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Wall Street reverses gears on surging interest rates


As CNNMoney put it , "Fears about the bond market, inflation and interest rates seized investors again". The Dow fell 1,032.89 points Thursday to 23,860.46, which is 10.4 percent below its record close of 26,616.71 set on January 26. Since 2011, the S&P 500 Index has roughly tripled. "There is a lot of concern in the rising yield in the 10-year Tressury note ", said David Kass, professor of finance at the University of Maryland. Read More »

Dow futures point to third day of losses after Monday's dive


But the sell-off began last week after a solid U.S. jobs report fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates faster than expected. The S&P 500 index , a broader market gauge, has also slipped into a correction, as it is down 10.2 now. Japan's Nikkei 225 suffered the biggest losses of the day with a 4.73 percent slide, though it was down as much as 6.71 percent earlier in the session. Read More »

Why global markets are in 'free fall'

A spike in bond yields last Friday sparked the Wall Street rout, forcing sales by a host of highly leveraged funds, which ramped up volatility and drove yet more selling. Traders are still braced for more volatility as they try to figure out if the swings of the past few days are the start of a deeper correction or just a temporary blip in the USA market's nine-year bull run. Read More »

Dow Jones sinks 4 percent in volatile trading

The U.S. dollar weakened against the Japanese yen early Tuesday, trading at 108.61 yen, down from 109.12 on Monday. O'Brien & Associates in Chicago. Torsten Slok, chief global economist at Deutsche Bank, told the Financial Times: "Markets are coming to the conclusion that the USA economy is close to overheating and therefore that the risks of inflation are bigger than the risks of a recession". Read More »

Dow swings begin; down 130 after 30 minutes


The next big economic announcement for markets to chew over is the United Kingdom interest rate decision on Thursday when the Bank of England will also give its view on the United Kingdom economy and the prospects for inflation. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. But such calm is unusual, and stocks overheated. That's because it takes a recession to simultaneously damage both the valuations multiples and earnings growth of businesses, ... Read More »

Wall Street gains as volatility eases, Dow up over 200 points

The S&P 500 last confirmed a correction in January 2016, when it fell 13.3 per cent amid concerns about a slump in oil prices. The stock spiral comes amid otherwise positive economic trends, including low unemployment, rising wages and strong corporate earnings. Read More »

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

Reason #1: This is not a bear market yet. . With hope for a market rebound, traders began to sell off, especially after Wall Street opened with a drop of 547 points or 2.25 percent, but soon clawed back to be up 1.4 percent within hours. Moreover, the rout in global bond prices seems to be reversing, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note little changed Wednesday. That's partly becuase the global economy is in good shape. Read More »

All eyes back on Wall Street after record Dow drop


It has been an uncommonly long time since the last market correction , which ended nearly two years ago. Germany's DAX declined 2.6 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.5 percent and the French CAC 40 lost 2 percent. It lost 3.4 per cent. Wall Street strategists, however, remain steadfast in their view that the recent declines in the stock market do not mark the end of the bull market run we've seen since the financial crisis, and which accelerated in 2017. Read More »

Stocks close with solid gains after volatile session, Dow +2.3%


The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 1,032 points into the red - a 4.2 per cent drop, while the the S&P and Nasdaq both lost more than 3 per cent. Benchmark 10-year notes were last down slightly in price to yield 2.8054%, from 2.766% late on Monday. This week's volatility actually started with good news. Read More »

Jordan Clarkson traded to Cavaliers, who have blown up their roster


The Cavs sent guard Derrick Rose and forward Jae Crowder to the Jazz for forward Rodney Hood . The Los Angeles Lakers were the other newsmakers on deadline day - though their moves were to try to win this summer, not this season. The Cavs are now just 7-13 since Christmas. With so much uncertainty about James' future, Cleveland may not be an attractive destination to veterans who have other options. Read More »

KFC owner beats on earnings, will partner with GrubHub on delivery


As part of the deal, Louisville, Ky. -based Yum agreed to buy $200 million of Grubhub stock to help expand its US delivery network. GrubHub Inc shares surged 36 percent on Thursday after Yum Brands Inc bought a 3 percent stake in the online food delivery company, giving it funds and an established partner to compete with Amazon and Uber. Read More »

