NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) has again been hit by trade jitters

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) has again been hit by trade jitters

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) has again been hit by trade jitters US stocks ended little changed on Wednesday as a report the US-China trade deal could be delayed until December was offset by gains in healthcare shares. The Nasdaq broke a three-day string of record closing highs, and the Dow barely snapped its two-day run of […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) continue to hit record highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) continue to hit record highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) continue to hit record highs It’s the market that continues mostly upward, even though there’s still plenty to worry about. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq closed at record highs yet again Tuesday, and the S&P 500 closed barely below the all-time high it reached a day earlier. The gains […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) higher as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) higher as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) higher as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite Technology stocks pushed Wall Street’s three main indexes to record highs on Monday, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite. Washington and Beijing said on Friday they had […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) major averages rise to these major risky levels it’s time to reduce allocations to stocks to the minimum percentages in your investment guidelines

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) major averages rise to these major risky levels it’s time to reduce allocations to stocks to the minimum percentages in your investment guidelines

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) major averages rise to these major risky levels it’s time to reduce allocations to stocks to the minimum percentages in your investment guidelines The S&P 500 set its all-time intraday high of 3,066.95 as November begins with its quarterly and monthly risky levels at 3,076.9 and 3,089.5, respectively. The Nasdaq Composite set […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) may give back some ground in early trading

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) may give back some ground in early trading

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) may give back some ground in early trading After ending the previous session mostly higher, stocks may give back some ground in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 42 points. Profit taking may contribute […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) earnings upbeat, more due this week

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) earnings upbeat, more due this week

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) earnings upbeat, more due this week US stocks rose on Friday after Washington said it was close to finalising parts of a trade pact with Beijing, while strong quarterly results from Intel boosted investor sentiment, sending the S&P 500 briefly over a record high. During the session, the benchmark index peaked at […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) third-quarter earnings season takes center stage

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) third-quarter earnings season takes center stage

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) third-quarter earnings season takes center stage The S&P 500 and Nasdaq index rose on Thursday, boosted by gains in Microsoft and PayPal, but Vice President Mike Pence’s comments on China rekindled worries ahead of trade talks. Pence accused China of curtailing “rights and liberties” in Hong Kong in a wide-ranging critique of […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors are focused squarely on earnings and Visa to report after hours

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors are focused squarely on earnings and Visa to report after hours

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors are focused squarely on earnings and Visa to report after hours Things were going so well yesterday, that is until The House of Commons voted against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempt to fast track Brexit after voting in favor of the deal. That was enough to dry up bids  and create […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks See Late-Day Weakness

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks See Late-Day Weakness

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks See Late-Day Weakness Stocks turned in a lackluster performance throughout much of the trading day Tuesday but came under pressure in the latter part of the session. The major averages all pulled back into negative territory, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing a notable drop. After ending the previous session at its […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Tech stocks drive gains on Wall Street

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Tech stocks drive gains on Wall Street

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Tech stocks drive gains on Wall Street The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes rose on Monday as technology stocks were bolstered by signs of progress in resolving the prolonged U.S.-China trade dispute, while losses in Boeing capped gains in the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrials. White House adviser Larry Kudlow said tariffs scheduled […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) awaits the quarterly reports from Amazon and Microsoft

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) awaits the quarterly reports from Amazon and Microsoft

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) awaits the quarterly reports from Amazon and Microsoft The world’s largest publicly traded company by market cap is scheduled to report on Wednesday, in an event that could significantly sway the Nasdaq 100. Mega-cap companies like Microsoft and Apple have become synonymous with the broader market by some investors – due to […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Climb on Tentative Brexit Deal, Solid Earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Climb on Tentative Brexit Deal, Solid Earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Climb on Tentative Brexit Deal, Solid Earnings A positive opening today for the markets following decent enough economic data. Earnings, trade talks and a tentative Brexit deal are also positives today helping lift equities. Wednesday, stocks closed mixed to slightly lower with small caps outpacing their large cap brethren.  The Russell 2000 finished […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Mixed on Weak Retail Sales

