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Stocks close higher for fourth day as optimism mounts over U.S.-China trade

“The stock market close higher Friday, extending its winning streak to a fourth session, on media reports that stoked hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China” reports marketwatch.com. Netflix’s earnings report couldn’t fully satisfy investors, but they were good enough to prompt a bevy of bullish analyst calls, with even the most bearish on Wall Street boosting his price target. Source: marketwatch.com

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Oil prices notch daily, weekly gains on U.S.-China trade optimism, rig-count drop

“On Friday, Baker Hughes reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil dropped by 21 to 852 this week” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. March Brent crude LCOH9, +2.47%  rose $1.52, or 2.5%, to $62.70 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.The biggest weekly decline in the U.S. oil-rig count in nearly three years, based on Baker Hughes BHGE, +1.65%  data, also contributed to oil’s gains on Friday. Source: marketwatch.com

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Treasury yields stage late-day surge on U.S.-China trade optimism

“The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.98% rose 1.8 basis points to 2.747%, after briefly touching an intraday low of 2.699%” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. Treasury yields rose Thursday as stocks mounted a late-session rally after reports that the U.S. was debating ending tariffs on Chinese imports helped ease fears around a potential trade war.Yet earlier in the day, investors were worried about intensifying trade tensions after the Justice Department had reportedly put Huawei under investigation for allegedly stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. Source: marketwatch.com

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Oil steady on supply optimism but economic worries loom

“Brent crude oil futures were at $60.70 per barrel at 0940 GMT, up 6 cents or 0.1 percent” writes Nick Oxford for cnbc.com. “It seems the oil market is looking at Saudi Arabia’s aggressive supply cuts and Chinese aggressive stimulus,” said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Probis Securities in Sydney. The outlook for the global economy darkened further after Britain’s parliament on Tuesday shot down Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the European Union.But mounting signs of an economic slowdown in China and across the globe may yet…

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European markets jump as hopes over trade deal rise

“European markets rose n Tuesday, as optimism over reignited trade talks between the U.S. and China spurred investors to pick up perceived riskier assets such as stocks” writes Emily Horton for marketwatch.com. Providing critical information for the U.S. trading day.A second day of trade talks between the U.S. and China and optimism around those discussions drove global equities higher, with Wall Street kicking off its third-straight session of gains. Source: marketwatch.com

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Stocks extend rally on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks

“Stock indexes got off to a positive start Tuesday, as investors hoped for a third-straight session of wins backed by optimism over trade talks” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Read: Now that the bulls are back, it may be time to buy stocks again Optimism on the trade front continued to nudge investors toward perceived riskier assets such as stocks.President Trump also did his best to talk up trade-negotiation momentum, tweeting Tuesday morning that the talks were going well.If stocks can maintain their gains, it would be the third straight…

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Global trade optimism hoists up London markets

“U.K. stocks were higher Tuesday as investors were encouraged by reverberating global optimism on trade” writes Emily Horton for marketwatch.com. A second day of trade talks between the U.S. and China and optimism around those discussions drove global equities higher a second day, with Wall Street pointing to a third straight day of gains. Source: marketwatch.com

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Trade negotiators from U.S., China begin talks amid optimism about ending dispute 

“Chinese and American trade negotiators began talks in Beijing Monday amid mounting optimism that they will find a way to finally break the impasse in their rancorous nine-month-long dispute” writes Gerry Shih for washingtonpost.com. Chinese stock markets rose sharply on Monday, partly on hopes for progress on a trade deal. Source: washingtonpost.com

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China stock markets rally on Trump optimism before trade talks: ‘Good things are going to happen’

“Though current trade talks are expected to be mid-level, there is optimism that further compromise can be reached ahead of the reintroduction of tariffs on March 2” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Chinese markets rallied on Monday on hopes that the resumption of trade war talks with the US would help end a brutal period for equities.Trade officials will begin two days of talks with their counterparts on Monday in Beijing. “I think good things are going to happen” on a trade deal, US President Donald Trump told reporters…

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