• US stock indexes are mixed as rising-rate shakeout extends

    11 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading on Tuesday as markets continue to absorb the shakeout from last week's rapid rise in interest rates.
    Higher interest rates can slow the economy, and the International Monetary Fund cited them late Monday when it downgraded its forecast for global economic growth. It also cited ongoing trade battles as another reason.
    Stocks of raw-material producers had some of the day's sharpest losses after PPG warned of higher costs and softer demand from China, while technology stocks regained some of their sharp losses from last week.
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  • What We Learned About The Markets Last Week

    12 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Invesco : Last week was particularly busy, with key data releases giving us the latest glimpse into economic activity around the world, and government negotiations establishing the boundaries of important trading relationships.
    Here's what we learned, and what we need to watch going forward.
    September US jobs report released.
    The US unemployment rate declined - and that's despite the labor force increasing - which helps explain the strong consumer sentiment readings we are seeing. In my view, the economy is clearly very healthy and growing robustly even though September job creation...
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