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.
Bloomberg.- Shares in developed markets fell with the dollar, lifting metals and Treasuries after President Donald Trump offered little more on plans to boost growth and stirred concerns over protectionism in his first days in office.
Bloomberg.- Global stocks were set to close a tumultuous year with the biggest gain since 2013, even as European and Japanese equities angled for their first annual decline in five years. The euro spiked higher as the dollar rally continued to fizzle and commodities advanced in thin end-of-year trading.
Bloomberg.- Oil traded near the highest level since July last year while New Zealand’s dollar and Russia’s ruble led gains among currencies of commodity-producing nations. European bonds advanced.
Bloomberg.- European stocks climbed to their highest this year, while bonds and gold fell, demonstrating markets’ increasing resilience to geopolitical shocks. The yen slid after the Bank of Japan maintained its stimulus plan.
Bloomberg.- Crude oil surged to the highest in 17 months amid efforts to cut production, pushing up the outlook for global inflation and sending 10-year Treasury yields above 2.5 percent for the first time since October 2014. Chinese equities tumbled.
Bloomberg.- A rally in European stocks ended their longest losing streak in two years as concern over the outcome of the U.S. presidential election faded, and the pound surged after a court ruled that the U.K. must hold a vote in Parliament before starting the two-year countdown to Brexit. British government bonds extended declines after the Bank of England said it no longer expects to cut interest rates this year.
Bloomberg.- Metals are regaining their luster, a sign the global economy is becoming more resilient, helping to boost stocks and currencies of commodity-producing nations.
Bloomberg.- European markets started the week in a buoyant mood, as equities rose on earnings, bonds jumped on a brightening credit outlook and economic data exceeded analyst estimates.
Bloomberg.- Stocks rallied around the world, commodities jumped and the dollar sank on speculation that the Federal Reserve will look past a pick-up in the global inflation and stick with a gradual tightening of monetary policy.
Bloomberg.- U.S. and European equities are in for a bumpy ride into the end of the year. That’s the message from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which says that political risks, exacerbated by a weak economy in Europe and high stock prices in the U.S., make those markets vulnerable to declines in the next three months. The firm projects that the S&P 500 Index and the Stoxx Europe 600 Index will each drop by about 2 percent by December.