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US stocks push higher as weekly jobless claims lower than forecast; trade deficit widens
Proactive Investors
US stocks push higher as weekly jobless claims lower than forecast; trade deficit widens

9.45am: Jobless claims provide relief US stocks moved higher in early trading on Thursday after data showed US weekly jobless claims prove lower than forecast, although the trade deficit widened. After 15 minutes of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 197 points, or 0.6% at 34,987, while the broader S&P 500 index added 0.3%, and the tech-laden Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:04
Fed lifts restrictions on JPMorgan imposed after forex manipulation
Reuters
Fed lifts restrictions on JPMorgan imposed after forex manipulation

The Federal Reserve announced Thursday it had lifted a 2015 enforcement action imposed on JPMorgan Chase & Co after the bank pleaded guilty to attempting to manipulate the foreign exchange market....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:01
Goldman Sachs raises its S&P 500 price target to highest on Wall Street as the bank sees earnings growth driving stocks to new highs
Business Insider
Goldman Sachs raises its S&P 500 price target to highest on Wall Street as the bank sees earnings growth driving stocks to new highs

The improved outlook arrives as the S&P 500 had already increased by 17% this year, bolstered by a recovering economy and strong corporate earnings....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:58
Jobless Claims Way Above Pre-Pandemic Levels As Labor Shortage Continues
PYMNTS
Jobless Claims Way Above Pre-Pandemic Levels As Labor Shortage Continues

New jobless claims for the week that ended July 31 dropped by 14,000 to 385,000, slightly higher than economists' forecasts of 383,000 and still way above pre-pandemic levels of 218,000. Overall, the numbers are significantly down from the historic high of 6.2 million last April....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:53
What Will the Stock Market Do Today? 3 Big Stories to Watch.
InvestorPlace
What Will the Stock Market Do Today? 3 Big Stories to Watch.

So what will the stock market do today? All eyes are on Covid-19 plays like MRNA and REGN stock following earnings reports....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:52
Tech's pandemic boom is coming to an end
CNBC
Tech's pandemic boom is coming to an end

Companies from Apple to Roku warned not to expect the same hyper growth investors saw in 2020....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:50
S&P 500 Index: 9 Months, 9 New Record Highs
See It Market
S&P 500 Index: 9 Months, 9 New Record Highs

Coming out of halftime, North American equity markets have witnessed a leadership reversal among the major stock market indices. Canada has slowed, seeing the TSX rise +0.8% in July, yet remaining higher this year by a healthy 18.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:31
Understanding The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism - Mark Dow Joins Alpha Trader (Podcast Transcript)
Seeking Alpha
Understanding The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism - Mark Dow Joins Alpha Trader (Podcast Transcript)

Stocks falling Tuesday, a day after hitting record highs and a day before J Powell's press conference. Welcome to Alpha Trader, Aaron Task along with Stephen Alpher. We're joined today by Mark Dow, author of the Behavioral Macro Blog, and a former hedge fund manager. Mark welcome back to Alpha Trader....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:20
U.S. Economy Resumes Its Growth Trajectory
ETF Trends
U.S. Economy Resumes Its Growth Trajectory

The S&P 500 is up more than 17% year-to-date, but as is often said, the stock market isn't the economy. Fortunately, new data support the notion that the U.S. economy is rebounding in earnest from last year's coronavirus recession....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:17
Goldman Sachs Is Now the S&P 500's Biggest Bull
24/7 Wall Street
Goldman Sachs Is Now the S&P 500's Biggest Bull

Goldman Sachs, known around Wall Street as the gold standard for analysis and strategy, just became a lot more bullish on where American equities could go from here....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:16
3 Trending Sectors Within Confusing Stock Market
See It Market
3 Trending Sectors Within Confusing Stock Market

In the past couple of weeks, the stock market has shown to have higher volatility paired with scattered daily price action. With the recent discovery of yet another Covid-19 variant (Lambda) and with the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, we could be seeing the market begin to rotate into its next trend....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:07
Delta, Lambda Covid Variants Still Weighing On Market Despite Positive Earnings Reports
Benzinga
Delta, Lambda Covid Variants Still Weighing On Market Despite Positive Earnings Reports

