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|Day's Range||39.85 - 41.02|
|52 Week Range||36.24 - 47.20|
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President Trump is reportedly considering $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Andy Serwer, Dan Roberts and Brittany Jones-Cooper discuss potential backlash and how tariffs on China could hurt some US companies including Boeing.
The US added 313,000 jobs in February, beating the estimate of 205,000. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith speaks with Michelle Girard, chief US economist at NatWest Markets, about the jobs report and how it will influence future Fed policy.
Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Andy Serwer, Ethan Wolff-Mann and Dion Rabouin break down the stock winners and losers from Trump’s trade tariffs.
Fed chair Jerome Powell testified infront of the Senate on Thursday. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Dan Roberts and Julia La Roche, along with Peter Kenny, chief market strategist of Global Markets Advisory Group, discuss the market's reaction to Powell's testimony and whether a fourth rate hike will
Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Julia La Roche and Dan Roberts, along with Peter Kenny, chief market strategist for Global Markets Advisory Group, discuss why March is historically a strong month for the markets and what investors should expect in the short term.
Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Rick Newman and Dion Rabouin on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony Tuesday.
Did the Housing Market Take a Breather in February? The number of building permits issued is a useful tool in forecasting demand and supply in the housing sector (REM). An increasing number of building permits is a sign of future construction (ITB) activity, which could lead to higher employment and economic output.
Did the Housing Market Take a Breather in February? Just as markets were celebrating the stellar 9.7% increase in housing starts in January, the February data proved to be a damper for that enthusiasm. Housing starts decreased by 7% in February and were down 4% as compared to the same period a year ago.
Did the Housing Market Take a Breather in February? The National Association of Home Builders (or NAHB) is an association of 700 state and local associations of home builders (REM), real-estate sales and marketing professionals, and re-modelers. The NAHB publishes the Housing Market Index (or HMI) every month based on a survey of its members.
Solid sales data, homebuilders' strong confidence level and the upcoming spring season are major tailwinds for the industry. Adding a few housing stocks seems to be a smart move.
SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (ticker: XHB) and iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ticker: ITB) have benefited from the recovery in U.S. housing. Both funds returning more than 275% since 2009. Bloomberg's ...
January’s JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) data, which contains information about job openings and total separations, was reported on March 16. The separation total includes layoffs, retirements, and voluntary quits. Total separations in January stood at 5.9 million, representing 4.1% of the total workforce and a minor increase from the December reading of 5.1 million.
For the week ending March 16, the S&P 500 Index closed at 2,752.01, a fall of 1.2%, as news about a possible second round of import tariffs could be announced soon and because of the increased political uncertainty at the White House. Two of the major S&P 500 sectors, utilities (XLU) and the real estate (XHB), managed to record gains last week, while the financials (XLF) and the materials sectors were the worst-performing sectors last week. Large speculators of the S&P 500 Index increased their net bullish positions last week.
With bulls abandoning ship, it’s time to take a good look at bearish Home Depot stock trades. To set the stage let’s first consider the posture of its industry using the SPDR S&P Homebuilders (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XHB). For obvious reasons stocks are very sympathetic to industry trends and Home Depot is no exception.
Bullish chart patterns and strong fundamentals suggest that the homebuilder sector could be worth watching over the next several months.
The latest report from the US Department of Commerce, which was released in December 2017, indicated that the United States is the largest steel importer in the world, and Canada is the largest source of imports of steel and aluminum into the United States. Other countries that are major exporters to the United States are the European Union, South Korea, Mexico, and Brazil.
The nominal GDP growth rate, which is the real growth rate plus inflation (TIP), was 4.9%. The nominal GDP growth rate for 2017 was 4.4%, and 3.9% in 2015 and 2016. The current federal funds rate of 1.25%–1.50% is much lower than the rates implied by the nominal GDP growth rate, suggesting that the US Fed could move ahead with faster rate hikes if the economy supports such rate increases.
The Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index) is one of the most-followed forward economic indicators in the financial world. The LEI is a monthly economic series that tracks any changes in the US business cycle. The index is constructed by modeling the changes to ten forward-looking economic indicators.
Is the Lower GDP Estimate for 4Q17 a Sign of Slowdown? The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) has released its second 4Q17 GDP estimate, projecting that the US economy increased at an annual rate of 2.5%. This second estimate is lower than the previous estimate of 2.6% from last month and the 3.2% growth seen in 3Q17.
The FOMC staff review indicated that the US investor sentiment has improved in the inter-meeting period. This brief was prepared before the market correction that began in the last week of January, so it doesn’t reflect that drawdown. The report indicated that the tax legislation appeared to have improved investor sentiment, which translated into higher US equity prices and Treasury (GOVT) yields.