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From the YFi Interactive touch screen, Jared Blikre joins Alexis Christoforous to break down the latest moves in U.S. equities and the leaders in the Nasdaq 100.
During the recent market swoon in May, the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF held its gains, while the S&P 500 fell.
On June 25, the soft economic data isn't an isolated case. We have been getting a flurry of dismal data points. The US economy added only 75,000 non-farm jobs in May.
On June 24, CNBC reported that UBS believes that the global economy could be headed for a recession if the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Japan fails to make any headway.
Today, Bloomberg reported that India is planning incentives such as a tax holiday and lower tax rates for companies moving out of China while the US and China are embroiled in their bitter trade war. But emulating China’s manufacturing prowess and ecosystem might not be easy.
On June 24, US crude oil prices rose 0.8% and settled at $57.9 per barrel. In the trailing week, US crude oil prices rose 11%. On June 17–24, the S&P; 500 Index (SPY) rose 1.9%.
Markets are expecting the Federal Reserve to cut rates this year after gradual increases since 2015. While broader markets rose after the Fed took a dovish approach in last week’s meeting, does the central bank have the pill to address a slowdown?
Corporate zombies, that is. Kept alive by easy-money policies, companies that should have gone out of business keep staggering around.
Last week, the US Federal Reserve in its press release indicated that it's amenable to easing if the situation so warrants. The S&P 500 (SPY), which had already been on an uptrend this month, rose to a record high. But would a rate cut help revive the economy?
Trump has been quite vocal in asking the Fed for rate cuts. While the Fed kept the interest rates unchanged on June 19, it has signaled easing ahead if the conditions so warrant. According to the CME FedWatch tool, traders are now pricing in a 100% chance of a rate cut in July.
Last week, the S&P 500 (SPY) rose to a record high. Last week, Trump tweeted, “Since Election Day 2016, Stocks up almost 50%, Stocks gained 9.2 Trillion Dollars in value, and more than 5,000,000 new jobs added to the Economy.”
Last week was quite remarkable for US markets, as the S&P 500 (SPY) reached record highs. There were some key developments last week that helped make the feat possible. Donald Trump tweeted after a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two leaders would be meeting at the G20 Summit.
Warren Buffett’s performance versus the S&P 500 (SPY) is incredible if we look at their aggregate performances over the last five decades. However, the legendary investor has been underperforming the S&P 500 by a wide margin this year.
US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering imposing a requirement that 5G equipment used in the United States must be manufactured outside China. Just last month, Trump barred Huawei from doing business with US companies without prior approval.
Last week, US crude oil August futures rose 8.8%—the highest weekly gain for active US crude oil futures since December 2, 2016. US crude oil August futures closed at $57.43 per barrel on June 21.
Initial jobless claims fell 6,000 to 216,000 for the week ended June 15, which was below the 220,000 claims that economists had expected. This weekly decrease showed that the labor market still appears healthy overall.
This was one of the most significant weeks for cannabis in recent history, as the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of an amendment that would stop the federal government and its agencies from interfering with legal cannabis programs, individuals and businesses in compliance with state, territorial or tribal cannabis laws. “Meanwhile, the cannabis industry isn’t waiting for regulators to catch up,” as proven by investments exceeding $1.3 billion through the first half of the year, Eneman said.
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U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds continued to strengthen, with major benchmarks breaking into new highs, on hopes of renewed trade talks between Washington and Beijing after U.S. Vice President ...
Gold is outperforming stocks even when stock markets are making highs. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has gained 8.7% in the last one month, and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) has amplified that return by rising 21.1% in the same period.
Leon Cooperman, a billionaire investor and Omega Advisors' chairman and CEO, talked to CNBC on June 20. Cooperman provided his take on the current stock market scenario.
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....On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. The New York Times cited senior officials who said Trump approved attacks on multiple Iranian radar and missile batteries, showing a willingness to engage Iran militarily. Hawks in the administration have been pushing for a strong reaction to Iran for its actions on Thursday, when it shot down the drone.