wallstreet1-103112_29Apr16.jpg Wall Street stocks could open Friday's session on a watchful note, as uncertainties abound. The tech space is under pressure amid disappointing earnings reports rolled out by some big tech stocks. Oil companies are in focus, as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) are due to release their quarterly scorecards. Commodities continue to flourish as the dollar remains subdued.

Asian stocks extended their losses from the previous session on Friday, although markets in Australia and New Zealand managed to cling to positive territory. While oil prices slid in Asian deals after sharp overnight gains, the yen continued its rise against the dollar, keeping investors cautious. Amazon...


European stocks may open lower on Friday after U.S. shares fell the most in three weeks overnight on the back of disappointing data and weak corporate earnings. Asian shares extended Thursday's losses even as Japanese markets remained closed for a public holiday after steep losses in the previous...


Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday, extending losses from the previous session, following the overnight sell-off on Wall Street. However, higher commodity prices lifted resources stocks. The Japanese market is closed for a public holiday.


Stocks Close Sharply Lower Following Late-Day Sell-Off - U.S. Commentary

After turning in a mixed performance in morning trading on Thursday, stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the afternoon. With the sell-off on the day, the Nasdaq pulled back to its lowest closing level in a month.

Sensex, Nifty Erase Early Losses

Indian shares ended Friday's session on a flat note after steep losses in the previous session following the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain from adding to stimulus. While global cues remained sluggish in view of a stronger yen and the release of disappointing U.S. GDP data released overnight,...

Sensex Tumbles 461 Points After BoJ Inaction; Nifty Dives Below 7,850

Indian shares followed Asian and European peers lower on Thursday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) shocked financial markets by keeping its monetary policy steady despite multiple headwinds plaguing the economy. The BoJ's inaction coming despite deterioration in Japan's economic fundamentals rattled...

Dollar Sinking Against Yen After BoJ Shocks By Holding Firm On Stimulus

The dollar is trading sharply lower against the Japanese Yen Thursday afternoon, after the Bank of Japan shocked the markets. The Bank of Japan refrained from expanding its monetary stimulus defying expectations for some actions and kept its negative interest rate unchanged. The Bank of Japan maintained...

European Shares Tumble As Investors Flee Risky Assets

European stocks fell sharply on Friday after declines on Wall Street and in Asia sparked by disappointing U.S. GDP data and the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain from adding to stimulus. Gold prices hit a seven-week high and silver jumped to a 15-month high as the BOJ's inaction on stimulus...

Canadian Stocks Are Recovering From Early Weakness -- Canadian Commentary

The Canadian stock market opened lower Thursday morning after the Bank of Japan shocked investors by refraining from further stimulus measures. However, the Canadian market has been steadily paring those early losses and has battled its way into positive territory. Mining stocks are leading the way,...

Crude Oil Prices Surge Above $46, First Time In 2016

Crude oil prices continued to surge Thursday, and are now $20 from 13-year lows set back in March. With the dollar weakening and the global supply glut expected to be alleviated by year's end, crude oil prices have surged to their highest in 2016. WTI oil for June was up 70 cents, or 1.5%, to end...

Treasuries Close Modestly Higher Following Choppy Session

Treasuries moved modestly higher over the course of the trading session on Thursday after showing a lack of direction for much of the day. Bond prices spent the day lingering near the unchanged line before moving to the upside going into the close.

BoJ's Status Quo, Soft Data Could Pressure Stocks  

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Thursday, with sentiment reflecting disappointment among investors over the Bank of Japan refraining from expanding its stimulus program.  The dollar is weaker across the board, with the yen surging up sharply against the buck. Most commodities...
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