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Mixed on Weak Retail Sales

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Mixed on Weak Retail Sales Markets opened mixed to flat today following yesterday’s broad based rally. Tuesday, stocks closed near the highs of the day on lower than average daily trading volume. Earnings strength along with a positive tone to the macro-economic environment helped sustain yesterday’s rally. Trading volumes continue to […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rise as Earnings Season Begins

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rise as Earnings Season Begins

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rise as Earnings Season Begins Stocks whimpered into the close Monday with only 4.8 billion shares changing hands. To put that into perspective, that is the lightest full day of trading on the consolidated tape in 2019 and over 31% lower than the yearly average. The only slower day was July 3rd, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) breakeven amid waning optimism over Friday’s partial trade deal between Beijing and Washington

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) breakeven amid waning optimism over Friday’s partial trade deal between Beijing and Washington

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) breakeven amid waning optimism over Friday’s partial trade deal between Beijing and Washington tocks finished a relatively quiet session lower today, after trading on both sides of breakeven amid waning optimism over Friday’s partial trade deal between Beijing and Washington. Reports emerged that China wishes to continue trade talks before finalizing the “phase one” […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rise on trade hopes

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rise on trade hopes

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rise on trade hopes North American stock markets gained on Wednesday on a report that China could yet agree to a partial trade deal with the United States despite recent tensions, while the prospect of a last-minute Brexit agreement between the European Union and Britain seemed as remote as ever. Sterling was […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tumbled as optimism faded over the outcome of trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tumbled as optimism faded over the outcome of trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tumbled as optimism faded over the outcome of trade talks U.S. stocks tumbled on Tuesday as optimism faded over the outcome of trade talks after a report the Trump administration was moving ahead with efforts to limit capital flows to China and the inclusion of Chinese firms to a blacklist. The declines […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) May Give Back Ground Amid Uncertainty About Trade Talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) May Give Back Ground Amid Uncertainty About Trade Talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) May Give Back Ground Amid Uncertainty About Trade Talks Stocks are likely to move to the downside in early trading on Monday, giving back ground following the rally seen last Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 52 […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close higher as investors bet Fed will lower interest rates

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close higher as investors bet Fed will lower interest rates

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close higher as investors bet Fed will lower interest rates U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, recovering from two days of losses, as investors bet that signs this week of a slowing economy will prompt the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates for the third time this year at its late October meeting. […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) will look to hold above the 200-day moving average ahead of ISM services data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) will look to hold above the 200-day moving average ahead of ISM services data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) will look to hold above the 200-day moving average ahead of ISM services data The Nasdaq 100 is down nearly 2% from its Monday open after Tuesday’s ISM manufacturing data revealed the sector contracted further in September. The findings worked to exacerbate recessionary fears and has battered risk appetite ahead of two critically important […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Reverses Lower On ISM Data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Reverses Lower On ISM Data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Reverses Lower On ISM Data The Nasdaq composite forfeited a solid early gain of as much as 0.8% amid a broad initial advance in stocks today. But another month of weak manufacturing data torpedoed the rally. The tech-weighted index slipped around 0.7%. Near the noon hour in New York, the S&P 500 fell […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) has first quarterly decline of 2019

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) has first quarterly decline of 2019

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) has first quarterly decline of 2019 US stocks, which rallied at the start of 2019, ended the third quarter on a much quieter note. Stocks finished the last trading day of the quarter higher on Monday, but have been on a downward trend of late. The major indexes just recorded two down […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close slightly lower as trade optimism sours

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close slightly lower as trade optimism sours

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close slightly lower as trade optimism sours U.S. stocks ended slightly lower Thursday as investors grappled with downbeat news in U.S.-China trade relations and drama in Washington over a whistleblower complaint alleging President Donald Trump sought foreign election interference. What are major indexes doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.30% lost 79.59 points, or […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retakes 8,000 as Trump says China trade deal ‘could happen sooner than you think’

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retakes 8,000 as Trump says China trade deal ‘could happen sooner than you think’

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retakes 8,000 as Trump says China trade deal ‘could happen sooner than you think’ U.S. stock-market benchmarks late-morning Wednesday were trading near session highs, with banks, consumer-staples, and discretionary stocks helping to power a rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.61% was up 140 points, or 0.5%, at 26,950, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.62% was rising […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close mixed; investors play defense after eurozone data highlights global slowdown

