CEOs, it appears, aren't gung-ho about the U.S. economy's near-term chances of breaking free from its slow-growth malaise. Still, the outlook for the economy, while far from upbeat, isn't dreary, either. The downbeat sales and profit forecasts from many CEOs in the current profit-reporting season suggest the economy's trajectory in 2016's final quarter and beyond is not that much different than the below-trend growth we've been seeing.
Stocks openend lower Wednesday as the trend of U.S. corporate earnings "beats" being offset by companies that fall short of forecasts continues to keep the broad market in its sideways pattern.
U.S. stocks opened mildly to the downside Tuesday as investors digest an avalanche of corporate earnings that were mixed, with blue chip consumer-products maker Procter & Gamble faring well but others like heavy equipment maker Caterpillar disappointing Wall Street. In early trading the Dow Jones industrial average fell 18 points, or 0.1%.
Move over Fed. Wall Street says it's Uncle Sam's turn to get the U.S. economy humming again. With the days of low-interest rates likely nearing an end and Federal Reserve monetary policy losing its power to stimulate growth, Wall Street pros say fiscal policy -- government moves to boost economic growth through infrastructure spending, pro-growth tax policies and other means -- is what's needed to boost the economy and stocks.
The Dow opened deeply in the red Friday, putting it on track for its third straight weekly loss, as traders reacted to a rising dollar and mixed earnings reports from blue chip stocks. In early trading the Dow Jones industrial average was 100 points lower, or 0.6%.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell into the red in early trading Thursday as investors reacted to mixed earnings results from two Dow components and digested last night's final presidential debate and the European Central Bank's decision today to keep interest rates and its stimulus plans unchanged.
Football fans aren't the only ones talking about shut-down defenses. Wall Street is talking up U.S. defense stocks no matter who wins the presidential election in November. "After five years of austerity in the defense budget, we expect defense spending to increase regardless of whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency," Dan Clifton, a policy strategist at Strategas Research Partners, told clients in a research note Wednesday.
The Dow, boosted by earnings beats by leading companies in the financial and energy sectors, opened higher Wednesday as it looks to notch its first back-to-back daily gains in October. In early trading the Dow Jones industrial average was up 35 points, or 0.2%, and looking to build on Tuesdays gain of nearly 76 points.
Corporate earnings growth is again flashing green after four quarters of drowning in red. Profit reports that topped Wall Street forecasts at the start of the third-quarter reporting season have nudged the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index's earnings growth rate into positive territory, raising hopes that the earnings recession that began in the second half of 2015 is coming to an end.
The up and down U.S. stock market is up in early trading Tuesday as investors react to earnings beats from companies in the drug, financial and tech sector. At the opening bell, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 105 points, or 0.6%.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".