wallstreet-072117-lg.jpg On an unusually lean day after the start of the earnings season, no significant economic announcements are there on Friday, except the Baker Hughes North American rig count reports. All are looking back to the impact of the first six months of President Donald Trump. Traders are looking for cues from geopolitical developments around the globe. Initial trading direction from U.S. Futures Index sugg

European stocks were little changed in cautious trade on Friday as the euro held at two-year highs against the dollar on seemingly hawkish comments by ECB President Mario Draghi. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.1 percent at 384.38 in late opening deals, but remained on track for...


Most Asian stocks fell on Friday after the European Central Bank dropped no hints at tapering in September and media reports suggested that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding the Russia probe to include President Donald Trump's business dealings. The euro held near two-year highs against...


European stocks may open on a subdued note on Friday as media reports that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding the Russia probe to include President Donald Trump's business dealings added to uncertainty over prospects for U.S. healthcare reform. Gold held steady and remains on track...


Stocks Close Nearly Flat, Nasdaq Still Reaches New Record High - U.S. Commentary

Stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Thursday, with the major averages bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line. Despite the lackluster performance, the tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record closing high.

Sensex Up 93 Points On Upbeat Earnings; Nifty Nears 9900

Indian shares opened modestly higher on Friday after Reliance Industries and Wipro delivered better-than-expected quarterly results. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 93 points or 0.29 percent at 31,997 in early trade while the broader Nifty index was up 22 points or 0.22 percent at 9,895. Energy...

Sensex Drops 51 Points In Range Bound Trade; Nifty Ends At 9873

Indian shares ended a range-bound session slightly lower on Thursday ahead of earnings results from market heavyweight Reliance Industries, due out later in the day. The benchmark BSE Sensex slid 50.95 points or 0.16 percent to 31,904.40 while the broader Nifty index closed at 9,873.30, down 26.30...

Dollar Mixed After Central Banks Leave Rates Unchanged

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Thursday afternoon. The buck is down against the Euro and the Japanese Yen, but is holding onto gains against the British pound. Central banks were in focus Thursday, as the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan both maintained...

FTSE 100 Extends Gains On Pound's Plunge

U.K. stocks shrugged off a lackluster trend across Europe to edge higher on Friday as a weaker pound helped lift shares of top exporters. The pound hit its lowest level since last October against the euro in the wake of seemingly hawkish comments by ECB President Mario Draghi and reports of disagreement...

TSX Continues To Rise, Led By Rogers -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks rose for a second session Thursday. The TSX Composite Index added 19.93 points to 15,265.64, extending yesterday's strong gains. On the corporate front, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP.TO) reported earnings for its second quarter that increased 30% from last year. Shares nudged...

Crude Oil Pauses After Recent Rally

Crude oil futures inched lower Thursday, trimming recent gains despite signs that U.S. production is slowing. The EIA reported a significant decline in oil inventories yesterday, driving crude oil above $47 a barrel to 6-week high. On the final day of the August contract, WTI oil was down 33 cents,...

Treasuries Close Nearly Flat For Second Straight Day

After an early move to the upside, treasuries pulled back in afternoon trading on Thursday to close roughly flat for the second straight day. Bond prices came under pressure in afternoon trading following a notable move to the upside in the morning.

Reaction To ECB Likely To Drive Trading On Wall Street

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly higher opening on Thursday, with stocks poised to see further upside after the major averages climbed to new record closing highs in the previous session. Trading is likely to be impacted by reaction to the European Central Bank’s monetary policy...
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