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close mixed; investors play defense after eurozone data highlights global slowdown

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) close mixed; investors play defense after eurozone data highlights global slowdown U.S. stocks closed mixed, but largely unchanged Monday after investors weighed downbeat data on eurozone manufacturing activity with news that Chinese officials played down the significance of last week’s cancellation of visits to U.S. farm states. How did markets perform? The […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) drops as China cancels farm trip

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) drops as China cancels farm trip

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) drops as China cancels farm trip Wall Street has dropped, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation cancelled a planned visit to Montana, dampening optimism about US-China trade talks. The delegates, who had been set to visit US farm states next week, will return to China sooner than […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Gives up Early Gains on Trade Fight Worries

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Gives up Early Gains on Trade Fight Worries

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Gives up Early Gains on Trade Fight Worries A strong opening stock rally Thursday faded in the afternoon in part because of worries about the upcoming U.S.-China trade talks. The concern was prompted when Michael Pillsbury, a prominent adviser to President Donald Trump, told the South China Morning Post that Trump would raise tariffs substantially on […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retreats below 50-day moving average as stock market skids lower early Tuesday

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retreats below 50-day moving average as stock market skids lower early Tuesday

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retreats below 50-day moving average as stock market skids lower early Tuesday The Nasdaq Composite traded solidly lower early Tuesday, with the slump in the technology-laden index pushing it beneath its 50-day moving average. The Nasdaq COMP, -0.04% was down 1% at 8,011, or down 76 points, in recent action and had touched an intrday […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market pulled back following gains last week

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market pulled back following gains last week

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market pulled back following gains last week The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down slightly in Monday afternoon trading, led by losses in technology shares, as the market pulled back following gains last week. Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) was the biggest drag on the S&P 500 .SPX and Nasdaq .IXIC. Technology stocks .SPLRCT fell more than […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) little changed after the release of disappointing jobs data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) little changed after the release of disappointing jobs data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) little changed after the release of disappointing jobs data Stocks closed little changed on Friday after the release of disappointing jobs data, but posted back-to-back weekly gains on optimism around U.S.-China trade relations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 69.31 points, or 0.3% at 26,797.46. The S&P 500 climbed just 0.1% to close […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors disappointed that the Federal Reserve cut interest rates

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors disappointed that the Federal Reserve cut interest rates

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors disappointed that the Federal Reserve cut interest rates U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Wednesday with investors disappointed that the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in order to cushion the economy from the effects of President Trump’s trade war with China, but refrained from suggesting further rate cuts were on the way. The Dow […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retreats from record ahead of Fed meeting

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retreats from record ahead of Fed meeting

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retreats from record ahead of Fed meeting Stocks finished mixed Monday, with declines in financials and communication-discretionary sectors preventing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq from scoring fresh record closes. How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.11% gained 28.90 points, 0.1%, at 27,221.35, while the S&P 500 index […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) post worst day in a month

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) post worst day in a month

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) post worst day in a month The Dow and the broader stock market ended in the red Thursday, on one of the biggest days of the earnings season. Both the Dow and the Nasdaq Composite recorded their worst one-day percentage drops in a month. The Dow (INDU) closed 0.5%, or 129 points, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closed at record despite mixed earnings and economic data and antitrust probes into leading U.S. technology stocks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closed at record despite mixed earnings and economic data and antitrust probes into leading U.S. technology stocks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closed at record despite mixed earnings and economic data and antitrust probes into leading U.S. technology stocks The S&P 500 and Nasdaq stock indexes closed at record on Wednesday despite mixed earnings and economic data and antitrust probes into leading U.S. technology stocks. But the Dow ended lower after disappointing earnings from […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Futures Fall

