Small-Cap Stocks Staging a Comeback!
The Russell 2,000 started the first half of the week in the green, rallying much more than the S&P 500 which was relatively flat. Turning to eco data, a key measure of labor demand fell for the second month in a row. The Fed will also be watching inflation data coming out ahead of the September rate decision.
Fed to Weigh Jobs Growth Slowdown
Ahead of the September Federal Reserve meeting, the U.S. jobs report showed that a fewer-than-expected 130,000 new jobs were created in August. Fed Chair Powell, described the economy and labor market as "healthy" at a speaking engagement in Switzerland.
Stocks Start September in the Red
U.S. Equities fell at the start of September as trade tensions intensified, new tariffs on $112 billion of Chinese imports took effect, and U.S. manufacturing data disappointed. Still, investors are finding relief in real estate and utilities. Those two sectors hit record highs.
Global Markets Await Central Bank Decisions
September beckons central bank rate announcements from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. Rate decisions and stimulus measures are awaited as uncertainty over economic growth and trade war continue to sway sentiment.
New "Inversion" Could Be Good for...
Coming in at 1.966%, 30 year treasury yields dipped below S&P 500 Dividends. Bespoke Investment Group shares research on this kind of inversion and why it could be good for stocks.
Trade War Jitters and Growth Woes Mount
Ongoing uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations and weak growth data from the eurozone pointed to broader concerns for the global economy.
G7 Summit Convenes in Biarritz
Global leaders of the Group of Seven are gathering in France with the focus on fighting inequality and protecting biodiversity. Ahead of the summit concerns over trade uncertainty and economic growth permeated U.S. equity markets.
Fed's Jackson Hole Summit Kicks Off
The Federal Reserve's annual economic symposium kicked off in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ahead of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's speech investors seek confirmation over expectations for future rate cuts.
Volcker 2.0: Regulators to Modify Crisis-Era...
Two financial regulators approved changes that would ease trading restrictions and compliance for banks. The financial industry is eyeing amendments to regulations that were put in place after the financial crisis.
Global Equities Take a Breather
Volatility permeated global bourses as geopolitics and growth concerns weighed on sentiment. U.S. equities posted their worst one-day decline in mid-August and managed only to recover some losses amid expectations of additional central bank stimulus.
Volatility Dominates Global Bourses
In a volatile week for equity markets, trade war developments, slowing economic growth and a possible collapse of the Italian government weighed on sentiment.
Dow Pauses After Market Selloff
The U.S. stock indexes recovered some losses after the worst day for equities in 2019. China’s central bank signaled it wouldn’t let the yuan fall further amid escalating trade tensions.
Stocks Pull Back on Trade Jitters
U.S. equity markets extended losses on trade tensions and the aftermath of the July Federal Reserve meeting. Trump announced that the U.S. would impose 10% tariffs on $300 billion of imported Chinese goods.
US GDP Expands Ahead of Fed Meeting
The U.S. economy expanded in the latest quarter surpassing growth exceptions. The outlook for the ECB and the FOMC are being considered amid fundamental and geopolitical risk.
1969 – 2069: From Apollo to AI
It’s been 50 years since the moon landing and a lot has happened, so what’s in store for the next 50 years? Experts from the industry discuss the development of the economy since 1969 both worldwide and closer to home, how the moon landing led to an expansion of new technologies and speculate on what the next 50 years could bring.
Richard Buxton, Merian Global Investors |...
The 1960s had been kind to equity investors with a basket of growth stocks, the so-called Nifty-Fifty, seemingly unstoppable. But then inflation kicked in over the following decade and market leadership changed. Richard Buxton looks at the lessons to be learned half a century on, when a small number of growth stocks are in favour, and no one appears to be worried about inflation.
Rates and Earnings Take Center Stage
Ahead of the highly anticipated July FOMC meeting, earnings reports are being scrutinized for insight into the impact of US-China trade dispute in the latest quarter.
US Stocks Soar to Record Highs
The Dow Industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index rallied to end a historic week with new closing highs. Federal Reserve rate cut expectations strengthened on the heels of Powell's testimony.