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With the jobs report out of the way, it’s time to look ahead. Two developments next week may impact markets: 1) China economic data, and 2) the start of the analyst conference season. Next week there will be a raft of China data that will get a high degree of scrutiny, including Trade (9/8), CPI/PPI …

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U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Friday ahead of a long weekend as uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and Chinese economic growth continued to weigh. The major averages ended off session lows but still logged losses of about 3 percent or more for the week. “You’ve got a buyers’ strike …

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U.S. stocks plummeted Tuesday as continued signs of weakness in China and concerns about the Federal Reserve weighed heavily on investor sentiment. The major averages ended in correction territory, down nearly 3 percent after a failed attempt in the minutes prior to cut some losses. The Dow Jones industrial average closed about 470 points lower, …

September market outlook

Does the worst August in three years on Wall Street shed any light on what September might hold for investors?

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Traders emerging from one of the most turbulent weeks for stocks in history will likely need to brace for more volatility as the Street gears up for next week’s jobs report. While stocks Friday traded within a relatively tight range and ended just around the flatline, the VIX held little changed near 26. “You can …

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Most non-Chinese don’t trade stocks in China, but the continuing crash in the Shanghai market still threatens to change their lives. The challenge is that China is the world’s largest exporter ($2.2 trillion worth in 2013) and second-largest importer ($2 trillion), so its struggles are potentially the world’s problems. Compounding the importance of China’s sheer …

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Plunging oil prices and China’s market meltdown have been cited as two big culprits behind market volatility this summer, but history shows less correlation between these markets and U.S. stocks than many investors might expect. In the case of Shanghai stocks, the S&P 500 has been very loosely correlated, but in the last several sessions …

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While many investors are pegging the global markets’ recent plunge to wild swings in Chinese equities and the drop in oil prices, strategist Jim Paulsen said Thursday there’s a more fundamental reason. “I think the drop had more to do with the vulnerabilities of the market,” Paulsen said in a CNBC “Squawk Box” interview. “We …

Bullish signs vs. bearish signs

How can investors know if the market is in for a longer-term bounce back, or positioned for a prolonged pullback? Dominic Chu tells us what to watch out for.

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There have been so many factors influencing the market’s twists and turns now that it’s easy to lose count. Let’s, however, take a look at seven that seem to be the most prevalent influences of the rapid-fire price action lately. 1. Price discovery The notion that the marketplace actually can find a rational price, absent …

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Admit it: This market has you rattled. It’s hard to watch swings of several hundred points in a matter of minutes, and hard-to-miss images of dismayed traders aren’t helping either. But if you are thinking about bailing on the market, stop and consider the real consequences. Investors who try to time market highs and lows …

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U.S. stocks closed lower, after a failed attempt to rally from the Dow’s worst 3-day point decline in history, as investor confidence waned amid continued concerns about China and global growth. ( Tweet This) The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 closed about 1.3 percent lower after rallying nearly 3 percent earlier, their …

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U.S. stocks jumped in the open on Tuesday, attempting a bounce after the Dow’s worst three-day drop in history, as a recovery in oil prices and overnight easing in China helped investor sentiment. Stocks surged in the open, with the Nasdaq outperforming, briefly up 3.5 percent. The Dow jumped more than 300 points with Apple …

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Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open on Tuesday, recovering from the plunge seen in global stocks on Monday as mayhem in Chinese markets and interest rate fears dominated markets. Dow futures briefly rose more than 600 points in premarket trading, implying a 467 point bounce at the open and shrugging off …

Tech is tanking

The once-hot technology sector has been one of the hardest hit in the stock market rout.