U.S. stocks opened in the red Thursday as investors await a key speech on monetary policy tomorrow from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Low rates have been a key underpinning of the bullish thesis for stocks -- which continue to hover near all-time highs.
With stocks trading near record highs, investors often start to suffer from acrophobia - or fear of heights. While no investor wants to be the last buyer at the bull market party, Brian Milligan, co-manager of the Ave Maria Growth fund, says there are ways to stay invested and not lose a lot of money or your sanity.
The speech is being billed by Wall Street as must-see TV, but Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's address Friday may not offer many - or any-- surprises. is unlikely to shock markets by signaling an interest rate hike is coming next month when she speaks Friday at a high-profile symposium -- although she is expected to start preparing the market and complacent investors for an eventual rise in borrowing costs.
A strong U.S. dollar added up to a weak earnings report for Dow component Procter & Gamble, which blamed the negative impact from foreign currency exchange for its quarterly earnings miss.
With stock indexes in record territory and a 7 1/2-year bull market chugging along, investors are worried. Why should they be, you ask? The U.S. employment market is back to churning out 200,000-plus jobs each month and the real estate market is filled with willing buyers of new homes.
The stock market opened a tad lower in early trading Wednesday as investors embraced a wait-and-see approach ahead of a key speech Friday from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average opened down 28 points, or 0.15%.
U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday as quiet summer trading drags on and investors look ahead to a key speech from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Friday. The stock market has been relatively calm in recent weeks, with up and down price swings -- or volatility -- in the past 20 days for the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index at its lowest level "in several decades," according to Strategas Research Partners.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the stock market - which posted its ninth record high of 2016 on Thursday - is a "mirage." Influential bond investor Jeff Gundlach of Doubleline Capital says: "Sell everything." Bill Gross, the current Janus fixed-income fund manager that once ran the world's biggest bond fund at PIMCO, recently wrote: "I don't like bonds.
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