Tag: Standard&Poor’s 500-Stock Index

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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Stocks Just Hit a Record, Thanks to the Fed

It’s the Fed to the rescue. Again. Stocks hit a record high on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve opened the door to interest rate cuts in the coming months. The signals sent by the central bank seemed to confirm growing certainty among investors that the Fed would lower rates this summer, in the […]

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