Dow Plods Higher After Jobless Claims Plunge to 7-Month Low

The Dow rose for a second consecutive day on Thursday. Investors continue to imbibe on trade war optimism following a few days of sobriety. US jobless claims plunged to a seven-month low. The Dow climbed for a second straight session on Thursday. China gave a bittersweet update on the state of trade negotiations with the […]

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Deutsche Bank Reveals the Real Reason Stock Market Is at All-Time Highs (& Why It Can’t Continue)

Corporate stock buybacks are the primary driver of the epic ten-year stock market bull run since 2009, according to Deutsche Bank statistics. Companies are buying back their own stock at record pace, artificially inflating share price value. Real domestic investor inflows appears to be declining. The US stock market bull run has been raging for […]

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Leading Economic Index Decline Adds to Recessionary Red Flags

The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index showed another decline for October, suggesting the economy will finish the year on a low note. The LEI isn’t the only worrying trend pointing to an eventual recession. Even as the economy slows, the stock market could continue to climb in the near-term. But long-term worries persist. On Thursday, […]

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Treasury Yields Post Biggest Rally in Three Years as Red-Hot Dow Blazes New Record

10-year Treasury yield approaches 2% for the first time since July. The entire U.S. yield curve jumps double digits on Thursday. Stocks return to record highs on U.S.-China trade deal optimism. U.S. government debt yields surged on Thursday, reaching their highest level since the summer after brazen investors pushed up the value of stocks following […]

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Boeing (BA) Stock Is Preventing Dow from Liftoff as Congress Blasts CEO for Reckless Safety Standards

Boeing shares rose on Monday, but are down sharply this year. At 8.5% of the Dow, BA continues to be a significant drag on the blue-chip index. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday, where his company was criticized for its safety standards and ‘cozy’ relationship with the FAA. Shares […]

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Dow Futures Brace for Volatile Week as Damages from U.S.-China Trade War Begin to Surface

Futures on the Dow and broader stock market rose sharply on Friday, but finished lower for the week as threats to U.S. and global economic health resurfaced. Volatility is likely to simmer near the surface next week as attention shifts to U.S.-China trade negotiations. For all the talk of progress, both countries remain far apart […]

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Dow Futures Kick Off ‘Explosive October’ With 100 Point Leap

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures jumped almost 100 points on the first day of October. The move kicks off what is historically an “explosive” month for the stock market. October is the most volatile month of the year, playing host to multiple crashes including Black Thursday back in 1929. After a relatively mellow September, […]

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Resilient Dow Clings to 27,000 Despite Trump’s ‘Locked & Loaded’ Threat

The Dow took losses on Monday, but the stock market bellwether demonstrated its resilience in the face of Trump’s “locked and loaded” threat. | Source: Nicholas Kamm/Ho/AFP The Dow might not extend its eight-session winning streak into the new week, but the stock market bellwether is proving its resilience following a historic disruption to the […]

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