European Shares Steady As Selling Pressure Eases

European shares bounced back on Tuesday after recording their worst losses since June 2016 in the previous session, with investors assessing the economic hit of a coronavirus outbreak that has spread far beyond China. Markets across the globe attempted to stabilize, with the pan-European STOXX 600 index (STOXX) rising 0.6%. After a 5.4% tumble on […]

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Moderna Inc. Ships First Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine For Human Tests

Drugmaker Moderna Inc. has shipped the first batch of its rapidly developed coronavirus vaccine to U.S. government researchers, who will launch the first human tests of whether the experimental shot could help suppress the epidemic originating in China. Moderna on Monday sent vaccine vials from its Norwood, Mass., manufacturing plant to the National Institute of Allergy […]

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Pandemic Fears Grip Wall Street

Wall Street plunged into the red in early trading Monday as a spike in the number of Covid-19 virus cases confirmed outside of China pushed money out of riskier investments. The Dow dove 905.27 points, or 3.12%, to 28,087.04 at 9:35 AM ET (14:35 GMT) and the S&P 500 fell 93.63, or 2.8%, to 3,245.62. […]

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Shares Drop, Gold Surges As Investors Scurry For Safety

Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East. The large spike in Italian cases has especially rattled investors on concerns about the potential for the […]

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While China is slowly getting back to normal, fears over the economic fallout from the spread of coronavirus beyond its borders remain to the fore, so remarks by central bank officials from the U.S. and Europe will be watched for their outlook on the global economy. It’s a quiet week for data with durable goods […]

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Financial markets found themselves at the mercy of coronavirus headlines once again this week. But digging deeper in some market-moving events, the U.S. dollar saw a swift change of its narrative as weekly trading came to a close. Amusement park icon Six Flags admitted that its thrill-ride business needs a major rethink. And Hong Kong […]

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The Dow and Nasdaq are both approaching splashy numerical milestones. The Dow is about 2% away from topping 30,000 while the Nasdaq is less than 2% from 10,000 after hitting a new record high on Wednesday. So is it finally time for investors to bail on stocks? It’s only natural for people to start worrying […]

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30-Year Treasury Yield Drops To All-Time Low Of 1.89%

The 30-year Treasury yield plunged to a record low on Friday as the coronavirus outbreak intensified fears about slowing global economic growth and caused investors to crowd into bonds. A weak reading on the U.S. services economy also helped send yields lower. Make Money Fast Today The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dropped about […]

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Bank of America warns negative U.S. rates could hurt operations

Bank of America Corp cited the possibility of negative interest rates in the United States as a business risk for the first time in a filing on Wednesday. The unconventional policy measure has been a talking point for President Donald Trump, who has critiqued the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates earlier in his presidency. […]

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Futures Rise on China Stimulus Hopes

U.S. stock index futures advanced on Wednesday as signs of slowing coronavirus infections and expectations that China would take more steps to bolster its virus-hit economy helped investors return to equities after Apple’s sales warning. The number of new coronavirus cases dropped in mainland China, helping world stocks rise, although global health officials cautioned it […]

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U.K. Inflation Accelerates to Its Fastest Pace in Six Months

U.K. inflation picked up for the first time in six months, boosted by the cost of energy, motor fuel and air fares. Consumer prices rose a stronger-than-forecast 1.8% in January from a year earlier, the fastest since July, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. Core inflation picked up to 1.6%. The pound erased a […]

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Intesa Sanpaolo launches €4.9bn bid to buy UBI Banca

START TRADING NOW OR TRY A FREE DEMO ACCOUNT Intesa Sanpaolo launches €4.9bn bid to buy UBI Banca < Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s biggest domestic lender, has launched a €4.86bn ($5.26bn) takeover bid for its rival UBI Banca in an audacious attempt to kick-start consolidation in Italy’s fragmented banking sector. Just before midnight on Monday local […]

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JPMorgan Says Record Highs in European Stocks Can Last and Widen