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Futures Fall

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Futures Fall Most stocks rose in Asia following news that U.S.-China trade talks will resume in person next week. Nasdaq futures fell after the U.S. opened an antitrust probe into big technology companies. The dollar hit a two-week high against the euro ahead of Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting. Australia’s dollar fell […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rise amid hopes for strong earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rise amid hopes for strong earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rise amid hopes for strong earnings US stocks gained on Monday as Wall Street is anticipating more strong earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 17.70 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 27,171.90. The S&P 500 rose 8.42 points, or 0.28 per cent, to 2,985.03. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as Fed expected to cut interest rates by 25 basis points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as Fed expected to cut interest rates by 25 basis points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as Fed expected to cut interest rates by 25 basis points Wall Street’s main indexes have fallen following a report the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter percentage point at the end of the month. The benchmark S&P 500 on Friday erased earlier marginal gains after […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) snaps a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) snaps a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) snaps a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings US stocks finished stronger on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak amid some ugly second-quarter earnings.Stocks opened lower but retraced some of their losses as the day went on. While the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite finished squarely in the green, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as CSX results point to damage from trade tensions

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as CSX results point to damage from trade tensions

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) falls as CSX results point to damage from trade tensions U.S. stock indexes dipped on Wednesday as weak results from CSX Corp stoked concerns that the protracted trade war between the United States and China could hurt corporate earnings. CSX CSX.O shares tumbled 9.9% and were set for their biggest one-day drop […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Mixed on Earnings and Economic Data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Mixed on Earnings and Economic Data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Mixed on Earnings and Economic Data Tuesday’s market is similar to yesterday with the Nasdaq, Dow and S&P-500 little changed, but today the R2K index is 0.55% higher.   Brian’s technical piece below offers some interesting insights into the Russell Index.  Market volumes out of the gate are about 3% stronger than yesterday, but […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) turns negative

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) turns negative

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) turns negative U.S. stock benchmarks cut solid gains Thursday morning after a tweet from President Donald Trump indicated that trade talks between China and the U.S. may not be making substantial progress. Trump tweeted that China is “letting us down” by not buying U.S. farm products “that they said they would.” Trump’s […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) surged to a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) surged to a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) surged to a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite surged to a record high Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled a willingness to cut interest rates to boost flagging economic growth. The […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) slips on trade concerns

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) slips on trade concerns

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) slips on trade concerns U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday as investors fretted over a hit to company earnings from the protracted U.S.-China trade dispute and reined in expectations of a big interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. In the latest indication of the trade dispute hurting businesses, German […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) hopes of sharp rate cut fade

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) hopes of sharp rate cut fade

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) hopes of sharp rate cut fade U.S. stocks fell on Monday,pressured by a drop in Apple Inc following a broker downgrade,and as investors toned down expectations of an aggressiveinterest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. Apple IncAAPL.O fell 2.1% and was the biggest drag on allthree main Wall Street […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) US job gains weaken case for big Fed cut

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) US job gains weaken case for big Fed cut

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) US job gains weaken case for big Fed cut The dollar rose broadly on Monday after strong U.S. jobs growth in June suggested the Federal Reserve will not aggressively cut interest rates later this month. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rebounded in June to 224,000, the most in five months, data showed on Friday, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Eyes Record High

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Eyes Record High

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Eyes Record High Dow Jones futures rose slightly Thursday night, ahead of Friday’s jobs report. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures also were higher after U.S. stock markets were closed for Independence Day. The stock market rally powered ahead Wednesday, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 index setting all-time highs and […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gains in communications, technology and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in energy stocks and banks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gains in communications, technology and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in energy stocks and banks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gains in communications, technology and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in energy stocks and banks Stocks capped a wobbly day on Wall Street with modest gains Tuesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to its second straight record high. Gains in communications, technology and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in energy stocks, banks […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gains on optimism for progress in U.S.-China trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gains on optimism for progress in U.S.-China trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gains on optimism for progress in U.S.-China trade talks U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, but finished off earlier highs, led by gains in technology stocks on optimism for progress in U.S.-China trade talks and signs of a likely reprieve for Chinese telecom company Huawei. Despite losing some of its initial steam, the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Poised For New Highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Poised For New Highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Poised For New Highs Friday’s mid-year closes provided important inputs to my proprietary analytics. The results include monthly value levels for July, risky levels for the third quarter–which are at new highs for the Dow, SPX and Nasdaq–and semiannual pivots in play until the end of 2019. The averages straddle annual pivots that […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trims gains after Kudlow’s trade comments

