Last week’s headlines must be a frustration among the 11 S&P 500 sector exchange-traded funds as there are continuous downgrades here and there. Here are some of the results from this week’s scorecards to have a glimpse of what to watch out for.
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Wall Streel indexes continued to stay in positive territory as financial sector was catching up. Global stock market responded and climbing to the highest level in 2016.
Plunge of indexes brings the market to negative territory. Financial sectors led the plunge over fear of global financial slowdown.
Tracking sell-off on Wall Street, Asian markets turned weaker. Renewed growth concerns and effectiveness of central bank policy have worsened the investor sentiment.
S&P 500 index began this week by slide below closely watched threshold. However, on Wednesday as Asian stock continued raising for third consecutive day, indexes began to recover.
Stocks dipped to session lows on Tuesday. Shares of oil companies plunged as crude oil continued to slide. Three of major indexes also fell.
The Wall Street took a second plunge on Wednesday in the first two weeks of 2016 after trading failed to pickup after Tuesday. This sent ripples to global markets especially Asian markets which all closed sharply lower predicating on growing concern for China's slow growth, stability of its currency, and slump in oil prices.
The overnight gains on the Wall Street have boosted the market sentiment on Asian bourses ahead of the US Federal Reserve's meeting. The trading on Wednesday registered positive momentum in equities across the Asian markets.
Analysts are expecting some sell-off in the stock market today as investors are expected to be cautious after the Paris attack. However, the market seems to be resilient from the attack especially the French market as investors seem to refuse to panic despite the attack.
The US stocks closed higher on Tuesday as investors begin to heavily buy shares as commodities producers slowly beginning to balance their output helping its price to rebound.
US Stocks went up across sectors Monday largely due to the increases in the energy sector and the growing acquisition activities in healthcare. Reuters reported that the increases on the first trading day of November happened right after the impressive October figure, which is the best monthly performance of the major indexes in the last four years.
Asian stocks continued to slide for the second session following the renewed concerns over the moderating inflation and slump in factory output in the China's economy.
Dividend stocks are investors favourite during the economic uncertainty. Dividends signal a strong performance by the company and it also allows investors to make some return on investment during the tough time.
Federal Reserve's announcement to leave the interest rates unchanged sparks a global concern regarding the future outlook of global economic. The Wall Street particularly reacts negatively towards the news as most stocks are trading at a lower price forcing the index to close lower.
The global markets witnessed major crash in August following the China's economy slow down, Yuan devaluation, discouraging manufacturing numbers, etc, Now, the markets are recovering. But, economists, fund managers caution that the party is not over. China may slip in recession in next quarter or six quarters later.