European equities are trading at fresh record highs, and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) & Co. strategists say the rally can go on and even expand to markets that have been left behind. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed at a historical peak last week after earnings optimism outweighed spreading coronavirus fears. To JPMorgan strategists, the fact […]

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Alstom Confirms Talks On Potential $7 Billion Bombardier Deal

French train maker Alstom (PA:ALSO) has confirmed it is in talks on the possible acquisition of the train business of Canada’s Bombardier (TO:BBDb), a potential $7 billion deal that could help it build scale in the increasingly competitive rail sector. A deal could be important for Alstom, maker of the TGV bullet trains which speed […]

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Attention remained on China and the coronavirus this week as stocks and commodities swung on differing reports of the numbers of new cases. Among those headlines and another busy week of earnings, investors may have missed a potential opportunity in the luxury sector, with Wall Street expressing confidence in an Italian-French conglomerate. While Fed chief […]

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OPEC Wants To Raise Oil Prices

◊ OPEC and Oil Prices News ◊ ⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today ⇓⇑ The coronavirus outbreak has interrupted economic activity in China with entire cities on lockdown and travel restrictions putting a huge dent in demand for oil. Quite how much this will hit crude demand is unclear — but Chinese energy executives have said oil consumption in […]

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◊ Stock Market News This Week ◊ ⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today ⇓⇑ Coronavirus headlines could hang over the market in the coming week, as China reported an additional 89 deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the mainland to 811. The global death toll from the new coronavirus is now at 813, higher than […]

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Day Trading: 3 Things Under The Radar This Week

◊ Day Trading News ◊ ⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today ⇓⇑ Although closing Friday on a down note, stocks rallied sharply this week as the coronavirus, earnings and employment data took most of investors’ attention (along with the wild swings in Tesla). But among things that may have gone overlooked, two U.K. companies that could be surfing the […]

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Turmoil In Global Gas Market

◊ Natural Gas News China ◊ ⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today ⇓⇑ Chinese importers threatening to cancel up to 70 per cent of seaborne imports in February as demand collapses and companies struggle to staff ports. The move by China, the world’s second-largest importer of liquefied natural gas, has sent prices to their lowest level on record and […]

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Tesla Resume Production In Shanghai

◊ Tesla Production In Shanghai ◊ ⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today ⇓⇑ U.S. electric carmaker Tesla‘s factory in China’s financial hub of Shanghai will resume production on Feb. 10 with assistance to help it cope with a spreading epidemic of coronavirus, a Shanghai government official said on Saturday. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic […]

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Wall Street Slips After Jobs Report

◊ Stock Market News Jobs Report ◊ StockMarketNews.Today Wall Street pulled back from record levels on Friday, as investors assessed the U.S. employment report that showed jobs growth accelerated in January but included a downward revision to some previous numbers. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 225,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department’s data showed, much higher […]

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Amazon Says It Will Create 15,000 Jobs In Bellevue

StockMarketNews.Today — Amazon said it expects to bring the 15,000 jobs to Bellevue over the next few years. More than 2,000 employees currently work in Bellevue, and the company has about 700 job openings in the city. The company opened its first office building in Bellevue in 2017. The city is also where Amazon got […]

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German Industry Output Suffers Biggest Slump Since 2009

Stock Market News — German industrial output registered its biggest drop in more than a decade in December, highlighting the weakness of the manufacturing sector that is dragging on overall growth in Europe‘s largest economy. Industrial production tumbled by 3.5% on the month, undershooting expectations for a 0.2% fall, figures released by the Statistics Office […]

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China Cuts U.S. Import Tariffs

Global stocks extended their recovery on Thursday, cheered by record closes in Wall Street benchmarks following encouraging economic data, and after China announced a cut in tariffs on some imported goods from the United States. The tariff relief added to hopes the global economy may be able to avoid a major shock from China’s rapidly-spreading […]

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Ferrari Tempers 2020 Expectations With Cautious Upgrade

Today’s Stock Market News — Demand for Ferrari’s Portofino and 812 Superfast models helped the Italian supercar maker hit profit targets for last year though it only a provided cautious upgrade to its outlook for 2020. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) said it planned to boost adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to 1.38 billion-1.43 […]