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trims gains after Kudlow’s trade comments

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trims gains after Kudlow’s trade comments U.S. stocks pared early gains on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a session low, after hopes ofa trade deal were dented by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow’s comment that Washington may move ahead with more tariffs on Chinese goods. There were no preconditions set […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rises on tech gains, trade hopes

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rises on tech gains, trade hopes

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rises on tech gains, trade hopes U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as gains in chipmaker Micron boosted the technology sector and comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin fueled hopes that the United States and China were making progress in their trade talks. “We were about 90% of the way there (with a […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) sinks 1.5% as tech-related stocks get clobbered

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) sinks 1.5% as tech-related stocks get clobbered

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) sinks 1.5% as tech-related stocks get clobbered Information technology shares and those related to telecoms suffered sharp losses Tuesday, as commentary from the Federal Reserve moderated hopes for a substantial reduction of benchmark borrowing costs. Rate-cut hopes have thus far underpinned equity market’s record rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.67% […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors awaiting U.S.-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors awaiting U.S.-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors awaiting U.S.-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit Global equity markets traded mostly flat on Monday as investors awaited U.S.-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the dollar fell to three-month lows on bets the Federal Reserve may cut interest […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) saw the steepest decline on a percentage basis with a slip of 0.24%

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) saw the steepest decline on a percentage basis with a slip of 0.24%

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) saw the steepest decline on a percentage basis with a slip of 0.24% A late-session selloff kept the S&P from another record and snapped the major indices’ four-day winning streak.   But let’s not be too demanding, especially in a low volume summer session. Stocks still rose for the third consecutive week to […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) stocks lifted by hopes for Fed and US-China trade

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) stocks lifted by hopes for Fed and US-China trade

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) stocks lifted by hopes for Fed and US-China trade Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, with equities getting an extra boost from confirmation that U.S. President Donald Trump would meet China’s president to talk about trade. […]

Tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) outperforms broader market

Tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) outperforms broader market

Tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) outperforms broader market Empire State New York manufacturing survey drops by the most ever A reading of U.S. home-builder confidence falls Sotheby’s shares jump nearly 60% after report says auction house is set to be taken private U.S. stocks closed higher Monday on the back of strong gains in social media […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) hopes of an interest rate cut adding to theupbeat sentiment

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) hopes of an interest rate cut adding to theupbeat sentiment

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) hopes of an interest rate cut adding to theupbeat sentiment Gains in energy shares helped WallStreet’s main indexes snap two days of weakness and trade higheron Thursday, with hopes of an interest rate cut adding to theupbeat sentiment. Crude prices rose as much as 4%, a day after hittingfive-month lows, after a […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) focus remained largely attuned to global trade developments

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) focus remained largely attuned to global trade developments

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) focus remained largely attuned to global trade developments Stocks fell for a second day on Wednesday, pressured by declines in tech and bank shares, pausing a sharp rally to start off June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 43.68 points, or 0.2%, to 26,004.83 while the S&P 500 closed 0.2% lower at […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) looming trade tensions still make a bear market a possibility

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) looming trade tensions still make a bear market a possibility

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) looming trade tensions still make a bear market a possibility Wall Street investors are enjoying a multiday rally, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average poised for a six-session advance, but strategists at Citigroup say looming trade tensions still make a bear market a possibility if the Trump administration’s tariff disputes aren’t resolved […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) have finally regained control

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) have finally regained control

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) have finally regained control The bulls have finally regained control of this market. But like a tennis match between two top-seeded players, there’s no telling when the back-and-forth is going to end. The good news is, the market just received some bad news — the type that all but assures the Fed […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) expectations of a supportive central bank kept in check worries of a flare up in trade tensions after President Donald Trump’s fresh China tariffs threat

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) expectations of a supportive central bank kept in check worries of a flare up in trade tensions after President Donald Trump’s fresh China tariffs threat

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) expectations of a supportive central bank kept in check worries of a flare up in trade tensions after President Donald Trump’s fresh China tariffs threat Wall Street’s main indexes edged higher in choppy trading on Thursday, as expectations of a supportive central bank kept in check worries of a flare up in […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rising hopes of Fed rate cut

