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NEW YORK: Lower U.S. interest rates could help support outperforming U.S. homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of industry data and Federal Reserve speakers next week are likely to help shape the outlook.
NEW YORK: An expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month is pushing yield-oriented U.S. fund managers further afield in search of income at attractive prices.
Some of the main themes likely to influence investors next week
NEW YORK: U.S. retailer stocks have moved from buoyant to bruised this year and the intensification of the U.S.-China trade war makes them especially vulnerable because consumer products would be targeted in the next round of threatened tariff increases.
NEW YORK: Stock valuations have climbed to levels reached just before Wall Street's late 2018 plunge, leaving the market at risk of shocks such as the sell-off this week as global trade tensions mounted
NEW YORK: The stock market surge since the start of the year that has sent the benchmark S&P 500 index up to new record highs is leaving behind one sector that typically outperforms in an expanding economy: energy.
NEW YORK: The S&P 400 Mid-Cap index has surged to its best start to a year since 1991, both rewarding fund managers and forcing them to work harder to seek out bargains in a group that is now the most expensive part of the U.S. market based on their historical averages
NEW YORK: U.S. stock prices are outpacing those in most other regions to start 2019, but the gap is narrow and some investors are eyeing potential catalysts to tip the scales to the rest of the world.
WASHINGTON: US quarterly earnings reports this month were supposed to give investors clarity about the health of Wall Street’s rally this year.
SAN FRANCISCO: The pressure is on for Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft as they prepare to report quarterly results at a time when confidence in those market leaders looks increasingly fragile and in danger of derailing Wall Street's rally