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Stock Market News — Financial markets in mainland China are set to reopen on Monday, after the holiday for the Lunar New Year was extended by the government amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Investors will continue to monitor the global economic fallout from the virus’s progression, which has largely overshadowed earnings season so far. Disney , […]

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Today’s Stock Market News — U.S. equity markets wiped out their gains for the year on Friday, following European and Asian shares lower as concern escalated about the impact of the coronavirus on global growth. The death toll from the epidemic had risen to 213, Beijing said, with another 9,811 confirmed cases worldwide and a […]

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Traders Pay Up For Protection Against Sharp Falls In US Stocks

Stock Market News Today— Traders have been scrambling to protect themselves from a collapse in US stocks, spooked by the coronavirus outbreak, the looming presidential race and the sheer strength of last year’s rally. The US equity market climbed 29 per cent in 2019 and started this year strongly, but the spreading nervousness has sent […]

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Stock Market: Microsoft Earnings Preview

♦Microsoft Earnings Preview♦ Stock Market —- Microsoft Stock Forecast 2020 * Reports Q2, 2020 results on Wednesday Jan. 29, after the market close * Revenue Expectation: $35.67 billion * EPS Expectation: $1.32 When Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) releases its latest quarterly earnings today, it will provide investors with confidence that one of the bull market’s dominant […]

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Trading News: 3 Things Under the Radar This Week

Trading News — There’s an ominous technical indicator hovering over the U.S. dollar, which could mean a move away from the greenback. But don’t go looking for value in bitcoin, according to one fund manager speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. Meanwhile, as lower interest rates have been a boon […]

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Moody’s Cuts Hong Kong Rating

♦ Today’s Stock Market News – Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 ♦ ◊ Stock Market News Today – Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 ◊ StockMarketNews.Today — Moody’s has cut Hong Kong’s credit rating, saying the government’s “slow” and ineffective response to months of protests has prompted it to reassess the Chinese territory’s institutional strengths and governance. Hong […]

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Brussels Briefing – Europe Braces For New Fiscal Battles

♦ Brussels Briefing ♦ Stock Market News — Stock Market Today The EU’s fiscal rules are widely disliked given their impenetrable and convoluted nature — yet it is difficult to avoid setting off political landmines somewhere in the union when any change to them is mooted. In early February, the commission will tread delicately back […]

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♦ Stock Market This Week ♦ Stock Market — Stock markets cheered the much-anticipated signing of the phase one trade deal between China and the U.S. But there are many more trade questions that could either take the deal as a model or see it as a warning sign. The EU and the U.S. may […]

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Stock Market Today: Eurozone Bond Auctions Enjoy Record Demand

♦ Eurozone Bond Auctions ♦ Stock Market News — Records have tumbled across eurozone bond markets this week as investors queue to lend to governments, betting that interest rates in the currency bloc will stay at rock bottom for the foreseeable future. Spain amassed €53bn of bids for its new 10-year bond on Tuesday — […]

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US and China Prepare to Seal ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

♦ US-China Trade Dispute ♦ Stock Market News Today — The “phase one” deal, to be formalised on Wednesday at a White House ceremony scheduled for 11.30am, is the result of a limited compromise between Washington and Beijing at a time when both countries feared the economic and financial fallout from escalating tensions. It commits […]

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Visa To Buy Fintech Plaid in $5.3bn Deal

♦ Visa To Buy Fintech Plaid ♦ Visa agreed to acquire Plaid, a group that connects fintech companies with their customers’ bank accounts, for $5.3bn in the latest large tech-focused deal by the payments company. The acquisition of the Silicon Valley company, which is backed by high profile tech investors including Mary Meeker and Andreessen […]

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Today’s Stock Market News – Monday, 13 January, 2020

♦ Tech Sector Leads Stocks Higher ♦ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. equities rose, led by shares of technology companies, in a week expected to be dominated by the start of earnings season and the signing of a partial China trade deal. Apple, Tesla and Microsoft  pushed the Nasdaq Composite Index higher. The Stoxx Europe 600 swung […]

