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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
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
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
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
Goldman Sachs boosts S&P 500 price target
Market Watch
Goldman Sachs boosts S&P 500 price target

Strategists at Goldman Sachs on Thursday lifted their S&P 500 targets for both this year and next, citing better-than-expected earnings and lower-than-expected interest rates....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:07
JP Morgan is pitching new Bitcoin fund to wealthy private banking clients
Proactive Investors
JP Morgan is pitching new Bitcoin fund to wealthy private banking clients

JP Morgan was until recently staunchly against cryptocurrency and it is now reportedly launching a Bitcoin fund for its high-net worth clients, via its private banking arm. The Bitcoin fund presently being pitched to the American bank's wealthy clients is passively managed, according a Coindesk report, which cites two sources familiar with the matter....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:59
Vineer Bhansali: What's Wrong With Negative Yields?
Seeking Alpha
Vineer Bhansali: What's Wrong With Negative Yields?

So historically we have not seen negative yields. Ever. I've looked at a lot of history books, I have not found persistent nominal negative yields, at least in written history....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:25
US stocks trending slightly higher hours before Thursday's opening bell
Fox Business
US stocks trending slightly higher hours before Thursday's opening bell

U.S. equity futures are trading slightly higher ahead of Thursday's opening bell....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:21
Jobless Claims Set to Fall Below 400,000
Barrons
Jobless Claims Set to Fall Below 400,000

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is forecast to come in at 380,000....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:00
The Certainty Of Change: Evolution Of Investor Access To China
Seeking Alpha
The Certainty Of Change: Evolution Of Investor Access To China

The unpredictable nature of politics and government action within individual countries has long been fundamental to institutional investors' case for disaggregating international exposure....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:30
Digitalization Drives Capital Investment
Seeking Alpha
Digitalization Drives Capital Investment

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated operational efficiencies of digital business models into a survival imperative for virtually all companies. Today, there is growing recognition that policies geared toward improving corporate profitability may have gone too far....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:50
International Report: Q2 2021
Seeking Alpha
International Report: Q2 2021

International equities generally performed well in Q2 after mixed results in Q1. The Global X FTSE Nordic Region ETF (GXF) was the top performer in Q2, with returns of 9.01%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:10
The Smart Money Is Betting On A Market Meltdown
Seeking Alpha
The Smart Money Is Betting On A Market Meltdown

The consensus priced into today's market calls for growth and inflation to continue running hot. However, the bond market is fading the reflation consensus - pricing in an imminent bout of deflation....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:44
Bank Lending Flatlines As Investment Prospects Dim
Seeking Alpha
Bank Lending Flatlines As Investment Prospects Dim

A weakening credit impulse globally continues to bode poorly for economic momentum for the foreseeable future. The change in the flow of credit (commercial loans taken) has stalled over the last year notwithstanding trillions in cash injected into the lending system through central bank bond-buying....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 00:00
Rates Spark: Bottom Fishing
Seeking Alpha
Rates Spark: Bottom Fishing

The relentless drop in bond yields raises the question of how low can they go. For 10Y Treasuries, we think 1%. For German bonds, we're probably closer to the bottom. The service sector is more liable to be impacted by Covid-19 cases....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 23:26
Services Sector Survey Suggests Strong Growth In July
Seeking Alpha
Services Sector Survey Suggests Strong Growth In July

The Institute for Supply Management's composite services index rose an all-time high of 64.1 percent in July, gaining 4.0 points from 60.1 percent in the prior month. The business activity index (comparable to the production index in the ISM manufacturing report) increased to 67.0 percent in July, up from 60.4 percent in June, and the third highest on record....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 23:15
Bank Lending Practices Support Continued Expansion Through Mid-Year 2022
Seeking Alpha
Bank Lending Practices Support Continued Expansion Through Mid-Year 2022

Bank lending practices are a long leading indicator, typically turning down more than one year before a recession. For the second quarter in a row, not only have lending practices loosened, but demand for almost all types of loans has increased....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:04
Dollar firms as Fed members talk of tightening
Reuters
Dollar firms as Fed members talk of tightening

The dollar was poised to push higher on Thursday as hawkish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve led markets to bring forward the likely timing of a policy tightening there, while action in Europe and Japan remain distant prospects....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:44

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

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
Vineer Bhansali: What's Wrong With Negative Yields?
Seeking Alpha
Vineer Bhansali: What's Wrong With Negative Yields?

