Mark Hulbert: Here’s what low NYSE trading volume is telling us about the stock market’s direction

Is a low level of stock-trading volume warning of a new major downleg for the U.S. market? Some of the bearish advisers I monitor are worried that it might be, on the grounds that volume is a leading indicator and New York Stock Exchange trading volume has been trending lower. As you can see from […]

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Asia Markets: Asian markets rise on hopes of progress for U.S.-China trade talks

Stocks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo advanced Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward settling the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, +0.79%   rose 0.7% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.96%   gained 0.9%. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 NIK, +1.26%   added 1.3% and Seoul’s Kospi SEU, +0.52%   […]

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The Tell: Bank stocks are flying high in 2019, but here’s why the party might not last

The financial sector is having a great start to the New Year, with the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF, +0.31% adding 6.9% so far this month. For the week to date, it leads all other sectors with a 4% rise, with the second-best, health care XLV, +0.67% up just 1.2% over the same time. […]

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Trump Today: Trump Today: President calls for expanded U.S. missile defenses

President Donald Trump on Thursday called for expanded U.S. missile defenses, as reports highlighted his moments of frustration over the ongoing partial government shutdown and fresh campaign-related comments by his current personal lawyer and his former attorney. TRUMP CALLS FOR EXPANDED MISSILE PROGRAM President talks missile defenses at Pentagon: Trump called for an expanded missile […]

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Want to make a sound investment? Think twice before buying a classic car

The former TV heart-throb, who played a California highway cop in the series “CHIPs” in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has put up for sale his 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II. It’s on the docket at the annual Barrett-Jackson classic car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. — alongside a vast range of other cars dating […]

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Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: Jack Bogle even towered over Warren Buffett as the most influential investor

When I look back over the past 100 years in investing, five giants stand out: Warren Buffett, whose genius at individual stock picking made him the Mozart of investing; George Soros, who showed how individual money managers with nerves of steel could move global markets; John Templeton, who taught Americans there was a whole world […]

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Economic Report: Mortgage rates stay subdued, bringing relief to slumping housing market

Americans flocked to line up financing for home purchases as rates for home loans remained favorable, suggesting the recent housing downturn may be easing. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.45% in the January 17 week, mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac said Thursday. That was unchanged during the week, and still at a nine-month low. The popular […]

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A statue for John Bogle? I’ll do you one better

Warren Buffett, the multibillionaire behind Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s great investors, is famous for his praise of the late John Bogle. The Vanguard founder and longtime promoter of index fund investing passed away Wednesday at age 89. Writing in his annual letter to Berkshire BRK.A, +0.27% BRK.B, +0.75%  investors a few years […]

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Market Snapshot: Stocks poised to open lower, snap 2-session rise

U.S. stock futures headed lower Thursday, putting the indexes in position to end a two-day rise as investors digested quarterly earnings results and watched for impact from a nearly one-month partial shutdown of the government. How are benchmarks faring? Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH9, -0.42% were trading off 73 points, or 0.3%, […]

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