|Day's range||2,637.27 - 2,670.19|
|52-week range||2,532.69 - 2,940.91|
The Census Bureau will be releasing retail data on Friday.
STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG 6:27 a.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average looks set to end the week with a big drop after Chinese economic data appeared to confirm the markets suspicions about weaker global growth.
A combination of declining price-to-earnings ratios on the S&P 500, a rate hike pull back and progress in U.S.-China trade talks is a recipe for success, UBS' Keith Parker says.
Worries about the impact of the trade war between China and the US on global economic growth knocked stock markets following a run of weak economic data from Beijing to Europe. Equities indices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen were down almost 2 per cent after Chinese industrial output expanded by the narrowest margin in three years.
There have been 20 shutdowns in the last 40 years, about as often as Congressional elections, and stocks tend to take them in stride.
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SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy.
European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slid 2 percent to 21,374.83 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.3 percent to 2,069.38. Without a deal, Britain would leave the bloc on March 29 "with all the disruption that would bring," she warned.
A brisk week of action on European bourses is not over yet. The region’s stock indices are down by around 1 per cent, with concern deepening at signs of the impact of the trade war between the US and China on global economic growth. , forward-looking purchasing managers’ indices from France pointed to a potential contraction of its services and manufacturing sectors, adding to the jitters.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were sharply lower Friday morning, after weaker-than-expected data in China and Europe exacerbated concerns of a global economic slowdown.
U.S. stock index futures are trading lower early Friday, mostly in reaction to the weaker-than-expected economic data from China. The major cash market stock indexes finished mixed on Thursday during a choppy session as investors digested new developments in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.
Investing.com - The Dow closed higher Thursday, despite giving up most of its gains, as optimism over U.S.-China trade faded and weakness in financials weighed.
The S&P 500 finished little changed after a volatile session on Thursday, as investors continued to be spooked by uncertainty on both domestic and international issues, driving up bids for defensive shares while financials and consumer discretionary stocks were the biggest drags. The S&P oscillated between positive and negative territory after failing to sustain an opening rally spurred by hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Investors get excited in the morning and then their fears come back," said Omar Aguilar, chief investment officer for equities at Charles Schwab Investment Management in San Francisco.