So historically we have not seen negative yields. Ever. I've looked at a lot of history books, I have not found persistent nominal negative yields, at least in written history....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:25
The Certainty Of Change: Evolution Of Investor Access To China
Seeking Alpha
The Certainty Of Change: Evolution Of Investor Access To China

The unpredictable nature of politics and government action within individual countries has long been fundamental to institutional investors' case for disaggregating international exposure....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:30
Digitalization Drives Capital Investment
Seeking Alpha
Digitalization Drives Capital Investment

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated operational efficiencies of digital business models into a survival imperative for virtually all companies. Today, there is growing recognition that policies geared toward improving corporate profitability may have gone too far....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:50
International Report: Q2 2021
Seeking Alpha
International Report: Q2 2021

International equities generally performed well in Q2 after mixed results in Q1. The Global X FTSE Nordic Region ETF (GXF) was the top performer in Q2, with returns of 9.01%....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:10
The Smart Money Is Betting On A Market Meltdown
Seeking Alpha
The Smart Money Is Betting On A Market Meltdown

The consensus priced into today's market calls for growth and inflation to continue running hot. However, the bond market is fading the reflation consensus - pricing in an imminent bout of deflation....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:44
Bank Lending Flatlines As Investment Prospects Dim
Seeking Alpha
Bank Lending Flatlines As Investment Prospects Dim

A weakening credit impulse globally continues to bode poorly for economic momentum for the foreseeable future. The change in the flow of credit (commercial loans taken) has stalled over the last year notwithstanding trillions in cash injected into the lending system through central bank bond-buying....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 00:00
Rates Spark: Bottom Fishing
Seeking Alpha
Rates Spark: Bottom Fishing

The relentless drop in bond yields raises the question of how low can they go. For 10Y Treasuries, we think 1%. For German bonds, we're probably closer to the bottom. The service sector is more liable to be impacted by Covid-19 cases....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 23:26
Services Sector Survey Suggests Strong Growth In July
Seeking Alpha
Services Sector Survey Suggests Strong Growth In July

The Institute for Supply Management's composite services index rose an all-time high of 64.1 percent in July, gaining 4.0 points from 60.1 percent in the prior month. The business activity index (comparable to the production index in the ISM manufacturing report) increased to 67.0 percent in July, up from 60.4 percent in June, and the third highest on record....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 23:15
Bank Lending Practices Support Continued Expansion Through Mid-Year 2022
Seeking Alpha
Bank Lending Practices Support Continued Expansion Through Mid-Year 2022

Bank lending practices are a long leading indicator, typically turning down more than one year before a recession. For the second quarter in a row, not only have lending practices loosened, but demand for almost all types of loans has increased....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:04
Markets Are Waiting For The Jobs Report (Technically Speaking For 8/4)
Seeking Alpha
Markets Are Waiting For The Jobs Report (Technically Speaking For 8/4)

Europe is rebounding. Bond yields continue to fall....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:33

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

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
Dollar firms as Fed members talk of tightening
Reuters
Dollar firms as Fed members talk of tightening

The dollar was poised to push higher on Thursday as hawkish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve led markets to bring forward the likely timing of a policy tightening there, while action in Europe and Japan remain distant prospects....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:44
Dollar adrift, but volatility to drive FX markets in short run: Reuters poll
Reuters
Dollar adrift, but volatility to drive FX markets in short run: Reuters poll

After a recent spill, the dollar looks a bit rudderless, waiting for direction on U.S. monetary policy, according to foreign exchange strategists polled by Reuters who predicted the currency will have ceded more ground 12 months from now....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:11

Proactive Investors

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
JP Morgan is pitching new Bitcoin fund to wealthy private banking clients
Proactive Investors
JP Morgan is pitching new Bitcoin fund to wealthy private banking clients

JP Morgan was until recently staunchly against cryptocurrency and it is now reportedly launching a Bitcoin fund for its high-net worth clients, via its private banking arm. The Bitcoin fund presently being pitched to the American bank's wealthy clients is passively managed, according a Coindesk report, which cites two sources familiar with the matter....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:59

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

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
Goldman Sachs boosts S&P 500 price target
Market Watch
Goldman Sachs boosts S&P 500 price target

Strategists at Goldman Sachs on Thursday lifted their S&P 500 targets for both this year and next, citing better-than-expected earnings and lower-than-expected interest rates....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:07

InvestorPlace

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
US stocks trending slightly higher hours before Thursday's opening bell
Fox Business
US stocks trending slightly higher hours before Thursday's opening bell

U.S. equity futures are trading slightly higher ahead of Thursday's opening bell....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:21

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

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

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

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
Jobless Claims Set to Fall Below 400,000
Barrons
Jobless Claims Set to Fall Below 400,000

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is forecast to come in at 380,000....

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 04:00