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rising hopes of Fed rate cut

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rising hopes of Fed rate cut Stocks closed solidly higher Wednesday, after volatile morning trade that saw benchmarks flipping between gains and losses, as investors digested a round of conflicting economic data that showed strength in the U.S. services sector but signaled a potential weakening of the labor market. Erratic morning trade […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tech-heavy index’s biggest one-day gain in five months

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tech-heavy index’s biggest one-day gain in five months

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tech-heavy index’s biggest one-day gain in five months The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.65% surged 2.4% in afternoon trade, with the tech-heavy index’s biggest one-day gain in five months producing panic-like buying activity. The Nasdaq exchange’s Arms Index is a volume-weighted breadth measure that tends to fall below 1.000 when the stock market […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index threatens to enter correction territory on Google, Facebook antitrust concerns

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index threatens to enter correction territory on Google, Facebook antitrust concerns

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index threatens to enter correction territory on Google, Facebook antitrust concerns The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, -1.61% is on pace to close in correction territory, popularly defined as a benchmark index closing 10% below its most recent peak, which for the Nasdaq occurred on May 3, when it closed at 8,164. The […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors should tread lightly short-term

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors should tread lightly short-term

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors should tread lightly short-term President Donald Trump once said trade wars are “good, and easy to win.” But the stock market and many fund/retirement portfolios are becoming casualties of a war, which investors are asking, “what is it good for?” Corporate CEOs are responding, “absolutely nothing.” Investors were caught off guard […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade tensions are likely to get a lot worse

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade tensions are likely to get a lot worse

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade tensions are likely to get a lot worse Enjoy Thursday’s muted stock-market bounce, because Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners says it won’t last for very long. The chief investment officer and one of the world’s premier bond-fund managers, in a late-Wednesday interview, told MarketWatch that the equity market is likely to […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Trade War’s Getting Real

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Trade War’s Getting Real

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Trade War’s Getting Real The most obvious losers in the stock market recently have been companies exposed to trade with China. Over the past two weeks, we’ve gone from cautious optimism about an imminent trade deal to the two sides seeming to be worlds apart. While the rhetoric ebbs and flows through […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) fate of U.S.-China trade talks continued to weigh on investor sentiment

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) fate of U.S.-China trade talks continued to weigh on investor sentiment

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) fate of U.S.-China trade talks continued to weigh on investor sentiment Early gains in benchmark U.S. indexes faded and global stock markets retreated Tuesday as concerns about Italy’s budget and the fate of U.S.-China trade talks continued to weigh on investor sentiment, pushing safe haven U.S. Treasury yields to their lowest levels […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) in store for their sharpest May losses in seven years

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) in store for their sharpest May losses in seven years

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) in store for their sharpest May losses in seven years The three main U.S. stock benchmarks are in store for their sharpest May losses in seven years as Sino-American trade tensions buffet equity values on Thursday. The indexes are poised for an ugly monthly skid, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) dipped as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) dipped as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) dipped as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company further inflamed trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Fears that tit-for-tat tariffs and other retaliatory actionsby the United States and […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) chips and other techs staged a broad rally

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) chips and other techs staged a broad rally

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) chips and other techs staged a broad rally Chips and other techs staged a broad rally in today’s stock market, boosting the Nasdaq composite to a more than 1% gain with an hour left to go. The Nasdaq surged 1.3%, the S&P 500 rallied 1% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Index tumbled 113.91 points (1.46 per cent) to 7,702.38, with chip companies that do business with Huawei among the hardest hit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Index tumbled 113.91 points (1.46 per cent) to 7,702.38, with chip companies that do business with Huawei among the hardest hit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Index tumbled 113.91 points (1.46 per cent) to 7,702.38, with chip companies that do business with Huawei among the hardest hit Shares of technology companies fell sharply on Monday (May 20) in down session for Wall Street after Google began to severe ties with Chinese telecom giant Huawei amid the US-China trade […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down Wall Street ended lower as continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down, and the Dow capped a fourth straight week of losses in its longest weekly losing streak in three years. While all three major US indexes struggled for direction for […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) strong economic data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) strong economic data

