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Activity, Trading

Stocks hit new highs as Dow, S&P 500 cap a record-setting week

January 17, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks traded modestly higher Wednesday, with the major benchmarks reaching new intraday highs early, after data on new U.S. home construction showed it surging to 13-year highs in December, adding to a series of indicators this week suggesting the […]


Activity, Capital and Risk, Liquidity, Trading

Gold’s slide puts prices on pace for longest skid in more than 2 months

January 10, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures traded slightly lower Friday, heading for the longest losing skid in more than two months after the monthly U.S. employment report helped to solidify a rally in equities and away from so-called havens, as Middle East tensions ease. […]


Activity, Trading

Stocks set fresh records as new year kicks off

January 2, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock indexes surged on the first trading day of 2020, with bulls looking to build on the best year for the S&P 500 since 2013 as global equities rallied following a move by China’s central bank aimed at stimulating […]


Activity, Trading

Dow, S&P and Nasdaq trade mixed after setting record highs

December 27, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks indexes traded little changed Friday morning, after opening at new intraday records, as investors attempt to close out a holiday-shortened week on a positive note, a day after a report on strong retail sales helped the Nasdaq to […]


Activity, Trading

Treasury yields trim gains after US jobless claims fall

December 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. Treasury slipped on Thursday in holiday-thinned trading, slightly cutting this week’s gains after the release of December’s jobless claims data. At about 10:19 a.m. ET the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

‘Decade of the central bank’ ends with the Fed and its global cohorts in need of some new tricks

December 17, 2019

Via: CNBC

On Nov. 25, 2008, the Federal Reserve launched the shot heard around the financial world. The central bank announced it would start using digitally created money to buy mortgage debt in an effort to drive down interest rates and resuscitate […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold prices fall over 1% after U.S. jobs report shows 266,000 jobs created in November

December 6, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures dropped sharply Friday after the U.S. report on November employment came in better-than-expected, with gains last month of 266,000 new jobs, marking the biggest monthly gains since January and reaffirming the health of the domestic economy. Prices for […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold edges higher as economy and U.S.-China trade stay in focus

November 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures rebounded modestly on Tuesday, as investors kept a close eye on consumer confidence and on U.S.-China trade talks. Gold for December delivery GCZ19, +0.29% on Comex gained $3.40, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,460.30 an ounce, after opening […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Stock-index futures slip but on track for positive week as earnings season begins

October 18, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock-index futures were flat to slightly lower Friday morning after data showed China’s economic growth slowing further in the third quarter, with investors looking for direction at the end of a week that saw equities buoyed by a strong […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

The yield curve is no longer inverted. But some still see an impending recession

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Recession concerns should be eased now that the yield curve no longer is inverted since it has been a reliable bond-market harbinger of past economic downturns. And yet, market participants are divided on whether a recent steepening of the curve […]