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China’s Currency Extends 2020 Rally

♦ Chinese Currency News ♦ StockMarketNews.Today — China’s currency has gained further momentum — wiping out the heavy losses it took over the summer — amid cooling tensions between Beijing and Washington. The renminbi rallied as much as 0.5 per cent against the US dollar, crossing the Rmb6.9 mark for the first time since August […]

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Stock Market News: The U.S. and China Have Agreed to Restart Semi-Annual Talks Aimed at Resolving Economic Disputes

Today’s Stock Market News – Sunday, 12 January, 2020 ⇑⇓ Stock Market News Today ⇓⇑ — The United States and China have agreed to restart semi-annual talks aimed at resolving economic disputes between the two countries, a process abandoned at the start of the Trump administration as a trade conflict between the countries escalated. An official […]

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U.S. Job Growth Slows – Unemployment Rate Steady At 3.5%

Stock Market News — U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December, but the pace of hiring remains more than enough to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track despite a deepening downturn in a manufacturing sector stung by trade disputes. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Friday also […]

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Today’s Stock Market News – Friday, 10 January, 2020

◊ Stock Market News Today – Friday, 10 January, 2020 ◊ StockMarketNews.Today — Stocks march higher as Middle East tensions ease… World stocks set new record highs on Friday and the prices of safe-haven assets such as gold pulled back as investors cheered an apparent de-escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions and looked instead to prospects of […]

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U.S. Adds 202,000 Private Sector Jobs in December

StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. private employers added a far larger-than-forecast 202,000 jobs in December, according to a report by payrolls processor ADP on Wednesday. Economists had expected the report to show a gain of 160,000 jobs. November’s figure was revised to 124,000 from the 67,000 initially reported. “As 2019 came to a close, we saw expanded […]

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Today’s Stock Market News { Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 }

Buy and Sell Crude Oil Online StockMarketNews.Today — Iran attack on US forces sends oil rising. Oil prices and global stock markets stabilised after an initial jolt of volatility in the hours after an Iranian missile strike against American forces in Iraq significantly escalated tensions in the Middle East. President Trump is due to make […]

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How To Start Investing In 2020

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — Over half of Americans (55%) say they are not participating in the stock market, according to a 2019 poll of over 8,000 U.S. adults conducted by MetLife. Gen Z (18 to 24) and millennials (defined here those 25 to 34) are opting […]

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Goldman Says Oil Rally Likely Shortlived

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — A flare-up in U.S.-Iran tension may be keeping oil elevated, but an actual disruption to global crude supplies is needed to keep prices at current levels, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc . Price risks for Brent, which has surged about 6% […]

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Will Recession Strike In 2020?

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — Year-end is the traditional time to forecast the economy and ensure that your investment portfolio can handle future shocks. Habitual worrywarts—including some practitioners of the dismal science—see ominous signs that America’s record-breaking expansion will soon end. Meanwhile, most stock market pundits see […]

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China’s Had Another Record Year Of Corporate Bond Defaults

StockMarketNews.Today — A decade ago, defaults almost never happened, but that wasn’t because companies in China were always healthy. It was a reflection of the tightly controlled financial system, where companies were often linked to the government and bonds were largely bought by state-owned lenders. Authorities have often stepped in to ensure that financially troubled […]

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Stock Market News: 5 Things To Watch For In Global Markets In 2020

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — 1. No end in sight to the U.S.-China struggle for supremacy. The trade war between the U.S. and China, which hobbled the world economy almost single-handedly in 2019 is likely to leave deep marks on 2020 too. The International Monetary Fund estimated […]

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Boring Co’s Las Vegas Tunnel To Be Operational In 2020

⇑⇓ STOCK MARKET NEWS TODAY — BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — Elon Musk, founder of tunneling enterprise Boring Company, said in a tweet that a commercial tunnel in Las Vegas would “hopefully” be fully operational in 2020. “Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from Convention Center to Strip, […]

