While history isn’t always a reliable predictor, September, especially so far, doesn’t have a reassuring reputation, either. It has delivered the biggest average monthly decline in the S&P 500 — a 1% drop — for the time period of 1928-2018.
Many potential causes of volatility that worried professional investors a month ago remain in play. From the Federal Reserve to the ongoing trade negotiations to the upcoming midterm elections, here’s what investors will watch for the remainder of September.Read More
Stocks had a rollercoaster ride yesterday. The S&P 500 started to head lower at the start of the session, spiked up mid day, only to close the day flat at 0.04%. The Dow Industrial climbed 0.11% after a mid-day spike to about 26150 only to lose strength and close the day at just below 26000. The tech-heavy Nasdaq plunged as low as 7880 only to recover and eventually closing down 0.23% at 7654.Read More
Stocks started slow and low start of Tuesday, but tides turned as the day wore on, ending higher for a second day in a row. S&P 500 was down went as low as 0.4% early, but finished with a gain of 0.4%, closing just a tick below its session high. The Dow also climbed 0.4%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.6%.
Tuesday’s slow start was attributed to what China told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that they too would want to impose sanctions on the US, citing Washington’s non-compliance with a ruling in a dispute over US dumping duties. That headline weighed on the futures market, but stocks immediately started moving higher after the opening bell.Read More
Stocks closed lower on Friday, after the Employment Situation report for August showed a stronger-than-expected increase in average hourly earnings. Later, the US – China trade war took another step forward as President Trump threatened another round of tariffs on Chinese goods. The S&P 500 finished lower by 0.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite each lost 0.3%.
Trump sent stocks back to their opening levels around midday after saying that he’s got another tranche of tariffs on $267 billion of Chinese goods “ready to go” if China retaliates to a US bid to impose a tariff on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods. These tariffs are yet to come to be, however, investors are expecting them to come to be implanted sooner than later.Read More
Stocks opened the holiday-shortened week on a modestly lower note, pulling back from last week’s record highs secondary to continued uncertainty over US and Canada trade relations. The S&P 500 finished with a loss of 0.2%, but did close in the upper half of its daily range. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.1%, and the Nasdaq lost 0.2%.
Trade talks between the US and Canada are set to resume on Wednesday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement to replace NAFTA on Friday. The negotiations looked promising early last week, but appear to have soured since, with President Trump tweeting over the weekend that there’s “no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal.”Read More
Summer is over and as we begin to role into fall, we decided to come up with a list of best stocks to buy for the month of September. Some of these stocks we cover in our paid research. Others we will discuss in here specifically. September has been generally noted to be a tough month for investors. Thus, we have worked diligently to come up with a list of best stocks to buy for what may be the worst month for investors.
Tariff drama between the US. and its trading partners continues to weigh on investors minds as valuation questions are on the radar after a recent stretch of new highs for major indexes pushed trailing price-earnings ratios over historic norms. Despite growing concerns regarding the current state of US and trade war / discussions versus countries such as Mexico, Canada and China, US markets have done considerably well. This has resulted in a cloud of uncertainty over the markets. It is imperative to note that despite this cloud of uncertainty, stocks are soaring higher.Read More