|Bid||178.95 x 3200|
|Ask||178.96 x 800|
|Day's Range||178.12 - 180.58|
|52 Week Range||140.18 - 182.93|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.07|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) conducted a survey that polled 243 global investors with $735 billion in total assets under management from August 3 to 9.
There’s a crisis building in emerging market currencies. The Turkish lira, Iranian rial, and Indian rupee have fallen to an all-time low against the US dollar. The Russian ruble also fell to a two-year low against the US dollar. In Iran’s case, US sanctions and an overall economic slowdown took a toll on the currency. President Trump’s tweet about doubling the Section 232 tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum products added fire to the already plunging Turkish lira.
The stock market has rallied in recent months despite a growing list of negatives that include tariffs, trade tensions, rising interest rates and valuations that are still high by historical standards. Jack Ablin, co-founder and chief investment officer (CIO) of Cresset Wealth Advisors sees the market breaking out to new record highs, based on five indicators, per an interview with CNBC.
Geopolitical risks have been significant for equity investors this year. Toward the end of 2017, we saw some upward momentum in the equity markets. Metals and mining stocks such as Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) were among the biggest gainers in December 2017 as the bulls pitched the idea of synchronized global growth for 2018.
HP (HPQ) stock has returned 26% in the last 12 months, 4% in the last month, and 6.3% in the last three months. It rose 30% in 2016 and 46% in 2017. Since the start of 2018, it has risen 15.5%.
Judging by recent Wall Street commentary, investors are starting to notice liquidity again, meaning they’re noticing the lack of it. The most noticeable sign came earlier in the year with volatility spiking following the stock market plunge in late January. Although the subsequent rebound makes the selloff look like a mere correction, investors should heed it as a warning sign that liquidity is drying up amid Federal Reserve monetary tightening and other global central banks becoming less accommodative, literally cutting off the supply of fresh capital, according to Business Insider.
The US consumer price index (or CPI) for July rose 0.2% sequentially and 2.9% over the last 12 months. The core CPI, which excludes the volatile food and energy components, rose by 2.4% in the 12 months to July, which was the largest increase in core CPI since September 2008. In June, core CPI rose by 2.3%.
While the U.S. economy remains relatively strong, concerns about Turkey and other emerging markets could be a drag on the major U.S. indexes this week.
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Alexis Christoforous from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to break down the latest market action.
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves.