NewsWatch: Should investors fear October, a historic ‘jinx month’ for stocks?

NewsWatch: Should investors fear October, a historic ‘jinx month’ for stocks?
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The month of September hasn’t lived up to its reputation for historical weakness in the U.S. stock market, which could provide some comfort to superstitious investors looking ahead to October, a month that is notable for historic crashes and other turmoil. See full story.

Kavanaugh-Ford hearing may ‘grind down’ stock market to half its average volume, strategist says

Call it the “Kavanaugh effect.” Stock market participants are warning that action on Wall Street could grind to a halt during the hotly anticipated hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday. See full story.

Trade gap in August widens to six-month high as exports fall

The U.S. trade deficit in goods in August widened to a seasonally adjusted $75.8 billion, according to a preliminary report released by the Census Bureau that excludes services. See full story.

Marijuana stock IGC soars after entering CBD drink market, defying weaker sector

Cannabis-related stocks trade mostly lower, but there is still plenty to pique investors’ interest, as Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. and India Globalization Capital Inc. surge in active trade, while Aleafia Health Inc. reverses course to snap a 7-day win streak. See full story.

The Fed isn’t paying enough attention to a key asset class that could trip up this stock rally

Welcome to what-does-it-all-mean Thursday? The aftermath of the Fed may have left even more questions for investors. Our call of the day has already spotted a big problem: the Fed’s lack of attention to one vulnerable asset class. See full story.

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On Thursday, CBS is reviving the classic sitcom ‘Murphy Brown’ for a 13-episode run. See full story.

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