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Why stock-market investors should keep an eye on these diverging indexes

Stocks of trucking companies are a bet on the broader economy While the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set fresh records on Monday, there is one red flag signaling the potential for a stock-market pullback in the near term, according to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. Since early March, the Dow Jones Transportation Average DJT, +0.73% which is ... Read More »

Investors Underestimating the Economy and the Fed

This economic expansion has long been derided as the weakest, most disappointing ever, a characterization that is both fair and highly misleading. The expansion is weak compared with prior expansions, but it is also quite solid relative to how fast the economy is capable of growing. Understanding that relationship is the key to understanding why interest rates are likely to ... Read More »

Investors are right to be concerned about the market, expert says

With the recent action in the stock and bond markets, investors are right to be a little bit concerned right now, Burns McKinney told CNBC on Friday. “Stocks are a little bit expensive across every factor, whether it’s price to sales, price to earnings … [or] market cap relative to the economy,” the chief investment officer for Allianz NFJ Investment ... Read More »

Allianz plays down talk of big deals as hands cash to investors

Allianz (ALVG.DE) played down talk of it making a major acquisition any time soon as its chief executive Oliver Baete said on Friday the German insurer could grow without deals. The Munich-based group said it would return up to 3 billion euros (£3 billion) to shareholders, but made clear this did not exclude the possibility of it being involved in ... Read More »

Dollar pulls away from 14-year peak as investors take profits

The dollar edged lower in early Asian trading on Monday as some investors took profits after its rise last week to a 14-year peak against a currency basket, though it remained underpinned by expectations of more U.S. interest hikes in the coming year. The Federal Reserve’s interest rate forecasts released on Wednesday after its widely expected rate increase showed three ... Read More »

Investors seek profit turnaround to drive stocks higher

A heavy slate of U.S. corporate earnings could set the course next week for a wavering U.S. stock market. Better-than-expected big bank earnings on Friday somewhat helped shore up Wall Street’s confidence, which has been shaken by a rocky beginning to third-quarter reporting season, marred by disappointing results from industrial and healthcare companies. But with the bulk of results still ... Read More »

Investors avoiding risk on weak global GDP outlook: Gundlach

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Friday that investors are dropping risky assets from their portfolios because of falling global Gross Domestic Product expectations, fueled by China’s slowing growth, and the intensifying U.S. presidential race. “Falling global GDP expectations, fueled by China having trouble holding it together, are affecting financial markets,” Gundlach said in an email to ... Read More »

Elusive S&P record looms as investors weigh data, Fed

With the S&P 500 again coming close to a record this week before falling back, investors will turn next week to a full slate of economic data and a Federal Reserve meeting in hope of fresh reasons whether to drive stocks to new highs. The benchmark large-cap index flirted with the current record when a rally to start the week ... Read More »

Home loan demand falls overall, but investors return to property market

Demand for home loans fell in March, although the value of investor loans rose, suggesting investors have headed back to the market despite a crackdown by banks and regulators. The data from the Bureau of Statistics showed the number of loans taken out by owner-occupiers dropped by 0.9 per cent over the month to 56,316, seasonally adjusted, although they are ... Read More »

RBI allows foreign investors to buy up to 49% in Ponni Sugars

Reserve Bank has allowed foreign investors to invest up to 49 percent of the paid-up capital in Ponni Sugars (Erode) Ltd. Foreign Institutional Investors/Registered Foreign Portfolios Investors/Qualified Foreign Investors/Non Residential Indians)/Person of Indian Origin can now invest up to 49 per cent of the paid up capital of Ponni Sugars Erode Limited under the Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS). RBI said ... Read More »