Bloomberg.- Stocks kicked off the penultimate week of the year on a positive note after a Republican agreement on the shape of U.S. tax cuts aimed at boosting growth in the world’s largest economy. The dollar dropped and Treasuries headed lower.
Bloomberg.- The dollar strengthened and U.S. Treasury yields rose as President Donald Trump called on North Korea to “make a deal” on its missile and nuclear program. European stocks fluctuated near a two-year peak following record gains in Asian markets.
Bloomberg.- Equity markets were mixed on Tuesday, the dollar fell and Treasuries edged higher before as the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting and investors awaited Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations.
Bloomberg.- Investors moved on from President Donald Trump’s address to Congress, shifting their focus to the timing of a U.S. rate increase as the dollar strengthened, stocks advanced and bonds fell. Robust factory data from China spurred gains in metal prices.
Bloomberg.- Investors mostly hit the pause button on Tuesday, with European stocks trading little changed and the dollar paring this month’s gains before President Donald Trump addresses Congress. Oil declined.
Bloomberg.- European equities retreated, erasing all gains for the week before a major speech from U.S. President Donald Trump. Gold extended its rally as the dollar edged lower.
Bloomberg.- Add the Federal Reserve to the list of worriers about investor complacency as stocks set new records almost daily.
Bloomberg.- Rumors of the reflation trade’s demise seem to have been at least a little exaggerated, as investors shifted to equities from bonds.
Bloomberg.- Positive momentum from earnings filtered through stocks after Societe Generale SA beat estimates, while Treasuries fell with German bunds and the debt of France and Italy gained amid ebbing political risk.
Bloomberg.- The MSCI All-Country World Index and a gauge of German stocks headed for the highest closing level since 2015 as European equities were swept up in trades favoring banks and cyclical companies as the agents of economic growth. Bonds fell as investors rotated toward shares. The Mexican peso slumped after U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to unveil actions that include steps toward building a border wall. A gauge of commodities dropped for the first time in three days as oil fell on increased U.S. stockpiles.