The market is still in a waiting mode, with a lot hinging on tomorrow's jobs report. Predictions of a volatile, choppy week in the equity markets did not disappoint on Wednesday as the market continued to ride waves of concern about Lambda, the Delta variant's apparent successor, supply-chain concerns, and strong quarterly earnings while awaiting the end-of-the-week Labor Department payroll report....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:07
Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in six months amid delta variant concerns
Market Watch
Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in six months amid delta variant concerns

Investors are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the latest phase of the pandemic....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:04
U.S. Stocks Take Gold In The Global Reopening Race
Seeking Alpha
U.S. Stocks Take Gold In The Global Reopening Race

Global equity markets have diverged widely lately, with European and US stocks strongly outperforming the rest of the world. Despite recent strength, Europe has performed roughly in line with its global peers since last year....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:51
US stocks edge higher as fall in weekly jobless claims eases labor-market concerns
Business Insider
US stocks edge higher as fall in weekly jobless claims eases labor-market concerns

US stocks regained some ground Thursday after a selloff the prior session driven by lackluster private payroll data....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:41
U.S. stock benchmarks open higher Thursday after weekly jobless report
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks open higher Thursday after weekly jobless report

U.S. stock indexes rise tentatively Thursday morning, after data showed weekly jobless benefit claims fell slightly as expected and investors began positioning for the monthly jobs report on Friday that will help shape views on how long the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program will continue. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 120 points, or 0.3%, at 34,912, the S&P 500 index rose 0.3% to 4,414, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.2% at 14,804....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:34
Analysis: Stagflation? Recession?
Reuters
Analysis: Stagflation? Recession?

If bond markets are taken at their word, the world post-pandemic will be defined by stagflation, a toxic scenario that appears at odds with the bounceback indicated by robust economic data and record-high equities....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:29
Fastly Sinks, Etsy Tumbles, and Stocks Are Edging Higher
Barrons
Fastly Sinks, Etsy Tumbles, and Stocks Are Edging Higher

Stocks were set for a higher open after initial jobless claims met expectations....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:59
Economic Report: U.S. trade deficit jumps 6.7% to record high as imports surge
Market Watch
Economic Report: U.S. trade deficit jumps 6.7% to record high as imports surge

The U.S. trade deficit climbed 6.7% in June to an all-time high, reflecting a big appetite among Americans for imports. Higher prices for oil and other goods also played a role....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:52
U.S. trade deficit jumps to record high in June on strong import growth
Reuters
U.S. trade deficit jumps to record high in June on strong import growth

The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record high in June as efforts by business to rebuild inventories to meet robust consumer spending drew in more imports....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:51
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; layoffs lowest in more than 21 years
Reuters
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; layoffs lowest in more than 21 years

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined further last week, while layoffs dropped to their lowest level in just more than 21 years in July as companies held on to their workers amid a labor shortage....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:44
Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims fall again to 385,000 as unemployment shrinks despite rise of delta
Market Watch
Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims fall again to 385,000 as unemployment shrinks despite rise of delta

The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits at the end of July fell close to a pandemic low, indicating the economy has avoided major damage so far from the delta strain of the coronavirus. Initial jobless claims dropped by 14,000 to 385,000....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:43
2.9M workers still on jobless benefits as weekly claims remain high
New York Post
2.9M workers still on jobless benefits as weekly claims remain high

Continuing claims fell by 366,000 from just over 3.26 million the week before, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:42
New US jobless claims slide to 385,000 while continuing claims hits pandemic low
Business Insider
New US jobless claims slide to 385,000 while continuing claims hits pandemic low

Continuing claims, which track the number of Americans receiving unemployment, have been on the decline as states prematurely cut extra UI payments....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:41
Stock Futures Inch Higher as Jobless Claims Data Land
Barrons
Stock Futures Inch Higher as Jobless Claims Data Land

European and Asian markets were more mixed Thursday amid a wave of corporate earnings....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:37
U.S. jobless claims total 385,000, matching estimates
CNBC
U.S. jobless claims total 385,000, matching estimates

Initial claims for unemployment insurance were expected to total 385,000 for the week ended July 31, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:33
Job growth is picking up again, but the Delta spike could change that
CNN Business
Job growth is picking up again, but the Delta spike could change that

America's job market recovery is chugging along, but worries about the Delta variant derailing progress are rampant. Even as economists anticipate the best gains since last summer in Friday's jobs report, persistently high unemployment claims and a big miss in the private sector payroll report put a damper on the excitement....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:31
Why We're Still Buying REITs, Not Tech
Seeking Alpha
Why We're Still Buying REITs, Not Tech

Why We're Still Buying REITs, Not Tech...

