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US Dollar rallies, trades near a 2-week high

From Aaron Hankin: The U.S. dollar was holding near a two-week high on Friday, in a quiet session for currencies with most major U.S. and global exchanges closed for the observance of Good Friday.
NYSE:UUP April 19, 2019 2:02pm

Housing starts drop to a near 2-year low

From Andrea Riquier: The numbers: Housing starts were at a 1.14 million seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, the Commerce Department said Friday, 0.3% lower compared to February.
BATS:ITB April 19, 2019 1:44pm

How should investors value marijuana stocks?

From Tara Lachapele & Sarah Halzack: Cannabis growers have hardly any revenue and their product is still illegal in their most desirable market, the U.S. That's not stopping investors and corporate giants from spending billions of dollars to take stakes in these companies. They obviously see growth potential. And yet the question remains, how do you even value a pot business?
ETF BASIC NEWS April 19, 2019 1:25pm

Which US airlines has the best and worst on time performance?

From Tomi Kilgore: Alaska Air Group Inc. ALK, +0.47% had the worst one-time performance in February among reporting marketing carriers, while Hawaiian Holdings Inc.HA, -0.52% had the best, according to the Department of Transportation's "Air Travel Consumer Report" (ATCR). The average on-time arrival rate for the month was 73.8%, while Alaska Air came in at 66.9%, and JetBlue Airways Group Corp.JBLU, -0.12% was second worst at 70.0%. Hawaiian came in at 81.7% and Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL, -0.44% came in second at 77.9%. Alaska also had the highest flight cancellation rate at 5.8%, well above the average rate of 3.1%, and at least the 3 longest tarmac delays for domestic flights, the ATCR said. Southwest Airlines Co. LUV, -1.10% had teh second-highest cancellation rate at 4.6%, while Hawaiian had the lowest cancellation rate at 0.6% and Frontier Airlines was second lowest at 1.2%. Alaska Air's stock has edged up 1.4% year to date through Thursday, while Hawaiian shares have rallied 15.3%, the NYSE Arca Airline IndexXAL, +0.02% has gained 14.3% and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.16% has climbed 15.9%
BATS:IYT April 19, 2019 1:07pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average is less than 1% away of its all-time closing high

From Mark DeCambre: The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday midday was at the doorstep of a record close. At last check, the blue-chip index was less than 1% from its Oct. 3 peak, up 0.4% at 26,564, compared with its record put in last fall at 26,828.39, according to FactSet data. Thursday's climb was being supported by a rebound in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH, +0.32% which has been taking it on the chin, along with the rest of the health-care sector, this week. UnitedHealth's stock was up 1.7% or $3.73, while shares of insurer Travelers Cos. Inc. TRV, +2.25% up 2.9%, or $3.91, also were helping the Dow DJIA, +0.42% creep toward a record, even after a brutal end to 2018 that saw the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.16% and Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.02% all put in there most recent lows. All of the main U.S. equity benchmarks are within striking distance of all-time closing peaks.
INDEXDJX:.DJI April 18, 2019 6:10pm

The semiconductor sector soars 5% in just the past 4 days

semiconductor stocks
From Keris Lahiff: Semis are on fire.
NYSE:SMH April 18, 2019 6:00pm

What are the biggest risks facing global oil markets?

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From Sam Meredith:
NYSE:USO April 18, 2019 5:56pm

Should Investors Stay Away From Marijuana Stocks?

From Investopedia:
NYSE:MJ April 18, 2019 5:54pm

Gold prices could see a bull market for the next decade

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From Bert Dohman:

Contrary to popular opinion, gold and silver are not hedges against a crisis. In fact, a crisis may cause all salable assets, including precious metals, to be sold in order to get cash.

NYSE:GLD April 18, 2019 5:49pm

Emerging markets are buying a lot of gold

From Wayne Duggan: Recent data from The People's Bank of China indicates China boosted its gold reserves to 60.62 million ounces during the month of March, up from 60.26Moz in February. Over the past four months, China has upped its gold reserves by a total of 42.9 tons.
NYSE:GLD April 18, 2019 2:06pm

This IPO ETF is up a whopping 32% in 2019

From Sweta Killa: The U.S. IPO market has been sizzling since the successful offerings from Levi Strauss LEVI , Lyft LYFT and PagerDuty PD . Zoom, a video-conferencing software, and Pinterest, an online photo-sharing platform, are set to debut today on the Wall Street with much hype. Like many of its new peers, Zoom and Pinterest will have dual-class shares.
NYSE:IPO April 18, 2019 1:59pm

A surge of cannabis M&A activity is expected

From Etan Vlessing: Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp CGC 6.9%'s confirmation Thursday of a $3.4-billion deal to acquire Acreage Holdings Inc ACRGF 2.64% is the latest cannabis merger and acquisition news in a rapidly consolidating industry.
NYSE:MJ April 18, 2019 1:46pm

Health care sector continues to slide today

From Fred Imbert: Stocks gave up most of their earlier gains on Thursday as losses in the health-care sector continued for a third straight day.
NYSE:XLV April 18, 2019 1:25pm

What should we expect from the housing market in 2019?

2019 Stocks increase
From Janna Herron:

Forget fevered bidding wars and snap home-buying decisions. Slower and steadier will characterize next year's housing market.

NYSE:XHB April 17, 2019 8:00pm

Marijuana stocks jump on news of potential merger with Canopy Growth (CGC)

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From Jeremy C. Owens: Canopy Growth Corp. CGC, +7.93% shares spiked more than 10% higher in after-hours trading Wednesday after reports that it is preparing to acquire U.S. pot producer Acreage Holdings Inc. Bloomberg and CNBC reported that the two are in discussions, and that Canopy has shopped around for other U.S.-based assets.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 17, 2019 6:22pm

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