EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope
Jul 26, 2014 at 00:30 | Source:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.The sanctions on a...
EU readies possible capital, tech sanctions on Russia
Jul 23, 2014 at 02:30 | Source:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.Efforts to for...
High on reforms hopes, FIIs likely to pump up volumes
May 17, 2014 at 05:06 | Source:
MUMBAI: Foreign portfolio investors (FIIs) could pump up the volumes in equity markets with their bets of a reforms-oriented government coming true after the BJP-led coalition swept to victory in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, even as domestic institu...
Treasurys advance after soft retail sales data
May 14, 2014 at 04:22 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices jumped Tuesday, sending yields lower after a report on U.S. retail sales missed Wall Street expectations, restraining the outlook on one of the key drivers of economic growth. Retail sales climbed a mere 0....
Treasurys fall after strong retail sales data
Apr 15, 2014 at 09:12 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Monday, pushing yields higher for just the second time in eight sessions, after retail sales data came in stronger than expected. Following the report, the 10-year Treasury note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR) yiel...
Revised margins for $-rupee contracts effective from April 15
Apr 11, 2014 at 18:51 | Source:
MUMBAI: Leading stock exchanges BSE and NSE have informed traders that margin requirements for dollar- rupee contracts will be revised from April 15 following Sebi decision to revoke certain curbs on derivative trading. On July 9, 2013, Securities an...
Natural gas supply shortage could jack up prices
Apr 11, 2014 at 17:22 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — U.S. supplies of natural gas are at their lowest since 2003 following the harshest winter in decades, raising the potential for price hikes later in the year. The words “shortage” and “panic” haven’t establi...
Treasurys rise as death cross spurs buying
Apr 08, 2014 at 01:02 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices climbed Monday as investors made technical plays in the market, spurred partly by a phenomenon known as the death cross. The 10-year Treasury yield’s (ICAPSD:10_YEAR) 50-day moving average crossed throu...
Treasurys rally, easing rate-hike view post-jobs
Apr 06, 2014 at 05:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices jumped Friday as the market grappled with a jobs report that showed slow payrolls improvement, with intermediate-term yields leading the way lower on easing expectations for Federal Reserve rate hikes. The ...
Treasurys ease rate-hike expectations post-jobs
Apr 04, 2014 at 20:12 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices rose Friday as the market grappled with a jobs report that showed slow improvement in new employment, with intermediate term yields leading the way lower on easing expectations for Federal Reserve rate hike...
Ethanol price spike means you pay more for gasoline
Apr 04, 2014 at 18:27 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Drivers are paying more for gasoline because of ethanol’s 30% price surge this year. Some relief may be in sight. Most of the gasoline sold has some ethanol in it, with the fuel additive accounting for about 10% of ...
Treasurys slide after private payrolls report
Apr 03, 2014 at 05:32 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Wednesday after a report showed private-sector payrolls added 191,000 new jobs last month, raising expectations about a forthcoming payrolls report. After the data, the 10-year note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR) ...
Breakout suggests more upside ahead
Apr 03, 2014 at 02:37 | Source:
A month ago, I wrote that the upside breakout was confirmed. Since then, the breakout level (roughly 1,840 on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index) was tested twice and held both times. Now the S&P 500 index (SNC:SPX) has moved to new highs once agai...
Oil reclaims $100 to log highest close in two weeks
Mar 27, 2014 at 03:52 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures closed above the $100 level for the first time in roughly two weeks as gasoline prices scored their first gain in three sessions. A U.S. government report revealed a weekly drop in gasoline stockpiles that...
Treasury curve now flattest since 2009
Mar 24, 2014 at 20:07 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices fell Monday as investors continued to ditch the securities most sensitive to rising interest rates, sending the differential between intermediate-maturity yields and long-term yields to their narrowest sinc...
Intermediate Treasurys extend post-Fed fall
Mar 21, 2014 at 04:22 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Intermediate-term Treasury prices slipped Thursday after an auction of inflation-protected securities and a round of economic data, extending a sharp drop from the previous session on Federal Reserve indications that earli...
Intermediate Treasury yields extend climb post-Fed
Mar 20, 2014 at 19:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Intermediate-term Treasury prices slipped Thursday, extending a sharp drop from the previous session, in the wake of Federal Reserve statements that convinced markets earlier rate hikes may be on the horizon. Treasurys in ...
How to play the rising cost of commodities
Mar 20, 2014 at 16:47 | Source:
Scientists have uncovered evidence of the Big Bang and “cosmic inflation” in recent experiments at the South Pole. But the average American doesn’t have to be an astrophysicist to find proof of cosmic inflation. All they have to do is look at ...