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The economic data released this week has been decidedly ambiguous, leading to sharp volatility in the stock and bond markets.
Stocks extended gains Thursday afternoon, although were still up modestly, amid subdued trading ahead of the August jobs report on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.
A market rally Wednesday was largely led by financials, said David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicholaus, who recommended investors take a closer look at the space.
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After Wednesday’s 2.5 percent market surge, can the rally continue and should investors start to buy? Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and Marc Pado, US market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, discussed their insights.
Stocks are up modestly after a batch of economic data that showed glimmers of strength in the economy as investors await the critical August jobs report coming out on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.
Friday's jobs number is the next big hurdle for markets, and traders expect it to be pivotal to the Fed's next easing move, as well as a factor in whether the stock market can continue to rally.
Stocks were mixed after opening higher Thursday, following a handful of positive economic reports. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his outlook.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington.
Why is anyone surprised about anything nowadays? With the current uncertainty in the world, the last thing that is reasonable is being surprised about any outcome.
August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.
Following big gains for stocks on the first day of the month some are already banking on a strong end to the year for the market. But one analyst expects that one-day gains will just lead to more of the same.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open Thursday, and showed little reaction to weekly jobless claims, which fell by 6,000 to 472,000, slightly less than expected.
It's a vicious cycle. Light volume equals more than apathy. It spells lack of trader confidence.
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Fears over a double-dip recession in the US and globally are dominating investor sentiment, but the strategy team at HSBC Global Asset Management said people could be missing an opportunity in emerging markets as a result.
Bonds aren't predicting deflation, instead the Fed acting as lender and buyer of last resort is forcing assets into bond funds, one portfolio manager argues.
Cramer explains how rallies will let you know.