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:25
Coming at 8:30: latest data on unemployment claims — see economist forecast here
Market Watch
Coming at 8:30: latest data on unemployment claims — see economist forecast here

Coming at 8:30: latest data on unemployment claims — see economist forecast here...

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:24
What The Bond Market Is Saying
Seeking Alpha
What The Bond Market Is Saying

The yields on longer-term bonds are falling at a time when people are expecting the economy to pick up steam and even experience more inflation....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:21
Bond Report: Treasury yields edge lower ahead of jobless-claims data
Market Watch
Bond Report: Treasury yields edge lower ahead of jobless-claims data

Yields edge lower Thursday as investors awaited weekly data on jobless claims and geared up for Friday's July jobs report, after the Treasury market took a wild ride in the previous session....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:15
Return of the fat cats? Bank bonuses rise as profits rebound
Reuters
Return of the fat cats? Bank bonuses rise as profits rebound

Europe's banks are stashing cash to pay bumper bonuses to top performers, amid a deal frenzy driven by pent up demand from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebounding bank profits....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:10
Wall Street sticks with back to office plans as Delta variant sparks fears
Reuters
Wall Street sticks with back to office plans as Delta variant sparks fears

Wall Street's biggest banks are sticking by their decisions to make employees return to the office in the coming weeks even as public health officials around the globe warn about the aggressive nature of COVID-19's Delta variant....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:04
Stock futures climb ahead of weekly jobless claims
Fox Business
Stock futures climb ahead of weekly jobless claims

Stock futures ticked higher ahead of weekly jobless claims Thursday....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:59
ISMs And ADPs - So Many Letters, Too Few Specific Numbers
Seeking Alpha
ISMs And ADPs - So Many Letters, Too Few Specific Numbers

The ISM's Non-manufacturing PMI rose sharply in July 2021, four big points, up to 64.1 and handily beating estimates. This was in opposition to the slowdown trend which Manufacturing ISM displayed only too well two days ago. Though, the ADP release corroborates the sense of another economic slowdown....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:55
Chart Of The Moment: Cracks In China's Great Wall Of Debt
Seeking Alpha
Chart Of The Moment: Cracks In China's Great Wall Of Debt

The China high yield bond market is facing growing credit and default risks....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:54
US stocks set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims
Proactive Investors
US stocks set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims

US stocks look set for a slightly higher open on Thursday ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims and in advance of Friday's key July non-farm payrolls that could provide further clues to the path of economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.1%, S&P 500 index futures rose 0.2%,  while Nasdaq-100 futures also gained 0.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:49
US stocks look set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims
Proactive Investors
US stocks look set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims

US stocks look set for a slightly higher open on Thursday ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims and in advance of Friday's key July non-farm payrolls that could provide further clues to the path of economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.1%, S&P 500 index futures rose 0.2%,  while Nasdaq-100 futures also gained 0.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:46
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday
CNBC
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

U.S. stocks futures were steady as investors look ahead to Thursday's jobless claims data and Friday's employment report....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:45
Futures Movers: Oil prices up slightly after logging 3-day losing streak
Market Watch
Futures Movers: Oil prices up slightly after logging 3-day losing streak

Oil futures trade slightly higher, attempting a bounce after a sharp, three-day losing streak tied in part to worries over the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:41
U.S. Stock Market Futures Inch Higher Ahead of Jobless Claims and Trade Data
Barrons
U.S. Stock Market Futures Inch Higher Ahead of Jobless Claims and Trade Data

European and Asian markets were more mixed Thursday amid a wave of corporate earnings....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:34
Futures rise ahead of weekly jobless claims data
Reuters
Futures rise ahead of weekly jobless claims data

