Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in April

From Reade Pickert: U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials and suggesting consumer spending will remain subdued this quarter.
NYSE:XRT May 15, 2019 12:11pm

Treasuries rally amidst the escalating US-China trade war

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From Bloomberg: U.S. Treasuries led a global rally in some of the world’s safest assets after President Donald Trump imposed a one-month deadline on China to agree a trade deal or risk tariffs on all of its exports.
Nasdaq:IEF May 13, 2019 12:45pm

Credit-card losses edge higher, bad news for U.S. banks

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From Jennifer Surane: For the biggest U.S. banks, not all consumer debt is created equal.
NYSE:IYF May 1, 2019 6:00pm

U.S. dollar gains after Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s remarks

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From Rita Nazareth, Vildana Hairic, Sarah Ponczek: U.S. stocks fell with Treasuries, while the dollar advanced as the Federal Reserve pushed back on market expectations that its next move would be a rate cut.

Goldman Sachs remains bullish on emerging markets in Q2

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From Joanna Ossinger: Emerging markets aren’t going to face the headwinds they typically do in May and June this year as stronger U.S. growth helps the global economy, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 26, 2019 1:36pm

Cantor Fitzgerald boosts year-end target for S&P 500 but still bearish

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From Vildana Hairic: Peter Cecchini, Wall Street’s biggest equity bear, has been humbled but not convinced by the market rally.
NYSE:SPY April 24, 2019 8:00pm

How should investors value marijuana stocks?

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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.
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ETF BASIC NEWS April 19, 2019 1:25pm

President Trump’s tax reform is having a negative effect on the housing market

From Shelly Hagan: President Trump’s tax reform is likely having a negative effect on the housing market, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYSE:XHB April 15, 2019 3:57pm

Oil prices jump on OPEC Cuts

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From Catherine Ngai: Crude advanced for a third day after a further reduction in supply from OPEC signaled that global markets are tightening.
NYSE:USO April 2, 2019 12:49pm

Tech-heavy SPDR Portfolio 500 Growth ETF (SPYG) sees record monthly inflows

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From Sarah Ponczek and Vildana Hajric: The best quarter for U.S. stocks in a decade has come to a close, but signs are emerging that appetite for risk may have room to grow.
NYSE:SPY April 1, 2019 1:15pm

Oil prices move higher to a 4-month high after news of Russian production cuts

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From Ben Foldy: Oil rose to a four-month high as news of Russian production cuts helped crude continue toward its best first quarter in seventeen years.
NYSE:USO March 29, 2019 1:09pm

Silver demand in India is at a 4-year high

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From Bloomberg: Government cash handouts under PM-KISAN to help the white metal demand
NYSE:SLV March 20, 2019 2:50pm

Gold imports by India climbed in February for a 2d straight month

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From Shruti Srivastava & Swansy Afonso: Gold imports by India climbed in February for a second straight month as retailers increased buying due to jewelry purchases for weddings in the world’s biggest consuming nation after China.
NYSE:GLD March 7, 2019 3:29pm

Will Marijuana Stocks Renew Their Rally in 2019

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From Aoyon Ashraf: After a volatile year, cannabis and tech stocks in Canada could be primed for another run in 2019, with commodities leading the charge, Haywood Capital Markets equity research team writes in a note to clients.
NYSE:UNG December 13, 2018 1:11pm

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