Why the Federal Reserve Should Raise Rates Today

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From Mike Hammer: The market is all set for the Fed to raise its base interest rate today. Recently Fed Chair Jerome Powell cited 'crosscurrents' acting on the economy, including inflation running below 2% and business investments slowing in recent months.
NYSE:SPY July 31, 2019 11:01am

What Is Going to Be Next for Gold? [Details]

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From Mike Hammer: Some technical traders took victory laps over the weekend, while others were checking central bank plans. Here at Gold Enthusiast HQ the weekend was more about relaxing after 4 fast-paced weeks, and now we're back to looking at charts, reading the news, and seeing which way the collective wind is blowing.
NYSE:SPY July 22, 2019 10:32am

The market just had its best June in over eight decades

From Fred Imbert:
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NYSE:VTI June 28, 2019 6:25pm

Financials surge after crushing the Feds stress test

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From Sanghamitra Saha:

U.S. banking biggies have cleared the key Stress Test conducted by the Federal Reserve, barring the U.S. division of Credit Suisse. Regulators allowed a majority of the 18 institutions to raise dividends and buy back shares.

NYSE:XLF

Why this tech ETF could be a Buy heading into next month

From Andrea Kramer:

The U.S. stock market is set to wrap up a banner June, with the S&P 500 Index (SPX) fresh off all-time highs. What's more, several sectors could continue to shine in July, if recent history is any guide. In fact, the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) emerged as one of the best exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to own next month, having ended July higher 100% of the time in the past 10 years.

NYSE:XLK

Markets gain as investors anticipate a positive meeting between Trump and Xi

From Shreyashi Sanyal: U.S. stocks rose on Friday as shares of big banks gained after clearing the Federal Reserve's stress test, with investors closely tracking the G20 summit where President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, could lay the groundwork to resolve a trade dispute that has weighed on global growth.
NYSE:SPY

Why this investor thinks the market will tank if trade isn’t resolved at G-20

From Brian Sozzi:

One thing many of Wall Street's top minds could agree on is that if President Donald Trump walks away from this week's G20 summit with no progress on the U.S.-China trade front, a good bit of air could come out of the red-hot stock market.

NYSE:SPY June 27, 2019 1:25pm

Retail sector gets a downgrade from Goldman Sachs due to trade concerns

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From Thomas Franck:
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NYSE:XRT

Vanguard ETF assets now total over $1 trillion

From Todd Shriber: Given its asset-gathering acumen and penchant for delivering some of the lowest cost exchange traded funds, it was just a matter of time before Vanguard entered the $1 trillion ETF club. The Pennsylvania-based index fund giant has done just that, joining BlackRock Inc.'BLK 0.77%iShares brand as the only two U.S. ETF issuers in that club.
NYSE:VTI

Healthcare sector in focus during the first Democratic primary debate

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From Kevin Breuninger :
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NYSE:GDXJ

The stock market falls for the 4th day in a row

From Fred Imbert: The S&P 500 posted a four-day losing streak on Wednesday -- its longest slide since early May -- as investors braced for a key meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week.
NYSE:DIA June 26, 2019 5:58pm

Why JP Morgan says the market rally is limited under current conditions

From Yun Li:
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NYSE:SPY

Stocks rise as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin fuels hopes of a Chinese trade deal

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From Emily McCormick:

Domestic stocks rose after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stoked hopes of a near-term trade deal with China.

NYSE:SPY

Stocks tumble after Fed Chair Powell disappoints on likelihood of a rate cut

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From Stephen Culp: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stock indexes fell on Tuesday, led by a sharp selloff in technology shares, as simmering trade concerns and disappointing economic data sent buyers to the sidelines, while the Federal Reserve chairman pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
NYSE:SPY June 25, 2019 6:09pm

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