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Stock futures point to flat open after a volatile session for markets

Stock futures point to flat open after a volatile session for markets

Finance
U.S. stock futures in early morning trade pointed to a largely unchanged open on Wednesday, continuing a volatile week for stocks gripped by the coronavirus shutdown.At around 4:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures were 41 points higher, indicating an implied opening drop of about 11 points on Wednesday. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also pointed to a largely flat open.On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 26 points or 0.1%, giving up a 900-point surge earlier in the day. The S&P 500 also registered a slight decline, falling 0.2%, having been up more than 3%. The Nasdaq Composite closed the day down 0.3% following a 3% rally."As [Tuesday's] stock market shows, volatility is likely to remain for some time," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group. Some i...
China kicks off new Shanghai tech board as it tests new ways to improve volatile stock market

China kicks off new Shanghai tech board as it tests new ways to improve volatile stock market

Finance
Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission Yi Huiman presides over the launch ceremony of the SSE STAR Market or its Nasdaq-style tech board during the 11th Lujiazui Forum 2019 on June 13, 2019 in Shanghai, China.Zhang Hengwei | China News Service | VCG via Getty ImagesChina is trying again to boost the credibility of its volatile stock market.On Monday, China launched a new Nasdaq-style tech board — the Science and Technology Innovation Board, or "STAR Market" — on which 25 companies were listed, as the country attempts to address investor concerns like market volatility and lack of governance.China boasts the world's second-largest equity market, just behind the U.S. More foreign capital is expected to flow into mainland Chinese stocks with their inclusion in major investmen
‘Earnings could be volatile,’ long-term market bull warns

‘Earnings could be volatile,’ long-term market bull warns

Finance
An earnings season that delivers will play an integral role in whether the market can maintain all-time highs, according to Crossmark Global Investments' Victoria Fernandez.The chief market strategist believes Wall Street is completely discounting second earnings expectations right now, and that leaves little room for disappointments when the season kicks off this Monday. "Earnings could be volatile," she said Friday on CNBC's "Trading Nation. "But according to Fernandez, a long-term bull, a setback would likely be short-lived. "We do think that the trend will be higher in the markets," she said. "[Investors] feel like the Fed has their back, and so the markets are continuing to run on that."On Friday, the major indexes saw all-time intraday highs and fresh record closes. Since the be...
Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

Finance
While I can't give you any investment advice or help you ignore the current market conditions, I can teach you how to manage stress so that "volatile" describes the market and not your mindset. Emotions can help influence decision-making, but when it comes to considering investment decisions in a volatile market, getting stressed out may point your investments in the wrong direction. The high level of stress in today's financial market is not only threatening retirement accounts and portfolios, it's depleting an investor's greatest resource: brain power. ...
Crude oil futures volatile Friday amid investor risk concerns

Crude oil futures volatile Friday amid investor risk concerns

Business
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Crude oil futures were volatile Friday in part as investors are concerned about risks of an economic slowdown, yet the move into normal backwardation reflects healthier price levels, analysts said. "If equities are selling off, the public is taking a risk off stance, pulling in their wallets and moving from a risk-on, the global economic expansion, to a risk-off, for potential global economic contraction," John Thorpe, a commodity broker at Los Angeles-based Cannon Trading, told UPI via email. Andrew Pawielski, analyst at Chicago-based Daniels Trading, also saw a correlation with stock market declines earlier in the day. "We are seeing WTI crude oil prices highly correlated to the futures equity markets this week and the bearishness we are experiencing," Pawielski told UP...