U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday ahead of data expected to show fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits, while investors looked to another busy day of corporate earnings reports....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:22
Today's Stock Market News & Events: 8/5/2021
Schaeffers Research
Today's Stock Market News & Events: 8/5/2021

Today initial and continuing jobless claims are on deck, as well as a trade deficit reading for June....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:18
Liquidity Trap: Private Leverage To Hinder Bank Loan Growth
Seeking Alpha
Liquidity Trap: Private Leverage To Hinder Bank Loan Growth

Private-sector leverage is too onerous to sustain high levels of new bank loan growth....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:11
Analysis-Democrats see chance to reset Wall St. oversight when top Fed official steps down
Reuters
Analysis-Democrats see chance to reset Wall St. oversight when top Fed official steps down

The looming exit of the Federal Reserve's top regulatory official will give Democrats an opportunity to reverse the central bank's Wall Street-friendly course without ditchingChair Jerome Powell when his term expires next year....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:11
Growth Stocks Will Be the Market's Biggest Winners as Yields Plunge
InvestorPlace
Growth Stocks Will Be the Market's Biggest Winners as Yields Plunge

The bond market is pricing this in by sending yields lower. And the stock market is pricing this in by sending growth stocks higher....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:51
US futures shake off hawkish Fed comments ahead of jobs data, while China stocks fall after fresh shots fired at online gaming
Business Insider
US futures shake off hawkish Fed comments ahead of jobs data, while China stocks fall after fresh shots fired at online gaming

Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said the central bank remains on course to announce tapering bond purchases by this year....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:20
Investors Should Watch Out: The Fed's Reverse Repos Are Exploding!
Forbes
Investors Should Watch Out: The Fed's Reverse Repos Are Exploding!

The Federal Reserve's use of an instrument called "reverse repos" is exploding. Investors should beware....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:00

The Motley Fool

3 Reasons to Invest in S&P 500 ETFs, and 2 Reasons Not to
The Motley Fool
3 Reasons to Invest in S&P 500 ETFs, and 2 Reasons Not to

Is this investment right for you?...

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:30

Seeking Alpha

Understanding The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism - Mark Dow Joins Alpha Trader (Podcast Transcript)
Seeking Alpha
Understanding The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism - Mark Dow Joins Alpha Trader (Podcast Transcript)

Stocks falling Tuesday, a day after hitting record highs and a day before J Powell's press conference. Welcome to Alpha Trader, Aaron Task along with Stephen Alpher. We're joined today by Mark Dow, author of the Behavioral Macro Blog, and a former hedge fund manager. Mark welcome back to Alpha Trader....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:20
U.S. Stocks Take Gold In The Global Reopening Race
Seeking Alpha
U.S. Stocks Take Gold In The Global Reopening Race

Global equity markets have diverged widely lately, with European and US stocks strongly outperforming the rest of the world. Despite recent strength, Europe has performed roughly in line with its global peers since last year....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:51
Why We're Still Buying REITs, Not Tech
Seeking Alpha
Why We're Still Buying REITs, Not Tech

Why We're Still Buying REITs, Not Tech...

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:25
What The Bond Market Is Saying
Seeking Alpha
What The Bond Market Is Saying

The yields on longer-term bonds are falling at a time when people are expecting the economy to pick up steam and even experience more inflation....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:21
ISMs And ADPs - So Many Letters, Too Few Specific Numbers
Seeking Alpha
ISMs And ADPs - So Many Letters, Too Few Specific Numbers

The ISM's Non-manufacturing PMI rose sharply in July 2021, four big points, up to 64.1 and handily beating estimates. This was in opposition to the slowdown trend which Manufacturing ISM displayed only too well two days ago. Though, the ADP release corroborates the sense of another economic slowdown....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:55
Chart Of The Moment: Cracks In China's Great Wall Of Debt
Seeking Alpha
Chart Of The Moment: Cracks In China's Great Wall Of Debt

The China high yield bond market is facing growing credit and default risks....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:54
Liquidity Trap: Private Leverage To Hinder Bank Loan Growth
Seeking Alpha
Liquidity Trap: Private Leverage To Hinder Bank Loan Growth

