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Charting a bullish technical tilt: Dow 30,000 and Nasdaq 12,000 under siege

Technically speaking, two round-number milestones are under siege — Dow 30,000 and Nasdaq 12,000 — as each benchmark builds on firmly-bullish November price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh. 12:33 p.m. Today

Is upbeat COVID-vaccine news priced into the market?

A growing list of vaccine candidates have rolled out in recent weeks, offering the world a potential exit from a global pandemic nightmare that has claimed some 1.4 million lives in less than a year. 9:48 a.m. Today

Asian markets gain, encouraged by vaccine news

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. 11:04 p.m. Nov. 23, 2020

Today in Commodities

U.S. oil benchmark closes at more-than-8-month high just shy of $45 a barrel

Oil futures rallied sharply Tuesday, pushing the U.S. benchmark to its highest close for a most actively traded contract since March 5. West Texas Intermediated crude for January delivery rose $1.85, or 4.3%, to end at $44.91 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil has been in rally mode since early November, rallying in step with equities as investors appeared to look past rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe, focusing instead on progress toward a vaccine.

54 min ago

Today in Bonds

U.S. Treasury yields inch higher as Biden given go-ahead to start transition

U.S. Treasury yields edged higher for a third day early Tuesday after President-elect Biden's team was given permission to embark on the transition to a new administration, easing uncertainty about what further delays could spell for the economy and markets

8:35 a.m. Today

Currencies Headlines

Asian markets gain ahead of U.S. economic growth data

Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked ahead to quarterly U.S. economic data amid unease about anti-coronavirus curbs on business and wrangling over the American presidential election.

11:24 p.m. Nov. 22, 2020
6 reasons bitcoin is trading at its highest level since 2017 — and 1 warning

Bitcoin, the digital currency that is arguably one of the most polarizing assets in financial markets, is approaching heights not seen since a frenzied rush into cryptographic currencies three years ago.

10:47 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020
Lira soars as Turkey’s central bank wins praise for step toward restoring ‘credibility’

Turkey's central bank delivers an expected rate hike, winning praise for what economists described as an important step toward restoring monetary policy credibility as the country teeters on the brink of a balance of payments crisis.

10:59 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020

Benchmark Rates


Key Cross Rates

United States DollarUSD United Kingdom PoundGBP European EuroEUR Japanese YenJPY
United States DollarUSD /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled0.7488 /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled0.8413 /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled104.5200
United Kingdom PoundGBP /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled1.3355 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled1.1236 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled139.5900
European EuroEUR /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled1.1887 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled0.8900 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled124.2377
Japanese YenJPY /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled0.0096 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled0.0072 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled0.0080

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Key Currencies

Symbol Bid Ask High Low Time(ET)
USDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled 104.5150 104.5250 104.7520 104.1500 15:48:24
USDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561981/realtime/sampled 0.9113 0.9117 0.9137 0.9098 15:48:12
GBPUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled 1.3354 1.3356 1.3380 1.3295 15:48:21
EURUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled 1.1885 1.1888 1.1896 1.1838 15:48:15
AUDUSD/zigman2/quotes/210560947/realtime/sampled 0.7355 0.7359 0.7367 0.7283 15:47:55
USDCAD/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled 1.2999 1.3004 1.3092 1.3001 15:48:21
EURCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561153/realtime/sampled 1.0833 1.0836 1.0850 1.0802 15:48:20
EURJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled 124.2161 124.2593 124.3616 123.6540 15:48:24
NZDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561685/realtime/sampled 72.8888 72.9585 73.0909 72.2700 15:48:24
AUDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210560928/realtime/sampled 0.6701 0.6711 0.6716 0.6648 15:48:11
AUDNZD/zigman2/quotes/210560938/realtime/sampled 1.0536 1.0556 1.0553 1.0473 15:48:21
CADJPY/zigman2/quotes/210560992/realtime/sampled 80.3714 80.4100 80.4200 79.8219 15:48:24
EUR= European Euro CHF= Swiss Franc NZD= New Zealand Dollar
USD= United States Dollar JPY= Japanese Yen GBP= United Kingdom Pound
AUD= Australian Dollar
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