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) strong economic data U.S. stock indexes rose 1 percent on Thursday and were on pace to extend a two-day winning streak,lifted by better-than-expected earnings from Cisco and Walmart,and robust economic data that underscored the strength of the domestic economy. Cisco Systems Inc CSCO.O rose 6.1%, the most among the S&P and the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) reclaimed some of the ground lost

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) reclaimed some of the ground lost

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) reclaimed some of the ground lost U.S. stocks on Tuesday reclaimed some of the ground lost in the prior day’s steep sell-off, with tariff-sensitive technology stocks leading the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq higher as investors were heartened by a tonal shift in U.S.-China trade rhetoric. All three major U.S. indexes closed […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade worries remain a cloud over Wall Street

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade worries remain a cloud over Wall Street

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade worries remain a cloud over Wall Street The Nasdaq composite and small-cap stocks led a bounce on Wall Street Tuesday, but the stock market made up less than half of the prior day’s losses. The Nasdaq rose 1.1%, the S&P 500 gained 0.8%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average tacked on […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rebounded from early losses to snap a four-day losing streak

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rebounded from early losses to snap a four-day losing streak

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) rebounded from early losses to snap a four-day losing streak US stocks have rebounded from early losses to snap a four-day losing streak after US President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said trade talks between the United States and China were “constructive”. The benchmark S&P 500 index had dropped as […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Trump talks of ‘beautiful letter’ from China’s Xi

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Trump talks of ‘beautiful letter’ from China’s Xi

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Trump talks of ‘beautiful letter’ from China’s Xi U.S. stocks pulled well off the day’s lows Thursday but the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finished lower for a fourth session as trade tensions ramped up after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened tariff retaliation on China, which he claims “broke the deal”. However, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Sell in May and go away? Perhaps investors should have after the start to this month

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Sell in May and go away? Perhaps investors should have after the start to this month

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Sell in May and go away? Perhaps investors should have after the start to this month A somnambulant period that saw equities to or toward record territory appears to be over. It’s still early, but stocks are positioned for their worst month of this trading year. The current slump in equities—while it […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) under tremendous pressure early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) under tremendous pressure early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) under tremendous pressure early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods President Donald Trump’s weekend tweets threatening new tariffs on Chinese goods sent global markets into what one firm called a “risk-off frenzy” on Monday morning. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite all fell […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tumble after Trump’s latest tariff threat

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tumble after Trump’s latest tariff threat

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tumble after Trump’s latest tariff threat U.S. stock futures fell sharply Sunday, after President Donald Trump said he would raise tariffs this week on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMM9, -2.08% sank more than 480 points, or 1.8%, while S&P 500 futures ESM9, -2.07% fell […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors digest Fed comments

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors digest Fed comments

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors digest Fed comments U.S. stocks eased further from recent record highs on Thursday as energy shares dropped along with oil prices and investors continued to digest comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The energy index was down the most among the major S&P sectors, falling 1.71% and extending its recent slide. U.S. […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) recorded new all-time highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) recorded new all-time highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) recorded new all-time highs Wall Street closed lower on Wednesday following mixed financial results for the first quarter of 2019. All three major stock indexes closed in negative territory. Notably, On Apr 23, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite recorded new all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed at 26,597.05, […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors were digesting a mixed bag of reports

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors were digesting a mixed bag of reports

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors were digesting a mixed bag of reports The S&P 500 slipped on Wednesday after ending the previous session with a record and the Nasdaq failed to hold all-time highs reached earlier in the day while investors waited for more earnings reports. Energy stocks were the biggest drag on the S&P 500 […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) reaches historical high

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) reaches historical high

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) reaches historical high Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index reaching a historical high. The index closed at 8,120.82 up 105.55 for the day. The index had a previous high 8109.68735 on 08/29/2018. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.15 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 2.78 to […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) ends at 6-month high ahead of big-name earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) ends at 6-month high ahead of big-name earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) ends at 6-month high ahead of big-name earnings U.S. stocks closed mostly stronger Monday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq finishing at a six-month high, as investors face a big week for corporate quarterly results and economic data following an extended holiday weekend. Investors were also monitoring a jump in crude-oil prices as the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) focus is going to continue to be on earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) focus is going to continue to be on earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) focus is going to continue to be on earnings Next week will go a long way in determining whether investors should be concerned about the dawning of an earnings recession or whether back-to-back quarters of negative growth can be avoided in what is the heaviest week for profit reporting by U.S. companies. […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rally Continues

