US stocks close sharply higher, snap 3-week losing streak with gains led by tech-heavy Nasdaq

U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Friday, with all three major benchmarks suffering three consecutive weeks of losses, as investors appeared to have priced in another giant rate hike of the Federal Reserve. How Stock Indices Have Performed The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.19% advanced 377.19 points, or 1.2%, to close at 32,151.71. The … Read more

Bullish Traders May Like This Remarkable Contrarian Signal

Sophisticated investors will be wary, however. It hasn’t benefited either bulls or bears lately to assume that a march in either direction can be sustained for long without containing sharp reversals. For example, over the past six months, the S&P 500 SPX, +0.66% had a 16% decline, then a 7% recovery, followed by a 12% … Read more

Dow up 300 points as ‘Goldilocks’ report shows US added 315,000 jobs in August

U.S. stocks rallied on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy added more than 300,000 jobs last month, perfectly in line with investor expectations. How Stocks Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.52% advanced 332 points, or 1.1%, to 31,999. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.52% rose 45 points, or 1.2%, to 4,015. The Nasdaq … Read more

US stocks climb as strong economic data bolster sentiment ahead of Powell speech

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with major benchmarks heading for back-to-back gains after a string of strong economic data as investors awaited news from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday. How Stocks Trade S&P500 SPX rose 42 points, or 1%, to 4,183. Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA advanced 150 points, or 0.5%, to 33,116. … Read more

A new supercycle is emerging for the economy, and stocks will benefit, strategist says

It’s been an interesting summer for financial markets – more or less a series of mostly pessimistic economic data has traders thinking the Fed will ease the pedal, although over the past week they’ve been less and less convinced of this point of view. Taking a longer lens, Dario Perkins, managing director of global macroeconomics … Read more

The Dow plunges 400 points, the S&P 500 loses 1.6%, as investors question the Fed’s pivot thesis

US stocks slid on Monday on fears that the recent rally was based on an overly optimistic view about the Federal Reserve’s potential to back away from using sharply higher interest rates to fight inflation. How are stocks traded? The S&P 500 SPX, -1.69% fell 67 points, or 1.6%, to 4,161 The Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

Here are 5 reasons why the bull run in stocks could be about to turn into a bear market

Some market gurus are beginning to worry that Wall Street’s summer rally is starting to run out of steam, after stocks quickly went from oversold to overbought. Gene Goldman, chief investment officer of Cetera Financial Group, explained that stocks are likely heading for a pullback, even though the economy is in better shape than many … Read more

Here are 5 reasons why the bull run in stocks could be about to turn into a bear market

Some market gurus are beginning to worry that Wall Street’s summer rally is starting to run out of steam, after stocks quickly went from oversold to overbought. Gene Goldman, chief investment officer of Cetera Financial Group, explained that stocks are likely heading for a pullback, even though the economy is in better shape than many … Read more

Season 6, Episode 13, “Saul Gone”

Rhea Seehorn in You better call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television When asked to give a hint about how You better call Saul would end during a Tribeca Festival panel in June, Bob Odenkirk came up with two words: “second life.” This clue turned out to be much more concise and more perfect than anyone … Read more

South Korea offers North ‘bold’ economic benefits for denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered “bold” economic aid to North Korea if it scraps its nuclear weapons program while avoiding harsh criticism from the North days after threatening of “deadly” retaliation against the COVID-19 outbreak he blames on the South. In a speech celebrating the end of … Read more