Stock Market: 3 Things Under the Radar This Week

♦ Stock Market This Week ♦ Stock Market — Stock markets cheered the much-anticipated signing of the phase one trade deal between China and the U.S. But there are many more trade questions that could either take the deal as a model or see it as a warning sign. The EU and the U.S. may […]

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Stock Market Today: Eurozone Bond Auctions Enjoy Record Demand

♦ Eurozone Bond Auctions ♦ Stock Market News — Records have tumbled across eurozone bond markets this week as investors queue to lend to governments, betting that interest rates in the currency bloc will stay at rock bottom for the foreseeable future. Spain amassed €53bn of bids for its new 10-year bond on Tuesday — […]

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US and China Prepare to Seal ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

♦ US-China Trade Dispute ♦ Stock Market News Today — The “phase one” deal, to be formalised on Wednesday at a White House ceremony scheduled for 11.30am, is the result of a limited compromise between Washington and Beijing at a time when both countries feared the economic and financial fallout from escalating tensions. It commits […]

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Visa To Buy Fintech Plaid in $5.3bn Deal

♦ Visa To Buy Fintech Plaid ♦ Visa agreed to acquire Plaid, a group that connects fintech companies with their customers’ bank accounts, for $5.3bn in the latest large tech-focused deal by the payments company. The acquisition of the Silicon Valley company, which is backed by high profile tech investors including Mary Meeker and Andreessen […]

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Today’s Stock Market News – Monday, 13 January, 2020

♦ Tech Sector Leads Stocks Higher ♦ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. equities rose, led by shares of technology companies, in a week expected to be dominated by the start of earnings season and the signing of a partial China trade deal. Apple, Tesla and Microsoft  pushed the Nasdaq Composite Index higher. The Stoxx Europe 600 swung […]

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China’s Currency Extends 2020 Rally

♦ Chinese Currency News ♦ StockMarketNews.Today — China’s currency has gained further momentum — wiping out the heavy losses it took over the summer — amid cooling tensions between Beijing and Washington. The renminbi rallied as much as 0.5 per cent against the US dollar, crossing the Rmb6.9 mark for the first time since August […]

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Stock Market News: The U.S. and China Have Agreed to Restart Semi-Annual Talks Aimed at Resolving Economic Disputes

Today’s Stock Market News – Sunday, 12 January, 2020 ⇑⇓ Stock Market News Today ⇓⇑ — The United States and China have agreed to restart semi-annual talks aimed at resolving economic disputes between the two countries, a process abandoned at the start of the Trump administration as a trade conflict between the countries escalated. An official […]

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U.S. Job Growth Slows – Unemployment Rate Steady At 3.5%

Stock Market News — U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December, but the pace of hiring remains more than enough to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track despite a deepening downturn in a manufacturing sector stung by trade disputes. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Friday also […]

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Today’s Stock Market News – Friday, 10 January, 2020

◊ Stock Market News Today – Friday, 10 January, 2020 ◊ StockMarketNews.Today — Stocks march higher as Middle East tensions ease… World stocks set new record highs on Friday and the prices of safe-haven assets such as gold pulled back as investors cheered an apparent de-escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions and looked instead to prospects of […]

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U.S. Adds 202,000 Private Sector Jobs in December

StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. private employers added a far larger-than-forecast 202,000 jobs in December, according to a report by payrolls processor ADP on Wednesday. Economists had expected the report to show a gain of 160,000 jobs. November’s figure was revised to 124,000 from the 67,000 initially reported. “As 2019 came to a close, we saw expanded […]

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Today’s Stock Market News { Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 }

Buy and Sell Crude Oil Online StockMarketNews.Today — Iran attack on US forces sends oil rising. Oil prices and global stock markets stabilised after an initial jolt of volatility in the hours after an Iranian missile strike against American forces in Iraq significantly escalated tensions in the Middle East. President Trump is due to make […]

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How To Start Investing In 2020

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — Over half of Americans (55%) say they are not participating in the stock market, according to a 2019 poll of over 8,000 U.S. adults conducted by MetLife. Gen Z (18 to 24) and millennials (defined here those 25 to 34) are opting […]

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Goldman Says Oil Rally Likely Shortlived

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — A flare-up in U.S.-Iran tension may be keeping oil elevated, but an actual disruption to global crude supplies is needed to keep prices at current levels, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc . Price risks for Brent, which has surged about 6% […]

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Will Recession Strike In 2020?