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rally Continues

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rally Continues The Nasdaq Composite — one of the three major stock indexes of Wall Street — has been performing impressively so far in 2019. On Apr 16, the tech-laden index closed above 8,000 — a key technical threshold — for the first time after Oct 3, 2018. Positive news on the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market is completely focused on earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market is completely focused on earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market is completely focused on earnings U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Nasdaq finishing above 8,000 for the first time in six months, as investors parsed a fresh batch of corporate earnings for clues on the broader economy. What did major indexes do? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.26% rose […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) suffered today, kicking off the holiday-shortened week on a negative note

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) suffered today, kicking off the holiday-shortened week on a negative note

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) suffered today, kicking off the holiday-shortened week on a negative note U.S. markets suffered today, kicking off the holiday-shortened week on a negative note. The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower on the back of disappointing big bank earnings from the likes of Goldman Sachs ( GS ) and Citigroup ( C […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) record high as earnings begin

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) record high as earnings begin

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) record high as earnings begin US stocks have closed near record highs on Friday after the largest US bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, soothed worries that the first-quarter earnings season would dampen Wall Street’s big rally back from last year’s slump. The S&P 500 is now within one per cent of September’s […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors waiting for U.S. first-quarter earnings reports

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors waiting for U.S. first-quarter earnings reports

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors waiting for U.S. first-quarter earnings reports A gauge of global equity markets slid on Thursday as investors waited for U.S. first-quarter earnings reports while Treasury yields rose after strong U.S. data and a six-month extension of a deadline for Britain to leave the European Union. The dollar index rose as worries […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) concerns U.S. companies will report a decline in earnings for the first time in three years

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) concerns U.S. companies will report a decline in earnings for the first time in three years

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) concerns U.S. companies will report a decline in earnings for the first time in three years A gauge of global equities was mostly flat on Monday as another drop in Boeing shares and concerns U.S. companies will report a decline in earnings for the first time in three years were offset by […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rally Expected Ahead of First Quarter Bank Earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rally Expected Ahead of First Quarter Bank Earnings

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Rally Expected Ahead of First Quarter Bank Earnings The first quarter earnings season is finally here. And one way or another, all of the concerns investors and analysts have had regarding a slowing global economy have all by disappeared — with the caveat being “for now.” Driven by a solid March jobs […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) mixed reports about the progress of a trade deal left investors unwilling to take on more risk

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) mixed reports about the progress of a trade deal left investors unwilling to take on more risk

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) mixed reports about the progress of a trade deal left investors unwilling to take on more risk Global stocks edged lower on Thursday, as investors looked for tangible signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks while the euro was dented after disappointing economic data out of Germany. Mixed reports about the progress […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) stocks struggled for direction

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) stocks struggled for direction

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) stocks struggled for direction Stocks closed narrowly mixed as investors appeared to pause after Monday’s sharp gains. A day after all the major indexes closed more than 1% higher, stocks on Tuesday struggled for direction and ended close to their starting points for the day. The S&P 500 was little changed while […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) recouped the losses incurred in the final months of 2018

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) recouped the losses incurred in the final months of 2018

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) recouped the losses incurred in the final months of 2018 Wall Street posted its strongest quarterly rise in a decade, with the broader S&P 500 index rising 13.1%, marking its best start to a year since 1998. The index also successfully notched its biggest one-quarter gain since the end of the Great […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) ended the final trading day of the first quarter on a strong note

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) ended the final trading day of the first quarter on a strong note

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) ended the final trading day of the first quarter on a strong note US stocks have ended the final trading day of the first quarter on a strong note on Friday and the S&P 500 posted its best quarterly gain since 2009, boosted by optimism over the latest round of trade talks […]

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