Dow Jones nose-dives 1,00 points on Thursday


It's safe to assume this is a reflection of what's happening on the USA market. Volatility was evident Wednesday across financial markets. Hong Kong shares also suffered losses of nearly 5%t, and Australian shares fell by more than 3%. Read More »

Earlier than expected rate rises on the cards


The RBI appears to be in tune with the views of government officials and India Inc. that a premature tight money policy with higher interest rates could choke growth at a time when green shoots of recovery are surfacing in the economy. The comments come after the Bank of England chose to keep the interest rate at 0.5 percent. One, the RBI was closely monitoring what was happening at the domestic as well as global equity markets as they had seen one of the worst ever crashes in the days ... Read More »

Experts say don't panic with stock market ups and downs


Global markets fall amid growing tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the USA, with warships attacked. "We just hadn't had too many downs recently". Louis. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.83 percent from 2.84 percent. The 10-year government securities reached 2.845% at 16:02 local time in the United States. Read More »

Wall Street enters correction territory as markets plunge


Feb 7 ( Reuters ) - U.S. stock index futures were down about a third of a percent, setting Wall Street for a lower open on Wednesday, an nearly 2 percent gain in the previous session failing to calm the nerves following the Dow's biggest intraday fall on Monday. Read More »

Dow Jones falls another 500 points at open


Japanese shares were also down about 7 per cent at one point before ending 4.7 per cent lower, while markets in Hong Kong and Taiwan closed down about 5 per cent. The stock dropped $28.24 to $59.80. Among the biggest losers Tuesday was the Nikkei 225, which had ended 4.7 percent lower. "The economy is doing better now than it has any time in the past decade". Read More »

Federal government will intervene if needed on Trans Mountain pipeline, minister says


Grande Prairie Mayor Bill Given said the dispute places Peace Country municipalities in an awkward position. According to Stewart, for many B.C. wineries, especially smaller ones, as much as 25 per cent of their sales are in Alberta. "Certainly, I would hope we have seen the end of the back and forth. I figured I'd make such a small dent alone that it wouldn't be noticeable", Collins said. Read More »

Fed's Powell will head to Capitol Hill later this month


The Dow's 777-point plunge in September 2008 was equivalent to 7 percent, far bigger than Monday's decline. However, it indicated that it expects inflation pressures to heat up as the year moves on. "Until that day comes all of the potential for a growth, and inflation, surprise and higher rates will come from the U.S.". The movements have not been huge, but considering how low the baseline for both interest rates and inflation has been in the past few years, even small moves draw outsize ... Read More »

United States calls on Russian Federation to help enforce pause in Syria violence


A USA military official said the US-led coalition that still assists Kurdish-led forces in the hunt for surviving ISIS members in eastern Syria killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters overnight. tell us today that chlorine is being used by the regime at present in Syria ," he told BFM television. "The conflict in Syria is far from over", Moumtzis said. Read More »

United States stocks set to open lower as global stocks tumble

US stocks tumbled anew on Thursday on fresh concerns over rising bond yields, as investors remained on edge after several days of volatile trading. Major indexes in Asia and Europe sank Tuesday and USA markets started sharply lower, zigzagging between gains and losses. Read More »

Asian markets recouping losses early — Markets Right Now

Global stock markets plunged on Feb. 5, continuing the already precipitous decline from the week before. -It's not a true correction yet. Things are all over the place. Oopsie! Or is it? But too much inflation is dangerous. And bond yields haven't been this high in years. It was a bruising reminder for investors - and for President Donald Trump, who has frequently touted the stock market gains as proof of the success of his presidency - that an overbought market will eventually ... Read More »

Twitter Earnings, Revenue Top Views, Daily Active Users Up 12%


Twitter, Inc . (NYSE: TWTR ) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.1/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.07/Share by a difference of $0.03. Twitter's user growth remains stagnant. While monthly users grew by 4 percent year over year, they stalled quarter over quarter, staying at 330 million total. Read More »

