China ignores Trump’s warning, issues new tariffs on U.S.

From Robert Schroeder: President Donald Trump warned China against retaliating in a trade spat with the U.S., saying the country would suffer if it didn't make a deal with Washington.
NYSE:SPY May 13, 2019 1:05pm

The S&P 500 has its worst week year-to-date

From Emily McCormick:

Stocks recovered some losses Friday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called trade talks with China this week "constructive." The upbeat comments helped ease concerns after President Donald Trump's new tariffs on Chinese-made goods went into effect early Friday morning, escalating fears of a full-blown trade war.

NYSE:SPY May 10, 2019 10:23pm

Could the S&P 500 headed for a 20% fall?

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From Mark Kolakowski:
NYSE:SPY May 8, 2019 5:54pm

6 Reasons to Invest in ETFs Over Index Mutual Funds

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6 Reasons to Invest in ETFs Over Index Mutual FundsFrom Michael Lewis: What does the American Dream mean to you? For many, it means having financial security, and having the ability to provide an education to children, take care of parents, retire comfortably, or remain independent while growing old.
NYSE:SPY May 6, 2019 5:49pm

The S&P 500 gains after Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Clarida says U.S. economy is strong

From Jeff Cox: Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said Friday the U.S. economy is strong and interest rate policy is an appropriate place to support growth.
NYSE:SPY May 3, 2019 1:20pm

Jim Paulsen says the S&P 500 could rise another 15%

From Matthew J. Belvedere: Wall Street veteran Jim Paulsen believes stocks could continue to surge well past their recent recovery to the all-time highs that were last seen before the late-2018 market collapse.
NYSE:SPY April 29, 2019 2:59pm

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at record highs

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From Sue Chang and Chris Matthews: Stocks closed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finishing at records, as stronger-than-expected first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product growth offset the negative impact of disappointing earnings.
NYSE:SPY April 26, 2019 8:00pm

Why the Technology Sector will continue leading the stock market higher

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From Chris Matthews: Several broad measures of technology-industry stocks are hitting all-time highs, and that's a bullish signal for U.S. stocks in general, according to one technical analyst.
NYSE:SPY April 25, 2019 8:00pm

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

J.P. Morgan predicts the S&P 500 will hit 3,000 in 2019

The S&P 500 closes at all-time highs

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From Fred Imbert: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rallied on Tuesday to notch record closing highs as Wall Street cheered stronger-than-expected quarterly profits from some of the largest publicly traded U.S. companies.
NYSE:SPY April 23, 2019 8:00pm

The S&P 500 breaks above its closing record of 2930.75

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, +0.88% 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, +1.73%was up 1% late-morning Tuesday. Consumer-discretionary shares, as gauged by the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF XLY, +1.32% 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, +0.61% 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.

BlackRock’s CEO says stock market at ‘risk of a melt-up, not a meltdown’

From William Matts: BlackRock Inc. BLK, +2.93%  Chief Exeuctive Larry Fink says that with stocks knocking on the door of records, a surge to the upside appears more likely than a market collapse. That is because so many investors still have lots of cash to put to work, the head of the world's largest asset manager told CNBC in a Tuesday interview.
NYSE:SPY April 16, 2019 3:44pm

Stocks end down on the day after bank earnings disappoint investors

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From Sunny Oh: U.S. stocks finished slightly lower on Monday after earnings from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. underwhelmed amid concerns over the banking sector's health. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.10% shed 28 points, or 0.1%, to end around 26,384, based on preliminary numbers. The S&P 500SPX, -0.06% fell by less than 0.1% to end around 2,906. The Nasdaq CompositeCOMP, -0.10% fell 0.1% to finish near 7,976. Though both Goldman Sachs and Citigroup C, +0.03% beat their earnings estimates, their sharp decline in revenues failed to impress investors. Market participants are also looking for any signs of a so-called earnings recession, amid expectations S&P 500 constituent firms could post the first quarterly earnings decline in three years. Shares for Goldman SachsGS, -3.82% were down 3.5%.
NYSE:SPY April 15, 2019 6:24pm

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