wallstreet-111914_27Mar15-lg.jpg Stocks fluctuated throughout much of the trading session on Friday but managed to end the day on the upside due to some late-day buying interest. The gains on the day partly offset the losses posted in the four previous sessions.

After seeing volatility in early trading, stocks have moved modestly higher over the course of the trading day on Friday. The gains on the day have partly offset the losses posted in the four previous sessions.


After moving notably lower over the past few sessions, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Friday. The major averages have pulled back near the unchanged line after seeing initial strength.


Stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday, adding to the losses posted in the four previous sessions. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 26 points.


Wall Street Remains Pessimistic Ahead Of Consumer Sentiment Report

Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session lower, continuing losses into the fifth straight session as investors fret over looming rate hikes and geopolitical tensions. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks ending on a mixed note, while the European...

Indian Shares End Choppy Session Flat

Indian shares ended a choppy session largely unchanged on Friday after the previous session's big sell-off. While markets downplayed supply threat from Yemen, apprehensions that the battle will probably escalate into a regional war kept investors cautious ahead of long holidays next week. The markets...

Indian Shares Seen Steady After Big Selloff

Indian shares may open largely unchanged on Friday as Asian stocks steadied after big losses the day before. Analysts do not expect the conflict in Yemen to have much of an impact on oil supply, but the situation could change if the battle escalates into a deeper regional conflict. Yemen is relatively...

Dollar Slightly Weaker After Q4 GDP Unrevised

The dollar is down slightly against all of its major competitors at the end of the trading week. Fourth quarter GDP came in weaker than anticipated this morning. The result came in unrevised, while economists were expecting an upward revision. However, consumer sentiment came in better than expected....

The Swiss Stock Market Finished Nearly Unchanged

The Swiss stock market gave back its early gains Friday and ended the session nearly unchanged. The market also ended the overall trading week with a loss, snapping a 9-week run to the plus side. The market's early gains were viewed as a reaction to the sharp losses of the previous session. Concerns...

TSX Ends Lower As Energy, Mining Stocks Decline -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks ended lower for a third straight session on Friday, driven by declining energy and mining stocks as commodity prices ticked sharply higher. Meanwhile, tensions in the Middle East continued unabated with militants gaining ground over government forces. Saudi Arabia and Iran are seen...

Crude Oil Ends Below $49 A Barrel, But Gains 4.9% For Week

U.S. crude oil snapped a five-day gain to end sharply lower Friday, on speculation that concerns over the Yemen military operations may be overdone. Crude oil prices surged during the week amid concerns of disruption in oil shipment from the Middle East after Saudi Arabia launched air strikes on Yemen. Nevertheless,...

Treasuries Move Back To The Upside Following GDP Data

After giving back ground over the course of the two previous sessions, treasuries moved back to the upside during trading on Friday. Bond prices moved notably higher in early trading and remained firmly positive throughout the session.

Cautious Markets Look to Stall Losses

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly lower opening on Friday, with the mood continuing to be cautious notwithstanding the losses in each of the past four sessions. The initial jitters triggered by the crisis in Yemen have subsided as traders come to terms with the reality that it will...
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