There’s reason for cautious optimism toward U.S. stocks at the moment. Broad market indices rose nicely on Monday, save for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was dragged down by yet another decline at Boeing (NYSE:BA). The S&P 500 closed above 3,000, and sits less than 20 points shy of all-time highs. Source: Shutterstock Still,
Earnings have been taking center stage in recent days, but developments in the U.S.-China trade were back in the limelight, helping push stocks higher to start the week. Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com President Trump said today he sees progress in the trade talks and that strides are being made between the world’s two largest
A reported Brexit deal sent stocks higher in morning trade, although equities had trouble maintaining those gains throughout the session. Let’s look at a few top stock trades for Friday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Morgan Stanley (MS) Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) popped on earnings but is struggling to hold onto its early gains.
As the trading week comes to a close, U.S. equities seem to be in a good news/bad news situation. The S&P 500 bounced back after a modest sell-off on Monday, and is green through the first four days of the week. But yet another effort to hold S&P at 3,000 failed on Thursday morning, and
U.S. stock futures are headed for a quiet open. Source: Shutterstock Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.03%, and S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.03%. Nasdaq-100 futures have added 0.01%. In the options pits, calls outpaced puts by a wide margin while overall volume settled near average
Friday featured some volatility, a few earnings reports, and a selloff in several blue-chip and high-growth stocks. Here’s a look at some top stock trades for next week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Boeing (BA) Shares of Boeing (NYSE:BA) were hammered on Friday as worries heat up over the 737 MAX once again.
Blame it on the month of October, or China or on the Federal Reserve. But Friday was marked by notable volatility in numerous groups and relatively stable action in others. Overall, we barely saw a decline in the stock market today, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) down just 0.2% in the final 15
Stocks dipped Friday, but closed well off session lows. The dollar slumped to its lowest levels in three months despite weak data out of China, the world’s second-largest economy. China said its third-quarter GDP grew by 6%, but economists were forecasting a slightly higher uptick of 6.1%. Source: rafapress / Shutterstock.com On the back of
Investors enjoyed solid gains in the stock market today. Equities began Thursday’s trading session with a jolt of optimism, following reports that a Brexit deal has been reached. However, some of that optimism faded as stocks worked into the afternoon, before a late-session bounce came along. No index performed as well as the Russell 2000,
Today, global stocks, including the major U.S. equity benchmarks, were assisted to the upside on news that the U.K. has finally reached a Brexit agreement. And talks of a trade war between China and the U.S. were not the star attraction on the Dow Jones today. Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com As has been par
It was a very interesting session in the stock market today. While the indices were not all that volatile, tech stocks took a hit on several bearish analyst calls and worries over growth. Of course, the action comes as earnings reports continue to hit the tape too. Ultimately the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) fell
After a strong earnings-driven rally yesterday, U.S. equity benchmarks gave back some of those gains Wednesday following some slack retail sales data. Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com Retail sales dipped 0.30% in September, disappointing analysts that had been forecasting a 0.30% increase. In better news, the Commerce Department revised the August figure to a gain
Traders were almost put to sleep on Monday, following a snoozy session on Columbus Day. Tuesday was anything but boring though, with earnings making headlines in the stock market today. The broader indices rocketed higher, with tech leading the way. The PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) climbed 1.27%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) rallied
Stocks surged Tuesday as the third-quarter earnings season finally kicked off and several marquee names from the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered results that were mostly cheered by Wall Street and investors. Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com Earnings ebullience for the Dow Jones today was enough to lift the major domestic equity benchmarks to four-week highs.
It was a snooze-fest in the stock market today, with investors seemingly missing the note that equities were open on Monday. While bond markets and banks were closed for Columbus Day, the stock, futures and options markets were open. Not that one could hardly tell. On Friday, equities put together a robust rally for most
Last week, there was relief on the trade front. The pesky caveat was that the U.S. and China had not officially signed a trade pact. Investors were reminded of that fact Monday as stocks drifted slightly lower. This followed reports from state-run media agencies in China that plenty of questions remain. Source: Venturelli Luca /
There’s been a lot of talk recently about how the stock market — specifically, the S&P 500 index –– hasn’t gone anywhere in a long time. Indeed, since the U.S.-China trade war started in late January 2018, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) has gained just 4%. Source: Shutterstock A pedestrian 4% over the course
Investors were willing to buy in for a second day in a row, encouraged the economy may get some help after all. Though it peeled back from its intraday high and volume was soft, the S&P 500 still ended Thursday’s action up 0.64%. Source: Shutterstock Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) led the charge, gaining nearly 5% after Goldman
U.S. stock futures are traveling northbound this morning. Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are popping just under 0.97%, and S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.95%. Nasdaq-100 futures have added 1.05%. Source: Shutterstock In the options pits, call trading led the way Thursday while overall volume settled near average
Stocks continue their strong rally from Thursday, jumping on Friday over optimism for a partial trade deal between the U.S. and China. Let’s look at a few top stock trades going into the weekend. Top Stock Trades for Monday No. 1: Apple (AAPL) How much more clear could we have been with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock