Wall Street trader makes HUGE bet on the S&P 500

pouring money
From Shawn Langlois: If the S&P 500 drops below 2,100 by the end of next year, one Wall Street punter will face a costly -- and now, high-profile -- reckoning.
NYSE:SPY January 15, 2019 4:03pm

Oil prices move higher due to the improving U.S.-China trade picture

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From Myra P. Saefong: Oil futures climbed higher Tuesday, recouping some of the losses suffered over back-to-back sessions as global trade relationships and other energy demand signals, especially around China and the U.S., remain a factor for markets.

Dow Jones Industrial Average trades modestly higher

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From Mark Decambre: U.S. stocks traded modestly higher midday Tuesday, as investors digested lackluster results from major U.S. banks, including Dow component JPMorgan Chase, and news of new stimulus measures out of China.

Oil futures head lower for a second straight session

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From Myra P. Saefong: Oil futures on Monday were on track to suffer a second straight session decline as global equity markets pulled back on further signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy.
NYSE:USO January 14, 2019 1:09pm

Retail Sector is battered due to lower profits and sales warnings, but Lululemon shines

retail stocks
From Ciara Linnane: A group of retail stocks were trading sharply lower Monday, after a series of sales and profit warnings that further cemented the perception that it was a mixed holiday season for the sector.

Gold prices edge higher, stage fresh assault on $1,300

Gold prices
From Myra P. Saefong and Mark DeCambre: Gold futures climbed on Monday as weakness in global stocks and the U.S. dollar helped to buoy the yellow metal.

British pound spikes amid Brexit developments

British Pound
From Anneken Tappe: The British pound GBPUSD, +0.2882% rallied to a two-month high against the U.S. dollar on Monday following a report from ITV that Conservative members of the European Research Group will vote in favor of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday.

Morgan Stanley analyst warns that the stock market is too damaged for a sustained rally

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From Sue Chang: The stock market is in the midst of its longest winning streak in months, but at least one Wall Street strategist is not convinced that investors are out of the woods yet.
NYSE:SPY January 11, 2019 1:37pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average are off to its best start to a year since 2006

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From MarketWatch: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite Index are off to their best starts to a year since 2006 after a powerful series of gains. See full story.

BOE’s Carney sees the U.S. dollar eventually losing its reserve-currency status

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From Anneken Tappe: The U.S. dollar remains the world's reserve currency--for now. However, a number of central banks lately are contemplating a world in which the almighty buck isn't the pre-eminent global medium of exchange.
NYSE:UUP January 10, 2019 1:32pm

Oil prices rally 5%, highest levels in more than three weeks

Oil Prices
From Myra P. Saefong and William Watts: Oil futures were on track Wednesday to finish at their highest levels in more than three weeks, with the U.S. benchmark topping $50 a barrel on continued optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and a weekly decline in domestic inventories.
NYSE:USO January 9, 2019 12:24pm

US Dollar falls ahead of December Fed minutes

US Dollar
From Annekan Tappe: The U.S. dollar couldn't hold its ground versus its rivals on Wednesday, as investors waited for minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting and an anticipated statement on U.S.-China trade relations.

The government shutdown is impacting the housing market

Housing Market
From Steve Goldstein: A new study from the nation's leading real-estate agent advocacy group shows how the partial federal government shutdown is curbing economic activity.

Dow Jones Industrial Average could rally and echo its 2016 rebound

dow jones
From William Watts: Wall Street's 2018 pullback has left investors bruised, but market bulls contend that the recent pullback could wind up mimicking moves of about three years ago when a selloff that bottomed in early 2016 proved merely a pause before a series of all-time highs.
INDEXDJX:.DJI January 8, 2019 2:18pm

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