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U.S. stocks set to drift modestly higher at the open ahead of Fed decision

July 31, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock index were poised to rise Wednesday, in the final trading day of the month, ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve policy decision that is widely expected to result in the first interest-rate cut in more than a decade. […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Stock-market investors haven’t been this bearish since the 2008 financial crisis, says Bank of America

June 18, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The S&P 500 index stands less than 1% shy of a record but investors aren’t loving the climb, based on a recent fund manager survey from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The survey of 179 global managers overseeing some half […]


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CEO optimism takes a hit in the second quarter as trade headwinds persist

June 13, 2019

Via: CNBC

CEOs became less optimistic about the U.S. economy as the Trump administration ratcheted up trade tensions with key partners, according to the latest Business Roundtable survey. The Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Index fell by 5.7 points in the second […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Stocks could surge on cusp of huge buying signal says Bank of America Merrill Lynch

June 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The pendulum has been swinging hard for equity investors lately. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.61% is poised for its best weekly performance of the year thus far (and since November), on the heels of the worst five-day return of 2019 […]


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Memorial Day: Everything you need to know about trading hours, market closures

May 24, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day to honor and remember the brave men and women who died serving their country. For some investors, it will be a much-needed reprieve, with stocks struggling to find […]


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Investors are pushing the panic button on U.S.-China trade talks, analyst suggests

May 6, 2019

Via: Market Watch

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, in a tweet that put an awkward exclamation point on Friday’s big stock-market rally, cheered “we’re killing it on the economy” and it’s “totally awesome.” Nice timing, Lar. In the first trading session since […]


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Stocks drift higher as investors digest inflation data, await Fed minutes

April 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks rose modestly at the start of trade Wednesday, as investors took in fresh developments, including an important reading of inflation, and updates from Europe’s central bank and minutes from the Fed. How are the benchmarks faring? The Dow […]


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U.S. stock futures rise as Wall Street looks to end strong quarter on an up note

March 29, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock-index futures rose Friday morning, as optimism over progress on U.S.-China trade talks appeared to overshadow concerns about a slowing economic expansion that has framed trading during the week, month and quarter. Looking ahead, the much-anticipated market debut of […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Why investors need to shift from Wall Street to this growth haven

March 22, 2019

Via: Market Watch

A pretty upbeat week for stocks could end on a sour note thanks to our pals in Europe. Just a day after a rally for Wall Street, Germany dimmed the lights on global growth with the worst manufacturing purchasing managers […]


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Credit Suisse raises S&P 500 forecast, sees 20% gain for 2019

March 18, 2019

Via: CNBC

Underneath the stock market’s epic rebound has been a “more favorable” trend that Credit Suisse says will drive the market higher. The bank dialed up its year-end forecast for the S&P 500 to $3,025 from $2,925 previously. The new forecast […]