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Trade Day Two

Stocks closed marginally lower yesterday after being down more than 2% early in the trading session. The market staged a comeback after the Chinese said they will in fact still travel to the U.S. to continue negotiations this week. U.S. Trade Representative Robert...

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Trade Scare

US Stocks traded higher last Friday after a stellar jobs report but were flat on the week. Stocks are set to open sharply lower this morning after President Donald Trump threatened Beijing with increased tariffs. Trump said in a Sunday afternoon Twitter post that the...

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3.6%

U.S. stocks ended lower yesterday for the second straight day, as investors realized that the Federal Reserve wasn’t going to lower interest rates this year, and that the next interest rate move will most likely be higher. The US economy added 263,000 jobs and the...

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Fed Talk

Stocks closed lower yesterday after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said in a news conference that recently low inflationary pressures may only be “transitory,” dashing speculation the central bank was at least entertaining the idea of an interest rate cut. The Federal...

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May Day

U.S. stocks traded mixed yesterday, as investors reacted to disappointing sales figures from Google-parent Alphabet, which weighed on technology shares. Shares of Apple are higher after they reported earnings for the 1st quarter that fell in line with expectations,...

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Another High

The S&P 500 reached an all-time high yesterday, but the trading session’s gains were kept in check as investors braced for a busy week including a flurry of corporate earnings reports, economic data and an announcement from the Federal Reserve regarding interest...

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It’s a Record

US Stocks traded higher last week and are at record highs on the back of better-than-expected economic and earnings reports. This week is the busiest week of first-quarter earnings season, with 150 S&P 500 constituents reporting in the days ahead. Shares of Disney...

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GDP Rocks

The US economy kicked off the new year with a bang, overcoming a prolonged government shutdown, trade tensions and a global economic slowdown to deliver first-quarter growth that trounced analysts’ estimates. Gross domestic product rose at an annualized pace of 3.2%...

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Durable Goods Suprise

Earnings results have been mixed so far this morning, with 3M reporting it missed expectations and plans to shed 2000 jobs globally. The conglomerate, whose products range from Post-it notes and Magic Tape to the reflective material for road signs, pointed to slowing...

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Record Highs

Boeing has revealed it suffered a hit of more than $1bn of revenues from the worldwide grounding of its troubled 737 Max aircraft. This morning the company withdrew its previous financial guidance for the year because it cannot predict when the Max, its biggest cash...

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economic isolation

Stocks ended yesterday’s trading session mixed as investors face a big week for corporate quarterly results and economic data following an extended holiday weekend. Investors were also monitoring a jump in crude-oil prices as the U.S. said it would end waivers for...

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Easter Monday

Futures are lower after the Easter long weekend that could make today a quiet lull before one of the busiest weeks of the earnings season. Earnings reports before the bell today include Halliburton and Kimberly-Clark, while Whirlpool and Celanese are among those...

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Pinterest

U.S. stocks closed lower yesterday as the health-care sector slumped on concerns over potential adverse impact from future policy changes. Investors also parsed a steady stream of corporate earnings and the latest snapshot of the economy via the Federal Reserve’s...

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China Growing

The Chinese economy grew at a faster-than-expected rate during the first quarter of this year, after a stall in the escalation of US tariffs, and government stimulus measures began to take hold. The world’s second-largest economy expanded 6.4 per cent in the first...

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Good China News

U.S. stocks were slightly lower yesterday as investors appeared underwhelmed by earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup as they looked for guidance on the state of the banking sector and the broader economy. American Airlines announced that it will be extending its...

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2,900 mark

US Stocks traded higher last week and the S&P 500 crossed the psychological 2,900 mark on Friday, putting the market on track to take back its all-time highs if earnings reports are better-than-expected, and companies provide positive guidance. Vancouver...

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Flat Lining

Stocks closed near the flatline yesterday as Wall Street looked ahead to the start of the earnings season. The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in early April fell below 200,000 for the first time since 1969, the latest sign that a strong labor...

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Americans paid more for gas

Stocks ended yesterday’s trading session higher, with the Nasdaq closing at a high for the year. Americans paid more for gas and rent in March, but broader inflationary pressures remained low amid a slowdown in the economy early in the new year.  The consumer price...

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reduced its global economic growth forecast

U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, with the S&P 500 snapping its eight-day winning streak, on fears over escalation of trade tensions with the European Union and a weaker global outlook from the International Monetary Fund. The International Monetary Fund again...

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Warren Buffett has a message

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher yesterday, with the S&P 500 rising for eighth session in a row, as investors geared up for a new earnings season. Warren Buffett has a message for Wells Fargo pick an outsider for the next CEO of the company. In an interview with...

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Wages Rise

US Stocks rose 2% last week and are now within 2% of their all-time-high. This week investors are eagerly awaiting the beginning of the 1st quarter earnings season which starts today. Shares of Boeing are lower after the company announced they are cutting production...

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Surprisingly strong auto sales

Stocks closed mostly higher yesterday, with the S&P 500 extending its win streak to a sixth session, as investors continued to monitor trade talks between the U.S. and China, which are reportedly in their final stretch. The pace of hiring sped up in March as the...

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Employers in the private sector

U.S. stocks followed the lead of global equities, which rallied on a report over progress with trade talks between the U.S. and China. It appears that ninety percent of the deal with China is done. Employers in the private sector hired 129,000 workers in March,...

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a bitterly divided Congress

Stocks traded near the flatline yesterday as traders look for catalysts that will move markets. Shares of the pharmacy Walgreens Boots Alliance were on track for their lowest close since 2014 after the company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that missed...

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leaving them holding the bag

U.S. stocks traded higher yesterday, the first day of the new quarter, as Wall Street scored an apparent boost from better-than-expected economic reports here and in China, momentarily easing fears of flagging economic growth. The Institute for Supply Management’s...

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downbeat economic data

The first quarter is in the books and the stock market has had the best start to a year since 1998. The S&P 500 is up 12.3%, while the small company index the Russell 2000 is 14% higher. The factors that drove that first quarter performance may be unlikely to...

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March 29th Market Update

The S&P 500's 12.3% gain so far for the first quarter is its best quarterly gain in nearly a decade and its finest start to the year since 1998. (Wsj) On the back of a booming consumer business, Huawei's revenue grew 19.5% in 2018 - surpassing $100B for the first...

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March 28th Market Update

Lyft has increased its expected IPO share price range to between $70 and $72 per share (from $62-$68), raising up to $2.22B and valuing the ride-hailing company at around $20B. The firm is set to price its shares today and will begin trading publicly on the Nasdaq on...

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A Big Day

It's a big day for Boeing and federal aviation safety regulators as they try to rebuild trust following two deadly crashes of 737 MAX airliners. Boeing has scheduled a briefing for about 200 pilots and airline representatives in Renton, Washington - home of the 737...

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March 26th Market Update

Ending another cutthroat ride-hailing battle ahead of an expected IPO, Uber has agreed to acquire Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1B. The company will pay $1.4B in cash and $1.7B in notes that will convert at a price of $55 a share, which is 12% higher than the...

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