(Wednesday Market Open) After several days of tumbling amid trade war fears, markets look like they’re ready to possibly rebound a little Wednesday. Strength in European and Asian indices overnight could help provide some traction, and a slight pullback in bond prices might indicate more willingness among investors to embrace risk.
At the same time, volatility faded a bit, with the Cboe VIX falling back below 13 after rising above 14 earlier this week.
Despite these positive developments and a rally in pre-market trading, there’s no major change on the trade front that’s helped pin down stocks over the last few days. Maybe after a six-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI), people are simply engaged in some bargain hunting. Whether this can give the market a lift that lasts is unclear. We shall see.
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Earnings from CocaCola and Deere take the spotlight early Friday ahead of a long weekend. Caution could be warranted, as volatility remains elevated.
The fierce rally of the last few days might bring to mind the rally of mid-January, but history tells us more volatility might be on the way.
After digesting a little bearish inflation and retail sales data just before the opening bell, the market recovered to post a fourth-straight day of solid gains.
The widely-watched CPI report appeared to confirm inflation worries if the initial stock market reaction was any indication. But as we've seen before, that could change
After opening moderately lower, all the major indices posted solid gains, and nine of the 11 S&P 500 (SPX) sectors rose. Financials, consumer discretionary, and real estate topped the leader board.
After yesterday's big rally, pressure surfaced in pre-market trading as the high volatility levels keep sending stocks on a ride.
Even as stocks resumed rising in Europe and Asia, U.S. bond yields climbed to new four-year highs, raising questions about how stocks might respond.
Friday ended on a positive note with a rally into the close, but selling pressure doesn't appear to be over yet, and volatility persists.
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