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  • 09/22/2017 19:00:07

    Shorting volatility: Rising risks mean itchier trigger fingers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long stretch of low volatility for U.S. stocks has made betting on continued calm a popular and lucrative trade, but traders and strategists warn that risks to the trade have mounted, while the potential for profits has shrunk.

  • 09/22/2017 09:15:36

    SolarCity to pay $29.5 mln to resolve U.S. government allegations

    SolarCity will pay $29.5 million to settle a long-running investigation into allegations it violated federal law by submitting inflated claims to the government through a popular stimulus program set up during the Obama administration, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.

  • 09/18/2017 01:42:00

    Rolling Stone magazine up for sale

    The 50 year-old publication, famed for covering music and popular culture, is to be sold as publishing industry struggles.

  • 09/15/2017 10:19:15

    Bitcoin is surprisingly popular in this country

    There has been a surge in Bitcoin mining in Venezuela as inflation hits the economy. Bitcoin miners can earn about $500 a month according to The Atlantic. Video provided by TheStreet        

  • 09/12/2017 12:52:02

    The Food Court Matures Into the Food Hall

    Food halls — typically a mix local artisan restaurants, butcher shops and other food-oriented boutiques — are becoming popular as consumers demand more options.

  • 09/11/2017 14:07:38

    S&P 500 logs 31st closing record of 2017 as stock market bounces in 'relief rally'

    U.S. stocks on Monday kicked off the first full week of trading in September with a bang, underlined by the S&P 500 ending at a record, as a raft of meteorological and geopolitical jitters gave way to a re-emergence of appetite for assets perceived as risky. The S&P 500 index closed up 1.1% at 2,488, marking its first record close since Aug. 7, buoyed by gains in the technology and financials sectors. Financials, as gauged by the PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF booked their best daily rises since June 9, according to FactSet data. Bank stocks benefited from a resurgence in benchmark Treasury yields, with the 10-year Treasury note rising to 2.13%, compared with 2.05% late Friday. Higher yields support a banks's business models. The Dow Jones Industrial Average , meanwhile, jumped about 260 points, retaking is perch above 22,000, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 1.1%. The technology sector has often been viewed as a gauge of Wall Street's tolerance for risk, seeing heavy bidding when investors feel bullish on the market. Monday's bounce was attributed to Hurricane Irma hitting Florida with less force than feared and North Korea refraining from conducting another missile test in the Korean Peninsula, factors that last week had helped push stocks and bonds mostly lower. The relatively milder impact of Hurricane Irma helped insurers, bracing for bigger liabilities from the storm, rally, highlighted by a 3.1% advance in the PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio , a popular exchange-traded fund used to invest in the in the sector. Art Cashin, UBS's director of floor operations, on CNBC described Monday trading as a two-pronged "sigh of relief rally." In corporate news, shares of Apple Inc. bounced 1.8% ahead of what is expected to be the debut of a fresh lineup of iPhones and other products from the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/08/2017 14:30:07

    Popular insurance fund marks best daily gain in 6 years even as Hurricane Irma looms

    Prominent insurance-linked funds logged their best daily gains in years on Friday, even as Hurricane Irma was ready to lash deadly rains and winds at Florida, among a trio of powerful storms brewing in the Atlantic. Still, PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio jumped 3.7% on Friday, matching the exchanged-traded fund's best one-day rise since Nov. 30, 2011, according to FactSet data. All of its components finished in the green, led by a nearly 7% gain in shares of Maiden Holdings Ltd. and a 5.8% rise in XL Group Ltd.. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average , Travelers Cos. Inc. , rallied 4%, its best day in about five years, since Dec. 5, 2012. Its gain alone added about 30 points to the price-weighted Dow's tepid climb on Friday. Other popular insurance closed sharply higher. The SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ended up 2.8% and the iShares U.S. Insurance ETF closed 2.6% higher. Despite, Friday's odd gains, most of the insurer funds were set to log steep declines. The property and casualty ETF booked a 3.4% weekly decline, the iShares insurance fund slumped 1.8% drop for the period, while the SPDR insurance registered a weekly decline of 2.8%. Winds from Hurricane Irma, already the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record, on Friday picked up steam as it barreled toward Florida, prompting Gov. Rick Scott to urge all Floridians to evacuate. The approaching storm comes less than two weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Houston and parts of Louisiana. Besides Irma, hurricanes Katia and Jose are also swirling in the Atlantic. In broader markets, the S&P 500 index closed off 0.2% at 2,461, while the Nasdaq Composite Index ended down 0.6%. The Dow finished in the green on back of Travelers. The insurance giant wiped out its weekly decline to show slight weekly advance. One rationale for insurer gains on the day is the hope that Irma will produce less damaging floodwaters and lasting damage, compared with Harvey. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/07/2017 14:02:45

