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Trump says ‘stock market would be down 10,000 points by now’ had ‘the opposition’ won the election

“Perhaps more than any other president, Trump has hitched his success to that of the stock market” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. MarketWatch’s Trump Scoreboard puts both the market and the economy in perspective.He has signed into law a late-2017 corporate tax cut that delivered a fillip to U.S. stocks.President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that the stock market would effectively have crashed had he lost the 2016 race for the White House, reiterating a number of similar statements he has made that have assigned credit to his administration for…

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Crypto Markets News 

Crypto Markets Continue to See Mixed Signals, Dow Jones Up Over 360 Points

“Ethereum (ETH), the top altcoin by market cap, is trading at $122.37 at press time” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Ripple (XRP), the third top cryptocurrency by market cap, is seeing slight losses today, down 1.38 percent over the past 24 hours.Out of top 20 cryptos by market cap, Maker (MKR) is down the most, with its price tumbling almost 7 percent on the day.Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past 24 hours, and is trading at $3,626 at press time. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Dow holds on to 300-point gain as Trump announces plan to declare national emergency on border security

“Legislation that was passed by Congress on Thursday allots about 1.4 billion for border security” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The White House said the president planned on allocating $8 billion in funds for a border wall.The Dow Jones Industrial Average held on to its early gains Friday morning, as President Donald Trump said he would declare a national emergency over security at the U.S.-Mexico border at a news conference in the Rose Garden.The president’s plan sets up a potentially nasty fight between GOP and Democrats, as Trump seeks to…

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Dow, S&P 500 end session lower on retail-sales surprise, but tech and health-care stocks end higher

“The Dow and S&P 500 finished in the red on Wednesday, but finished well off the lows in a session colored by retail-sales figures that showed the worst one-month drop in nine years” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The Dow finished down more than 100 points, or 0.4%, to 25,439, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.27% closed off 0.3% at 2,746, on a preliminary basis, snapping a four-day rise for the broad-market benchmark.At its lows the Dow was down by as many as 235 points before recovering somewhat.It’s the…

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Futures Markets News 

Futures point to a triple-digit gain for the Dow after tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

“The trade dispute has already started to impact global growth, with investors worried a protracted dispute could soon severely hurt corporate earnings” writes Sam Meredith for cnbc.com. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 156 points, indicating a positive open of more than 143 points.Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with the U.S. and China trying to hammer out a deal before an early March deadline.Meanwhile, market sentiment got a boost amid news U.S. lawmakers had secured a tentative deal on border security funding on Monday.U.S. stock…

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Dow turns negative in morning trade as declines in Disney, UnitedHealth stocks weigh

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average pivoted lower Monday monrng, after opening with modest gains, as shares of Walt Disney Co” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The Dow DJIA, -0.07% most recently was down by about 28 points, or 0.1%, at 25,075, with shares of UnitedHealth and Disney contributing about 30 points, or nearly all of the gauge’s declines. Source: marketwatch.com

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Dow loses 25,000 foothold in morning trade with 200-point skid lower

“Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.58% declined 0.7% to reach 2,687, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.58% traded 0.7% lower at 7,234” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday headed firmly lower for a third straight session, with declines deepening in early action, amid growing concerns about global growth and troubles forging a U.S.-China trade agreement.The Dow DJIA, -0.78% was down 210 points, or 0.8%, at 24,955, most recently, with a sixth weekly gain in jeopardy for the blue-chip index.Trade-war jitters remain a…

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Futures News 

Dow futures fall amid concerns over trade, global growth

“U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday morning, with market participants increasingly worried about a broadening global economic slowdown” writes Sam Meredith for cnbc.com. The news exacerbated fears that a global economic downturn is spreading to Europe.ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 70 points, indicating a negative open of more than 75 points.Trump’s stance rattled investors hoping for a positive resolution to a long-running trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.Elsewhere, the European Commission on Thursday sharply downgraded its forecast for euro zone economic growth in 2019 and…

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