Stocks rally to close higher on earnings as deal reached to end government shutdown – MarketWatch

U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining for a fifth week in a row, as investors focused on a broadly positive picture painted by earnings season so far. A deal reached by President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats to at least temporarily reopen the government had little impact on stocks.…

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Stocks could rally 20% after this bruising rout, says Guggenheim’s Minerd — after that, watch out

Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners has some good news — and some bad news — for stock-market investors. First, the good news: If investors are smarting from a bludgeoning that has racked up withering weekly losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.19% , the S&P 500 SPX, -1.73% and the Nasdaq Composite Index…

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Reignited Rally Sets Off Talk of $100 Oil

Oil prices are again marching higher, prompting talk that crude could reach $100 a barrel for the first time since 2015’s crash. Brent crude, the global benchmark for oil prices, jumped 4.1% in the third quarter to $82.72 a barrel, the highest level in nearly four years. Brent’s fifth consecutive quarterly advance marks its longest…

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