    Popular financial ETF ends below 200-day moving average for first time in 14 months

    A popular way to wager on the financial sector Thursday closed below a long-term trend line intraday for the first time in about 14 months. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF tumbled 1.7% to 23.88 on Thursday, closing below its 200-day moving average at 23.98 for the first time since early July, according to FactSet data. Market technicians tend to see short-term and long-term moving averages as dividing lines between bullish and bearish trends. Slipping below an trading averages is viewed as a bearish sign. The financial sector has been under recent pressure as Wall Street's expectations for another interest-rate increase in 2017 has diminished and as benchmark yields have fallen to their lowest level in 2017. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note declined to around 2.05% Thursday after a European Central Bank news conference. Anxieties about North Korea's recent test of a hydrogen bomb over the Labor Day weekend also have contributed to the swing lower for yields, which move inversely to prices. Recent declines in the 10-year Treasury yield narrows the gap between long- and short-term rates, potentially undercutting banks' business model of borrowing short term and providing long-term loans. Overall, the stock market edged lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.1% at 21,786, the S&P 500 index finished flat at 2,465, while the Nasdaq Composite Index also was little changed at 6,397.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/07/2017 11:28:00

    Popular financial ETF trades below 200-day moving average for first time in 14 months

    A popular way to wager on the financial sector Thursday afternoon was trading below a long-term trend line intraday for the first time in about 14 months. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF tumbled 1.9% to 23.83 on Thursday, trading below its 200-day moving average at 23.98 for the first time since early July, according to FactSet data. Market technicians tend to see short-term and long-term moving averages as dividing lines between bullish and bearish trends. Slipping below an average is viewed as a bearish sign. The financial sector has been under recent pressure as Wall Street's expectations for another interest-rate increase in 2017 has diminished and as benchmark yields have fallen to their lowest level in 2017. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to around 2.06% Thursday after a European Central Bank news conference. Anxieties about North Korea's recent test of a hydrogen bomb over the Labor Day weekend also have contributed to the swing lower for yields, which move inversely to prices. Recent declines in the 10-year Treasury yield narrows the gap between long- and short-term rates, potentially undercutting banks' business model of borrowing short term and providing long-term loans. Overall, the stock market was tipping lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.2% at 21,768, the S&P 500 index trading 0.1% lower at 2,463, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was flat at 6,395. U.S. equities had opened slightly higher on the day.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/07/2017 08:52:28

    Popular financial ETF falls below 200-day moving average for first time in 14 months

    A popular way to wager on the financial sector Thursday morning dipped below a long-term trend line intraday for the first time in about 14 months. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF tumbled 1.6% to 23.92 on Thursday, trading below its 200-day moving average at 23.98 for the first time since early July, according to FactSet data. Market technicians tend to see short-term and long-term moving averages as dividing lines between bullish and bearish trends. Slipping below an average is viewed as a bearish sign. The financial sector has been under recent pressure as Wall Street's expectations for another interest-rate increase in 2017 has diminished and as benchmark yields have fallen to their lowest level in 2017. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to around 2.05% Thursday after a European Central Bank news conference. Anxieties about North Korea's recent test of a hydrogen bomb over the Labor Day weekend also have contributed to the swing lower for yields, which move inversely to prices. Recent declines in the 10-year Treasury yield narrows the gap between long- and short-term rates, potentially undercutting banks' business model of borrowing short term and providing long-term loans. Overall, the stock market was tipping lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.2% at 21,770, the S&P 500 index trading 0.2% lower at 2,461, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was retreating by 0.1% at 6,385. U.S. equities had opened slightly higher on the day.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/05/2017 14:17:05

