U.S. equities were under massive pressure on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling back below the 26,000 threshold for the first time since early September. Investors are being spooked by the combination of rising long-term interest rates, weakness in emerging-market currencies (especially the Chinese yuan) and evidence that higher interest rates are starting
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The steepness of Wednesday’s stock market sell-off may have surprised investors, but a correction has actually been brewing in small cap and technology stocks all summer and the shakeout could continue. The latest trigger for the selloff was a jump in long-term interest rates, but strategists say the market is also concerned about trade wars
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The earnings picture is getting complicated. As earnings season kicks off Friday, investors are debating the impact of an unusually large number of variables, including higher rates, higher raw material costs, weaker foreign currencies, tariffs and weaker demand from China. One thing’s for sure, investor attention is focusing away from third- and fourth-quarter earnings (both
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U.S. equities were under pressure again on Tuesday as investors remain fearful over rising Treasury bonds, trade tensions and the budget situation in Italy. There was some relief near the open as Italian bond yields pulled back from their highs, but buyers aren’t showing a lot of conviction here amid a lot of sector rotation
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U.S. stock futures are sliding after yesterday’s disappointing bounce attempt. The weakness comes despite Tuesday’s mild retreat in bond yields which eased the rising rate pressures that have been worrying investors. Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.31% and S&P 500 futures are lower by 0.37%. Nasdaq-100 futures
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Some dividend stocks pay a very appealing yield — but at what price? Some of the classic dividend stocks look pretty weak from an investing perspective. For example, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a very cautious analyst consensus. So does General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). If you are going down the dividend route,
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Nio shares jumped more than 9 percent in after-hours trading, continuing the electric vehicle company’s 22 percent gain during the trading day. On Tuesday, investment management firm Baillie Gifford & Co. disclosed that it owns 85.3 million shares of Nio, an 11 percent stake in the
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