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A new executive order from President Trump has quickly restored last year’s big tech fear: regulation

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30 May, 2020 / 00:28

The U.S. central bank now has a stake in the fortunes of a broad swath of corporate America after buying about $1.3 billion of bond funds with debt issued by firms in all walks of the world's biggest economy, from Apple Inc to a clutch of companies in bankruptcy.

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29 May, 2020 / 23:09

The latest measures come as the U.S.-China relationship has hit a low point, with the U.S. blaming China for mishandling the pandemic.

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29 May, 2020 / 22:57

Buying a stock is easy, but buying the right stock without a time-tested strategy is incredibly hard. So what are the best stocks to buy now or put on a watchlist?

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29 May, 2020 / 22:00

Information technology, materials and communications services were the top sectors.

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29 May, 2020 / 21:02

Yahoo Finance's Alexandra Canal breaks down the latest outlook for cable providers as more Americans cut the cord and opt for streaming platforms.

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29 May, 2020 / 20:49

Reader interest in technical analysis topics has spiked sharply recently. Here are some of the top technical analysis articles this week.

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29 May, 2020 / 20:48

Stocks finished mixed Friday, with the Nasdaq higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower, after President Donald Trump's China speech.

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29 May, 2020 / 20:30

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The stock market is not the economy. Perhaps that’s never been as clear as during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Even as nations stare down the inevitability of long, deep recessions and unprecedented levels of unemployment, U.S. stocks as measured by the S&P 500 Index have rallied for two straight months after plunging in February and March.    There are a few reasons for optimism. First, there was the quick response by the government to pump trillions of dollars into the economy and financial system. And with the rate of new infections slowing, people are emerging from lockdowns into new socially-distanced economies. But the outlook is far from sunny. Covid-19 continues to kill thousands of people globally every day, there is no vaccine, and mandatory social-distancing rules (and fear) are contributing to what is forecast to be the worst recession since the Great Depression and squash corporate earnings for the foreseeable future. And that’s without accounting for a renewed worsening of U.S.-China tensions.Are stocks completely out of control? Bloomberg Opinion columnists have been pondering that very question:Jamie Dimon Captures the Stock Market Moment: “This is a recovery based so far on asset-price inflation rather than any economic data. Central bank and government action may have restored financial valuations but real incomes will still suffer dramatically for a long while to come … The stock market is looking even further into the distance than usual to justify its valuations, which is sometimes hard to square away against a constant stream of dire economic statistics and evaporating company earnings.” — Marcus AshworthFor Markets, It's the Economy's Direction That Matters: “It’s important to recognize that the magnitude of the weakness in the data is not driven by what we would think of as typical business cycle dynamics where a negative shock expands over time throughout the economy. Instead, we literally flipped a switch and told companies to close. You can’t feign surprise at layoffs in the leisure and hospitality sector when restaurants and entertainment venues are all shuttered overnight.” — Tim DuyOptions Market Signals a Dire Picture for Stocks: “The market prices of options play a vital role in informing market participants of what risks lie ahead, and given market efficiency, they often tell a reliable story. When viewed through the lens of options prices, the current equities rally appears tenuous.” — Alankar and ScholesWhat’s Keeping Stocks Afloat? The ‘Microsoft Market’: “No company has defied the pessimism more than Microsoft Corp., and for a lot of sensible reasons. The Seattle-based maker of global business and consumer software led all publicly traded companies most of the year with a $1.4 trillion market valuation.” — Matthew A. Winkler More ReadingStocks Have Reached a Tipping Point: John Authers Stock Prices Make Lofty Promises That Earnings Can’t Keep: Nir Kaissar Bank Stocks Are Either Cheap or Signal More Pain: Brian Chappatta All the Stocks Are the Same Now: Matt Levine Stock Traders Should Heed the Lessons of the 1930s: Gary ShillingThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Lara Williams manages Bloomberg Opinion's social media channels.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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29 May, 2020 / 20:29

Yahoo Finance's Alexandra Canal breaks down the latest numbers for HBO Max as the platform officially enters a crowded streaming fight.

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29 May, 2020 / 20:10

Among the Dow Jones stocks, Apple and Microsoft are among the top stocks to buy and watch in May 2020.

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29 May, 2020 / 20:04

The dollar edged lower against the euro on Friday, hurt by month-end flows and as the common currency continued to enjoy a boost from the European Union's recently announced plan to prop up the bloc's coronavirus-hit economies with a 750 billion-euro ($828 billion) recovery fund. The euro was 0.13% higher at $1.1091, its fourth straight day of gains. The euro's rally this week has pushed it over its 200-day moving average for the first time since late March and lifted it about 1.7% for the week, its best weekly gain in nine weeks.

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29 May, 2020 / 19:58

Sony has long subscribed to the belief that each new console generation should have games that take advantage of the new technology's enhancements.

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29 May, 2020 / 19:41

Guru releases 1st-quarter portfolio Continue reading...

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29 May, 2020 / 19:40

DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Friday afternoon with shares of Intel and Cisco seeing positive momentum for the price-weighted average. Shares of Intel (INTC) and Cisco (CSCO) have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 31 points higher (0.

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29 May, 2020 / 19:25

Stocks moved higher Friday afternoon after President Trump spoke about China. The Dow Jones earlier sank 369 points.

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29 May, 2020 / 19:07

Consumer spending tumbles

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29 May, 2020 / 18:42

The direction of the EUR/USD the rest of the session on Friday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at 1.1066.

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29 May, 2020 / 18:33

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS), where a total volume of 29,226 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 46.3% of LVS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.3 million shares..

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29 May, 2020 / 18:16

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, famous streamer and "Fortnite" player, has developed his own weekly championship series ...

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29 May, 2020 / 18:09

Silver markets initially pulled back during the week but then turned around to show signs of strength again in order to break above the $18 level.

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29 May, 2020 / 18:03

Gold markets initially fell during the week, but then turned around to form a bit of a hammer.

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29 May, 2020 / 17:54

Want to limit the time your kids are spending on their phones and game consoles? We've got you covered in this week's Tech Support.

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29 May, 2020 / 17:30

Sony Corp's (NYSE: SNE) Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Fridayit will host an online event called "The Future of ...

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29 May, 2020 / 16:23