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Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill continued to fall Friday as investors questioned whether the beleaguered burrito chain can draw customers to its restaurants. Chipotle’s stock has plummeted more than 17 percent since Tuesday when it posted fourth-quarter earnings that were only slightly better than expectations. Since then, shares have been hit by a number of
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A crushing oil price rout extended into a sixth day, with U.S. crude nearly falling below $58 a barrel, as rising production, a strong dollar and a broad financial asset sell-off combined to weigh down the market. The drubbing started last Friday and gathered steam this week, putting U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude on pace
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When it comes to corporate earnings, there actually can be too much of a good thing. History has shown that years with particularly high profit growth, the chances are actually better that the market finishes lower. This comes about primarily when expectations get so high that even strong performance isn’t enough, and when investors get
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Oil prices gave up the morning’s gains on Wednesday, as official government figures showed U.S. crude stockpiles rose last week, contradicting an earlier industry report that suggested inventories had dropped. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $1.41, or 2.2 percent, to $61.98 a barrel by 11:58 a.m. ET (1658 GMT). The contract hit
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Tim Boyle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A trader works in the Volatility Index Options (VIX) pit on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in Chicago, Illinois Cboe Global Markets shares tanked Tuesday amid wild swings in market volatility and a persistent equity sell-off. That scenario is normally good for exchanges, but
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Many strategists have hypothesized that the sell-off is the result of several months of uninterrupted gains for equity markets, a correction to overpriced stocks and inflated assets. And with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbing roughly 40 basis points since the start of the year, investors may be in for a bumpy ride.
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Oil is hovering around the $65 level, but one technician warns that a sell-off in the commodity is imminent based on what he sees in the chart. Energy stocks continued to fall Monday, and the group was on track for its worst two-day performance since August 2015. But things could get even worse for energy
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The market pullback doesn’t signal a bear market, but possibly a correction coming that will chase out the speculators, according to Wharton School professor Jeremy Siegel. “We just had too many momentum players,” Siegel said on CNBC on Monday. “The rally just got a little overexcited.” Higher interest rates will continue to be a challenge
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January’s stronger-than-expected jobs report was unhelpful to an already worried stock market, closely followed trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Friday. Wages saw their biggest jump since the end of the Great Recession in the Labor Department’s Friday report, sending interest rates higher and thus impeding stocks. Cashin, UBS director of floor operations at the
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