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Trade war, US-Korean diplomacy to decide market stability

US stocks finished last week slightly higher as investors celebrated strong jobs growth and ignored the outbreak of a trade war. That stability, however, looks likely to be short-lived.
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Major US stock indexes end Q2 with modest gains

A REBOUND late last week allowed major US stock indexes to finish the second quarter with modest gains as traders bet that there would be a ceasefire in the trade war for the Fourth of July holiday.
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Stocks dip as tariff threats cast pall over global trade

US STOCKS slid last week as tariff threats cast a shadow over the future of global trade and the economic cycle.
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Stock market remains in correction mode

AFTER flirting with new highs earlier this month, US stocks are back on the skids, with worries about rising interest rates and slowing global trade overshadowing strong domestic data.
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Scares ahead in global trade and markets, but little danger of zombie apocalypse

STOCKS fell slightly last week as the battle royale between the bulls and the bears continued.
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US Treasury yields, Europe worries suggest another volatile week

US STOCKS fell slightly last week as fears about rising Treasury yields, a eurozone crisis and trade wars were revived.
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Market undecided if it's going to be bulls or bears

US stocks surged last week, with major indexes registering some of their biggest gains this year, as inflation data quelled fears about economic overheating and the implosion of the Iran deal drove up oil prices.
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Expect another week of cross currents

US stocks fell slightly after violent swings in both directions last week, and investors are strapping in for more of the same this week.
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US Fed, trade and earnings news to feed fight between bulls and bears

ONE step forward, two steps back. US stocks fell last week and briefly tested their lows of the year as bulls and bears fought furiously over the direction of the market and the economy.
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Investors keeping eye on US-China trade, earnings and Treasury yields

US stocks finished a volatile week more or less flat as traders weighed strong earnings against signs that trade disputes between the US and China are pinching global trade.
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US politics, conflict in Syria and big earnings to steer Wall Street

US stocks rose last week but volatility persisted, thanks to the tweeted slings and arrows and the outrageous fortunes of President Donald Trump.
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Earnings could soothe investor worries

LAST week, stocks swung wildly up and down as investors tried to gauge whether bellicose rhetoric between the US and China was the start of a trade war or a prelude to a major trade deal, a dynamic that could persist unless and until a deal emerges.
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Stock prices up but first-quarter correction may not be over yet

US stocks rose last week but in a violent manner that the gains eked out suggests the first-quarter correction is not yet over.
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Trump slump back in focus, Dow in correction territory

THE so-called "Trump Slump" returned last week as broad indexes saw their biggest losses in more than two years because of trade-war fears...
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Powell puts market on notice over heightened risks

JUBILATION at Jerome Powell's measured tone in his first policy statement as the chairman of the Federal Reserve faded to trepidation as he highlighted worries about global trade in a press conference...
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Wild swings likely to continue this week

THE wild swings of the stock market seem to follow those of US President Donald Trump's moods, and both are likely to remain in focus this week with developments likely on presidential scandals, trade policy and North Korea...
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US stock market bumps & slumps amid trade war, rate hike fears

AFTER the so-called "Trump bump" came the Trump slump...
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Bulls still in charge amid market volatility

THE bulls are back in the driver's seat...
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All eyes on Fed meeting and T-bill markets

US STOCKS surged last week, and major indexes followed their worst week in years with their biggest weekly gains since 2013 as the meltdown ended and the melt-up resumed.
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Consumer and wholesale inflation data key to market direction

US stocks plunged last week to the biggest weekly loss since 2011, and the major indexes entered official correction territory in a market meltdown that looks set to continue this week.
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Bond interest rates may determine market direction

SPECULATORS on stocks and bitcoin learned this week that market "melt-ups" - greed-fuelled, rocket-paced rallies such as those of the last three months - are so-called because of how often they are followed by meltdowns...
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Janet Yellen seals success as market's therapist

JANET Yellen's final act as chair of the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday was a subtle change of tone on inflation, a finesse that epitomised her slow and steady approach to getting the economic world back to normal...
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Tech earnings, jobs data to fan flames of 'melt-up' rally

US stocks ended last week at new record highs as the so-called "melt-up" continued...
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Markets unfazed by US government shutdown

US STOCKS rose last week as a "market melt-up" continued despite a government shutdown and a crash in digital-currency markets...
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Bull run turning into stampede from bonds to equities and risky investments

US stocks rallied to new record highs last week as implications of corporate tax cuts and a speculative frenzy led to the strongest market opening to a year since 2003.