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Stocks whipsaw up and down today which makes for great intraday trading opportunities. In tonight’s video though we look at bonds which continue to rally on the Fed news. Should you fade the bond move? The answer may surprise you…

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Apple’s Event – Here’s Everything Announced

Apple just announced its subscription news service — here’s how it will work

Apple just announced its subscription news service, called Apple News+, amid a broad push into services and recurring revenue streams.

The new service will live in Apple’s existing News app, which currently offers iOS users free access to publisher content, and bundle big name publishers under one monthly fee. It’s a boon for Apple’s curated news services and good bet to get more eyes on digital journalism. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday Apple News users read more than 5 billion articles each month.


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The latest iteration of the app will integrate magazines, digital publications and newsletters, and more visual works of journalism. Apple News+ will be anchored by content from the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal and will also feature digital content from outlets like TechCrunch, Vox and the Skimm.

It’ll cost $9.99 per month for the whole deal — with the first month free — and is available to download starting Monday. That monthly fee also includes family sharing.

Apple also made a point to plug its privacy settings — a recent selling point for the company. Apple doesn’t know what you’re reading, and advertisers can’t target readers based on their reading history, Apple’s Vice President of Applications Roger Rosner announced Monday.

“What you read about in Apple News+ will not follow you across the web,” Rosner said.

The service will host more than 300 magazines and feature interactive images, integrating elements of the Texture app that Apple bought last year. Texture houses current and past issues of popular magazines, and lets a user curate their favorites through a monthly subscription.

Apple unveils new credit card: The Apple Card

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Apple just unveiled its new Goldman Sachs-linked credit card, the Apple Card.

Users can sign up through their iPhone and get access to the card in minutes, according to the tech giant’s Monday presentation. The new card hinges on Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile payment and digital wallet, which has made inroads in merchant acceptance since its inception in 2014.

For situations where Apple Pay isn’t accepted, the tech firm created a sleek-looking, minimalist titanium card. It has just your name, etched with lasers, without card numbers and other sensitive information.

The Apple Card pays 2 percent in cash back on Apple Pay transactions, 3 percent on direct Apple purchases, and 1 percent on purchases with the physical card.

The card is a step into new territory for both companies. Apple, which announced new subscriptions for video and news services Monday, is trying to develop new revenue sources beyond its popular hardware products.

For Goldman Sachs, its first credit card would continue a nascent push into consumer financial products after spending most of its 150-year history catering to institutional investors, corporations and governments.

The card, which lets users manage spending and rewards through an iPhone app, was set to be tested by employees of both companies, a person with knowledge of the situation said last month.

Visa shares dropped slightly on the announcement from Apple.

Apple’s game bundle: Apple Arcade

Apple also announced a new bundle of video games, called Apple Arcade. A single subscription will provide access to over 100 games, all of which are exclusive to Apple devices.

New games will be added regularly and Apple Arcade games will be available to play without an internet connection after they are downloaded.

The gaming bundle will be available to customers this fall, Apple said.


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Apple just announced its streaming TV service, it’s called TV Channels

Apple announced its streaming TV service during a press conference at the Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino on Monday. It’s called Apple TV Channels.

“For some of us, the big bundle is more than we need, so we designed a new TV experience where you can pay for only the channels you want all in one app,” Apple’s Peter Stern said during Apple’s press conference. “Watch everything on-demand and ad-free.” All of the channels will be available inside the all-new Apple TV app.

Apple TV Channels includes Epix, HBO, Showtime, Starz. A new home screen inside the Apple TV app displays the TV shows that you’re watching and can also recommend new movies and TV shows that are personalized to your tastes.

Some of this isn’t new: Apple TV already lets people connect their cable provider into the Apple TV app and, using single sign-on, automatically login to apps that support streaming if you also pay for cable. Previously, however, Apple didn’t bundle services like Epix, HBO, Showtime and Starz together.

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Stocks slip as fears of global economic slowdown persist

Stocks dipped on Monday, struggling to find their footing after a sharp decline in the previous session, as worries over the global economy overshadowed news that the special counsel found no collusion with Russia on the part of President Donald Trump.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 56 points lower as Intel lagged. The S&P 500 declined 0.3 percent, led lower by the financials and communications services sectors. The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, pulled back 0.4 percent.

Worries over the global economic outlook were stoked on Friday and lingered through Monday after the so-called yield curve inverted for the first time in more than a decade. The 3-month Treasury bill yield topped its 10-year counterpart on Friday, thus inverting the yield curve. Investors consider this to be a signal that a recession may be coming soon. Disappointing economic data released Friday out of Europe, coupled with a downgraded economic outlook from the Federal Reserve, added to those concerns. The yield curve inverted again on Monday.

“Economies in Europe and China continue to deteriorate causing uneasiness that the problems overseas could affect the U. S. markets,” Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Baird, wrote in a note. “There are signs that our economy is not as robust as last year such as the decline in capital spending in the third and fourth quarters of last year.”

Equities alternated between gains and losses for most of Monday as investors digested comments from Attorney General William Barr. On Sunday, he said special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited investigation did not find enough evidence that Trump ’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.


