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MarketWatch MarketPulseAug 20, 2018
Stocks kick off the week with gains, but market loses steam as Trump repeats Fed criticisms
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished Monday's session within range of emerging from out of correction territory and stocks finished the session higher as investors focused on a series of mergers as evidence of optimism brewing on Wall Street. However, the stock market lost some momentum in the waning minutes of trade amid headlines from a Reuters interview of President Donald Trump, where he criticized the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates and accused China of manipulating its currency, the yuan . The Dow closed up 89.37 points, or 0.4%, at 25,758.69, putting the gauge less than 0.5% from finishing out of correction territory, which it entered on Feb. 8. Correction is defined as a drop of at least 10% from a recent peak. The S&P 500 index , meanwhile, ended the day up 0.2% at 2,857.05, about 15 points shy of its Jan. 26 peak at 2,872.87. The Nasdaq Composite Index lagged its peers, but closed up less than 0.1% higher at 7,821.01. The market had gained throughout the trading session extending optimism from late last week on reports that U.S. and China were laying the groundwork for ending their protracted trade dispute. However, via his late-Monday Reuters interview, Trump suggested that he didn't anticipate a resolution soon from the coming trade talks. Trump also criticized Jerome Powell's Fed, saying that he needed help from the central bank to improve the economy, suggesting that a series of rate hikes by Powell & Co., were undercutting pro-market policies. In corporate news, Tesla Inc. saw its shares end lower amid continued concerns about the electric-car maker's leadership and the likelihood of a go-private transaction. Trump also accused China of manipulating its currency.

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MarketWatchAug 20, 2018
Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500's rally supported by gains in energy, materials shares
U.S. stock-index benchmarks rise slightly early Monday as a series of deals highlights optimism about U.S. economic health and investors remain upbeat that progress would be made toward resolving contentious trade disputes between the U.S. and China

MarketWatchAug 20, 2018
Tesla stock ends higher as JP Morgan joins deal doubters
Tesla Inc. shares slide 3.4% to extend their recent losses, after JP Morgan slashes its stock price target to $195 from $308, putting it back where it stood on Aug. 8, before Chief Executive Elon Musk's now famous going-private tweet.

Google Business NewsAug 20, 2018
Here's how Jackson Hole could impact the dollar, bonds and emerging markets - MarketWatch

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Wall Street investors are awaiting a key gathering of prominent central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyo., which could have implications for an array of assets, from international stocks and bonds to emerging-market assets. The policy-maker proceedings
Wall St. Rises on Trade Optimism, Pares


Reuters Company NewsAug 20, 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks capped, dollar droops following Trump comments
* Trump accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies

Google Business NewsAug 20, 2018
Close Update: Wall Street Extends Rally as S&P 500 Nears New Record High - Nasdaq

Nasdaq


Wall Street pushed higher on Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 neared a new record high to extend last week's advances that came amid renewed hopes for trade between the U.S. and China. The gains were broad, with eight of the 11 S&P sectors in theĀ ...
US stocks extend


MarketWatchAug 20, 2018
Europe Markets: Bayer and oil shares lead gains for European stock benchmarks
European stocks join a global march higher for stocks as investors grow optimistic ahead of a week that includes a major U.S.-China trade meeting and appearances by U.S. Federal Reserve officials.

Yahoo BusinessAug 20, 2018
Why Lannett and Electronic Arts Slumped Today
These three stocks were under pressure despite the broader market's gains. Here's what investors need to know.

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