Despite Trump Jabs, Fed Rate Hikes May Be the Dow’s Saving Grace

Complaining about the Federal Reserve’s approach to monetary policy has been one of President Donald Trump’s favorite activities. However, as talk of recession picks up after a temporary inversion of the yield curve, Jerome Powell’s hawkish approach will be a tremendous asset to the U.S. globally. Meaningful stimulus can help put a floor under the Dow Jones as most of the developed world is stuck on interest rates around zero. No One Should Be Excited by a Fed “Pause” Trump was always the market-friendly candidate, but his decision to increase…

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Passive Investing Boom Poses Catastrophic Risk to Dow Recovery

The trend for passive investing has reached new heights. According to a CNBC report, money continues to pump into ETFs tracking bundled assets – e.g., major indexes like the Dow Jones or S&P 500) – which now make up almost 50% of the entire stock market. Even the bond markets aren’t safe from the passive crowd. While everything looks rosy, there is a sinister threat lurking in the wings. Harvard Study Suggests Financial Stability Risks Associated With Passive Funds Active investors are struggling for assets, and their fees are less…

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Dow Struggles to Shrug off Boeing Scrutiny as S&P 500 Creeps Toward Record Highs

The Dow lagged behind the broader U.S. stock market on Monday, as the Department of Transportation zeroed in on Boeing’s flight safety system in the wake of two deadly airline crashes that have sent the company’s share price into a tailspin. Dow Lags as S&P 500 Jumps Further Past 2,800 The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded flat Monday, reversing an earlier loss. The index’s movement reflects a tepid pre-market session for Dow futures, which staggered into Monday’s open. At last check, the Dow was up 13 points, or 0.1%, at…

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Dow Surges after Brutal Open but Boeing Bleeds in Wake of 737 MAX Crash

Surging tech shares pulled the Dow and broader U.S. stock market out of a big hole on Monday, but a crisis-hit Boeing Co (BA) continues to struggle in the aftermath of a second deadly airline crash in five months. Dow Recovers – for Now Wall Street’s major bourses opened sharply lower on Monday, reflecting a brutal pre-market session for Dow futures. After plunging 242 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now up 108 points, or 0.4%, at 25,558.96. Twenty-nine of 30 index members reported gains, with Apple Inc. (AAPL)…

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Dow Erases Big Gains as Clock Ticks on Government Shutdown, US-China Trade Negotiations

The U.S. stock market traded mixed-to-lower on Monday, as the Dow and other major indexes gave back gains amid high-stakes trade negotiations between the United States and China. DOW SWINGS LOWER The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 136 points higher on Monday and was up by as much as 190 points through the early morning. The gains, which reflected a strong pre-market session for Dow futures, quickly evaporated as investors braced for a big week. At the time of writing, the blue-chip index was down 18 points, or 0.1%, at…

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Dow Rally Plows Ahead as China Trade Optimism Grows

Stock indices including the Dow traded higher after Wednesday’s open and were on track for their fourth consecutive daily advance, as sentiment around U.S.-China trade negotiations improved following the conclusion of mid-level talks in Beijing. Recovery Continues All of Wall Street’s major indexes were holding onto firm gains as of mid-morning, with the Dow Jones The post Dow Rally Plows Ahead as China Trade Optimism Grows appeared first on CCN

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Dow Eyes Shaky Monday as US-China Trade Talks Ramp up

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures mostly traded sideways on Monday morning, as the US stock market waited to see whether renewed negotiations between the world’s two largest economies would bring an end to the US-China trade war. Dow, S&P 500 Teeter as World’s Largest Economies Meet for Trade Talks At 8:19 am ET, Dow futures The post Dow Eyes Shaky Monday as US-China Trade Talks Ramp up appeared first on CCN

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Dow Pounds to 820 Point Gain after Fed Chairman Powell Reassures Investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average thrust off its recent bearish trend during mid-day trading on Friday, surging to an 819 point gain after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reassured investors that the central bank would take stock market conditions into account when deciding whether to hike interest rates. Dow Flirts with 800 Point Rally, Nasdaq The post Dow Pounds to 820 Point Gain after Fed Chairman Powell Reassures Investors appeared first on CCN

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