DOW Falls Almost 1200 points, Markets Internationally Also Falling


Combined with a 665-point fall on Friday, the Dow is now down about 8% since last week. That represented a 69 percent fall from its record high of $19,666, touched on December 17. Asia took the biggest hit on Tuesday, with Hong Kong and Tokyo among the worst hit but others also feeling the pinch. The upward moves were, in part, caused by intense volatility in the USA exchanges, with massive swings taking place in the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq . Read More »

US Markets Try to Rally After Monday's Plunge and Global Selloff


European markets have opened in positive territory, with the FTSE 100 index up 0.72 per cent, within touching distance of the 7,200 points mark, at 11.15am. Oil prices fell to a one-month low after U. At 10.53am ET (9.23pm IST) on Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 249.57 points, or 1%, at 25,162.34. Read More »

United Nations asked to allow sanctioned N. Korean to attend Olympics


Others attending as official members of the delegation are Pence's wife, Karen Pence; Army General Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. and United Nations forces on the peninsula; Brooks' predecessor, retired Army General James Thurman; House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce; Chargé d'Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Read More »

Snap paid publishers more than $100 million previous year


The nine million DAU increase is the largest net add since Q3 2016, according to Snap . Snapchat's app overhaul mirrors recent news from Facebook , which kicked off 2018 with a bang by announcing it would adjust its News Feed algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family over those of brands and publishers for more meaningful social interactions on the platform. Read More »

Dow Drops 1179 Points, Erasing Gains for the Year

The local composite index being up 25 percent in 2017 did not come on the back of corporate borrowing and buying. While the drop may have been jarring, it is an excellent reminder as to why it is so important for individual investors to maintain a long-term view and to try to avoid dwelling on day-to-day market news. Read More »

The numbers that explain this week's stock market crash


Put another way, the VIX points change Monday was 2.5 times the average for an S&P 500 drop of that size. It tacks the two front months of the futures contract. "It takes away what many considered to be easy money". For most investors, the best course of action is to simply ignore the noise and stay the course. Read More »

Chute spectaculaire des marchés financiers américains et européens — Crise financière


La morosité est restée de mise lundi à la Bourse de Paris, qui a fini en net recul de 1,48%, à son plus bas niveau depuis le 1er janvier, sous le coup de la faiblesse de Wall Street. Plus qu'un seul titre en repli à 17H35: Sanofi (-1,5%) a publié ce matin au titre de 2017 un BNPA des activités de 5,54 euros (-0,4% à taux de changes constants), manquant de 10 centimes le consensus de marché (problème de développement du vaccin contre la Dengue), pour un chiffre d'affaires de 35.055 ... Read More »

Asia markets follow Wall Street higher


The S&P 500 ended 7.8 percent down from its record high on January 26, with the Dow down 8.5 percent over that time. In London, the FTSE 100 index of leading companies also fell to close down 1.46% or 108 points lower. Even with the recent downturn, the markets are still up considerably since President Trump took office, Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told CNBC . Read More »

Indices shed early gains as RBI reviews rates


Similarly, the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange bounced back over 200 points from its day's low to close trade at 10,498.25 points - down 168.30 points or 1.58 per cent. "We couldn't have shifted the Budget's date". "It is very unfortunate that our move came at a very wrong time because of global markets also going down", he said. Read More »

EIA reports a second-straight weekly rise in United States crude supplies


Shipments from US ports have increased from a little more than 100,000 barrels a day in 2013 to 1.53 million in November, traveling as far as China and the United Kingdom. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures eased 18 cents to $63.21 a barrel. Total volume traded was about 16% above the 100-day average. "So far in 2018, the Energy Information Administration says gasoline supplied to the market is up over 7 percent". Read More »

Wall Street bounces back but City is hit by £50bn fall


The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 8 points, or 0.3 percent, at 2,639. In China, the Shanghai and Shenzhen bench marks closed down 3.3 and 4.2 percent, respectively, and the Nasdaq-style ChiNext index down 5.3 percent. The market's pullback came amid concerns about rising bond yields and higher inflation. As the American stocks take a fall, it drags European and Asian markets down too. Read More »

World stock sell-off runs to $US4 trillion


US stocks shot higher in afternoon trading as the market looks to recover from its biggest loss in 6 ½ years. Buy orders were placed on a wide range of issues in the morning, following a rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in NY on Tuesday. Read More »