Stock Market

Stock market edges higher ahead of Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech

U.S. stocks edged higher in early Friday trade and the main indexes looked set to finish the week with modest gains, as investors geared up for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.53% was up 68 points, or 0.3%, to 21,850 and was on track for a 0.8% weekly gain, after two ...

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Is the stock market crazy — or just giddy? – The Washington Post

William Cline is going against the grain. Cline, a well-known economist, isn’t convinced that the stock market is wildly overvalued. That’s an increasingly lonely view. “Warning Signs Mount as Stocks Stumble,” the Wall Street Journal headlined this week. “Investors are running out of reasons to keep buying U.S. stocks, exposing a growing number of warning signs,” the Journal wrote. The ...

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Stock Market Correction Coming? Actually, We Are Already In One

The stock market is going through its own version of that old phrase “life is what happens to you while you are making plans.” Gradually, individual stocks and sectors are peeling back from formerly rising trends, creating an environment that is well-known to us value-oriented, active investors, but likely being ignored by index fund investors. As a value-oriented investor, I ...

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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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