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Dollar gains for 6th day in a row, amid global growth fears

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From Anneken Tappe: The U.S. dollar extended its strengthening trend Thursday, on track for its sixth advance in a row, amid weakness in the euro. Currency traders also awaited speakers from the Federal Reserve as relatively upbeat economic data provided early support for greenbacks.
NYSE:UUP February 7, 2019 2:53pm

BB&T and SunTrust Agree to $66B Merger, Largest Bank Deal in 10 Years

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From Bill Chappell: BB&T and SunTrust have agreed to merge into a new and as-yet-unnamed bank, in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $66 billion. The new bank, which would have its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., will be the sixth-largest in the U.S. based on assets and deposits.
NYSE:IAT February 7, 2019 2:50pm

Canada says marijuana legalization hasn’t led to the expected spike in consumption

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From Ciara Linnane: Cannabis stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Canadian government released statistics that showed the number of users of weed has barely changed since full legalization last October.
NYSE:MJ February 7, 2019 2:41pm

Natural gas prices drop by more than 3%, after weekly EIA report

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From Myra P. Saefong: The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 237 billion cubic feet for the week ended Feb. 1. Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts had forecast a decline of 249 billion cubic feet, though the average over the last five years for the same week was a fall of 150 billion. Total stocks now stand at 1.960 trillion cubic feet, down 135 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 415 billion below the five-year average, the government said. March natural gas NGH19, -3.76% traded at $2.596 per million British thermal units, down 6.6 cents, or 2.5%, from Wednesday's settlement. It was trading at $2.615 before the supply data.
NYSE:UNG February 7, 2019 2:29pm

Japanese ETF experiences large inflows

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From ETF Channel Staff: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed). Creation of new units will mean the underlying holdings of the ETF need to be purchased, while destruction of units involves selling underlying holdings, so large flows can also impact the individual components held within ETFs.
NYSE:EWJ February 7, 2019 2:26pm

Mortgage rates fall on worries about global economy

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From Andrea Riquier: Rates for home loans fell in line with the bond market as a slowing global economy increasingly sent investors to the perceived safety of fixed-income assets.
BATS:ITB February 7, 2019 12:26pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 350 pts after Trump advisor says ‘sizable distance’ remains in China-U.S. trade talks

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From Mark Decambre: U.S. stock benchmarks traded at session lows late-morning Thursday after White House Adviser Larry Kudlow said a "sizable distance" remains between the U.S. and China in protracted trade negotiations. President Donald Trump's national economic council director on Thursday made his comments during an interview with Fox Business Network. Kudlow said previous talks covered "a tremendous amount of ground" but said enforcement will be very important, as well as technological and structural issues. The Dow Jones Industrial AverageDJIA, -1.41% was trading down 329 points, or 1.3%, at 25,075, the S&P 500 indexSPX, -1.51% declined by 1.4% at 2,693, while the Nasdaq Composite IndexCOMP, -1.74% retreated by 1.6% at 7,258. Longstanding trade disagreements between Beijing and Washington have been among the most crucial headwinds for the stock market in the past several months. Separately, CNBC, citing sources, reported that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were unlikely to meet before a March 1 deadline for tariffs to increase on Chinese goods.
INDEXDJX:.DJI February 7, 2019 12:12pm

Oil prices decline on risks to energy demand, strong USD and possible boost Libya output

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From Myra P. Saefong & Rachel Koning Beals: Oil futures declined on Thursday, pressured by risks to energy demand, a stronger dollar and reports that Libya could soon increase production.
NYSE:USO February 7, 2019 12:10pm

Wall St. investor predicts a 10%-30% decline for equity markets in 2019

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From Stephanie Landsman: An investor known for running a bear fund is predicting a massive market setback.
NYSE:SPY February 7, 2019 12:07pm

Natural Gas: 5 Important Factors To Watch

From Tyler Durden: Significant LNG production growth, the rise of US gas to challenge Russian dominance in Europe, insatiable demand in Asia, price pressure in selected regions, and a need for final investment decisions on planned liquefaction plants are the key market-movers identified in the report.
NYSE:UNG February 6, 2019 4:19pm

Why the S&P 500 could trade above 3,000 points by year-end

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From Ivan Martchev: The latest Federal Reserve statement and press conference certainly gave investors all they wanted to hear when it comes to the central bank's "flexibility," which was a major issue in the fourth-quarter selloff in the stock market.
NYSE:SPY February 6, 2019 4:13pm

A new ETF targeting international online retailing

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From Sanghamitra Saha: A vivid change has been taking place in the retail shopping scenario globally, from brick-and-mortar stores to the digital format. While developed markets adopted this change quite earlier, emerging markets have been witnessing fast penetration of late. The rapid adoption of smartphones has also been making the transition fast.
ETF BASIC NEWS February 6, 2019 4:09pm

Gold slides as US dollar gains, investors focus on trade talks

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From Reuters:

(Reuters) - Gold eased on Wednesday on a firmer dollar as investors waited for signs of resolution in U.S.-China trade talks, while keeping an eye on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.

NYSE:GLD February 6, 2019 4:06pm

Video Game stocks are collapsing after reporting earnings

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From Sara Salinas:
NYSE:GAMR February 6, 2019 3:40pm

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