Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors prepare for more U.S. stock swings as states reopen

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are bracing for more turbulence in U.S. stocks, as some states prepare to reopen their economies and global trade tensions rise.

FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

The Cboe Volatility Index , known as Wall Street’s fear gauge, posted its biggest weekly gain in about two months, reflecting the S&P 500 index’s .SPX 2.6% slide from its April 29 high. VIX futures have jumped as well, with investors pricing

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Wall Street ends up after swings on reopening hopes, weak data, trade woes

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s three major indexes closed higher after swinging between gains and losses on Friday as investors weighed worries about Sino-U.S. trade relations and weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data against growing optimism that easing coronavirus restrictions would boost activity this month.

FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Economic data painted a grim picture on Friday as U.S. retail sales and manufacturing output showed record declines in April due

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Investors prepare for more U.S. stock swings as states reopen

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are bracing for more turbulence in U.S. stocks, as some states prepare to reopen their economies and global trade tensions rise.

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Cboe Volatility Index , known as Wall Street’s fear gauge, is set for its biggest weekly gain in about two months, reflecting a sell-off that has taken the S&P 500 index down nearly 4% from its April 29 high. VIX futures have jumped as well, with investors now pricing elevated

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ConocoPhillips swings to loss on oil price slump, impairments

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FILE PHOTO: The logo for ConocoPhillips is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – U.S. oil and gas company ConocoPhillips swung to a first quarter loss on Thursday as it took big hits from impairments and the falling value of its stake in Canadian producer Cenovus Energy.

Crude prices have collapsed in the past six weeks as the coronavirus outbreak hit demand and a price war broke out between Russia and Saudi Arabia, prompting companies to slash spending and curb output.

The

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