Stock Market

Overall, U.S. stock investors seem reasonably happy at the moment. The macroeconomic environment is solid, despite growth around 2% in the last two quarters. Hopes persist that the trade war with China will see a resolution. Geopolitical uncertainty appears minimal. As a result, those investors have been confidently buying equities, and broad market indices sit
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After several new highs this week for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, stocks took a breather on Friday. Trade-war worries heading into the weekend didn’t help matters, although bulls absorbed the news pretty well considering we’re still near record highs. Let’s take a look at a few top stock trades
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U.S. stocks keep cruising higher. All three broad market indices closed Thursday at all-time highs. It’s not hard to see why. Source: Shutterstock Earnings season impressed, with Disney (NYSE:DIS) the latest major company to deliver an impressive report. Trade war negotiations are heading in the right direction. The “risk-on” trade has returned, as lower-risk treasuries
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For a second straight day, U.S. stocks were relatively quiet. Major indices were mixed, with a modest gain for the S&P 500 and a larger, but still minimal, decline for the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite. Source: Shutterstock Earnings news looks mixed. After-hours, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) jumped while Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) gave back some of its recent gains. Chesapeake Energy
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The major U.S. equity benchmarks probed new highs again Tuesday, but after few days of solid upside, there was a listless feel to the action today, broadly speaking. Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com On the trade front, China remains insistent that President Trump backed away from tariffs if the two sides are to reach a
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Domestic equities rallied to record highs again Monday despite some controversy at McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), one of the largest members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com On the heels of last Friday’s better-than-expected October jobs report, stocks extended those gains today thanks to some encouraging signs pertaining to the U.S.-China trade
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U.S. stock futures are edging higher this morning after a messy Halloween session. Sellers emerged early yesterday after concerns over the U.S.-China trade war surfaced, but buyers returned mid-day and powered the market higher into the close. Source: Shutterstock Ahead of the bell, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.42% and S&P
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Investors were tipping toward a “risk-off” position in the stock market today. Conflicting reports about the trade agreement, impeachment concerns and economic worries pushed stocks down Thursday. All said, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) slipped 0.27%, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) fell 0.5% and the PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) eked out a
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