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What Wall Street Is Telling Us About the U.S. Economic Outlook | Sidnaz Blog

April 26, 2021

What do investors expect from a post-pandemic economy? They generally seem quite optimistic. Stocks stand near records. Meanwhile, yields on U.S. government bonds and certain derivatives are suggesting the economy will be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to start raising short-term interest rates by 2023 and keep going for a couple of additional years. […]

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U.S. Stock Futures Waver to Start the Week | Sidnaz Blog

April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021 3:41 am ET U.S. stock futures were little changed after stocks on Wall Street notched a weekly loss but major indexes held near record highs. S&P 500 futures traded mostly flat and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.1%. The contracts don’t necessarily predict movements after the markets open. […]

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Snap, Intel, Mattel: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens | Sidnaz Blog

April 23, 2021

Updated April 23, 2021 7:47 am ET Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Friday’s opening bell. U.S. stock futures edged up as investors assessed fresh data on how manufacturing and services world-wide are faring in the second quarter. Futures tied to the S&P 500 ticked 0.2% higher, and Nasdaq-100 futures edged up 0.2%, pointing to […]

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Stock Market Investors Must Keep an Eye on the Corporate Cash | Sidnaz Blog

April 23, 2021

Major corporations are sitting on a mountain of cash: a decadelong buildup was given another sharp lift by precautionary measures taken during the pandemic. Those balances are worth monitoring, because they have important implications for investment returns in the future. Nonfinancial corporations in the euro area, Japan and the U.S. now sit on nearly $10 […]

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U.S. Stock Futures Post Modest Gains | Sidnaz Blog

April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021 3:43 am ET U.S. stock futures nudged up after Wall Street indexes took a leg lower amid worries about the possibility of higher capital-gains taxes. S&P 500 futures were up 0.2% and futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2%. The contracts don’t necessarily predict movements after the markets open. […]

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Robinhood, Three Friends and the Fortune That Got Away | Sidnaz Blog

April 22, 2021

Chris Garcia set up a second monitor at his desk in mid-January to display his Robinhood Markets Inc. brokerage account. He turned to it often, watching his balance grow to $23,400, more than four times his initial investment. Mr. Garcia, a 32-year-old school photographer, made more money in a few days from the market than […]

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AT&T, Equifax, Credit Suisse, Ether: What to Watch When the Stock | Sidnaz Blog

April 22, 2021

Updated April 22, 2021 7:49 am ET Here’s what we’re watching ahead of the opening bell on Thursday. U.S. stock futures paused ahead of another batch of earnings and data that will give investors fresh insights into the economic recovery. Futures for the S&P 500 ticked down 0.1%. Contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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Stock Futures Pause Ahead of Jobless Data | Sidnaz Blog

April 22, 2021

U.S. stock futures paused Thursday ahead of another batch of earnings and data that will give investors fresh insights into the economic recovery. Futures for the S&P 500 ticked down less than 0.1%. Contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat. Futures on the technology-heavy Nasdaq-100 index were marginally higher. Stocks jumped higher on […]

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Netflix, Halliburton, CSX, Chipotle: What to Watch When the Stock | Sidnaz Blog

April 21, 2021

Updated April 21, 2021 7:16 am ET Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Wednesday’s opening bell. U.S. stock futures wobbled as the global Covid-19 infection rate and potential for new variants led to concerns about the pace of world economic recovery. Futures tied to the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average wavered between […]

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U.S. Stock Futures Pause With Earnings in Focus | Sidnaz Blog

April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 3:44 am ET U.S. stock futures hovered near the flatline as corporate earnings reports continued to roll in and major indexes held near records. S&P 500 futures traded flat and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.1%. Changes in futures don’t necessarily predict movements after the opening bell. Europe stocks advanced […]

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