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William Watts


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Recent articles by William L.:

S&P 500, Nasdaq trade in record territory as stocks build on historic November rally

U.S. stocks open solidly higher, with equities aiming to build on a historic November rally. → Read More

History says December could be choppy after historic monthly stock-market gain

The stock market is wrapping up a historic November rally, but if history is a guide, the largest monthly gain on record for the small-cap Russell 2000 and... → Read More

Stocks open mostly lower, but on track for historic monthly gains

Stocks opened lower Monday but remained on track for historic monthly gains in a November rally fueled in part by progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine. The Dow... → Read More

Dow heads over 200 points lower to start week, but remains set for best month since 1987

Stock-market benchmarks start lower on Monday, but equities remain on track for a historic month as investors cheer progress toward vaccines while looking... → Read More

U.S. oil benchmark closes at more-than-8-month high just shy of $45 a barrel

Oil futures rallied sharply Tuesday, pushing the U.S. benchmark to its highest close for a most actively traded contract since March 5. West Texas... → Read More

Dow pushes toward 30,000 as stocks extend rally

Stocks rise Tuesday, getting a boost as a roadblock to a smooth transition to a Biden administration was removed and investors continue to cheer progress... → Read More

Dow ends more than 300 points higher on vaccine progress

Stocks closed with solid gains Monday, boosted by another round of positive news regarding the development of COVID-19 vaccines, while extending gains late... → Read More

Oil ends at nearly 3-month high on signs of further progress toward COVID vaccine

Oil futures rose Monday, ending higher after another round of positive news on work toward a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19. West Texas Intermediate... → Read More

Stock market trades lower early Friday as COVID restrictions threaten economic recovery

Stock benchmarks head slightly lower Friday morning as rising COVID-19 cases raised doubts about the prospects for the economic recovery, offset partly by... → Read More

Stocks open lower as COVID cases rise

Stocks opened with losses Thursday, under pressure as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average undefinedwas down 188 points, or... → Read More

Dow futures point lower as COVID-19 cases spur new lockdowns

Stock-index futures trade lower as a continued rise in COVID-19 cases spur new restrictions on activity, underlining worries about the global economic outlook. → Read More

Stocks open modestly higher on tentative vaccine optimism

Stocks were higher early Wednesday, as a rally faced off against a continued rise in cases of COVID-19. → Read More

Stocks pull back from records to end lower as economic worries rise

Stocks ended lower Tuesday after data confirmed a slowdown in retail sales last month and COVID-19 cases continued to rise. The pullback came a day after the... → Read More

Dalio says he ‘might be missing something about bitcoin’ — challenges Twitter to change his mind

Billionaire hedge-fund investor and noted cryptocurrency skeptic Ray Dalio says he "might be missing something" about bitcoin, then urges Twitter users to... → Read More

Stock futures slip after record-breaking session for Dow, S&P 500

Stock-index futures pull back Tuesday, indicating a lower start for equities a day after the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at records in a... → Read More

Dow nears record as Moderna vaccine progress bolsters market’s least-loved shares

Stocks rise sharply Monday, in a rally fueled by optimism over progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

S&P 500 ends at record as stocks rally amid vaccine hopes

Stocks scored gains Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as investors cheered progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, while seeming to look past a... → Read More

Stocks open mostly lower as COVID cases continue rise

Stocks opened mostly lower Thursday, under pressure as a continued rise in COVID-19 cases overshadowed optimism over progress toward a vaccine. The Dow Jones... → Read More

Why stock-market bulls can’t ignore rising COVID cases despite vaccine optimism

Progress toward a vaccine for COVID-19 is undeniably good news, but U.S. stocks could falter if politicians can't come up with a post-election deal on... → Read More

U.S. stocks put in mixed performance as vaccine progress sparks rotation

U.S. stocks open mixed Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average adding to gains, while the Nasdaq suffers as investors rotate out of pandemic winners... → Read More