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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices as investors respond to reports the nations of OPEC may start producing more oil. Car companies including Fiat Chrysler and Toyota are falling as the Trump administration considered tariffs on imported cars and car parts, a move the governments of China, Japan and the European Union condemned.
Once again, investors are learning the hard way about the pitfalls of investing in emerging-market stocks and bonds. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) has lost roughly 4% in 2018, compared with a 1.5% gain in the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI). The iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) is down about 5% so far in 2018, vs. a roughly 2% year-to-date loss in the iShares Core Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) .
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday as carmakers' shares fell after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts.
It took exactly one hour into the trading day for the puts to start piling up. Almost every time we have seen the market rise we have seen the options buyers yearn for more as the put/call ratio falls. Almost every time we have seen the market fall we have seen the options buyers yearn for more as the put/call ratio falls.
President Donald Trump is casting doubt on the prospects for talks that are designed to head off a trade war between the United States and China. NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald issued the written decision Wednesday.
Mark Sebastian, managing partner at Option Pit, discusses markets, small caps, and his options strategy for the Russell 2000 with Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. The S&P 500 index picked up 8.85 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,733.29. The Dow Jones industrial average added 52.40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 24,886.81.
The Russell 2000 is about to post its best month since September, but one market watcher says the small-cap space could be due for a small breather before taking off again.
The Russell 2000 Index (^RUT) is up 6.5% this year, compared with 2% for the S&P 500 Index (^GSPC) of large-cap stocks. Small-cap investing maven Jim Callinan has his own theory on why small is beautiful — small-cap growth, that is. “There are lot of ways for growth stocks to continue to do well in an economy that is moribund.
Emerging market stocks have seen better days, but a relief rally may lie ahead, according to equity strategist Matt Maley.
The Wall Street Journal says the issue of car manufacturing has emerged as a major sticking point in the NAFTA talks. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm, and Dion Rabouin discuss points of contention.
It is better to base investment decisions on macroeconomic fundamentals than the noisy news flow, says Nicholas Ferres of Vantage Point Asset Management.
May.23 -- Mark Sebastian, managing partner at Option Pit, discusses markets, small caps, and his options strategy for the Russell 2000 with Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets."