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9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
8:05 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall, as tech selloff spills across globe Stocks sink in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong KongAsian shares declined on Wednesday after a selloff of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices settle at 1-week low as U.S. stock market tumblesGold futures fall Thursday to settle at their lowest level in a week, as some traders look to the metal to cover losses in other assets on the heels of a drop in U.S. benchmark stock indexes.
7:23 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets brush off uncertainty, follow Wall Street higher Stocks rise in Tokyo and Seoul, while Hong Kong lagsAsian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street turned in its biggest daily gain since July despite uncertainty about the global outlook.
4:38 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Stocks will head higher until there’s a reason, besides COVID-19, to stop, one analyst says “For anyone who possesses an ounce of reason, it is clear that what the market is doing is simply following the path of least resistance,” one analyst says.
11:41 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets retreat as investors await Fed chairman’s speech Stocks slip in Tokyo, Hong Kong, ShanghaiAsian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street following talks between the United States and China on the status of a deal meant to work as truce in their trade war.
7:58 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after Fed minutes bring reality check Stocks drop sharply in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares slipped Thursday after sobriety set in on Wall Street, and the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes laid out challenges for the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
12:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
There is no such thing as ‘passive’ investing in an America so deeply scarred by racism, says Rachel Robasciotti ‘I feel more hopeful than I’ve ever been about the possibilities for racial justice in this country’ Rachel Robasciotti is the founder of a wealth management firm that aims to be “a bridge between financial markets and social justice activism,” a place where the principals are deeply committed to helping clients to do well by doing good, in ways that go beyond the usual greenwashed ideas about ESG investing.
10:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold prices notch best day in about four months with 2.5% gain Silver settles 6% on MondayGold prices rallies Monday, with the gain helping the precious commodity put in the best one-day gain in about four months on the back of a slide in government bond yields and the U.S. dollar, which were raising the appeal of the precious commodity.
8:02 p.m. Aug. 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rise, though Nikkei sinks after Japan’s record contraction Japan’s economy shrank 27.8% from a year earlier in Q2Japanese stocks sank while other Asian markets gained Monday after Japan reported a record economic contraction as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on retailing, investment and exports.
9:57 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold declines for the session, posts first weekly loss since early June Analyst calls gold’s price action ‘insane’ this weekGold futures end lower Friday, pulling back after two straight days of gains, with prices registering their first weekly loss in 10 weeks, pressured by recent strength in U.S. Treasury yields.
4:22 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Investors flock to China’s bond market, spurred by fears of missing out Global benchmark indexes embrace Chinese bonds, attracting inflows into debt of the world’s second largest economyGlobal investors finally appear on the brink of overcoming their long aversion to China’s bond market, which saw record funds flows into the sector in July, as Chinese debt takes up a larger share of benchmark bond indexes.
5:50 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Bank of America strategist: ‘I’m so bearish, I’m bullish’With liquidity in ample supply, one strategist says the S&P 500 will continue to march higher — for a bit.
10:33 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Gold logs fresh record high near $2,050 Gold books seventh record close in eight sessions Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, extending a record run for the precious metal that has helped it log gains for four straight days and eclipse a historical milestone above $2,000.
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
12:01 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb after factory data offers positive sign for global economyU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday as strong manufacturing data across the U.S., Europe and China suggests the recovery in the global economy was ongoing despite mounting worries how rising coronavirus infections could stall growth.
5:37 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Blowout earnings show big tech dominate an economy ‘without mouths or noses’ but 10% of jobs may never come back, strategist saysSure, the tech results were great, and they will continue to be during the pandemic. But expect bond yields to fall further, one strategist says.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
11:26 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By William Watts
U.S. oil prices drop below $40 on fears rising coronavirus cases will crimp demand California and Florida posted single-day record coronavirus death numbers on WednesdayOil futures are sharply lower Thursday, with U.S. prices settling below $40 a barrel for the first time in three weeks, pressured by worries that a rise in COVID-19 cases around the world could hurt demand as major oil producers relax production curbs.
12:22 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks close higher after Fed keeps interest rates near zero, Powell vows to keep up support during pandemic Big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet Inc. grilled before House antitrust panelS&P 500, Nasdaq finished more than 1.2% higher Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and the central bank’s Powell reiterated his promise to keep rates near zero and stimulus intact until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
5:51 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks struggle amid earnings rush and as Fed decision looms Deutsche Bank, Santander, Barclays among stocks on the move European stocks tilted mostly lower on Wednesday as investors waded through a ton of corporate results, largely from big banks. A Federal Reserve decision is expected later.
3:48 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Fed puts $18 trillion U.S. government bond market under lockdown Treasury volatility fell to a record low last FridayEven for a market known for sleepy trading over the summer, bond investors have appeared to stand pat as the Federal Reserve asserts its intent to keep interest rates at zero for a long time.
12:13 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what the U.S. dollar’s fall means for the stock market Weaker dollar should be a positive, but foreign stocks will benefit more: analystsBarring some sort of currency meltdown, a weaker dollar should be a positive for equities, though foreign stocks will likely benefit more, analysts say.