    Bank stocks log worst one-day slide in more than 3 months

    Financial shares on Tuesday registered their worst single-session slump in months as benchmark yields declined amid elevated geopolitical worries swirling in the market. A popular exchange-traded fund used to bet on financial performance, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF , closed off 2.1%, marking its steepest one-day slide since May 17, when it fell 3.2%, according to FactSet data. The decline in financials, highlighted by a 3.6% fall in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , came as the yield for the 10-year benchmark Treasury slipped to its lowest level, around 2.08%, since Nov. 10, just after President Donald Trump was elected. Global unrest centered on rising military tensions between North Korea and the rest of the globe after the Hermit Kingdom tested a hydrogen bomb over the weekend has underpinned a flight to assets perceived as safe, like government paper, which has pushed yields to lows. Bond prices and yields move inversely. More broadly, the financial sector was the worst performer among the S&P 500's 11, off 2.2%. The broad-market gauge closed down 0.8% at 2,457, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended off 1.1% at 21,753, with Goldman's shares exacting the biggest toll on the price-weighted benchmark, about 55 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed 0.9% lower at 6,375. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/05/2017 11:38:30

    Facebook's pricey cricket bid shows appetite for big sports events

    Facebook Inc's(FB) $600 million losing bid to buy the streaming rights to a hugely popular cricket tournament in India shows the social network is willing to spend big bucks for high-profile sporting events to keep users engaged on its platform.

  • 09/05/2017 11:17:14

    Wall Street's 'fear gauge' spikes 34% as Dow drops 270 points

    A popular measure of volatility on Wall Street jumped more than 30% on Tuesday as stock-index benchmarks saw one of their worst daily declines since mid August. The CBOE Volatility Index surged 34% Tuesday afternoon to 13.61, marking its biggest one-day rise since Aug. 10. Known as the fear gauge, the indicator is a measure of options bets on the S&P 500 index 30 days in the future and tends to be used as a sign of increased anxiety in the market because stocks fall faster than they rise. The jump in the gauge, which is still holding below its historic average of 20, comes as the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 272 points, or 1.2%, the S&P 500 index is off 1.2% and the Nasdaq Composite Index is looking at a 1.6% tumble. A defiant North Korea, which warned at an unspecified counteroffensive strike as the U.S. attempts to impose sanctions on the Hermit Kingdom after it tested a hydrogen bomb over the weekend has been cited as among the reasons for the market's recent downdraft after the Labor Day holiday. Concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to enact pro-growth legislation also has helped to rattle markets that had been rising on the back of business friendly policies coming to fruition soon. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/05/2017 10:53:07

    Bank stocks on pace for worst one-day slide in more than 3 months

    Financial shares on Tuesday were facing their worst single-session slump in months as benchmark yields slumped amid elevated geopolitical worries swirling in the market. A popular exchange-traded fund used to bet on financial performance, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF , was off 2.1%, putting it on pace to book its steepest one-day slide since May 17, when it fell 3.2%, according to FactSet data. The decline in financials, highlighted by a 3.2% fall in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , came as the yield for the 10-year benchmark Treasury slipped to its lowest level, around 2.08%, since Nov. 10, just after President Donald Trump was elected into office. Global unrest centered on rising military tensions between North Korea and the rest of the globe after the Hermit Kingdom tested a hydrogen bomb over the weekend has underpinned a flight to assets perceived as safe, like government paper, which has pushed yields to lows. Bond prices and yields move inversely. More broadly, the financial sector was the worst performer group among the S&P 500's 11. The broad-market gauge was down 1.1% at 2,449, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 1.1% at 21,742, with Goldman's shares exacting the biggest toll on the price-weighted benchmark. The Nasdaq Composite Index was 1.4% lower at 6,342. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/05/2017 09:43:19

    Bank stocks on pace for worst one-day slide in 3 weeks

    Financial shares on Tuesday were facing their worst single-session slump in weeks as benchmark yields slumped amid elevated geopolitical worries swirling in the market. A popular exchange-traded fund used to bet on financial performance, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF , was off 1.5%, putting it on pace to book its steepest one-day slide since Aug. 17, when it fell 1.7%, according to FactSet data. The decline in financials, highlighted by a 3.2% fall in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , came as the yield for the 10-year benchmark Treasury slipped to its lowest level, around 2.08%, since Nov. 10, just after President Donald Trump was elected into office. Global unrest centered on rising military tensions between North Korea and the rest of the globe after the Hermit Kingdom tested a hydrogen bomb over the weekend has underpinned a flight to assets perceived as safe, like government paper, which has pushed yields to lows. Bond prices and yields move inversely. More broadly, the financial sector was the worst performer group among the S&P 500's 11. The broad-market gauge was down 0.5% at 2,464, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 0.7% at 21,845, with Goldman's shares exacting the biggest toll on the price-weighted benchmark. The Nasdaq Composite Index was 0.6% lower at 6,397. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/31/2017 11:03:47

    If you can't beat 'em: Stockpickers targeting index-provider MSCI

    NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Stockpickers are jumping into the boom in passive investing by loading up on shares of index-provider MSCI Inc, whose products are the basis for dozens of popular exchange traded funds.

