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U.S. Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 33,093.34 328.69 1.00%
COMP NASDAQ Composite Index 12,975.69 277.59 2.19%
SPX S&P 500 Index 4,205.45 54.17 1.30%
RUT Russell 2000 Index 1,773.02 0.00 0.00%
TMUBMUSD10Y U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note 3.757% -0.049

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Market’s favorite recession gauge has been flashing for longest streak since 1980

The market's favorite recession indicator has been flashing for 222 consecutive trading days --- the longest stretch since May 1, 1980.

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‘Doomsday machine’: Here’s what could happen if the debt ceiling is breached

Congress is taking debt-ceiling negotiations uncomfortably near a vague, but fast-approaching deadline that is closely monitored by markets.

U.S. stocks open mostly lower after Fed's Logan says economic data doesn't justify rate hike pause yet

U.S. stock indexes opened mostly lower on Thursday as investors grew more confident the White House would reach a deal with Congress to avoid a debt default, while weighing the Federal Reserve's next interest rate move aft...

U.S. stocks open higher as regional banks bounce, debt-ceiling talks in focus

U.S. stock indexes opened higher on Wednesday as investors hoped the White House and congressional leaders could come to a deal on the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a cataclysmic default. Dow Jones Industrial Average was up...

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Pfizer borrows $31 billion in mega bond deal as debt issuance picks up ahead of debt-ceiling deadline

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer secures $31 billion in financing on Tuesday, as companies pick up the borrowing pace ahead of a June U.S. debt-ceiling deadline.

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A U.S. default would destabilize the financial ecosystem that investors swim in, strategist warns

Investors around the world are fish that 'swim in the ocean' of Treasurys and the dollar 'is the water,' leaving few places to hide if the U.S. government willingly defaults, says Amar Reganti, fixed income strategist at H...

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U.S. stocks will soon be reshuffled in the Russell reconstitution. Here’s how Goldman Sachs sees the rebalancing shaking out.

Stock-market investors are soon facing a reconstitution of  U.S. Russell indexes, an annual process resulting in the deletion and addition of companies in widely-followed benchmarks.

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A potential U.S. debt-ceiling suspension may present an upside risk for dollar, says BNP Paribas

The looming U.S. debt-ceiling crisis has taken center stage in the U.S. financial markets as investors are holding out for an update on plans to resolve a three-month standoff and avoid a default on U.S. Treasury debt. 

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Markets, consumers diverge in inflation expectations, says Deutsche Bank

Inflation views appear to have diverged recently, with consumers in a preliminary survey expecting a rise in the cost of living while a markets-based measure is pointing to a decline, according to Deutsche Bank Research.

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Here’s where investors may turn to ‘hide’ as U.S. debt-ceiling deadline looms based on 2011 market reaction

Stocks risk slumping in the debt-ceiling showdown, but investors probably will still want long-term Treasurys if 2011’s battle over the U.S. borrowing limit is any guide, according to Sevens Report Research.

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‘Death cross’ in 10-year yield highlights the end of the longest bullish stretch in at least 30 years

A bearish "death cross" appeared in the chart of the 10-year Treasury yield, to reflect the end of the longest bullish stretch in more than 30 years.

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Office REITs with this falling profitability metric are a worrying sign, Barclays says

A more than 10% drop in net operating income reported by several office REITs in the past year is a 'cause for concern,' according to Barclays Research.

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Value stocks lag growth equities after U.S. CPI inflation report

Value stocks lagged growth equities on Wednesday, in a choppy trading session as investors assessed fresh U.S. inflation data for April.

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Stanley Druckenmiller warns of U.S. hard landing at Sohn conference, says debt-ceiling debate ‘really depressing’

Macroeconomic concerns are piling up, creating heightened uncertainty for investors.

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How debt-ceiling worries could play out in risky corporate bond market, according to CreditSights

The longer the debt-ceiling debate goes unresolved, the more pressure risks building in credit markets, analysts say. 

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A handful of stocks are driving almost all of the market’s gains. Here’s what that might mean for your portfolio

It's an age-old Wall Street adage attributed to legendary market technician Bob Farrell: "Markets are strongest when they are broad and weakest when they narrow to a handful of blue-chip names."

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Bond market signals interest rates will drop in 2023, but stock investors unsure if that’s ‘good news or bad,’ DataTrek chart shows

The U.S. stock market can’t seem to figure out whether the recent decline in Treasury yields is good or bad for equities, according to DataTrek Research.

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U.S. markets fear recession and see interest rate cuts ahead as Fed loan survey looms

Some investors see a hard landing for the U.S. economy this year resulting from the sharply higher interest rates engineered by the Federal Reserve to quell inflation and tighter credit conditions in the wake of regional b...

Berkshire not seeking full control of Occidental Petroleum, Buffett says

Warren Buffett said that Berkshire Hathaway doesn't plan on taking full control of Occidental Petroleum . "There's speculation about us buying control... We're not going to buy control," the 92-year-old legendary investor ...

U.S. stocks open higher as investors cheer Apple earnings, assess stronger than expected jobs report

U.S. stock indexes opened higher on Friday, after four consecutive days of losses, as robust April jobs report tempered fears of an economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 376 points, or 1.1%, to 33,504...