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US MARKETS: Dow Set To Gain 100 Points At The Open

◊ U.S. Market Futures Today ◊ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as optimism continues to drive year-end rally. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 96 points, pointing to a higher start of about 105 points. Futures on Nasdaq and S&P 500 traded higher too. […]

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Stock Market Correction 2020

• StockMarketNews.Today • As investors celebrate the outsized gains they made in the stock market in 2019, they may be getting ready to sell some of their winners once 2020 begins. Investors Bet on Volatility Comeback in 2020 There’s little to stand in the way of the rising stock market at this point as it drifts, […]

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⇑⇓ Best Trading Platform Europe ⇓⇑ StockMarketNews.Today — what is the best stock trading platform in Europe for 2020? ….  How To Choose The Best Online Broker in Europe { 2020 } … Best Online Trading Platform. Start Trading Now or Try a FREE Demo Account. To evaluate brokers, you should look at the following factors: >>> Commissions […]

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♦ Stock Market Predictions For 2020 ♦ StockMarketNews.Today — After another big year for the stock market and the U.S. economy in 2019, investors are looking ahead to 2020 to determine which sectors will lead the next phase of the decade-long bull market. The technology sector has once again been the top-performing sector in 2019, […]

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Stock Market News – (Today – 20/12/2019)

StockMarketNews.Today — As end-December approaches, money market players’ thoughts may be turning to a September scare, when rates in the $2.2 trillion U.S. repurchase or repo market spiked to 10%, boosting the premium to borrow dollars. The fear is a bigger crunch may erupt in the $2.2 trillion U.S. repo market towards year-end, a period when […]

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⇑⇓ Stock Market News Today – Business & Financial News ⇓⇑ The last full trading week of 2019 looks set to be an exciting one with the trade roller-coaster still not over despite the announcement of a “phase-one” deal between the U.S. and China. The Brexit process could finally get underway after a landslide victory […]

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China Suspends Planned Tariffs Scheduled For Dec. 15

⇑⇓ StockMarketNews.Today – Stock Market News Today ⇓⇑ China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec. 15, the State Council’s customs tariff commission said on Sunday, after the world’s two largest economies agreed a “phase one” trade deal on Friday. The deal, rumors and leaks over […]

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Fed Holds Rates Steady

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely, with moderate economic growth and low unemployment expected to continue through next year’s presidential election. The decision by the U.S. central bank‘s rate-setting committee left the benchmark overnight lending rate in […]

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Diamond Crisis Gets Worse For Global Giant De Beers

The diamond industry is in crisis as De Beers’s buyers grow increasingly frustrated with the cost of rough stones as the price of polished gems slump. That’s led to wafer-thin margins and losses for some of the traders that buy stones from De Beers and Russian rival Alrosa PJSC. De Beers sales so far this […]

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U.S. Consumer Inflation Expectations Rebound From Five-Year Low

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ U.S. consumers’ inflation expectations rose slightly in November, bringing the outlook for near and medium-term inflation up from a five-year low in a New York Federal Reserve survey, potentially offering relief to policymakers worried about sagging inflation. The median outlook for what inflation will be over the next three years rose […]

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Here’s what you need to know to start your week. ⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Fed Decision The Fed is expected to hold steady at the conclusion of its meeting on Wednesday after cutting rates three times this year to shield the U.S. economy from a global slowdown. Friday’s far stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report reinforced expectations […]

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Soon, 2019 will be over… therefore it’s time to start looking at some of the top stocks to buy for 2020. ⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ United Technologies (UTX). Following a strategic review, the company decided it would spin off its Otis elevator and Carrier heating/air conditioning businesses. Once the transactions are completed (expected sometime during […]

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⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Investors pushed up the value of risk assets on the assumption that the American economy isn’t close to signaling a recession. Stocks rallied as strong jobs and consumer sentiment reports bolstered confidence in the world’s largest economy. Treasuries fell. The S&P 500 extended gains into a third day after data showed […]

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China: “Tariffs Must Be Reduced“

