All posts by Amy Noon

John Deere strike: What to know

It’s been nearly a week since more than 10,000 United Auto Workers members walked off the job at John Deere plants in several states after rejecting the agriculture equipment giant’s latest contract offer.As Deere & Co. employees at 14 facilities spanning Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas take part in the company’s first strike in 35 […]

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Homebuilders More Optimistic About Housing Market Despite Supply Chain Problems

The nation’s homebuilders aren’t seeing any relief from supply chain issues that have slowed construction recently, but high buyer demand appears to be making up for it.Builder confidence in the single-family home construction market rose 4 points to 80 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. That is still […]

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Bears Return as VIX Holds 20

U.S. markets started the shortened holiday week with losses after the latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods went into effect over the weekend. U.S. and Chinese officials offered little details on their tentative face-to-face trade talks due to be held this month after the U.S. spurned a request to delay tariffs.Economic news also weighed […]

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Volatility Giving Neutral Reading Ahead of Fed News

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U.S. markets were tentative on Thursday while trading on both sides of the ledger as Wall Street awaits Fed Chairman’s comments from the annual central banking symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday. An early session inverted yield curve caused some nervousness as algorithms triggered to create some selling pressure as the 10-year treasury yield […]

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Bulls Stay Aggressive

U.S. markets settled mostly higher following new trade developments that China would ease foreign financial ownership restrictions in 2020, which is a year earlier than anticipated. While this was a relatively small concession, it was another positive sign the relationship between the U.S. and China continues to improve.Volume was light as traders were slightly hesitant […]

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Bulls Showing Continued Momentum

U.S. markets showed overall strength for the 3rd-straight session despite mixed economic news as trade rhetoric showed signs of improving. Reports that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will meet with his Chinese counterpart at the G20 gathering late this month helped market sentiment while offsetting a surprisingly weak jobs number.The S&P 500 rose 0.8% following […]

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Small-Caps Breakout Above the 1,600 Level

U.S. markets showed strength throughout Friday while closing near session highs following a surprisingly strong jobs report. The small-caps and Tech led the way higher while the Transports also had an especially strong day which was another positive sign for the market.The gains help offset two days of selling pressure with the major averages closing […]

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Bulls Regaining Momentum

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​​U.S. markets showed continued strength on Monday to push 2019 and fresh all-time highs with the gains coming ahead of Wednesday’s Fed update on interest rates. New developments on the U.S. and China trade front also helped sentiment after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that negotiations were in the final stages.A busy week of earnings […]

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S&P 500 Holds 2,900

U.S. markets traded in a tight range on Wednesday as Wall Street digested another round of mixed 1Q earnings. The slightly lower finish comes ahead of the release of the DOJ’s redacted version of the Mueller report on Thursday morning along with the market being closed for Good Friday.Volatility spiked to a fresh 2019 low […]

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Bears Stay Aggressive

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U.S. markets trended lower for a 2nd-straight session as Wall Street awaits Wednesday’s FOMC minutes and Friday’s official start to the 1Q earnings season. The major indexes held near-term support levels holding but closed at sessions low with volatility closing above a key level of support.The Russell 2000 sank 1.3% following the pullback to 1,558. […]

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