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Hedge-fund assets hit a new record high in the first half

Hedge funds benefited from new investor money and stronger performance. 3:47 p.m. July 19, 2019

How Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’ turned a $50,000 investment into $30 million

The ‘Shark Tank’ investor tells MarketWatch that she hates spending money on clothes, doesn’t believe in resumes and won’t put her money behind anyone with ‘low energy.’ 1:59 p.m. July 19, 2019

Expect a ‘10% correction in the next three months’, warns Morgan Stanley’s chief investment officer

Our call of the day, from Mike Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley, says investors should not be jumping into this stock market as a 10% correction is right around the corner. 9:48 a.m. July 19, 2019

Today in Commodities

Oil ends higher on fresh tensions in the Middle East, but books a sharp loss for the week

Oil futures end higher on Friday, after a report Iran has seized a U.K.-flagged tanker raised the potential for disruptions to the flow of crude through the Strait of Hormuz. Prices, however, fell for the week as concerns over a slowdown in demand weighed, while U.S. production looks to soon fully recover from a recent storm-related disruption.

3:30 p.m. July 19, 2019

Today in Bonds

Short-term Treasury yields jump after Fed signals 25 basis point rate-cut

Short-term Treasury yields climb Friday, trimming a week long decline, after senior Federal Reserve officials dampened expectations for a 50 basis point rate cut this month.

3:59 p.m. July 19, 2019

Currencies Headlines

Asian markets gain on fresh hopes of rate cut by Fed

Asian markets gained in early trading Friday following dovish comments by a top Fed official that raised investors’ hopes of an interest-rate cut.

11:07 p.m. July 18, 2019
New York Fed downplays Williams's speech, calling it 'academic' and not about July policy meeting

The New York Fed on Thursday played down the importance of President John Williams' speech earlier in the day that was interpreted by the market as an endorsement of a half-point interest rate cut at the end of the month. "This was an academic speech on 20 years of research. It was not about potential policy actions at the upcoming FOMC meeting," a New York Fed spokesman said. In his remarks, Williams said his research showed that, when interest rates are near zero, a central bank should "act quickly to lower rates at the first sign of economic distress." After his remarks, traders priced in a slightly greater than 50% chance of a half-point rate cut on July 31, up from 34% one day ago.

7:15 p.m. July 18, 2019
Dollar index falls below 200-day moving average as Fed officials argue for quick action on signs of distress

The U.S. dollar wasn’t immune to remarks by New York Federal Reserve President John Williams, with a closely watched index testing its 200-day moving average after he argued the Fed’s limited capacity for easing means it should cut rates at the first sign of trouble.

4:39 p.m. July 18, 2019

Benchmark Rates

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1.1217
-0.0446%
-0.0005
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107.7560
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+0.0330
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1.2507
+0.0400%
+0.0005

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Opinion: Draghi to Trump: ‘We Don’t Target the Exchange Rate’

Mario Draghi was the target of President Trump’s Twitter eruption on June 18, 2019. In a forum the President of the ECB dismissed the comments. Image: AFP video content

Key Cross Rates

United States DollarUSD United Kingdom PoundGBP European EuroEUR Japanese YenJPY
United States DollarUSD /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled0.7996 /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled0.8915 /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled107.7560
United Kingdom PoundGBP /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled1.2507 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled1.1154 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled134.8200
European EuroEUR /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled1.1217 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled0.8965 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled120.8645
Japanese YenJPY /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled0.0093 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled0.0074 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled0.0083

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Key Currencies

Symbol Bid Ask High Low Time(ET)
USDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled 107.7510 107.7610 107.7990 107.7150 17:16:55
USDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561981/realtime/sampled 0.9825 0.9829 0.9835 0.9817 17:17:05
GBPUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled 1.2506 1.2508 1.2517 1.2489 17:16:56
EURUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled 1.1215 1.1218 1.1234 1.1214 17:17:05
AUDUSD/zigman2/quotes/210560947/realtime/sampled 0.7041 0.7045 0.7045 0.7040 17:16:34
USDCAD/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled 1.3059 1.3064 1.3074 1.3060 17:16:26
EURCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561153/realtime/sampled 1.1027 1.1030 1.1040 1.1022 17:17:04
EURJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled 120.8427 120.8863 121.0100 120.7862 17:17:05
NZDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561685/realtime/sampled 72.8600 72.9000 72.9280 72.8600 17:16:58
AUDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210560928/realtime/sampled 0.6917 0.6927 0.6928 0.6911 17:16:48
AUDNZD/zigman2/quotes/210560938/realtime/sampled 1.0403 1.0423 1.0415 1.0409 17:16:45
CADJPY/zigman2/quotes/210560992/realtime/sampled 82.4900 82.5300 82.5319 82.3900 17:17:08
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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