 2000 Dividend Growth Index, the dividend growth offshoot of the Russell 2000. Last year wasn't a good year for small caps, but SMDV proved the advantages of small-cap dividend growth.
The Russell 2000 is setting the pace in 2019, but there are reasons to doubt small companies ability to thrive this year.
Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world's second-biggest economy through a slowdown. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote later by the British parliament on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. Wall Street was set for small gains on the open.
The 22 names in the portfolio as a group are outpacing the value components of the Russell 2000 and Russell Microcap indices.
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