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European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. U.S. shares were set for a mixed start with Dow futures inching down 0.1 percent to 25,868. China's congress on Friday endorsed an investment law that aims to address complaints, particularly from the U.S., that China's system is rigged against foreign companies.
Major global markets are enjoying a boomlet in the first three months of 2019, underpinned at least in part by central banks of developed countries that have expressed reluctance to unwind easy-money monetary policies that have become a feature of global economies in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Small-cap stocks still look cheap relative to large-caps, says RBC Captial Markets’ Lori Calvasina. Historically, such dislocations are small-cap buying opportunities.
Wall Street finished the week with solid gains Friday as technology stocks led a market rally and the sector notched its best week in four months. Financial, health care and consumer stocks also helped ...
Friday morning the chip stocks were doing very well. All three chip groups — chipmakers, chip designers and chip equipment makers — were among the day's leaders.
Flight recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have arrived in France for analysis. Chris Daniels, who leads encrypted messaging app WhatsApp, will also depart Facebook, Zuckerberg wrote in a post announcing the news Thursday.
U.S. stock indexes capped a wobbly day of trading with mostly slight declines Thursday as the market's three-day winning streak stalled. Communications, industrial and health care stocks outweighed gains ...
Global stock markets pushed higher on Thursday as traders awaited a vote that could delay Britain's March 29 exit from the European Union. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.5 percent to 7,195 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 5,341. The focus in markets will once again be on London where lawmakers will vote on whether to request an extension from the European Union over Britain's scheduled departure from the bloc.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this column erroneously reported that the 2015-16 stock market decline appeared on the bull/bear market calendar maintained by Jack Schannep, editor of TheDowTheory.com. The birthday party Wall Street is throwing for the bull market’s 10th birthday is a fraud. The revelers insist that the bull market began on March 9, 2009.
The small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 index posted its worst week of 2019, falling nearly twice as much as the S&P 500. The Russell 2000 remains up 15% in 2019, following a 1.8% rebound on Monday, but if investors keep rushing out of smaller stocks, that could be a warning for the broader market, these analysts say.
The Nasdaq index assumed a confident stance late Tuesday morning, apparently satisfied to build on the previous session's strong gains, while the Dow industrials lagged. Apple led the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but Boeing weighed on the index for a second straight day.
Small-cap stocks and exchange-traded funds surged to start 2019, but the widely followed Russell 2000 Index is lower by more than 4 percent over the past week. Such strategies include the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: TZA), the premier inverse leveraged small-cap ETF. TZA is designed to deliver triple the daily inverse returns of the Russell 2000 Index.
The Russell 2000’s reversal from leader to laggard may be a repeat if its late summer swoon, analysts warn.
Small-cap stocks are on a roll this year, but anyone buying now may be wise to stick with higher-quality companies, or funds that invest in them.
Small-cap stocks have played a big role in the market’s stout run this year. Last year, though, small-caps underperformed their large-cap peers. “This is not a rally worth chasing, in our view,” BlackRock analysts led by Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist, wrote in a note to clients.
Small-cap stocks and transports got hammered last week, but are outperforming today. That could be good news for stocks.
The risk of a recession may be on the rise with Gartner research showing that words like downturn and slowdown are four times more likely to appear in Q4 earnings. Tim Raiswell, Gartner Vice President in Finance Practice, says “the context around recession and slowdown was more driven by market volatility.”
Even though she is “cautiously optimistic” about the markets, Nela Richardson, Edward Jones Investment Strategist, says volatility will return in the long term. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her and Jared Blikre.
Lindsey Bell, CFRA Research Investment Strategist, says the “markets aren’t going to be so worried about what happens in Q1” of earning season because “it’s a seasonally weak period.” Keith Bliss, Cuttone & Company Senior Vice President, adds that as long as we have "a robust economy here at home” and the “economic data out of China doesn’t get too bad” then the marketplace will “grind higher.” Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith speaks to Brian Sozzi, Jared Blikre, Bliss and Bell.
Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, says investors have to be “tactical in addition to being long term” when it comes to their stock selections because “big swings are going to continue.” Yahoo Finance’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer speaks to El-Erian on Influencers.
The Consumer Price Index notched up 0.2% after three straight months of no change. Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Rick Newman, and Ben Emons, Medley Global Advisors Director of Global Macro Strategy discuss.
U.S. markets rise after the Commerce Department released better than expected retail sales data for January. Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman discuss with Bruderman Asset Management chief market strategist, Oliver Pursche, and OppenheimerFunds portfolio manager Alessio de Longis.