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Major indexes are in the red today as worries over the U.S.-China trade war rattles the market. Managing Director at Moody’s investors service Atsi Sheth and Managing Partner and CEO of iQ Capital Keith Bliss join Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Jared Blikre to discuss.
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The recent stock market slump continued, as concerns over the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks slated for this week weighed heavily on share prices.
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday after the Labor Department’s monthly employment report calmed fears of a recession but provided enough evidence of a slowing economy to maintain market expectations for another Federal Reserve interest rate cut in late October.
We’ve been writing about the broader US stock market for many months – highlighting the Pennant/Flag formations that have continued to set up since early 2018. Sometimes, the keys to really understanding what is transpiring behind the scenes in the US markets is to pay attention to various market segments and to consider applying some “outside the box” thinking.
The stock market’s turnaround on Thursday was notable for producing the sharpest reversal for the three main U.S. equity benchmarks, with the Nasdaq Composite Index, logging its best turnaround from a 1% decline to a 1% gain since April, 4, 2018, according to Dow Jones Market Data
When the S&P 500 loses 90 points in two days and regains 23, it's a bounce. Witness the fact that we got a panic and whoosh on the break of the well-watched uptrend line. Elsewhere, the day traders at the American Association of Individual Investors got bearish.
While U.S. stocks rebounded in September, the quarter in full was still a mixed one as evidenced by 1.2% rise in both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average vs. the Nasdaq Composite Index and the Russell 2000 index, which finished the third quarter in the red. Examining RMPIA's September performance, 13 of its constituents moved higher month over month led by Nike , Walgreens Boots Alliance , Apple and the sharp rebound in Kraft Heinz . Despite those gains, declines at Starbucks , Netflix and Amgen led RMPIA to finish September down 0.2%.
A bearish "death cross" pattern is appearing in the Russell 2000's chart Thursday, for the first time in about 11 months. Many technical analysts believe the pattern, in which the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average, marks the spot a shorter-term decline transitions to a longer-term downtrend. The small-capitalization stock tracker's was up 0.4% in afternoon trading, with the 50-day moving average slipping to 1,521.94 and the 200-day moving average rising to 1,521.95, according to FactSet. The Russell 2000's last death cross appeared on Nov. 14. The index tumbled another 16% before bottoming at a 2-year low on Dec. 24. The current death cross comes about 5-months after a "golden cross" pattern appeared on May 7, which was a day after the index peaked at a 7-month high. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 was up 0.6% on the day, and its 50-day moving average was still 3.7% above its 200-day moving average.
U.S. stocks continued their slide Wednesday and were on pace for the worst start to a quarter since 2008, as data showing slower job creation added to concerns about a weakening manufacturing sector as President’s Trump’s trade policies take their toll.
September has shaped up to be an upbeat month for the stock market despite a number of scares, including an impeachment inquiry and a rip-roaring IPO market that has peter out, but investors may be wondering if October will live up to its historic billing as another weak period for equities.
The Russell 2000 tends to lose more than a percentage point on average in October, and end lower 47% of the time, according to Dow Jones Market Data, using performance since 1987.
As software and technology names are getting sold and the Transports and the Russell 2000 made their highs a year ago, it's easy to see why people are frowning.
In all, the S&P 500 pushed 1.7% higher for the quarter through Sept. 26, while the smaller-cap Russell 2000 Index lost 1.8%. Morningstar Category averages, however, exhibited different tendencies. The average large-value fund gained 1.3%, topping the large-growth norm by more than a percentage point and even the Russell 1000 Value Index by 11 basis points.
Friday dawns after a week that didn’t provide much direction for investors. Stocks have generally chopped around in reaction to the latest geopolitical or domestic political news and stayed in a tight range. The question Friday might be whether the major indices can propel themselves to a victory for the week, because they’re slightly down to date.
Cracks are appearing in some high-beta parts of the market, and a few recent initial public offerings have been pulled or haven't fared well after issuance.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average harbored mild losses Thursday amid news on an impeachment proceeding, China tariffs and U.S. policy toward telecom giant Huawei.
The impeachment situation puts focus back on the home front, but also raises questions about the big picture. Impeachment tends to take a long time, and Congress goes on a two-week break starting Friday. President Trump’s speech yesterday highlighted the trade concerns, and might have had a bigger negative impact on stocks than the impeachment drama.
Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks’ time.
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