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

U.S. home sales fall for second consecutive month while consumer confidence drops to a 21-month low

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From Business News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in May, suggesting lower mortgage rates had yet to provide a boost to the struggling housing market.
NYSE:XHB

Oil prices continue edge higher as geopolitical tensions remain

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From Noah Browning: Oil prices fell about 1% on Monday as crude demand concerns resurfaced and the possibility of an imminent conflict between the United States and Iran began to fade.
NYSE:USO June 24, 2019 1:24pm

Oil gains again, amid fears of the U.S. attacking Iran

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From Dmitry Zhdannikov: LONDON (Reuters) - Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output.
NYSE:USO June 21, 2019 9:19am

Oil prices rise amid report of Iran shooting down a U.S. drone

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NYSE:USO June 20, 2019 10:37am

Oil prices slide on weaker U.S. data

From Reuters: Oil prices declined on Wednesday as data suggesting a smaller-than-expected fall in U.S. crude inventories countered support from hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal.
NYSE:USO June 19, 2019 10:55am

Gold prices edge lower as investors remain hopeful for a trade resolution and a Fed rate cut

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From Reuters: Gold prices fell on Wednesday as fresh optimism that the U.S.-China trade dispute could soon end lifted equity markets, pressuring bullion ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day.
NYSE:GLD

Gold prices rise as market expectations of a Fed rate cut loom

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NYSE:GLD June 18, 2019 10:54am

Oil prices remain suppressed due to concerns of a global economic slowdown

From Noah Browning:  (Reuters) Oil prices slipped more than 1% on Monday as signs of an economic slowdown amid international trade disputes began to outweigh supply fears stoked by attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.
NYSE:USO June 17, 2019 11:19am

Why retail sales rising in May could ease trade-war concerns

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From Lucia Mutikani: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that eased fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter.
NYSE:XRT June 14, 2019 4:56pm

Is the healthcare sector a Buy?

From Lewis Krauskopf: NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare investors have found success this year buying stocks of companies whose products improve eyesight, treat pets and fix crooked teeth, all viewed as unlikely to fall victim to political and regulatory issues pressuring a wide swath of the sector.
NYSE:IYH June 13, 2019 9:15pm

Retailers are broadly lower their outlook due to trade war fears

From Aishwarya Venugopal & Nivedita Balu: (Reuters) - The first half of 2019 was expected to be a boon for U.S. retailers, buoyed by solid consumer sentiment at home and expansion in China - the market many of them have targeted for the future.
NYSE:XRT

Gold surges as trade uncertainty moves investors towards safe haven investments

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From Reuters: Gold prices gained momentum on Wednesday as the dollar dipped on speculation the U.S. central bank would cut interest rates this year amid concerns about waning global economic growth.
NYSE:GLD June 12, 2019 1:00pm

Stock markets rise following a surge in tech stocks

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From Aparajita Saxena: (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Tuesday, led by technology stocks, on the back of easing trade tensions with Mexico and signs of more fiscal stimulus in China.
NYSE:VGT June 11, 2019 11:31am

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