Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $76,926
87%  
Woo hoo!!! And now less than $11.1k to go!! Less than $2.3k to the yellow!! Go, FReepers, GO!!

Keyword: stockmarket

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Respected Market Timer: Jump onto this bull market now and ride stocks to new 2020 highs

    12/04/2019 10:45:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/03/2019 | Mark Hulbert
    Relax — the stock market’s decline that began on Black Friday is not likely to be more severe than a 4% to 8% pullback. In fact, you might even welcome such a reversal, since it would create conditions for the U.S. market to climb to new all-time highs in early 2020. These are the latest forecasts from Hayes Martin, president of Market Extremes, an investment consulting firm that focuses on major market turning points. I was introduced to Martin several years ago by David Aronson, author of Evidence-Based Technical Analysis and co-author (with Dr. Timothy Masters) of Statistically Sound Machine...
  • Record closes for all three indices to end the week (Dow-Jones 28,004)

    11/15/2019 1:21:23 PM PST · by Ken H · 40 replies
    Forex Live ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Greg Michalowski
    The Dow above 28000 for the first time ever. Indices close at record all time high levels. The major indices are closing at records. The Dow hits 28,000 for the 1st time ever and looks like my close above that level as well. The S&P index and NASDAQ index are also trading at record levels and closed at the highs. It is hard to get any better than that.
  • Why Record-High Stock Prices Mean You Should Buy More

    11/19/2019 6:29:43 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Risk Hedge ^ | 13 Nov, 2019 | Stephen McBride
    Nobody wants to be the schmuck who bought stocks at the tippy-top. Did you check your 401(k) this week? If so, you surely noticed US stocks hit new all-time highs. And the S&P 500 is now on track for its best year since 1996. How does this make you feel in your gut? Are you happy stocks are achieving new highs? Or does it scare you... tempt you to sell all your stocks… and run for cover? Record High Prices Scare Investors I talk with hundreds of investors... and I can tell you with 100% certainty record high stock prices...
  • For Wall Street, Russia Has Become ‘Bulletproof

    11/18/2019 8:50:32 PM PST · by NorseViking · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2019 | Kenneth Raposa
    Sorry, haters, Putin’s securities market is better than Xi’s, better than Trump’s. It’s Europe’s fault. For all the talk about starving Vladimir Putin and, inevitably, Russia of financial resources with sanctions on major state-run companies, Russian bonds have become a must-have. Not only in Europe where yields are nearly zero, but also among American global bond fund managers that want to get paid for holding debt. Considering there is about $15 trillion worth of negative-yielding bonds out there, Russia’s 10-year sovereign looks great to everyone, except to the most scornful of the anti-Russia crowd, at around 6.4% in rubles. Russia’s...
  • The media was sure a Trump win would tank U.S. stock market. (But it didn’t.)

    11/10/2019 5:39:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 10,2019 | BY SHARYL ATTKISSON
    You might find it fun, maddening or confounding– but it’s hard to not to find it interesting to review how wrong so many of us in the media have been when it comes to political and financial predictions in the era of Donald Trump. One example is a 2016 article by CNN. It’s entitled: “A Trump win would sink stocks.” It doesn’t attribute the prediction to anyone in particular, it simply states it as if it were a fact. The article goes on to read, “If Donald Trump wins the election…U.S. stocks will almost certainly tank.” The only outstanding question,...
  • Fed Adds Longer-Term Cash To U.S. Banking System

    09/24/2019 9:52:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/24/19
    he Federal Reserve on Tuesday injected longer-term cash into the U.S. banking system in an effort to meet the funding needs of banks and Wall Street following a bout of turbulence in money markets last week. The New York Federal Reserve added $30.0 billion cash into the banking system through 14-day loans to primary dealers. These 14-day term repurchase agreements (repo) were on top of the $75 billion in temporary cash through an overnight repo operation. Primary dealers, or the top 24 Wall Street firms that do business directly with Fed, borrow from the central bank by using their Treasuries...
  • FORTUNE: The S&P 500 Is at an All Time High—But Markets Still Performed Far Better Under Obama

