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  • Todd Gordon on stocks versus bonds

    The key dynamic to watch in the market now, according to Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com.

  • NEW YORK, May 31- U.S. government bond prices fell on Tuesday on upbeat consumer spending data that support the view of a possible U.S. rate increase, while the dollar edged up near a two-month peak against a basket of currencies. "Chances are the Fed will go in the coming months if the economy holds up," said Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at Raymond James in...

  • May 31- Wall Street gave up early gains on Tuesday, but all three major index were on track to end higher for the month, as investors mulled over economic data for clues regarding the timing of the next interest rate hike. Stronger-than-expected April consumer spending data on Tuesday bolstered Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's stance on Friday that a rate...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 13.50 cents a bale lower at $4.6760 a bushel; July corn was 4.50 cents lower at $4.0820 bushel; July oats was 3.50 cents lower at $1.8920 a bushel; while July soybeans lost 8.25 cents to $10.7820 a bushel. June live cattle was. 78 cent higher at $1.2048 a...

  • *April consumer spending up 1 pct vs est. 0.7 pct rise. May 31- Wall Street inched higher on Tuesday as strong consumer spending data gave the latest sign of improvement in economic growth and supported the Federal Reserve's stance to increase interest rates in the coming months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday a rate hike in the coming months would likely be...

  • Disney and Nike were among the biggest decliners Tuesday in the Dow Jones industrial average. Westar Energy, the biggest utility company in Kansas, rose 8 percent after agreeing to be acquired by Great Plains Energy. Botox maker Allergan rose 2 percent after the activist investor Carl Icahn said he had accumulated a large stake in the company.

  • *April consumer spending up 1 pct vs est. 0.7 pct rise. May 31- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday after strong consumer spending data gave the latest sign of improvement in economic growth and supported the Federal Reserve's stance to increase interest rates in the coming months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday a rate hike in the coming months would...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Tuesday and consumer goods makers are taking the biggest losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 76 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,796 as of 1:27 p.m. Eastern time. EYE ON CONSUMERS: The Commerce Department said that U.S. consumer spending rose 1 percent in April, led by a big jump in purchases of autos...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, May 31- Asian shares recovered from a wobbly start on Tuesday, but remained on track for a monthly loss, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks scaled on expectations the U.S. European markets are poised for a mixed start, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.3 percent lower, France's CAC to begin the day...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, May 31- Asian shares recovered from a wobbly start on Tuesday, but remained on track for a monthly loss, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks scaled on expectations the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.4 percent, poised to end the month down 1.9 percent. Data released earlier in the session showed...

  • *US, UK markets shut on Monday for public holidays. "With UK and US markets closed overnight, Asian markets will be looking to Europe for leads today," Angus Nicholson, market analyst at IG, said in a note. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trading, ending more than 2 percent lower for the month.

  • *OPEC members unlikely to agree on cuts this week. May 30- Oil prices inched up toward $50 a barrel on Monday, although uncertainty ahead of an OPEC producer-group meeting later in the week was expected to cap gains. While OPEC has been unable to agree on an output freeze to support prices, Iraq was the latest Middle East producer to raise its export quota ahead of the...

  • *Germany's DAX index hits one-month high. *Volumes seen thin as UK, U.S. markets shut. LONDON, May 30- Germany's DAX share index climbed to a one-month high on Monday, with some investors betting that the euro's relative weakness against the U.S. dollar would underpin German exporters.

  • *European stocks rise, Germany's DAX hits 1- mth high. LONDON, May 30- European shares hit one-month highs on Monday, while the dollar index rose to a two-month peak after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States may be around the corner. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was 0.1 percent higher, while...

  • LONDON, May 30- European shares steadied in thin trading on Monday, with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike coming sooner rather than later prompting investors to avoid strong bets. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was flat by 0710 GMT, while Germany's DAX was up 0.07 percent and France's CAC fell 0.1 percent. Trading volumes were expected to be...

  • *Wall Street rises ahead of U.S. TOKYO, May 30- Asian shares edged down on Monday while the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States could be around the corner. Financial spreadbetters predicted Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to each open up 0.7 percent, after Friday's gains on...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 44.93 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,873.22.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- The U.S. dollar index hit a two-month high and U.S. bond prices fell on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said a U.S. interest rate hike will likely be appropriate in the coming months. "It's appropriate... for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months such a move...

  • I think the S&P 500 is going up, so I’m going long: Trader

    Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com plays on the SPY, which he predicts will rise.

  • The stock that’s up 1300%

    Shares of Lending Tree have seen an incredible rally over the past five years. Chad Morganlander of Stifel Nicolaus and Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray discuss what could be ahead with Brian Sullivan.