Stock Market Today: August 21, 2019
Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 08/21/2019
The stock market moved strongly higher earlier this morning, and managed to hold onto these gains through the afternoon. Investor sentiment turned positive today after a batch of retailers delivered encouraging reports. This likely helped overshadow fears that the domestic economy may be starting to slow, and that the trade dispute between the United States and China is creating major challenges.