Tag: Standard&Poor’s 500-Stock Index

Wall Street’s Sky-High Expectations Are About to Collide With Reality

Wall Street’s eternally optimistic forecasters are expecting corporate profit growth to surge by the middle of next year — views that are about to collide with reality as hundreds of companies report financial results and update investors on their prospects. American companies go through this ritual every three months: sharing financial statements and holding conference […]

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While Wall St. Talks of Recession, Bond Investors Make a Killing

For stock investors, the trade war has been nothing but trouble. For bond investors, it’s been a dream. Unable to stomach turbulence driven by the escalating conflict between China and the United States, and leery of a darkening outlook for the economy, investors have been pulling money out of the stock market and buying bonds, […]

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Asian Stocks Drop as the U.S.-China Trade War Worsens

BEIJING — Asian markets opened broadly lower on Monday after a tumultuous weekend of events that further clouded prospects for a foreseeable end to the trade war between the United States and China. Stocks in Hong Kong, where weekend clashes between the police and anti-government demonstrators grew increasingly violent, opened more than 3 percent lower. […]

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Stocks Dip After China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Wall Street stocks dipped and major European indexes fell on Friday after Beijing said it would answer President Trump’s next round of tariffs on Chinese goods by increasing tariffs on American imports, the latest sign that the trade war between the two countries could drag on. Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 futures had […]

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Stock Markets, Jolted by Economic Worry, Suffer 2nd Worst Drop of 2019

Trade-war worries hammered financial markets again on Wednesday as data from Germany and China showed trouble for manufacturing-reliant economies, while the bond market renewed fears of an American recession. Stocks and commodities tumbled in Europe and the United States as risk-averse investors raced to the safety of government bonds, pushing bond prices sharply higher and […]

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Stocks Slide as Bond Market Signals Rising Concern About Growth

Stocks dropped on Wednesday, as the bond market signaled rising concern about the economy and data from Germany showed the country could be veering toward a recession. The German government reported that its economy shrank in the three months ending in June. The largest economy in the eurozone, Germany has become particularly vulnerable to the […]

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Global Stocks Slide After China Lets Currency Dip, Raising Tensions With U.S.

Global stocks dropped sharply on Monday after China let its tightly controlled currency sink to an 11-year low against the dollar, stoking investors’ concerns that Beijing may be using the renminbi as a weapon in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. On Wall Street, shares tumbled more than 1.5 percent at […]

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Investors Are Usually Wrong. I’m One of Them.

Forget about getting everything right. Most people are so consistently wrong that merely avoiding major errors is enough to set you apart from the pack. That is the message in the latest data from Dalbar, a Massachusetts research firm that has been studying the behavior of mutual fund investors for 25 years. Over the past […]

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Why Stocks Are Soaring Amid Rising Economic Fears: ‘There Is No Alternative’

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Want to Profit From a Trade War? There’s an Investment Fund for That

In the always inventive world of exchange-traded funds, you can find funds focused on European carbon credits, social media, and even one that aims to profit from the obesity of Americans. “There’s a lot of wacky stuff out there — I can’t keep track of them all,” said Daniel Sotiroff, an analyst with Morningstar Research […]

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S&P 500 Touches 3,000 as Stock Rally Powers On

The stock market hit a new high in its decade-long rally on Wednesday, as the benchmark S&P 500 stock index traded above 3,000 for the first time. Investors are cheering the potential for an interest-rate cut, which would make stocks more appealing. In prepared testimony before Congress on Wednesday, Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve […]

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