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The jobs report was better than expected, but market worries gains will be fleeting without stimulus

August 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Markets see a slight positive in July’s jobs report, but the focus remains on whether Washington can agree to a stimulus package that could help head off future job losses and aid the still millions of unemployed. The economy added […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Stocks gyrate and are flat after strong jobs data as investors await stimulus news

August 6, 2020

Via: CNBC

Stocks moved between gains and losses on Friday as better-than-expected jobs data partially offset lingering tensions between China and the U.S., as well as ongoing coronavirus stimulus negotiations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 34 points lower, or 0.12%. The […]


News

Housing finance regulator to require multifamily landlords in forbearance to notify tenants of eviction protections

August 6, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is putting new rules in place to ensure that renters are aware of their rights during the pandemic. The regulator is now requiring any multifamily landlord who has entered a forbearance agreement on a loan […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Dow sees muted moves a day after biggest gain in three weeks as Americans filing for jobless benefits shrink

August 6, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks showed lackluster trading at the start of Thursday’s trade, even though a weekly snapshot of the labor market showed less Americans filed for unemployment benefits than had been forecast, easing concerns about the recent impact of a resurgence […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Stock-market history shows a falling dollar tends to favor these sectors

August 5, 2020

Via: Market Watch

A falling U.S. dollar is getting a lot of attention from stock-market investors, and according to the chart below from Wells Fargo Investment Institute, the focus isn’t misplaced. The chart sums up how the stock market and a variety of […]


Energy, Industries

Oil ends at 5-month high after data shows drop in crude supplies but rise in gasoline inventories

August 5, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Oil futures posted the highest close in five months, but ended off session highs, after data confirmed a large drop in crude inventories while also showing an unexpected rise in gasoline stocks that undercut notions of a pickup in demand. […]


News

Strikes are up, but union membership is down — and that could be a good sign for the economy

February 13, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The number of work strikes and the number of union members are going in opposite directions, and that divergence is highlighting an important fact about today’s job market, experts say. There were 25 major work stoppages last year, according to […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Stock market bounces around as investors weigh state of U.S-China trade talks

December 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks on Tuesday swung from positive to negative territory as Wall Street weighed U.S-China trade developments, with a Dec. 15 deadline for additional tariffs on Chinese goods looming. Investors also were digesting news of a revised North American free […]


Finance Tech, Liquidity

Metals Stocks: Gold prices slip a bit ahead of Fed meeting this week

December 9, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures settled at a slight loss on Monday, finding little reason to move in either direction ahead of a mid-week policy update from the Federal Reserve and a U.K. general election that could roil markets. The coming two-day Fed […]


Energy, Industries

Oil ticks higher but remains headed for weekly loss

November 1, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Oil futures were up slightly Friday, buoyed by an upbeat read on Chinese manufacturing activity, but remain on track for a weekly loss after a rise in U.S. inventories and uncertainty around U.S.-China trade talks. West Texas Intermediate crude for […]