Private-sector leverage is too onerous to sustain high levels of new bank loan growth....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:11

See It Market

S&P 500 Index: 9 Months, 9 New Record Highs
See It Market
S&P 500 Index: 9 Months, 9 New Record Highs

Coming out of halftime, North American equity markets have witnessed a leadership reversal among the major stock market indices. Canada has slowed, seeing the TSX rise +0.8% in July, yet remaining higher this year by a healthy 18.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:31
3 Trending Sectors Within Confusing Stock Market
See It Market
3 Trending Sectors Within Confusing Stock Market

In the past couple of weeks, the stock market has shown to have higher volatility paired with scattered daily price action. With the recent discovery of yet another Covid-19 variant (Lambda) and with the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, we could be seeing the market begin to rotate into its next trend....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:07

Schaeffers Research

Today's Stock Market News & Events: 8/5/2021
Schaeffers Research
Today's Stock Market News & Events: 8/5/2021

Today initial and continuing jobless claims are on deck, as well as a trade deficit reading for June....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:18

Reuters

Fed lifts restrictions on JPMorgan imposed after forex manipulation
Reuters
Fed lifts restrictions on JPMorgan imposed after forex manipulation

The Federal Reserve announced Thursday it had lifted a 2015 enforcement action imposed on JPMorgan Chase & Co after the bank pleaded guilty to attempting to manipulate the foreign exchange market....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:01
Analysis: Stagflation? Recession?
Reuters
Analysis: Stagflation? Recession?

If bond markets are taken at their word, the world post-pandemic will be defined by stagflation, a toxic scenario that appears at odds with the bounceback indicated by robust economic data and record-high equities....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:29
U.S. trade deficit jumps to record high in June on strong import growth
Reuters
U.S. trade deficit jumps to record high in June on strong import growth

The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record high in June as efforts by business to rebuild inventories to meet robust consumer spending drew in more imports....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:51
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; layoffs lowest in more than 21 years
Reuters
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; layoffs lowest in more than 21 years

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined further last week, while layoffs dropped to their lowest level in just more than 21 years in July as companies held on to their workers amid a labor shortage....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:44
Return of the fat cats? Bank bonuses rise as profits rebound
Reuters
Return of the fat cats? Bank bonuses rise as profits rebound

Europe's banks are stashing cash to pay bumper bonuses to top performers, amid a deal frenzy driven by pent up demand from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebounding bank profits....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:10
Wall Street sticks with back to office plans as Delta variant sparks fears
Reuters
Wall Street sticks with back to office plans as Delta variant sparks fears

Wall Street's biggest banks are sticking by their decisions to make employees return to the office in the coming weeks even as public health officials around the globe warn about the aggressive nature of COVID-19's Delta variant....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:04
Futures rise ahead of weekly jobless claims data
Reuters
Futures rise ahead of weekly jobless claims data

U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday ahead of data expected to show fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits, while investors looked to another busy day of corporate earnings reports....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:22
Analysis-Democrats see chance to reset Wall St. oversight when top Fed official steps down
Reuters
Analysis-Democrats see chance to reset Wall St. oversight when top Fed official steps down

The looming exit of the Federal Reserve's top regulatory official will give Democrats an opportunity to reverse the central bank's Wall Street-friendly course without ditchingChair Jerome Powell when his term expires next year....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:11

PYMNTS

Jobless Claims Way Above Pre-Pandemic Levels As Labor Shortage Continues
PYMNTS
Jobless Claims Way Above Pre-Pandemic Levels As Labor Shortage Continues

New jobless claims for the week that ended July 31 dropped by 14,000 to 385,000, slightly higher than economists' forecasts of 383,000 and still way above pre-pandemic levels of 218,000. Overall, the numbers are significantly down from the historic high of 6.2 million last April....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:53

Proactive Investors

US stocks push higher as weekly jobless claims lower than forecast; trade deficit widens
Proactive Investors
US stocks push higher as weekly jobless claims lower than forecast; trade deficit widens

9.45am: Jobless claims provide relief US stocks moved higher in early trading on Thursday after data showed US weekly jobless claims prove lower than forecast, although the trade deficit widened. After 15 minutes of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 197 points, or 0.6% at 34,987, while the broader S&P 500 index added 0.3%, and the tech-laden Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:04
US stocks set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims
Proactive Investors
US stocks set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims

