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Monday, September 16, 2019

U.S. stocks rose for a third consecutive week on thawing U.S.-China trade tensions and strong U.S. consumer spending data.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Stock markets advanced during a holiday-shortened week of upside headlines. Soft U.S. employment data increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would cut rates again at its September policy meeting.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

U.S. stocks posted their first weekly gain since July as global markets rallied and volatility declined. Overseas investors bid up U.S. stocks and bonds; renewed optimism about China trade talks also lifted stocks.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Stocks closed in the red on what would have been a positive week after renewed U.S.-China trade tensions on Friday sent jitters across markets.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Stocks ended another volatile week in the red. Investors got spooked by an inversion of the two-to-ten-year U.S. Treasury yield spread, the first since 2007.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Stocks posted losses for the week, driven by eruptions of trade-war threats, disruptive White House tweets and a devaluation of China’s currency. Bond yields declined on the week.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Stocks around the globe retreated after policy surprises rattled investors: the Federal Reserve cut rates but dashed hopes for an easing cycle. President Trump announced 10% tariffs on the final $300 billion tranche of Chinese imports.

Monday, July 29, 2019

U.S. stocks capped the week with new highs following slightly better-than-expected GDP data and strong earnings from key reporters, shrugging off cautioning that major “breakthroughs" from next week's China trade talks were unlikely.

Monday, July 22, 2019

US stocks ended the week on a softer note after the Federal Reserve downplayed the chances of a larger rate cut at its July meeting.

Monday, July 15, 2019

US stock markets set new record highs on sentiment that while the Federal is highly unlikely to tighten monetary policy over the short term, it may even lower rates in the coming months, if not sooner.

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