4:18 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow slips Friday, Nasdaq logs back-to-back declines amid rising China-U.S. tensions and languishing fiscal stimulus Intel plunges, taking the Dow with it, and Nasdaq logs a weekly decline of 1.5% as high-flying technology-related stocks retreat U.S. stocks closed lower Friday with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite notching its first back-to-back decline since mid-May as investors turn their attention to a flare-up in Sino-American animosities while Republican senators leave Washington for the weekend without obvious progress on another fiscal stimulus bill.
12:32 p.m. July 24, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield falls below 1.25% as investors weigh geopolitical tensions against improving eurozone dataU.S. Treasury yields held steady on Friday as investor worries around worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies was offset by signs that the eurozone economic recovery remained on track.
1:24 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P close higher as Covid-battered stocks surge, but off session’s best levels as tech sector sinks Gains for equities come even as gold is approaching its second-highest level in history, near $2,000 an ounceU.S. stock-indexes finish mostly higher Tuesday, but off the session’s best levels, as investors snap up beaten-down energy and financial stocks amid a slate of corporate earnings reports, including Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin’s second-quarter results.
10:04 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles at a nearly 9-year high and silver scores highest finish since 2014 on fiscal stimulus moves Silver futures rally by nearly 7%Gold futures climb Tuesday to settle at a nearly nine-year high and silver rallies to prices not seen since 2014, with the precious metals lifted by an agreement on a rescue plan by European leaders and expectations for additional spending by the U.S. government.
6:03 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
China’s stock market just jumped 6%. This is a good thing and Westerners should be glad. No, really. Can China’s V-shaped economic recovery drag the U.S. along? The stock-market frenzy that’s gripped China over the past few weeks is probably grounded in economic fundamentals, analysts think, and the government’s response suggests they’ve learned some hard lessons over the past decade - all good news for U.S. investors.
1:19 a.m. July 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Shanghai Composite slumps 4% after data and as vaccine hopes fade Stocks off the most in Shanghai, Hong KongShares fell back in Asia on Thursday after markets worldwide rallied on rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine.
10:51 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more ‘I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to... the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct’The upheaval caused by the coronavirus may mean the end of the 60/40 portfolio, investing icon Burton Malkiel tells MarketWatch, but some other truths will likely endure. Investors are probably better off in passive portfolios, not chasing active managers - or even worse, day trading out of boredom.
10:14 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold edges up on dollar weakness, but strength in the stock market on vaccine hopes caps gainGold posts a gain on Wednesday, with the dollar-denominated metal finding some support from weakness in the U.S. dollar, but strength in global stock markets on optimism surrounding a coronavirus vaccine kept a cap on the price rise.
12:48 p.m. July 14, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends up 550 points, stocks jolt higher after Fed’s Brainard calls for ‘sustained’ large-scale asset purchases Wells Fargo’s stock ends 4.6% lower after its quarterly resultsU.S. stock-indexes finished near session highs Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard calls for sustained large-scale asset purchases by the U.S. central bank to help the economy rebound amid a “thick fog of uncertainty” brought on by COVID-19.
7:47 p.m. July 12, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain on expectations of upbeat economic projections Stocks jump more than 1% in Japan and mainland ChinaShares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by expected upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.
5:20 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Why one strategist is wondering whether the trade of a lifetime is on its last legs‘If you start getting inflation in the system, the whole landscape begins to changes,’ says one strategist.
11:21 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil falls, with U.S. benchmark settling back under $40 as coronavirus concerns swirl Natural-gas futures end lower; U.S. supply climb in line with forecastOil futures fall on Thursday, with U.S. prices settling back below $40 a barrel, as commodity traders contended with rising cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and some other countries that may unsettle demand for crude.
10:20 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures pull back from a fresh 9-year peak, but hold above $1,800 an ounce Copper and palladium finish higher ThursdayGold futures end lower on Thursday, pulling back a day after scoring another settlement at the highest since September 2011, but the haven metal holds ground above $1,800 an ounce after data showed weekly U.S. jobless claims remained well above one million.
12:37 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow closes up 177 points, Nasdaq at fresh high as investors focus on economic recovery prospects Work-from-home stocks add to gain, as investors consider slower path to economic recoveryU.S. stocks ended Wednesday higher, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq scoring an all-time record, as investors focused on stocks that can outperform amid an acceleration of coronavirus infections in about 30 American states and longer periods of working from home.
10:03 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold up for a 4th session to log another 9-year high as traders see few limits to central-bank stimulus Silver futures top $19 an ounce to highest finish since Sept. 2019Gold prices climb for a fourth straight session on Wednesday to score another settlement at their highest since September 2011, supported by the prospect of a lengthy period of government and central bank stimulus to support economies harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
7:45 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Government debt is skyrocketing across the world. Here are their options, according to Barclays A cut to spending might be more difficult for some countries after the poor experience in Europe and the U.K. with austerity policiesU.S. debt-to-GDP is set to skyrocket by some 30 percentage points over the next two years. And other countries might be in even worse fiscal shape. What will they do?
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