The stock market is poised for its best May in 9 years—but the coming week is crucial

So far, the month of May is turning out to be a solid, if not turbulent, period for stock-market investors, but there’s plenty of cause for caution. Indeed, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.24% is staged for the best May performance in nine years, boasting a month-to-date return of 2.8% thus far, while the Dow […]

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Here's why stock investors should hope that corporate earnings growth shrinks

Many investors find it surprising that, in the wake of the fastest growth rate in corporate profits in many years, the U.S. stock market is struggling. In fact, however, they should have expected it. Over the past nine decades, the stock market on average has hardly produced any gain in calendar quarters in which year-over-year […]

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Hoping for a bullish stock market? Cheer for the Washington Capitals

Although no Canadian teams made it to the Stanley Cup finals this year, Canadians may still have an extra reason to tune in and watch closely on Monday night — and to cheer for the Washington Capitals. Originally mentioned in the Canadian edition of the Essentials of Corporate Finance textbook in 2007, the Canadian stock […]

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Stock Market Today: Beaten Down Airlines, Homebuilders Lead Mixed Session

Airline stocks outperformed in the stock market today as oil prices plunged. Meanwhile, homebuilders outperformed as the 10-year Treasury yield fell further below the 3% level. It was trading around 2.93%, down another 5 basis points, after hitting a high of 3.11% on May 17. X Selling was contained in the stock market today as […]

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Active managers do better in a volatile stock market, but investors still prefer passive

Actively managed funds remain sharply out of favor in 2018, as investors continue their decadelong move to low-fee passive products, but for the moment, that exodus is occurring against a backdrop of stronger-than-usual performance. According to data from Goldman Sachs, 56% of large-cap mutual funds have outperformed their benchmark so far this year, putting them […]

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Nasdaq Rises In Mixed Stock Market; When Is It Time To Buy Apple Again?

Wall Street showed mixed stock market action in afternoon trade Friday, with the Nasdaq holding its command over other indexes. The tech-filled composite index rallied 0.1%, setting up a likely weekly gain of more than 1%. X Apple (AAPL) helped the Nasdaq’s cause, lifting 0.7% to 189.51 in very quiet turnover. At that price, the […]

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Spanish, Italian political risks rattle bond, stock markets

LONDON (Reuters) – Borrowing costs in southern Europe shot up on Friday and stock markets in Milan and Madrid fell as threatened no-confidence motions against Spain’s prime minister exacerbated a sell-off provoked by growing political risk in Italy. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives to attend a 2018 budget plenary session at Parliament […]

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GDPR Isn't Stopping Facebook Stock

[unable to retrieve full-text content] GDPR Isn’t Stopping Facebook Stock  U.S. News & World Report Full coverage Source link

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Stock-market futures drift lower ahead of data, remarks by Fed's Powell

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a mostly lower open Friday as energy stocks looked set to fall, as the market looked set to cap a wild week of geopolitical news ahead of remarks by Federal Reserve policy makers, including Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Volatility in the space could be amplified if trading is light going […]

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Bill Miller says higher interest rates always led to a higher stock market the last two decades

Higher interest rates are good for the stock market, noted investor Bill Miller said in call about the first quarter for markets. div > div.group > p:first-child”> “Looking at the last 20 years — all cases of higher interest rates have been met with a market that’s gone higher,” Miller said, according to notes from […]

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