|Bid||168.48 x 1000|
|Ask||168.50 x 1300|
|Day's Range||167.68 - 169.50|
|52 Week Range||135.80 - 175.21|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.49|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest Goldman Sachs note explaining different scenarios under which the 10-year rate will materially rise due to the growing budget deficit.
Hedge funds loaded up on Facebook’s stock during the first quarter even as the social network became embroiled in a massive data breach scandal. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Julia La Roche and Andy Serwer discuss.
According to data provided by the United States Census Bureau, US retail sales rose 0.3% in April compared to 0.6% in March. Retail sales met the market’s expectation of a 0.3% rise.
Investment in stocks commands consistent discipline and focus. You have to think about the micro and macro outlooks for the company, industry, and economy. Continuously changing dynamics and a rapidly evolving world have resulted in indexes and ETFs that help investors with varied risk appetite to invest in a tailor-made portfolio of growth stocks, value stocks, et cetera. An ideal growth index or ETF should be adequately diversified among cyclical and defensive sectors.
Stocks do get exhausted, but that’s a poor thesis to bet on a stock’s demise — particularly when it comes to a name like Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM). Salesforce stock has been a beast this year, up 23%. Admittedly, CRM stock is not cheap.
Do April's Inflation, Retail Sales Signal a Faster US Rate Hike? According to the data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Consumer Price Index, or the inflation index, rose 0.2% in April compared to its 0.1% fall in March. This inflation figure didn’t meet the market’s expectation of a 0.3% rise.
US equity indexes finished the week that ended on May 18 on a negative note despite reports indicating that US-China trade negotiations had resulted in China agreeing to reduce its trade surplus with the United States by $200 billion. In a joint statement released on May 19, the United States and China revealed that China would increase its imports of US products and that both sides would work to resolve their economic and trade concerns. Volatility in the equity markets (VOO) in the week, however, was influenced by higher bond yields and an appreciating US dollar, which were pushed higher by the increased economic divergence between the United States and other developed economies.
US stocks ended marginally lower last week amid rising bond yields, surging oil prices, and the strengthening dollar. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) fell 0.54% and closed at 2,712.97, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) fell 0.47% to 24,715.09. The NASDAQ Composite (QQQ) fell 0.66% to 7,354.34. Markets might rally this week
Most of the major U.S. indexes moved lower over the past week as 10-year and 30-year Treasury yields moved to multi-year highs, although small-cap stocks posted slight gains. Higher wages often lead to higher consumer prices, which translates to higher Treasury yields and potentially slower economic growth as lending rates increase. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (ARCA: SPY) fell 0.73% over the past week.
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