1. Up, up, up: In case you haven’t heard, every major U.S. stock market index hit record highs this week. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both hit new peaks during the trading day on Thursday. And the Dow Jones industrial
It was, once again, one of the worst kept secrets in economic history. Just like it did a year ago, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday sent its key short-term interest rate up by a quarter of a percentage point. In
Over the last several weeks stock price volatility has increased significantly above norms. All of a sudden it is not uncommon to see stock prices moving 5%, 10% or more in a single trading day. Interestingly, this volatility is occurring
Global stock indexes jumped and the dollar strengthened against major currencies on Tuesday as investors eagerly waited for the outcome of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings expected to end on Wednesday. Investors have expressed mixed expectations with
India’s SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for Aug. delivery fall 0.2% to 8,634.00. MSCI A-P index -0.1%. Foreign investors sold net 1.1b rupees of stks on Aug. 23, according to Central Depository Services website. Nifty little changed yday to 8,632.60.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a better start on Monday as oil prices inched up. The market seems back on track to add to its previous losses. Positive news about possible OPEC talks to freeze production also helped the sentiment.
She has no formal training in finance. She’s not running a multi-billion dollar portfolio. And yet, as the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, “[w]hen Ms. Hoffman heard the ECB was knocking rates below zero in June 2014, she considered
Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 43 points, or 0.6 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.2 percent ahead of the cash market open. The UK blue chip index closed up 15.12 points, or 0.2
U.S. stock futures on Wednesday pointed to a rather flat open keeping the market on track for another day. Angus Nicholson, a market analyst for IG, in a note said, “Volumes have been very low as investors seem to be
Rajya Sabha backed a major tax reform on Wednesday that seeks to transform the country into a common market, though opposition benches urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to overtax businesses and consumers. A government-appointed panel has suggested a standard