US stocks look set for a slightly higher open on Thursday ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims and in advance of Friday's key July non-farm payrolls that could provide further clues to the path of economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.1%, S&P 500 index futures rose 0.2%,  while Nasdaq-100 futures also gained 0.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:49
US stocks look set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims
Proactive Investors
US stocks look set for a slightly higher open ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims

US stocks look set for a slightly higher open on Thursday ahead of US trade deficit data and weekly unemployment claims and in advance of Friday's key July non-farm payrolls that could provide further clues to the path of economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.1%, S&P 500 index futures rose 0.2%,  while Nasdaq-100 futures also gained 0.2%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:46

New York Post

2.9M workers still on jobless benefits as weekly claims remain high
New York Post
2.9M workers still on jobless benefits as weekly claims remain high

Continuing claims fell by 366,000 from just over 3.26 million the week before, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:42

Market Watch

Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in six months amid delta variant concerns
Market Watch
Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in six months amid delta variant concerns

Investors are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the latest phase of the pandemic....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:04
U.S. stock benchmarks open higher Thursday after weekly jobless report
Market Watch
U.S. stock benchmarks open higher Thursday after weekly jobless report

U.S. stock indexes rise tentatively Thursday morning, after data showed weekly jobless benefit claims fell slightly as expected and investors began positioning for the monthly jobs report on Friday that will help shape views on how long the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program will continue. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 120 points, or 0.3%, at 34,912, the S&P 500 index rose 0.3% to 4,414, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.2% at 14,804....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:34
Economic Report: U.S. trade deficit jumps 6.7% to record high as imports surge
Market Watch
Economic Report: U.S. trade deficit jumps 6.7% to record high as imports surge

The U.S. trade deficit climbed 6.7% in June to an all-time high, reflecting a big appetite among Americans for imports. Higher prices for oil and other goods also played a role....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:52
Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims fall again to 385,000 as unemployment shrinks despite rise of delta
Market Watch
Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims fall again to 385,000 as unemployment shrinks despite rise of delta

The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits at the end of July fell close to a pandemic low, indicating the economy has avoided major damage so far from the delta strain of the coronavirus. Initial jobless claims dropped by 14,000 to 385,000....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:43
Coming at 8:30: latest data on unemployment claims — see economist forecast here
Market Watch
Coming at 8:30: latest data on unemployment claims — see economist forecast here

Coming at 8:30: latest data on unemployment claims — see economist forecast here...

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:24
Bond Report: Treasury yields edge lower ahead of jobless-claims data
Market Watch
Bond Report: Treasury yields edge lower ahead of jobless-claims data

Yields edge lower Thursday as investors awaited weekly data on jobless claims and geared up for Friday's July jobs report, after the Treasury market took a wild ride in the previous session....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:15
Futures Movers: Oil prices up slightly after logging 3-day losing streak
Market Watch
Futures Movers: Oil prices up slightly after logging 3-day losing streak

Oil futures trade slightly higher, attempting a bounce after a sharp, three-day losing streak tied in part to worries over the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:41
Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures rise as key jobs report looms
Market Watch
Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures rise as key jobs report looms

U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday, as investors began positioning for a key jobs report that will help shape views on how long the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program will continue....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:43

InvestorPlace

What Will the Stock Market Do Today? 3 Big Stories to Watch.
InvestorPlace
What Will the Stock Market Do Today? 3 Big Stories to Watch.

So what will the stock market do today? All eyes are on Covid-19 plays like MRNA and REGN stock following earnings reports....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:52
Growth Stocks Will Be the Market's Biggest Winners as Yields Plunge
InvestorPlace
Growth Stocks Will Be the Market's Biggest Winners as Yields Plunge

The bond market is pricing this in by sending yields lower. And the stock market is pricing this in by sending growth stocks higher....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:51

Fox Business

Stock futures climb ahead of weekly jobless claims
Fox Business
Stock futures climb ahead of weekly jobless claims

Stock futures ticked higher ahead of weekly jobless claims Thursday....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:59

Forbes

Investors Should Watch Out: The Fed's Reverse Repos Are Exploding!
Forbes
Investors Should Watch Out: The Fed's Reverse Repos Are Exploding!

