Stock Market

4 signs a February stock-market selloff may be brewing

U.S. stocks on Monday descended significantly for the first time in the Donald Trump postelection era that delivered a multimonth shot in the arm to equity investors. There are signs that stocks, which have risen on hope that the new president would unfurl a slate of policies favorable to Wall Street, may see a healthy downturn from recent records. On ...

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The Bull Continues Rampage Through the U.S. Stock Market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) , SP 500 , Nasdaq Composite (NDAQ) , Dow Transports and the Russell 2000 continue to have positive but overbought weekly charts. All-time intraday highs were set at 20,125.58 for the Dow 30, 2,300.99 for the SP 500, 5,669.61 for the Nasdaq and 9,502.50 for Dow transports on Jan. 26. The Russell 2000 lags ...

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The stock market has boomed under Trump. What happens next might scare you.

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Opinion: Two things are happening in the US stock market for the first time since 1900

Associated Press Wall Street traders working curbside in the early 1900s. There are two things happening in the U.S. stock market now that haven’t occurred since 1900. Before I break down what they are, let’s first build the background by looking at an annotated chart. Please click here for the annotated chart. The chart is of the SPDR SP 500 ...

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In gamble, Trump team embraces stock market surge

President Trump’s team is breaking with White House precedent by taking a victory lap after a stock market surge. After the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 20,000 points for the first time in its history Wednesday, Trump and his advisers quickly hailed the event while giving the new president credit for the milestone. “The Trump Effect,” tweeted Kellyanne Conway, one of ...

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The Stock Market Sure Is High

Image via Exciting, the Dow closed over 20,000 yesterday for the first time in history. What is the best thing to do with this information? Uhhhhh… Advertisement SELL NOW. “The U.S. expansion is​ more than seven years old and retains little momentum from using up spare capacity from the recession. At 4.7%, the unemployment rate is at levels the Fed ...

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Stock market hits historic level; Dow Jones tops 20000

CLOSEx Embed x Share For the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average topped 20,000. A look back at Dow’s monthly performance since its inception in 1896. By Ramon Padilla, Jim Sergent, Adam Shell USA TODAY The stock market hit a historic high on Wednesday.(Photo: Getty Images) Story Highlights The Dow Jones Industrial Average just topped the psychological important 20,000 ...

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How to bet on stock market momentum

Momentum strategies can hold their own, even in a volatile year like 2016. That’s good news, because last year was easily one of the most challenging for momentum strategies. Just recall how many reversals there were during 2016, which whipsawed many momentum traders into doing just the opposite of what they should have done. For example, the first six weeks ...

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Stock Market News for January 23, 2017

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the new U.S. President and gave a protectionist speech, which in turn had a broad-based positive impact on U.S. benchmarks. In his speech, Trump focused on America’s prosperity and strength and pledged to make “America great again.” All three key indexes rallied with the Dow snapping a five-session losing stretch. However, the ...

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Why The Stock Market Will Romp Under Donald Trump

Where will the stock market go in the Trump administration? During the Obama presidency, it has advanced nicely, even amid so-so growth. Andrew Houghton and Nicholas Atkeson of Delta Investment Management in San Francisco show us why a bullish view for the market has further to rise. The presidential election cycle occurs every four years, no matter what is going ...

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