Tag: SPX

Stock-market traders brace for ‘quadruple witching’

The stock market is repeating a pattern of midmonth stumbles some analysts tie to options expiration. That dynamic could be amplified this week ahead of...

Treasury yields edge lower as investors brace for U.S. inflation data

Treasury yields moved slightly lower Monday, with investors awaiting this week’s round of closely watched economic data, including the August consumer-price index reading. What are...

Is the U.S. stock market open on Labor Day?

It is unofficially summer’s last hurrah for Wall Street investors. U.S. financial markets will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, marking a...

U.S. stocks drift lower as investors prepare to close out a winning August

U.S. stocks were drifting lower Tuesday afternoon, with investor attention settling on employment data coming at the end of the week as major benchmarks remained...

The S&P 500 hasn’t seen a year-to-date rally this strong since 1997. What’s next?

The S&P 500 continued chugging into record territory Monday, on track to end August with its best performance over the first eight months of a...

Why a debt-ceiling stalemate could push reverse repo demand to $1.4 trillion in next 3 months

Record demand for the Federal Reserve’s overnight reverse repo program could touch a new milestone of $1.4 trillion by year’s end, says Barclays rates strategist...

Stock futures steady as Wall Street gets ready to test records, while oil prices stumble

U.S. stock futures were inching higher on Monday, with major indexes set to hold on to records set late last week after a dovish message...

U.S. stocks drift lower after records as investors assess jobless claims, GDP revision

U.S. stocks drifted slightly lower Thursday, as investors weighed data on second quarter economic growth and weekly jobless benefit claims, a day ahead of a...

U.S. stocks close higher in Nasdaq-led rally, but still see losses for the week

U.S. stock indexes climbed higher Friday afternoon but the benchmarks may still end with losses for the week on fears over the spread of the...

Opinion: Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Nvidia Corp.’s megamerger with ARM Holdings LLC isn’t expected to happen in the timeframe that Nvidia expected, but there are more than a billion reasons...

Investors compare 2021 stock-market rally to the pre-crash summer of 1987 — should they?

Some investors are drawing parallels between the stock market’s 2021 climb and the pattern seen in 1987, a year that saw a seemingly relentless rally...

What the Afghan government’s collapse might mean for the U.S. stock market

After 20 years in the shadows, the Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan, raising questions about stability in the Middle East and stoking some...

U.S. stock futures hold steady as investors wait for consumer price data

U.S. stock futures were pointing to a mixed start, with technology stocks set to come under pressure on Wednesday as investors waited for important consumer...

With Sturgis rally underway, Harley-Davidson rolls out $600 million debt deal

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a new $605 million debt deal backed by loans to buyers of its iconic motorcycles, as the 10-day annual bike rally...

Opinion: How 10 of the world’s smartest investors can help you build your perfect portfolio

We posed this question to 10 of the most respected pioneers in the investment community. Six have Nobel Prizes in Economics: Harry Markowitz, the founder...

New coronavirus wave is giving credence to the risks of a U.S. stagflation-like scenario

The spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in some U.S. states is leading to the possibility that the economy may be heading into...

Home prices could cool when the Fed tapers its bond-buying program. But a crisis? Unlikely

U.S. home prices have been rising at a record annual pace in recent months, fueled in part by historically cheap credit, the absence of properties...

U.S. stocks fall Friday, book weekly losses amid delta variant concerns and weakness in Amazon results

U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, posting a weekly loss to close out the month, with renewed concerns about a rise of cases of the...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

Here’s one big reason Fed tapering may not send bond yields soaring this time

With much of the financial market fixated on when the Federal Reserve will be pulling back on its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases, BofA...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

Dow books 725-point loss, worst day since October, as spread of delta variant and global tensions rattle investors

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Monday, joining the selloff in global equities, as concerns grew about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus...

Opinion: Expect a 10% or worse correction in U.S. stocks by mid-August, says this forecaster with a proven track record

Get ready for the most severe correction since the bull market began in March 2020. To be sure, predictions are a dime a dozen on...

Dow futures drift higher as investors watch for retail sales to end the week

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday were trading slightly higher ahead of a data on June retail sales, after a week featuring assurances by Federal Reserve...

Small-cap stocks are getting crushed this week — here’s what it means

The reflation trade giveth and the reflation trade taketh away. That’s been the case for U.S. small-cap stock-market investors since last fall, with the recent...