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MarketWatch 08/16/2019 16:41
Long-term Treasury yields jumped after Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. Treasury Department would reach out to market participants on the possibility of issuing ultra-long bonds. The 30-year Treasury bond yield climbed 5.8 basis points to 2.038%. Debt prices move in the opposite direction of yields. The Treasury Department has periodically asked investors about the idea of selling ultra-long bonds with maturities beyond 30 years. Back in 2017, the Treasury asked primary dealers about the potential uptake for bonds ranging between maturities of 40 years to a 100 years. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 16:07
U.S. stock indexes on Friday finished sharply higher, wrapping up a volatile week for Wall Street, marked by concerns about weakening corporate earnings and uncertainty over the health of the U.S. and global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: DJIA] closed up 307 points, or 1.2%, to 25,886, the S&P 500 index ended 1.4% higher to 2,889, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed 1.7% higher at 7,896 (on a preliminary basis). For the week, however, the Dow finished 1.5% lower, the S&P 500 ended down 1%, while the Nasdaq retreated 0.8%. The Dow marked its eighth move of at least 1% so far this month, the most 1% moves since December 2018 when it had 12, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Investors will be looking for guidance from centr.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 15:03
Oil futures climbed Friday, tallying a gain for the week, their first in three weeks. "Today's rise reflected some reluctance to go home short over the weekend given the uncertainties in the Persian Gulf...," said Marshall Steeves, energy markets analyst at IHS Markit. "Overall, the market is range bound with these supply uncertainties offset by weakening demand. So while there was a rise today and for the week, there remains a longer-term downtrend," he said. September West Texas Intermediate oil added 40 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $54.87 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. For the week, prices rose 0.7%, FactSet data show. That followed two consecutive weekly declines. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 14:06
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved AbbVie Inc's Rinvoq, a JAK kinase inhibitor, to treat moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults for whom methotrexate hasn't worked, AbbVie announced Friday. The pharmaceutical company said Rinvoq should be available in the U.S. later this month. "Despite the availability of multiple treatment options with varying mechanisms of action, many patients still do not achieve clinical remission or low disease activity - the primary treatment goals for rheumatoid arthritis," said Roy Fleischmann, a clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas who led one of AbbVie's clinical trials of Rinvoq. "With this FDA approval, Rinvoq has the potential to help a.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 13:42
Gold futures fell on Friday, but posted a gain for the week--their third in row. "Drivers for gold have included global growth in negative interest rate bonds, the decline in real interest rates in the U.S., [and] uncertainty regarding U.S./China trade policy and political unrest in Hong Kong," said Rob Haworth, senior investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. However, "with bonds and gold overbought and bullish speculative positions at relative extremes last week ... gold may be due for a near-term pause," he said. December gold fell by $7.60, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,523.60 on Comex. For the week, most-active contract prices rose by 1%, according to FactSet data. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 13:38
Shares of CyrusOne Inc. , a date center real estate investment trust, rose more than 8% Friday, after a Bloomberg report that the company is exploring a sale after drawing takeover interest. The news sent rivals higher with QTS Realty Trust Inc. up 3.3%, Digital Realty Trust up 2.7%, CoreSite Realty Corp. up 2.9% and Equinix Inc. up 1%. Wells Fargo analysts said the report is likely true and there is a reasonable probability the company will be taken private by a group of private infrastructure investors. Among the reasons that a take-private deal would make sense for CyrusOne is that investors have been paying premiums for hyperscale assets compared with where they would trade in public markets, the analysts wrote in a note to clients. The.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 13:12
Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by 6 to 770 this week. That followed a declines in each of the past six weeks. The total active U.S. rig count, meanwhile, also climbed by 1 to 935, according to Baker Hughes. September West Texas Intermediate crude continued to trade modestly higher, up 13 cents, or 0.2%, at 54.61 a barrel. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 12:48
President Donald Trump held a conference call Wednesday with top executives of three major Wall Street banks as the stock market plunged and the bond market sent a recession signal, Bloomberg reported Friday. Trump held the call with JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon, Bank of America Corp.'s Brian Moynihan, and Citigroup Inc.'s Michael Corbat, the report said. Stocks tumbled Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 800 points, or 3.1%, to log its biggest one-day percentage drop of the year, while the S&P 500 dropped 2.9%, as the yield on the 10-year Treasury yield briefly dipped below the 2-year note yield, a phenomenon seen as a potential warning of a future recession. Stocks rebounded slightly on Thursday and were holding.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 11:29
Craig-Hallum downgraded Applied Materials Inc. to hold from buy on Friday and said shares are fully valued given the lack of clarity on the timing or magnitude of the company's recovery. Analyst Christian Schwab cut his stock price target to $46 from $50. The company beat estimates for its fiscal third quarter late Thursday and reiterated guidance for 2019 wafer fab equipment to be down in the mid-to-high teens from 2019 but to gradually recover in 2020. "However, management remained hesitant to call Q3 the bottom given the current macro-economic environment," the analyst wrote in a note. "With management's limited visibility into the timing or magnitude of an expected gradual recovery as well as higher than expected OpEx we believe shares
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 11:06
Treasury yields followed their German counterparts higher after Der Spiegel reported that Berlin would be willing to run fiscal deficits during a recession, citing sources in the German Chancellery and the finance ministry. The 10-year Treasury note yield climbed 5.7 basis points to 1.584%, while the German 10-year bond yield rose 4.5 basis points to negative 0.657%. Debt prices move in the opposite direction of yields. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 11:05
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to session highs Friday morning alongside a climb for government bond yields on the day. The Dow was up 327 points, or 1.3%, at 25,907, the S&P 500 index advanced 1.5% at 2,890, while the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.7% to 7,900. The move came as the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.58% from around 1.51% earlier in the session. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.
MarketWatch 08/16/2019 10:36
German bond yields rose as the publication Spiegel reported that the country was willing to engage in deficit spending if it enters recession. Germany contracted in the second quarter and economists say it may do so again in the third, which would meet the technical definition of a recession. The German DAX stock market index was stronger in afternoon trade. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.

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