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — Year-end is the traditional time to forecast the economy and ensure that your investment portfolio can handle future shocks. Habitual worrywarts—including some practitioners of the dismal science—see ominous signs that America’s record-breaking expansion will soon end. Meanwhile, most stock market pundits see […]

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China’s Had Another Record Year Of Corporate Bond Defaults

StockMarketNews.Today — A decade ago, defaults almost never happened, but that wasn’t because companies in China were always healthy. It was a reflection of the tightly controlled financial system, where companies were often linked to the government and bonds were largely bought by state-owned lenders. Authorities have often stepped in to ensure that financially troubled […]

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Stock Market News: 5 Things To Watch For In Global Markets In 2020

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — 1. No end in sight to the U.S.-China struggle for supremacy. The trade war between the U.S. and China, which hobbled the world economy almost single-handedly in 2019 is likely to leave deep marks on 2020 too. The International Monetary Fund estimated […]

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Boring Co’s Las Vegas Tunnel To Be Operational In 2020

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — Elon Musk, founder of tunneling enterprise Boring Company, said in a tweet that a commercial tunnel in Las Vegas would “hopefully” be fully operational in 2020. “Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from Convention Center to Strip, […]

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US MARKETS: Dow Set To Gain 100 Points At The Open

◊ U.S. Market Futures Today ◊ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as optimism continues to drive year-end rally. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 96 points, pointing to a higher start of about 105 points. Futures on Nasdaq and S&P 500 traded higher too. […]

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Stock Market Correction 2020

• StockMarketNews.Today • As investors celebrate the outsized gains they made in the stock market in 2019, they may be getting ready to sell some of their winners once 2020 begins. Investors Bet on Volatility Comeback in 2020 There’s little to stand in the way of the rising stock market at this point as it drifts, […]

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Best Stock Market Sectors For 2020

♦ Stock Market Predictions For 2020 ♦ StockMarketNews.Today — After another big year for the stock market and the U.S. economy in 2019, investors are looking ahead to 2020 to determine which sectors will lead the next phase of the decade-long bull market. The technology sector has once again been the top-performing sector in 2019, […]

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Stock Market News – (Today – 20/12/2019)

StockMarketNews.Today — As end-December approaches, money market players’ thoughts may be turning to a September scare, when rates in the $2.2 trillion U.S. repurchase or repo market spiked to 10%, boosting the premium to borrow dollars. The fear is a bigger crunch may erupt in the $2.2 trillion U.S. repo market towards year-end, a period when […]

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Today’s Stock Market News – Economic Calendar

⇑⇓ Stock Market News Today – Business & Financial News ⇓⇑ The last full trading week of 2019 looks set to be an exciting one with the trade roller-coaster still not over despite the announcement of a “phase-one” deal between the U.S. and China. The Brexit process could finally get underway after a landslide victory […]

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China Suspends Planned Tariffs Scheduled For Dec. 15

⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today – Stock Market News Today ⇓⇑ China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec. 15, the State Council’s customs tariff commission said on Sunday, after the world’s two largest economies agreed a “phase one” trade deal on Friday. The deal, rumors and leaks over […]

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The New Trade Deal Could Help Boost The Global Economy Next Year

Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today’s socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, according to Saskia Sassen. They are more accurately understood as a […]

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Fed Holds Rates Steady

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely, with moderate economic growth and low unemployment expected to continue through next year’s presidential election. The decision by the U.S. central bank‘s rate-setting committee left the benchmark overnight lending rate in […]

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