Markets Right Now: Stocks are mostly lower; bond yields rise
16 May, 2018, 14:21 | Author: Brooke Harris
Oil prices ended a shade firmer after retreating from multi-year highs hit early in the day on Tuesday, supported by concerns that USA sanctions on Iran are likely to restrict crude exports from one of the biggest producers in the Middle East.
Stocks fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing in the red for the first time in eight sessions, as bond yields spiked to multi-year highs on the back of strong economic data and the U.S. entered another round of trade talks with China. The Nasdaq composite dropped 0.8 percent to 7,351.63 as Amazon, Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet all pulled back more than 1 percent. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,941.29 for a loss of -8.02 points or -0.08%. Treasuries were a key factor for the market Tuesday as investors watched 10-year Treasury yields climb to 3.08%.
The S&P 500 posted 10 new 52-week highs and seven new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 82 new highs and 51 new lows. "A stronger dollar means downward pressure". Bond yields tend to rise when investors expect faster economic growth and higher inflation.
U.S. retail sales increased at a moderate 0.3 per cent in April as rising gasoline prices took a bite out of discretionary spending, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. The move raised expectations for further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
"The stock market was due for a digestion of the gains that we've seen over the last eight trading sessions", said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial.
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The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 3.07 percent from 3 percent late Monday. Small-company stocks also rose. KeyCorp rose 1.5 percent.
Home Depot dropped 1.4 percent to $187.98 after the home-improvement retailer reported weaker-than-expected sales, partly because of inclement weather, and said the second quarter got off to a slow start.
Gains in health care and energy stocks outweighed losses in real estate companies and other sectors.
The Russell 2000 is up 64.83 points, or 4.2 percent. Gold fell $27.90, or 2.1 percent, to $1,290.30 an ounce.
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The ADL, referring to the opening of the embassy , stated, "We need prayers of peace, hope, openness and respect". He thanked God for Benjamin Netanyahu's strong leadership, and who is trying his best to protect Israel.
Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , was seen by Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, as a betrayal. President Trump's December recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, followed by Monday's relocation of the U.S.
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Moving to the software department, HMD Global has added AR stickers to the front camera along with face unlock feature. Meanwhile, the Finnish tech giant is now preparing to unveil Nokia X or X6 in China on May 16 as per the reports.
The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch FullView IPS display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Honor 10 sports a dual rear-camera setup with a 13MP, f/2.2 aperture and autofocus lens and a 2MP secondary sensor.
An extra protection is now available for users as well so that they can't be repeatedly added to groups they have left. The update comes after WhatsApp promised a new group video calling feature at the Facebook F8 conference last month.
The draw means Juventus have 92 points, while Napoli have 88 points, with one game left to play in the season. Fiorentina remained eighth, three points behind Atalanta and the final Europa League spot.
Apparently due to the heavy wind and storm, they have locked the boat doors, which in turn became a curse for the passengers. The Chief Minister directed the District Collector to deploy special teams to rescue the victims, a release said.
There's also no word on whether the Honor 10 will come to the USA or Australia but as the Honor 9 didn't we wouldn't expect it to. The smartphone features the trendy notched display at the top but retains a chin at the bottom to adjust the fingerprint scanner.
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