The Nasdaq slides on the US gov. crackdown on Huawei

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From Fred Imbert: Stocks fell on Monday as the intensifying fallout from a U.S. crackdown on Huawei pressured the technology sector.
NASDAQ:QQQ May 20, 2019 12:40pm

The Nasdaq has its worst week year-to-date

From MarketWatch: Stocks clawed back early losses to end mostly higher Friday, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite still suffered the biggest weekly declines of 2019 as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated. The Trump administration early Friday boosted tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from 10%. Stocks hit session highs after President Donald Trump Friday afternoon tweeted that talks would continue and that tariffs "might or might not be removed" depending on future negotiations. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.37% rose around 11 points, or 0.4%, to end near 2,881, according to preliminary figures, leaving it with a weekly decline of 2.2%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.44% ended the day with a gain of around 114 points, or 0.4%, near 25,942, for a 2.1% weekly fall. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.08% rose around 6 points, or 0.1%, to close near 7,917, leaving it with a 3% weekly fall.
NASDAQ:QQQ May 10, 2019 10:28pm

Why is the tech sector especially vulnerable to the US-China trade war?

From Shawn Langlois: The stock market managed to bounce off the lows of Monday's session, but the fierce selloff that led to a 500-point plunge on the Dow DJIA, -0.59%  early on provided another example of just how vulnerable investors are to global trade tensions and President Trump's itchy Twitter finger.
NASDAQ:QQQ May 6, 2019 2:46pm

The Nasdaq Composite falls under 8,000

From Mark DeCambre: The Nasdaq Composite Index midday Thursday fell to its lowest level since mid April, giving up a perch above a psychologically significant level at 8,000 after the technology-heavy index rang up a series of records earlier in the week. Most recently, the Nasdaq COMP, -0.32% was trading off more than 50 points, or 0.6%, at 7,999, putting it on pace to close below 8,000 for the first time since April 18, according to FactSet data. The broader stock market also was under pressure, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.59% and the S&P 500 indexSPX, -0.31% falling solidly in the wake of a Federal Reserve Wednesday policy update that some one Wall Street are interpreting as less easy-money as investors had hoped.
NASDAQ:QQQ May 2, 2019 1:46pm

Investor Paul Meeks says technology rally has gone too far, too fast

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NASDAQ:QQQ April 30, 2019 2:50pm

Google earnings drag the Nasdaq lower

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From Sunny Oh: U.S. stock-market benchmarks were mostly lower at the opening bell on Tuesday after Google's results weighed on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, even as solid earnings from MacDonald's lifted the blue-chip Dow. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.15% .. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% .. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.84% ... Investors kept a steady eye on the busy earnings week, while gearing up for the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting on Wednesday. In economic data, China's factory activity showed Beijing's stimulus had yet to work itself into the manufacturing sector, and a solid eurozone first-quarter GDP number staved off fears of a broad-based recession across the 19-member currency bloc. Both a component of the Nasdaq and the S&P, shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc.GOOGL, -8.25% retreated 8.2% after revenue growth slowed in the first quarter. McDonald's Corp MCD, +0.60% rose 1.1% after same-store sales growth for the fast-food firm came in better than expected.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finish at record highs

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From MarketWatch: Stocks ended with small gains Monday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite moved further into record territory at the start of a week that features a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers and a busy economic calendar, as well as a continued deluge of corporate earnings. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.11% rose around 3 points, or 0.1%, to close near 2,943, according to preliminary figures, while the Nasdaq COMP, +0.19% gained around 15 points, or 0.2%, to end near 8,162. The finish marked a second consecutive record close for both indexes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.04% gained around 11 points to end near 26,554.
NASDAQ:QQQ April 29, 2019 5:20pm

The Nasdaq breaks above closing record highs

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From Mark DeCambre: The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite on Tuesday hit record territory, last hit in in the fall and late summer, as a rebound in the health-care and gains in the consumer-discretionary sectors brought the benchmarks to the brink of all-time highs. At last check, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.86% was up 0.9%, or 27 points, at 2,935, above its closing high at 2,930.75 put in on Sept. 20. The health-care sector, as reflected in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF XLV, +1.81%was up 1% late-morning Tuesday. Consumer-discretionary shares, as gauged by the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF XLY, +1.29% climbed 0.8%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.24% was up 1.3% at 8,118, above its Aug. 29 all-time closing high at 8,109.69, according to FactSet data. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.56% was up 0.7% at 26,690, just off its Oct. 3 record at 26,828.39. The three main benchmarks have mounted a steady ascent since putting in their lows on Dec. 24.
NASDAQ:QQQ April 23, 2019 2:22pm

Nasdaq reclaims the 8,000-level for the first time in 6 months

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From Sue Chang: U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Nasdaq finishing above 8,000 for the first time in six months, as investors parsed a fresh batch of corporate earnings for clues on the broader economy.
NASDAQ:QQQ April 16, 2019 5:14pm

Nasdaq approaches the 8,000 level

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From Michael Ashbaugh: U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising after a strong batch of first-quarter earnings reports.
NASDAQ:QQQ April 12, 2019 5:21pm

Analyst explains why investors should remain in tech stocks

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From Barbara Kollmeyer: Welcome to Super Wednesday.
NASDAQ:QQQ April 10, 2019 3:37pm

Why Tech Stocks Could Be A Great Place to Invest

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From Lee Jackson: The internet revolution and the ubiquitous spread of the smartphone have changed everything, and now, in 2019, we can hold all the knowledge of the world in the palm of our hands. However, there have been some disturbing trends and issues recently for some of the mega-cap tech giants that have benefited the most from the internet, cloud computing and social media.
NASDAQ:QQQ March 18, 2019 2:29pm

Will The Technology Sector Recovery Continue Throughout 2019?

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From Nalak Das: After a disappointing 2018, Wall Street has been gaining momentum steadily in 2019. The technology sector, which bore the brunt of market volatility in 2018, has been recovering impressively so far this year. On Feb 22, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK), one of the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 index, gained a significant 1.3%.
NASDAQ:QQQ February 27, 2019 3:36pm

Morgan Stanley says tech stocks could offer another subpar performance

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From Evie Liu: Technology was one of the last sectors to be hit by 2018's volatility, but it suffered particularly badly in the fourth-quarter selloff. Tech stocks could offer another subpar performance when the market's momentum fades again, according to Morgan Stanley .
NASDAQ:QQQ February 26, 2019 11:51am

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