wallstreet2-121214_22Jun17-lg.jpg Stocks saw modest strength for much of the trading session on Thursday but gave back ground going into the close. The major averages pulled back near the unchanged line, with the Dow and the S&P 500 dipping into negative territory.

After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved modestly higher over the course of the trading day on Thursday. Buying interest has remained somewhat subdued, however, limiting the upside for the major averages.


Stocks are showing a lack of direction in morning trading on Thursday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. The major averages have spent the morning bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.


Following the mixed performance seen in the previous session, stocks may see modest weakness in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 11 points.


Bearish Trends In Crude To Be Reflected On Street Opening

The bearish trend in crude oil prices due to higher oil production is impacting the market sentiments. Initial trading patterns at the U.S. futures are pointing Wall Street to open lower on Thursday. Jobless claims for the week and house price index are the major economic events for the day. Asian shares closed mixed, while European shares are trading mostly lower.

Sensex, Nifty Give Up Early Gains

Indian shares gave up early gains to end on a flat note Thursday, tracking weak cues from European markets. While other Asian markets turned in a mixed performance, European stocks fell for a third day, keeping underlying sentiment cautious. The benchmark BSE Sensex hit a record high in early trade...

Sensex, Nifty Seen Marginally Higher

Indian shares may open marginally higher on Thursday after the minutes of the last MPC meeting showed one of the members wasn't in favor of a status quo on rates and wanted a 50 basis repo rate cut. RBI Governor Urjit Patel went by the majority view and maintained the neutral stance of monetary policy,...

Dollar Turns Slightly Higher After Rebounding From Early Weakness

The dollar pulled back against all of its major rivals in early trade Thursday, but has since recovered and is now posting slight gains. The increase in weekly jobless claims this morning was slightly more than anticipated, but U.S. economic data was largely in line with expectations. First-time claims...

The Swiss Stock Market Climbed After Rally In Shares Of Novartis

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session solidly in positive territory. The market got off to a positive start, but briefly dipped into negative territory just before midday. However, the market quickly recovered and advanced further going into the close. The continued weakness in crude oil...

Home Capital, Energy Stocks Lead TSX Higher -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks rallied Thursday as the world's most famous investor threw a lifeline to Canada's most beleaguered lender. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will provide a new C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) line of credit to Home Capital Group's (HCG.TO) Home Trust Co. "Home Capital's strong assets,...

Crude Oil Gets Brief Respite After Collapse

Crude oil futures were steady Thursday, rising slightly from 10-month lows in the previous session. A brutal sell-off drove oil into bear market territory over the past few weeks. Analysts have expressed doubts that OPEC and Russia can end the supply glut anytime soon. Should prices stay below...

Treasuries Close Roughly Flat For Second Straight Day

Treasuries showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Thursday before closing roughly flat for the second straight day. Bond prices spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Dow And S&P 500 May Pull Back Further Off Record Highs

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly lower opening on Thursday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. The Dow and the S&P 500 may extend the downward move seen over the two previous sessions, pulling back further off the record closing highs set on Monday. The...
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