    11/04/2019 8:32:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/04/2019 | Erik Sherman
    Before the Fed lowered its target interest rate range on Wednesday, Donald Trump was already on Twitter, touching on two of his favorite topics: how the Fed doesn't lower interest rates enough and that the stock market's performance is thanks to him and his Republican pals. The connection between a president and equity markets isn't straightforward. Many factors—the general health of the economy, investors sentiment, interest rates, financial stimulus, and global business conditions, for example—affect how stocks perform. But presidents also aren't unimportant. "Policies may or may not be helpful for economic growth," says Kenneth Orr, CEO of investment research...
  • S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite close at records after October jobs report (UNEXPECTED!)

    11/01/2019 1:06:33 PM PDT · by abb · 19 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | November 1, 2019 | Sunny Oh
    U.S. stocks finished higher on Friday after the October jobs report showed the labor market remains strong, allaying concerns that slower global growth and a weak manufacturing sector would start to hit households. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.97% rose 1% to finish around 3,067, above its precious closing record of 3,046.77 set on Oct. 30. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.11% added 301 points, or 1.1%, to end at around 27,347, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.13% climbed 1.1% to end near 8,386, above its previous closing record of 8,339.64, set July 26. The U.S. economy...
  • Will The Crash in Autos Drive The End Of This Cycle?

    10/30/2019 10:03:12 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies
    Schwab resources ^ | 28 October 2019 | Jeffrey Kleintop
    Key Points •The last global economic cycle ended with a housing bust; will the bust in auto sales end this cycle? •Auto sales have crashed, the unsold inventory and delinquent debt may worsen well into 2020. •This auto-led downturn may be less damaging to the global economy than the housing bust was 10 years ago, but automobile manufacturing still accounts for a sizable amount of production, debt, and jobs. In 2009, the world economy was starting to climb out of a housing-led downturn. Ten years later, a downturn in auto production following tumbling car sales is driving a bust in...
  • S&P 500 hits record as earnings reports signal a recession is nowhere near

    10/28/2019 1:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/28/2019 | Bob Pisani
    There’s one big word we are not hearing this earnings season. There are plenty of issues causing agita for investors this earnings season: China, industrial slowdown, auto sales slowdown. The one word that is not being uttered on conference calls: recession. The U.S. consumer — the engine of global growth — is still holding up, according to CEOs and CFOs who have spoken on their company conference calls in the last few weeks. It’s one reason why the S&P 500 hit an all-time record high on Monday, up more than 20% year to date and completing a rebound from an...
  • S&P 500 trades near record high on earnings, China trade optimism

    10/25/2019 12:10:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/25/2019 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks rose Friday as traders cheered strong quarterly earnings from Intel along with apparent progress on the U.S.-China trade front. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% and traded near its record close of 3,025. The broad index also was close to reaching an intraday record set in July. The Dow traded 155 points higher, while the Nasdaq advanced 0.6%. The indexes hit their highs of the day after the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said China and the U.S. were close to finalizing parts of a phase one trade deal. Intel shares jumped 7.4% after the chipmaker’s results topped analyst...
  • Senators ask SEC, FBI to probe Trump 'chaos trades'

    10/21/2019 2:48:40 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    market watch ^ | 10/21/2019 | schroeder
    A group of 14 Democratic senators is asking federal agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe possible market manipulation timed to President Donald Trump's comments on trade talks with China and other events.
  • Braindead or Willfully Manipulative? How the Media Reported Retail Sales (fake news revealed)

    10/17/2019 7:35:26 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 2 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 10/16/19 | Wolf Richter
    Like a centrally directed disinformation campaign. Here’s what happened. And it was everywhere. Misleading headlines about retail sales, from which reporters then extrapolated silly conclusions about the consumer while clamoring for a rate cut from the Fed. [Media reported] “U.S. retail sales unexpectedly posted the first decline in seven months, suggesting consumers are starting to become shaky as the main pillar of economic growth and potentially bolstering the case for a third straight Federal Reserve interest-rate cut.” The Commerce Department released its “Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services” this morning. This is the first estimate for the month...
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warns ‘there’s a recession ahead’