  • 08/30/2017 16:47:44

    Cultural exchange programs fear visa cuts from Trump order

    Officials who run a popular language and cultural immersion program in the north woods of Minnesota are warning that potential changes in visa rules could make it hard for them to hire enough instructors.

  • 08/29/2017 23:49:00

    Angela Merkel loses popular support ahead of German election — these are her key opponents

    German citizens will head to the polls on September 24 to elect their new government. Here’s a look at Germany's key parties and how they might work with — or against — Merkel to form a government.

  • 08/28/2017 14:37:51

    Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce, also selling Amazon's Echo

    LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

  • 08/28/2017 11:59:38

    Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce; also selling Amazon's Echo

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

  • 08/28/2017 09:01:56

    HBO debuts new 'Game of Thrones' behind-the-scenes series

    Time Warner Inc.'s flagship cable network HBO said on Monday that it has launched a new series tied to its most popular show "Game of Thrones." HBO has created a seven-part post-season series titled "The Game Revealed" that will give fans of arguably TV's most popular show a behind-the-scenes look at how the penultimate seventh season of "Game of Thrones" came together. The series will be available only on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and its affiliate partners. The first episode was released on Monday, with exclusive interviews with cast and crew, and is available for free on Facebook and YouTube. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Monday, and will be available only to HBO subscribers.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/28/2017 06:21:37

    Energy stocks try to shake off Hurricane Harvey fallout, with Dow set to rise modestly

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was set to rise slightly , with shares of Exxon Mobil Corp., and Chevron Corp., turning higher even as Wall Street looked to contend with the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. Shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron were set to rise at the open, with the Dow components faring relatively well even as the now-Tropical storm has left some 50 inches of rainfall and flooded large swaths of energy-rich Houston area over the weekend. Exxon closed its Baytown refinery, located on the Houston Ship Channel--the second-largest refinery in the country, processing as much as 560,000 barrels. Separately, energy-related industrials giant, Caterpillar Inc. , was slightly higher. Popular energy-focused exchange-traded funds, SPDR Energy Select Sector and United States Oil Fund LP were trading lower in premarket action. U.S. traded crude-oil futures were off 0.5% at $47.42 a barrel. Overall, the stock market looked set to open higher, with futures for the S&P 500 , the technology-heavy Nasdaq-100 and the Dow all up at least 0.1%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/25/2017 09:46:07

    Is TriMas a Great Stock for Value Investors?

    Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment After all who wouldn t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value One way to find

  • 08/25/2017 09:45:45

    Does SKF (SKFRY) Make for a Suitable Value Pick Now?

    Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment After all who wouldn t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value One way to find

  • 08/25/2017 09:44:58

    Is Worthington Industries (WOR) a Suitable Pick for Value Investors?

    Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment After all who wouldn t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value One way to find

  • 08/24/2017 16:39:41

    Amazon to cut Whole Foods prices, escalating grocery turf war

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc , sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify.

  • 08/24/2017 16:35:37

    UPDATE 3-Amazon to cut Whole Foods prices, escalating grocery turf war

    Aug 24 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify.

  • 08/24/2017 01:30:27

    China's JD.com partners Qihoo.com in push to broaden sales channels

    JD.com Inc(JD) on Thursday said it has reached a deal to sell goods through the popular browser, search engine and app store of Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd, as China's second-biggest e-commerce firm seeks new ways of attracting users.

  • 08/22/2017 21:49:48

    New ski resort operator in New Hampshire raising concern

    Some New Hampshire residents are speaking out against the new owner of a popular ski resort, saying the company's past legal troubles raise concerns about whether it can be trusted to manage the facility that dates to the 1950s.

  • 08/21/2017 12:31:33

    Eclipse in the USA: then and now

    The last eclipse in the USA was February 26, 1979. What's changed in the USA from then to now? The differences from 1979 to now are staggering in categories like GDP, average salary, gas price, and even most popular song. Video provided by TheStreet        

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