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美国股市本周温和上涨

2020-8-17 13:01

 

新华社纽约8月15日电美国股市本周小幅上涨,因投资者消化了大量新近发布的经济数据,同时又为应对该国进一步冠状病毒刺激措施的不确定命运而苦恼。

在截至周五的一周中,道指上涨了1.8%,标准普尔500指数上涨了0.6%,纳斯达克指数上涨了0.1%。

标普在美国上市的中国50强指数旨在按总市值追踪在美国交易所上市的50家最大的中国公司的表现,其每周跌幅为2.3%。

Zacks Investment Management首席执行官Mitch Zacks在周六的一份报告中说:“我们正处在历史的片刻中,几乎没有什么事情看起来正常,而且还有许多未知数。”

他说:“这种动态也意味着几个经济数据点也已经进入了'历史上的第一次'领域。”同时,他建议投资者保持冷静,并在混乱的时期关注基本面。

最新数据显示,7月份美国零售额增幅低于预期,表明新的COVID-19感染呈螺旋上升趋势威胁到经济复苏。

据美国商务部周五公布的数据,美国6月零售销售增长8.4%,上个月增长1.2%。 MarketWatch接受调查的经济学家此前预计将增长2%。

此外,美国劳工部周四报道,截至8月8日当周,美国初请失业金人数是衡量裁员的粗略方法,此前一周上调了11.91万人次,登记人数为963,000人。

这是自3月开始的冠状病毒大流行引发的经济停滞以来,美国的每周索赔额首次降至100万以下。

FHN Financial首席经济学家克里斯·洛(Chris Low)在周四的报告中说:“索偿减少反映了经济的重新开放,但也表明联邦补充失业救济金的到期可能已经说服了某些人停止收集和寻找工作。”

劳工部周三报道,在其他数据方面,美国7月份消费者价格指数上涨0.6%,与6月份的涨幅相当,汽油占涨幅的四分之一。

华尔街也向华盛顿寻求进一步刺激冠状病毒的线索,因为美国国会议员仍在继续对该方案进行争论。

根据约翰·霍普金斯大学(Johns Hopkins University)的统计,截至周六下午,美国已报告超过533万例确诊的COVID-19病例,死亡超过169,000。

展望未来,专家表示,在充满不确定性的环境中,多元化的方法非常重要。

Zacks说:“在流动性充裕,公司业绩好于预期的世界中,拥有多元化投资组合的情况至关重要。”

瑞银(UBS)全球财富管理公司首席执行官马克·海菲勒(Mark Haefele)在本周早些时候的一份报告中表示:“我们对风险资产的前景保持乐观,但投资者可能需要采用不同的策略来优化经济复苏的下一阶段。”

 

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks posted modest gains in the week, as investors digested a slew of newly-released economic data while grappling with the uncertain fate of the further coronavirus stimulus in the country.

For the week ending Friday, the Dow gained 1.8 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.6 percent and the Nasdaq was up 0.1 percent.

The S&P U.S. Listed China 50 index, which is designed to track the performance of the 50 largest Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges by total market cap, logged a weekly decline of 2.3 percent.

"We're in a moment in history where few things seem normal, and there are many unknowns," Mitch Zacks, CEO at Zacks Investment Management, said in a note on Saturday.

"This dynamic also means that several economic data points have also moved into 'first-time-in-history' territory," he said, while recommending investors to stay calm and focus on the fundamentals in a chaotic time.

Latest data showed U.S. retail sales in July increased less than expected, indicating spiraling new COVID-19 infections threatened the economic recovery.

U.S. retail sales rose 1.2 percent last month after advancing 8.4 percent in June, the Commerce Department reported on Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 2-percent increase.

Moreover, U.S. initial jobless claims, a rough way to gauge layoffs, registered 963,000 in the week ending Aug. 8, following an upwardly revised 1.191 million in the prior week, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday.

It marked the first time U.S. weekly claims have dipped below 1 million since the economic shutdown sparked by the coronavirus pandemic began in March.

"The drop in claims reflects economic reopening, but it also suggests the expiration of federal supplemental unemployment benefits may have convinced some people to stop collecting and find work," Chris Low, chief economist at FHN Financial, said in a note on Thursday.

On other data front, U.S. consumer price index increased 0.6 percent in July, matching the rise in June, with gasoline accounting for a quarter of the gain, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Wall Street also looked to Washington for clues on further coronavirus stimulus as U.S. lawmakers continued to wrangle over the package.

More than 5.33 million confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States with death over 169,000 as of Saturday afternoon, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Looking ahead, experts said a diversified approach is very important in an environment full of uncertainties.

"In a world awash in liquidity and with companies doing a little better than expected, the case for a well-diversified portfolio is paramount," said Zacks.

"We remain positive on the outlook for risk assets, but investors may need to employ different strategies to optimize their portfolio for the next phase of the recovery," UBS Global Wealth Management's Chief Officer Mark Haefele said in a note earlier this week.

 

来自: xinhua