The Federal Reserve's use of an instrument called "reverse repos" is exploding. Investors should beware....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:00

CNN Business

Job growth is picking up again, but the Delta spike could change that
CNN Business
Job growth is picking up again, but the Delta spike could change that

America's job market recovery is chugging along, but worries about the Delta variant derailing progress are rampant. Even as economists anticipate the best gains since last summer in Friday's jobs report, persistently high unemployment claims and a big miss in the private sector payroll report put a damper on the excitement....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:31

CNBC

Tech's pandemic boom is coming to an end
CNBC
Tech's pandemic boom is coming to an end

Companies from Apple to Roku warned not to expect the same hyper growth investors saw in 2020....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:50
U.S. jobless claims total 385,000, matching estimates
CNBC
U.S. jobless claims total 385,000, matching estimates

Initial claims for unemployment insurance were expected to total 385,000 for the week ended July 31, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:33
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday
CNBC
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

U.S. stocks futures were steady as investors look ahead to Thursday's jobless claims data and Friday's employment report....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:45

Business Insider

Goldman Sachs raises its S&P 500 price target to highest on Wall Street as the bank sees earnings growth driving stocks to new highs
Business Insider
Goldman Sachs raises its S&P 500 price target to highest on Wall Street as the bank sees earnings growth driving stocks to new highs

The improved outlook arrives as the S&P 500 had already increased by 17% this year, bolstered by a recovering economy and strong corporate earnings....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:58
US stocks edge higher as fall in weekly jobless claims eases labor-market concerns
Business Insider
US stocks edge higher as fall in weekly jobless claims eases labor-market concerns

US stocks regained some ground Thursday after a selloff the prior session driven by lackluster private payroll data....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:41
New US jobless claims slide to 385,000 while continuing claims hits pandemic low
Business Insider
New US jobless claims slide to 385,000 while continuing claims hits pandemic low

Continuing claims, which track the number of Americans receiving unemployment, have been on the decline as states prematurely cut extra UI payments....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:41
US futures shake off hawkish Fed comments ahead of jobs data, while China stocks fall after fresh shots fired at online gaming
Business Insider
US futures shake off hawkish Fed comments ahead of jobs data, while China stocks fall after fresh shots fired at online gaming

Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said the central bank remains on course to announce tapering bond purchases by this year....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:20

Benzinga

Delta, Lambda Covid Variants Still Weighing On Market Despite Positive Earnings Reports
Benzinga
Delta, Lambda Covid Variants Still Weighing On Market Despite Positive Earnings Reports

The market is still in a waiting mode, with a lot hinging on tomorrow's jobs report. Predictions of a volatile, choppy week in the equity markets did not disappoint on Wednesday as the market continued to ride waves of concern about Lambda, the Delta variant's apparent successor, supply-chain concerns, and strong quarterly earnings while awaiting the end-of-the-week Labor Department payroll report....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:07

Barrons

Fastly Sinks, Etsy Tumbles, and Stocks Are Edging Higher
Barrons
Fastly Sinks, Etsy Tumbles, and Stocks Are Edging Higher

Stocks were set for a higher open after initial jobless claims met expectations....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:59
Stock Futures Inch Higher as Jobless Claims Data Land
Barrons
Stock Futures Inch Higher as Jobless Claims Data Land

European and Asian markets were more mixed Thursday amid a wave of corporate earnings....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:37
U.S. Stock Market Futures Inch Higher Ahead of Jobless Claims and Trade Data
Barrons
U.S. Stock Market Futures Inch Higher Ahead of Jobless Claims and Trade Data

European and Asian markets were more mixed Thursday amid a wave of corporate earnings....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:34

24/7 Wall Street

Goldman Sachs Is Now the S&P 500's Biggest Bull
24/7 Wall Street
Goldman Sachs Is Now the S&P 500's Biggest Bull

Goldman Sachs, known around Wall Street as the gold standard for analysis and strategy, just became a lot more bullish on where American equities could go from here....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:16