wallstreet-120816-lg.jpg The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Thursday. Jobless claims data to be released today will give a feel of the labor short supply in the market. The market seems to be optimistic about President elect Donald Trump's plan to boost the economy. Investors are also looking ahead to the ECB meeting later in the day.

European stocks pared early gains to trade mixed on Thursday ahead of the highly-anticipated ECB policy meeting later in the day. Losses remained capped somewhat after Chinese trade came in unexpectedly strong, with exports and imports both beating forecasts. The ECB's policy statement will be released...


Asian stocks finished Thursday's session solidly higher after the U.S. and European markets closed with large gains overnight on hopes of a state-backed rescue for struggling Italian lenders and amid optimism that fiscal-stimulus measures outlined by President-elect Donald Trump could lift U.S. economic...


European stocks look set to open higher on Thursday after U.S. shares logged their biggest one-day rally since the election on Wednesday amid bets that President-elect Donald Trump's policies would accelerate economic growth. Risk appetite received a further boost after official data showed China's...


Dow, S&P 500 Reach New Record Highs On Broad Based Rally - U.S. Commentary

After initially showing a lack of direction stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading session on Wednesday. With the upward move on the day, the Dow and the S&P 500 once again reached new record closing highs.

Sensex Soars 457 Points On Global Cues; Nifty Climbs 145 Points

Indian shares rose sharply on Thursday, with rate-sensitive stocks leading the rally, as the RBI's decision on Wednesday to withdraw the incremental CRR requirement gave banks more room to cut lending rates. The rupee also gained further ground to hit a one-month high as the dollar remained defensive...

Sensex, Nifty Drift Lower As RBI Holds Rates

Indian shares erased early gains to end lower on Wednesday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key policy rates unchanged, surprising market participants who had expected a 25 bps repo rate cut and a reversal for the recent CRR increase to ease the cash crunch and support the economy. The...

Dollar Mixed Ahead Of European Central Bank Meeting

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Wednesday afternoon. The buck is down against the Euro and the Japanese Yen, but is up against the British pound. There was very little economic data to drive the direction of trading today. Traders can look forward to weekly jobless claims data tomorrow morning...

FTSE 100 Gets Off To Muted Start Ahead Of ECB Meet

U.K. shares gave up opening gains on Thursday as oil prices held steady around $50 a barrel on doubts over OPEC's implementation of an output cut and investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of the ECB policy announcement due later in the day. The ECB's policy statement will be released at 7:45...

TSX Jumps To Highest Since 2015 -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks surged to new 17-month highs Wednesday, led by strong banks and resource producers. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 110.54 points to 15,236.44, the highest since June 2015. The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate steady at 0.5% despite uncertainty in the U.S. and other countries.

Crude Oil Rally Fizzles As Aramco Lowers Prices

Crude oil futures turned sharply lower Tuesday, as traders bet the recent rally was overdone. Doubt remain about whether OPEC's deal with Russia to curb supplies will prevent a global supply glut in 2017. Saudi Arabia's state oil company slashed its prices for Asian customers to the lowest in four...

Treasuries Move To The Upside Ahead Of ECB Announcement

Treasuries moved to the upside during trading on Wednesday after closing nearly flat in the two previous sessions. Bond prices climbed into positive territory in morning trading before moving roughly sideways thereafter.

Looming ECB Announcement May Lead To Choppy Trading

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a roughly flat opening on Wednesday, as traders may be reluctant to make any significant moves ahead of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy announcement on Thursday. The ECB is expected to extend its asset purchase program amid the recent political...
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