Financial Markets

3 Ways to Protect Your Retirement Money From a Market Downturn

This long bull market won't last forever.<p>Last week we got a reminder of just how volatile the stock market can be, when the Dow Jones Industrial …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

S&P 500: The Breakout In Place?

The key resistance level is broken.<p>Need to see short covering and trend-following to make sure the breakout is for real.<p>Also, a random negative …

S&P 500

Six months later, the “Trump trade” is over

<i>“I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me.”</i><p>—Donald J. Trump, April 2017<p>Within a month of Donald Trump boasting about markets having <i>too much</i> confidence in him, the dollar had erased all the gains it made after the president’s …

S&P 500

MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500, Nasdaq In Record Territory As Stock Market Aims For 6-day Win Streak

Best Buy shares jump after earnings<p>The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite traded in record territory on Thursday as U.S. stocks advanced for a sixth straight session, thanks in part to big gains in shares of Best Buy after quarterly results.<p>The S&P 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5%, to 2,415, after …

S&P 500

Mutual fund expenses hit new low in 2016

Stock Markets32 minutes ago (May 25, 2017 12:38PM ET)<p>Saved. See Saved Items.<p>This article has already been saved in your Saved Items<p>© Reuters. Mutual …

Stock Markets

Retailers rebound to boost S&P, Nasdaq to record highs | Reuters

By Tanya Agrawal<p>U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite scaling new highs, buoyed by strong earnings reports from the …

S&P 500

M&A talk circles Staples

Staples (SPLS +3.5%) breaks higher after rejecting an offer from Cerberus Capital for being too low.<p>Sources indidate that Sycamore Partners is still …

S&P 500

China Takes Aim at Moody's After Rating Downgrade

SHANGHAI – Moody's Investors Service is facing a backlash in China against its decision to cut the country's credit rating, a move that has come just as foreign ratings firms are set to receive greater access than ever to the world's No.2 economy.<p>China's Finance Ministry immediately criticized the …

Bond Market

Stocks Could Rise 50%, Says Yale's Shiller

Robert Shiller, a nobel prize winning economist, has predicted that the bull market in stocks could last several years, according to CNBC. Stocks …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Likely to Be Transitory? S&P 500 Hits New High, Dow Gains 75 Points as Fed Looks to June

Stocks edged higher today even as the <b>Federal Reserve</b> minutes revealed a central bank leaning towards raising interest rates in June.<p>The <b>S&P 500</b> …

S&P 500

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.08%

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors led shares …

Stock Markets

US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as investors went on a late buying spree. The gains came after news that the Federal Reserve plans to start reducing its huge portfolio of bonds. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a record high.<p>Stocks were slightly …

Markets

U.S. Stocks Climb as Fed Hints at June Rate Increase

Gains in real estate and utilities shares pushed U.S. stocks slightly higher Wednesday as minutes from the Federal Reserve signaled interest rates could rise in June.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 62 points, or 0.3%, to 21000. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite added …

S&P 500

The Daily Prophet: Fed Finds a Way to Calm Nervous Bond Traders

Connecting the dots in global markets.<p>That sound you heard was a collective sigh of relief emanating from the bond market. For months, traders have been wringing their hands over statements by the Federal Reserve that it wants to start shrinking the amount of bonds it holds on its $4.5 trillion …

Bond Market

Sensex hits record high; banks rally

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files<p>REUTERS - The Sensex hit a record high late in the session on Thursday as banks rallied on continued hopes of central bank and government action to tackle bad debt in the …

Stock Markets (India)

Asian markets lifted by US stocks’ move to record territory

Fed minutes lifting expectations of a June rate rise fail to dampen party mood<p><b>Thursday 02.50 BST</b><p><b>Overview</b><p>Asian stocks were higher, basking in the glow …

S&P 500

Morning Movers: Sears Soars, Best Buy Flies, Signet Tumbles

Stocks look set for a higher open this morning even as oil falls following <b>OPEC's</b> decision to maintain its production cuts for another nine months.<p><b>S&P</b> …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Best Buy Soars to Record High

Not all brick-and-mortar retailer stocks are suffering this year.<p>Electronics-seller Best Buy Co.’s stock price surged 19% to $59.83 in mid-morning trading, on pace to top its all-time high of $59.50 set a decade ago. Best Buy’s stock was the best performer on the S&P 500, which added 0.4%.<p>Stock …

S&P 500

Signet sees double-digit drop in same-store sales

Stock Markets33 minutes ago (May 25, 2017 07:37AM ET)<p>Saved. See Saved Items.<p>This article has already been saved in your Saved Items<p>© Reuters. Signet …

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Biz Break: Could Google’s Waymo soon be worth way more than you thought?

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>That’s a Lot of Waymo:</b> When it became known that Google was getting into the self-driving car market, there was no doubt that the …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Goldman trims U.S. GDP growth view after trade, inventory data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs economists on Thursday dialed back their view on U.S. economic growth in the first half of this year following advance data that showed a drop in wholesale inventories and a wider deficit in the goods trade balance in April.<p>They downgraded their outlook on the …

NYSE

Sensex soars 448 pts to chart new record high on expiry day, Nifty tops 9,500

Bulls staged a smart bounce back on the final day of May F&O expiry, boosted by short covering by investors in frontline banking, IT and other …

Stock Markets (India)

What Not To Buy In Today's Stock Market

S&P 500 earnings have stagnated since 2013, but this has not stopped analysts from launching their forecasts every year with expectations of 10-20 …

S&P 500

What every Canadian investor needs to know today

Equity Markets<p>Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Thursday, boosted by earnings that beat market expectations at three of the country’s biggest banks.<p>The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.67 points, or 0.46 per cent, to 15,490.16 shortly after the open. The …

Markets

S&P, Nasdaq Open at Record Levels After Fed Minutes

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite opened at record highs on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers expected the economy to pick up momentum.<p>While policymakers expected they would raise interest rates sooner rather than later, they agreed they …

S&P 500

TD Bank profit rises 22% to $2.5B

TD Bank had $2.5 billion of net income during the second quarter, up 22 per cent from a year ago.<p>The earnings amounted to $1.31 per share.<p>That …

TD Bank

Global stocks are at record highs

World stocks hit record highs on Thursday and the dollar dipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled caution in raising interest rates, while oil fell after top producers extended output cuts for shorter than some in markets had expected.<p>The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose to new highs in early trading. …

S&P 500

International Game Tech Shares Slide 10% Premarket After Earnings Miss

International Game Technology Plc. shares slid 10% in premarket trade Thurday, after the company posted weaker-than-expected earnings for the first quarter. The company said it had a net loss of $55 million, or 27 cents a share, in the quarter, after a loss of $86.4 million, or 46 cents a share, in …

Markets

US equities close higher as Wall Street marks Fed's plan to scale back balance sheet

The S&P 500 posted a record close at 2,404.39.<p>The S&P 500 extended its win streak for a fifth session on Wednesday (24 May) to post a record close. …

S&P 500

FTSE steady near highs but Petrofac, Acacia slump on probe woes

| MILAN<p>British shares steadied on Thursday as investors sought fresh catalysts after a run that lifted the country's main indexes to record highs, while Petrofac (PFC.L) saw one third of its value wiped out amid worries over a fraud investigation.<p>Data showing that Britain's economy slowed more than …

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