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In a letter to top lawmakers, Barr wrote:

“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

The White House also said the results are a “total and complete exoneration of the president of the United States. ”

Mueller’s investigation had been a lingering concern for investors as it could have hindered Trump’s efforts to further cut taxes and further ease regulations on corporations. The news removes a worry for Wall Street and can help the administration focus on more pressing issues for the market, such as striking a trade deal with China or even working with Democrats on an infrastructure plan.

“This cloud has now dissipated and this should allow markets to breathe a sigh of relief,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial. “This could be a real positive for the market if it allows Trump to focus on getting the Chinese trade deal concluded.”

The investigation nagged the Trump administration for nearly two years. It led to the indictment and arrest of several Trump’s operatives, including ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort. Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in jail for fraud earlier this month.

Investors across the world worried the probe could also bring down Trump himself by potentially leading to his impeachment. Now, Wall Street can remove one block from the proverbial wall of worry and eye the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks.

China and the U.S. are expected to strike a deal sometime in April. Sentiment around the negotiations improved this year to help lift stocks to within striking distance of their record highs set last year. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer were headed to Beijing for further talks on Thursday. Trade worries plagued investors for most of last year as they worried a prolonged trade war between the world’s largest economies could hinder corporate profits.

Caterpillar shares rose more than 0.5 percent on Monday. The stock is seen by investors as a bellwether for trade conditions.

The S&P 500 is up more than 30 percent since Trump was elected in 2016. One key catalyst for the move higher in that time is a massive corporate tax cut signed by Trump in late 2017.

“Trump will remain in the White House until the 2020 elections, which means that the Trump tax rates will remain in until at least 2021,” said John Rutledge, chief investment officer at Safanad. “The positive effect on the market will be obscured, however, by the recent ugly economic news that made the Fed cave and inverted the yield curve. All in all, I think people will be buying defensive and income stocks.”

Wall Street also watched shares of Apple as the tech giant is expected to unveil a new streaming service at an event later in the day. In the premarket, Apple traded 0.3 percent lower.

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Stock futures decline as global growth concerns outweigh positive Mueller outcome for Trump

Stock futures pointed to a small decline on Monday as concerns over the outlook for the global economy continued to weigh on investor sentiment even after the special counsel found no collusion with Russia on the part of President Donald Trump.

At 7:25 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 49 points, indicating a decline of 5.32 points at the open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also pointed to a lower open. The moves came amid a global stock decline in Monday’s session, both in Asian and Europe. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 3 percent, while German and French equities also declined.

Worries over the global economic outlook were stoked on Friday after the so-called yield curve inverted for the first time in more than a decade. The 3-month Treasury bill yield topped its 10-year counterpart on Friday, thus inverting the yield curve. Investors consider this to be a signal that a recession may be coming soon. Disappointing economic data released Friday out of Europe, coupled with a downgraded economic outlook from the Federal Reserve, added to those concerns.


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U.S. stock futures initially pointed to solid gains Sunday after Attorney General William Barr said special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited investigation did not find enough evidence that Trump ’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.

In a letter to top lawmakers, Barr wrote:

“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

The White House also said the results are a “total and complete exoneration of the president of the United States. ”

Mueller’s investigation had been a lingering concern for investors as it could have hindered Trump’s efforts to further cut taxes and further ease regulations on corporations. The news removes a worry for Wall Street and can help the administration focus on more pressing issues for the market, such as striking a trade deal with China or even working with Democrats on an infrastructure plan.

“This cloud has now dissipated and this should allow markets to breathe a sigh of relief,” said Jeff Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial. “This could be a real positive for the market if it allows Trump to focus on getting the Chinese trade deal concluded.”

The investigation nagged the Trump administration for nearly two years. It led to the indictment and arrest of several Trump’s operatives, including ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort. Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in jail for fraud earlier this month.

Investors across the world worried the probe could also bring down Trump himself by potentially leading to his impeachment. Now, Wall Street can remove one block from the proverbial wall of worry and eye the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks.

China and the U.S. are expected to strike a deal sometime in April. Sentiment around the negotiations improved this year to help lift stocks to within striking distance of their record highs set last year. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer were headed to Beijing for further talks on Thursday. Trade worries plagued investors for most of last year as they worried a prolonged trade war between the world’s largest economies could hinder corporate profits.

The S&P 500 is up nearly 31 percent since Trump was elected in 2016. One key catalyst for the move higher in that time is a massive corporate tax cut signed by Trump in late 2017.

“My instincts are that, at least at first pass, it seems to be relatively favorable,” said Nathan Sheets, chief economist at PGIM Fixed Income, referring to the Mueller investigation ending. “Where all of this really connects to markets and markets outlook is implications for tax policy going forward. The sense has been if Trump is damaged, the tax cuts that were put in place could be reversed or — given the rhetoric we’re hearing — taxes could even be increased.”

Meanwhile, Monday’s calendar is thin with only Winnebago due to report earnings before the bell. In terms of data, the Dallas Fed manufacturing numbers will be out at 10.30 a.m. ET.


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