From well-timed interviews and speeches hitting the media airwaves to production cuts that are squeezing the market, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has done all he can to give its best recovery rally in years. Yet, an unhinged Chinese economy may unravel much of his hard work. When...
Tariff deadline extended, Kudlow promises historic agreement but stocks muted Small caps continue to outperform large caps Economic reports signal global slowing Shares of technology firms jumped on Friday after positive news from Amazon (NASDAQ:) and promises of new products from Apple (NASDAQ:) made headlines. The news also built on the...
With less than a week to go until the start of Wall Street's Q1 earnings season, investors are bracing for what may be the first U.S. profit decline since the second quarter of 2016. FactSet data show analysts expect first-quarter earnings to fall by 3.9% on a...
Global stocks, futures rebound as investors focus on earnings and hopes of trade war resolution Safe haven yen, gold and US Treasurys drop on improved sentiment Dow and S&P 500 flirt with correction territory, but close above threshold Key Events European shares built on yesterday’s regional advance this morning while futures for...
Despite Japan’s economy worsening for the first time in six years, the is strengthening. The Cabinet Office’s coincident index of business conditions fell 0.9 point in April from March to 99.6, falling below the 100 base. This is the key composite index of economic indicators, and it’s...
Oil bulls made a ponderous run into 2019—and are finding it increasingly hard to keep their pace. Few hurdles appeared in crude’s upward path when the year began as relentless Saudi production cuts since December kept up a powerful rally that began just after Christmas. Recent also projected...
Ongoing stalemates in Venezuela’s power struggle and the U.S.-China trade war are hobbling 's rebound, while global growth worries, creeping shale output and an abundance of crude barrels stuck at sea chip away at this year’s market gains. and the , meanwhile, are fighting forcefully for safe-haven supremacy...
Investing in equities, when done right, can provide unparalleled returns. But unless an investor has a specific stock they're focused on, there's another question that should be asked before any targeted choices are made. Is it better to invest in large- or small-cap shares? Large-cap is the commonly used...
One thing that future or current retirees hate is too much volatility in their portfolios. The key is to achieve a collection of stocks that provide smooth sailing, slow and gradual capital appreciation, and a regular income stream to help cover expenses in the golden years. So, investors just...
Though many analysts are still debating the full impact of the intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China, this dispute is already taking its toll on some of the largest technology companies in the U.S. And with both sides hardening their positions with each passing day, the chances...