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Natural-gas moves higher after EIA reports bigger-than-expected weekly supply decline

From Myra P. Saefong: The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Friday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 63 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 30.
NYSE:UNG December 7, 2018 12:53pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 400 points, bringing the week’s decline to more than 3%

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From Fred Imbert & Silvia Amaro: Stocks dropped sharply on Friday, concluding what has been a wild week for Wall Street. A weaker-than-expected jobs report and China-U.S. trade tensions sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower by 400 points.
NYSE:DIA December 7, 2018 12:40pm

OPEC and Russia agree to cut oil production and boost market

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From Tom DiChristopher & Sam Meredith: Major oil producers have reached a deal to cut oil production and boost the market.
NYSE:USO December 7, 2018 12:29pm

Marijuana stocks rally after Altria $1.8B investment in Cronos Group

From Ciara Linnane: Shares of Canada's Cronos Corp. rocketed more than 24% Friday, after Altria Group Inc. agreed to take a major stake in the company and become its exclusive partner in the cannabis sector as new markets for medical and recreational weed open around the world.
NYSE:MJ December 7, 2018 12:25pm

Why the dollar will struggle in 2019

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From Anneken Tappe: With many of its supportive themes for the U.S. dollar dissipating as 2018 draws to a close, currency analysts are beginning to brace for a weaker buck in 2019.
NYSE:UUP December 6, 2018 1:41pm

VIX, Wall Street’s ‘fear index,’ jumps to 9-month highs

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From Mark Decambre: A popular gauge of volatility on Wall Street, known as the fear index, on Thursday jumped to its highest level since February as stocks tanked on the back of mounting global-growth fears. The CBOE Volatility Index VIX, +18.76% which uses S&P 500 bullish and bearish options to calculate expectations for volatility over the coming 30 days, was at 25.73, up 24%, in recent trade, which would mark its highest level (on a closing basis) since Feb. 9, according to FactSet data. The volatility index, referring to its popular ticker symbol, tends to maintain an inverse correlation to equity prices, and the jump comes as stocks are in free-fall. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.89% was down 655 points, or 2.5%, at 24,407, coming after the blue-chip benchmark shed 800 points on Tuesday. Markets were closed on Wednesday to mark a national day of mourning for 41st U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died at 94. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the S&P 500 index SPX, -1.72% was down 2.3% at 2,639, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.96% traded 1.7% lower at 7,037.
NYSE:VXX December 6, 2018 1:36pm

iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF Experiences Big Outflow

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From ETF Channel: 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:IWO December 6, 2018 1:29pm

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average

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From ETF Channel: In trading on Thursday, shares of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $251.13, changing hands as low as $245.50 per share. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average shares are currently trading off about 1.8% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of DIA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
NYSE:DIA December 6, 2018 1:26pm

Painful short squeeze slams bond-market bears

From Sunny Oh: This week's brisk and sudden rally in long-dated Treasurys was capped by an upsurge Tuesday, and investors attempting to explain the move are pointing to traders that were caught in wrongway bets.
NYSE:TLT December 6, 2018 12:19pm

Dow drops 700 points, bringing its 2-day losses to 1,500 points

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From Christine Wang, Fred Imbert, & Eustance Huang: Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as continuing fears over U.S.-China trade relations and concern over a possible global economic slowdown kept investors on edge.
NYSE:DIA December 6, 2018 12:12pm

Oil Prices Drop More Than 4% Despite Large Crude Draw

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From Irina Slav: As oil markets hold their breath for OPEC+'s announcement of the final production cuts to take place starting next year, the Energy Information Administration served a nice surprise to oil bulls by reporting an inventory draw in crude oil of 7.3 million barrels for the week to November 30.
NYSE:USO December 6, 2018 12:05pm

Gold’s price climbs as stock market tumbles

From Myra P. Saefong & Rachel Koning Beals: Gold futures headed higher Thursday, on track for their highest finish since mid-July, with the precious metal finding some haven demand alongside a weaker dollar index and sharp tumble in stock trading.
NYSE:GLD December 6, 2018 12:00pm

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond (GOVT) crosses above 200-day moving average

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From ETF Channel: In trading on Tuesday, shares of the iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $24.44, changing hands as high as $24.50 per share. iShares U.S. Treasury Bond shares are currently trading up about 0.5% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of GOVT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
ETF BASIC NEWS December 5, 2018 1:51pm

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