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Tariffs must be cut if China and the United States are to reach an interim agreement on trade, the Asian nation’s commerce ministry said on Thursday, sticking to its stance that some U.S. tariffs must be rolled back for a phase one deal. “The Chinese side believes that if the two […]

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UniCredit intends to cut roughly 8,000 jobs, or around 9% of total workforce, and close about 500 branches through 2023 as it targets gross savings of €1 billion in Western Europe. Its plan offers an insight into the headwinds facing Europe’s largest lenders, as low rates, stringent regulation and greater competition from U.S. rivals dent […]

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Stocks Fall on Manufacturing Report

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Monday’s moves were a step back for stocks after they closed out their best month since June. The market has climbed to fresh highs in recent weeks, buoyed by data showing the U.S. service sector on solid footing. But lingering uncertainty over trade policy and signs of weakening in the industrial […]

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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Uber can continue to operate in the city through an appeals process that could take months. Still, the public reproach over a loophole in Uber’s software threatens to further shake trust in the platform here and elsewhere. Uber has long found itself in the crosshairs of authorities around the world over […]

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Investors Bet on Volatility Comeback in 2020

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ A better-than-feared corporate earnings season and swinging sentiment on U.S. and China trade talks have helped lift stocks to fresh records in recent weeks, pushing volatility lower. A number of factors make next year’s outlook rockier, leading some investors to pay up for hedges that would protect against a downturn well […]

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◊ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ◊ U.S. stocks eased off their record pace Tuesday after a round of weak earnings reports from retailers. The Dow Jones industrial Average fell 0.1% to 28013. The S&P 500 dropped less than 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.1%. All three indexes closed at record levels Monday. U.S. stocks […]

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◊ Financial Market News Today ◊ Here’s what you need to know to start your week. 1. Central Banks In Focus On Wednesday the Fed is to publish the minutes from its October meeting, when it indicated that its easing plans were now on hold after three consecutive rate cuts. The U.S. central bank has […]

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Saudi Aramco Valuation Set At Up To $1.7 Trillion

◊ Stock Market News ( Today – 17/11/2019 ) ◊ Saudi Aramco has set a price range for its listing that implies the oil giant is worth between $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion, below the $2 trillion the Saudi crown prince had targeted but still making it potentially the world’s biggest IPO. Aramco said on […]

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Wall Street Rises on Upbeat Trade News

◊ Stock Market News ( Today – 15/11/2019 ) ◊ Wall Street rose on Friday, as investors turned optimistic on upbeat comments on the U.S.-China trade front. The Dow was up 85 points or 0.3% by 9:48 AM ET (13:48 GMT), while the S&P 500 gained 10 points or 0.3% and the Nasdaq composite rose […]

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U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.3% last month, lifted by motor vehicle purchases and higher gasoline prices, reversing September’s unrevised 0.3% drop, which […]

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Google will soon offer checking accounts to consumers. The project, code-named Cache, is expected to launch next year with accounts run by Citigroup Inc. and a credit union at Stanford University, a tiny lender in Google’s backyard. Big tech companies see financial services as a way to get closer to users and glean valuable data. […]

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Financial Markets News For This Week

◊ 5 Things To Know Before The Stock Market Opens ◊ 1. Trump to Speak at Economic Club of New York On Tuesday, Trump will deliver remarks at the Economic Club of New York with markets hoping for more clarity on a planned “phase one” deal. Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to […]

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Aramco Kick-Started Its Initial Public Offering (IPO)

◊ Aramco IPO ◊ Saudi Arabia’s state oil company kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to list on the domestic bourse as the kingdom seeks to diversify and create the world’s most valuable listed company. Aramco did not give a time frame or say how much of the company it […]

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Better-Than-Expected Earnings Ease Growth Fears

◊ Stock Market Earnings Season ◊ Although earnings are on track to decline for the third consecutive quarter, about 75% of the 342 companies in the S&P 500 that have posted results through Thursday morning have beaten expectations, according to FactSet. That is slightly above the five-year average of 72%. Dozens of companies report through […]

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