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Benchmarks closed mixed on Thursday, as investors struggled with poor jobs data and a selloff among tech shares.
Benchmarks finished mostly higher on Friday after President Donald Trump's press conference in response to China's new security legislation turned out not to be as disruptive to trade and finance as investors had earlier feared.
U.S. stocks ended the session on May 28 mostly in the negative territory, as equities took a dive in the final trading hour after President Donald Trump said he would hold a news conference on China on May 29.
When the stock market is making large up and down moves on a regular basis, you may hear that we're in a "volatile" market, but what does that mean? While the word volatility is often used to describe general stock market action, or big movements in a certain stock, there's quite a bit more to the concept of volatility than that. A more specific definition of the word volatility when it comes to the stock market is how large the price movements of a stock or index have been (or are expected to be).
More investors watching stocks this summer may decrease volatility, top strategist tells Yahoo Finance
The extreme volatility in the first few weeks of the coronavirus crash was too much for some trading platforms to handle. Flash crashes occur for a variety of reasons and are often exacerbated by high-speed computer trading platforms that rely on algorithms. While stock markets have experienced historic volatility and trading in the past few months -- including historic drops of 12.9% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and 12% for the S&P 500 on March 16 -- these four mitigation measures established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and put in place by the exchanges have been effective.
U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday as investors weighed a grim outlook on the economy for the near-term by Fed Chair Jerome Powell as federal and state officials across the country are actively engrossed in reopening the economy gradually.
Investors have been transitioning away from fear surrounding the coronavirus to focus more on stocks and fundamentals, says a top market strategist.
Expect a “wide sloppy range” for the markets as individual states restart their economies while still managing the COVID-19 pandemic, says one top strategist.
Stock market investors have seen huge swings in share prices across just about every sector of the economy as businesses come to grips with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic. The energy markets have seen some of the biggest disruptions of all, with crude oil prices plunging on fears of reduced demand during a prolonged period of lower economic activity. United States Oil Fund (NYSEMKT: USO) has gotten a lot of attention lately as a potential way to get exposure to crude oil prices.
The US economy is facing the worst contraction in modern history - and a “confidence shock” will slow down its recovery, says one economist.