Stock Market

Somewhat calmer week expected for stock market

New York U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard Poor’s 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks. This week may be a calmer one for the stock market, after an uncharacteristically bumpy stretch shook what had been an incredibly smooth ride higher for stocks this year. Few market-moving events are on the calendar this week, and ...

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5 Things The Stock Market Doesn’t Give A Hoot About

A lot of people develop deep feelings when it comes to the stock market. They get emotionally hooked on stocks, “stories” about companies and even the market’s future. Most times, this relationship ends badly. Although the market represents the “animal spirits” of millions of investors, it doesn’t single out your feelings. It has no regard for what you think or ...

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The Stock Market Has Been Magical. It Can’t Last.

But that’s not all. By one standard — the market’s average daily movement, measured against its trend for that year — stocks so far in 2017 are the steadiest they have been since 1965, when Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading an epochal civil rights march from Selma ...

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There are cracks forming under the surface of the stock market

While the US stock market has shown remarkable resilience lately, if you look closer, there are some cracks forming under the surface. Business Insider senior markets reporter Joe Ciolli discusses a measure called dispersion, which shows the degree to which the market’s best performers are diverging from the worst. It’s high right now, which some market experts think shows rising investor ...

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The stock market’s safety net is working better than ever

REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado There’s no denying that corporate share buybacks are the fuel that keep stock prices rising during lean times. But while they help the broader market, they’ve been a drag on the performance of the companies most active in executing them. That’s all changing. Over the past two months, the corporations with the most share repurchases have been beating ...

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Opinion: This is the lesson the stock market has learned from Charlottesville

When I attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., we had tons of future politicians on campus. Mitch Landrieu, now mayor of New Orleans, took a carload of us out for steak our first day: My first view of the Capitol at night came from the back of his Oldsmobile. I bonded with Ed Gillespie, a New Jersey ...

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The Stock Market Is Feeling Happy Again

European benchmarks rose during early trading Wednesday as investors began positioning for economic news set to hit the market later in the session.  Wednesday’s agenda in the economic data department includes average incomes data due from the U.K., the second estimate of second quarter GDP for the Eurozone and the all-important Federal Reserve meeting minutes due out toward the back end ...

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Stock market on track for 3rd gain in a row as North Korea pulls back on Guam threat

U.S. stock-index futures were trading higher Tuesday, pointing to a third straight advance as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea appeared to recede after Kim Jong Un pulled back on his threat to attack Guam. Investors were also waiting for a raft of U.S. data, including a closely watched report on retail sales, which could further dictate market direction. ...

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The Stock-Market Rally Won’t Last Without Some Help

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the global financial crisis that set off the Great Recession. What the then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had characterized as a mere “$50 billion problem” morphed into a plunge in equity values with investors losing trillions of dollars, and a recession that caused unemployment to peak at 10 percent in ...

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Opinion: North Korea may not be the biggest worry for this ailing stock market

Did Thursday’s little jolt of volatility wake you up after months of unusual stock market calm? Better get used to it. You might be tempted to think that the conflict between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was the main cause of the selling. If so, you probably have faith that as soon as this calms down ...

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