Global stocks mixed while safe haven gold climbs

Mabel R. Acton

Global stocks had a mixed session Wednesday, with Wall Street resuming a rally and European bourses retreating, as concerns about fresh spikes in coronavirus infections lifted haven investment gold above $1,800 an ounce for the first time since 2011.

The eurozone’s key indices were down by a percent or more at the close, with London doing a little better.

But the picture was different in New York, where the Nasdaq surged 1.4 percent to end at 10,492.50, its fourth record in five sessions. The Dow and S&P 500 also climbed.

“It’s been a tug of war between investors that believe

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Asian stocks falter as global growth fears temper tech boost

Mabel R. Acton

By Andrew Galbraith and Suzanne Barlyn

(Reuters) – Asian shares wobbled in a choppy session on Friday as abysmal economic data from the United States and rising global COVID-19 cases weighed on sentiment, despite strong U.S. tech earnings and signs of manufacturing recovery in China and Japan.

The U.S. dollar was also set for its worst month in a decade amid expectations the Fed will maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy for years.

U.S. GDP collapsed at a 32.9% annualized rate in the second quarter, the deepest decline on record, while jobless claims rose last week, adding to signs the momentum

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Were Hedge Funds Right About Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT)?

Mabel R. Acton

The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey have plowed through 821 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of March 31st, a week after the market trough. Now, we are almost done with the second quarter. Investors decided to bet on the economic recovery and a stock market rebound. S&P 500 Index returned almost 20% this quarter. In this article you are going to find out whether hedge funds thoughtSpotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT

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Align Technology’s Rollouts Aid Amid Procedural Deferrals

Mabel R. Acton

On Jul 6, we issued an updated research report on Align Technology, Inc. ALGN. The company is riding on solid product development and continued focus on international markets. However, the current economic unrest is likely to adversely impact Align Technology’s dental procedures. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), at present.

Despite all COVID-19-led deferral of procedures, in the first quarter 2020, Align Technology’s Invisalign shipment volumes improved, reflecting solid growth from non-comprehensive products, stemming from strong adoption of Invisalign Go and Invisalign Moderate systems. Within iTero, the company’s buyout of Exocad is expected to strengthen the company’s position

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