    10/15/2019 2:53:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/15/2019 | Kevin Dugan
    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warned on Tuesday that a recession is on the horizon thanks to the continuing trade tensions with China. “Of course there’s a recession ahead,” Dimon said during a morning call with reporters after the bank announced its third-quarter earnings. “It does look like geopolitics, particularly around China and trade, are reducing business confidence and business capital expenditure,” Dimon added. On Tuesday afternoon, however, JPMorgan Chase spokesman Joe Evangelisti sought to downplay Dimon’s comments, noting that his boss didn’t mention the timing of his prediction.
  • Weak U.S. retail sales cast gloom over economy (Unexpectedly)

    10/16/2019 6:37:20 AM PDT · by babble-on · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.
  • WATCH:Biden stumbles over words in debate, references people clipping coupons in the stock market

    10/15/2019 8:43:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/19 | Sam Dorman | Fox News
    Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to stumble over his words while discussing the economy and taxes on Tuesday night. "Why should someone who's clipping coupons in the stock market may, in fact, pay a lower tax rate than someone who in fact is, like I said, a schoolteacher and a fireman? It's ridiculous," Biden said. Biden made those comments while appearing at the fourth Democratic debate. Biden has long been the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination but is facing a potential challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who has been gaining traction in key states.
  • US stock futures fall on report China wants more talks before signing ‘phase one’ trade deal

    10/14/2019 5:45:47 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2019 | Imbert and Merideth
    U.S. stock index futures fell Monday after Bloomberg reported China said it needed to have further discussions before it would sign off on the so-called phase one trade deal U.S. President Donald Trump touted on Friday Around 7 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded down 87 points, pointing to a loss of about 80 points at the open. Dow futures briefly dropped more than 100 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures indicated a lower open as well. Futures were marginally higher earlier in the session before taking a leg lower on the Bloomberg report. The report, which...
  • Dow Jones Today: Stocks Bounce As China Seeks Trade War Truce; Apple Gets Price Target Hike

    10/09/2019 7:07:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 9, 2019 | Alan R. Elliott
    Stocks bounced into an early rally Wednesday, as China trade war commentary continued to spur volatile trade across global markets. Investors had an ear turned toward comments from Fed Chief Jerome Powell later in the morning. The Nasdaq traded 0.7% higher and the S&P 500 ran up 0.6% — both were off their early highs. The Dow Jones today eased to a 0.5% gain.
  • The Best Economic News No One Wants to Talk About

    10/05/2019 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Atlantic ^ | OCTOBER 05, 2019 | https://outline.com/LNgLSLDEREK THOMPSON
    It turns out that all three of those things are happening right now. According to analysis by Nick Bunker, an economist with the jobs site Indeed, wage growth is currently strongest for workers in low-wage industries, such as clothing stores, supermarkets, amusement parks, and casinos. And earnings are growing most slowly in higher-wage industries, such as medical labs, law firms, and broadcasting and telecom companies. Bunker’s analysis is not an outlier. A Goldman Sachs look at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found growth for the bottom half of earners at its highest rate of the cycle. And even...
  • Dow loses nearly 500 points on fears that US economy is weakening

    10/02/2019 3:05:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 2, 2019 | Kevin Dugan
    Stocks got slammed for the second day in a row on Wednesday after weak payroll numbers stoked fears that President Trump’s trade wars were slowing down the US economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by nearly 600 points, to a low of 25,974.12, after data from ADP showed that private US employers had hired fewer workers than expected. The Dow ended the day down 494.42 points, or 1.9 percent, to 26,078.62. The report, a precursor to the Labor Department’s more comprehensive jobs report due Friday, followed dismal numbers on US manufacturing Tuesday that showed activity was at its lowest...