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  • S&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimism

    S&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimism  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 181.18 points, or 0.7 percent, to 26,031.81, the S&P 500 gained 17.79 points, or 0.64 percent, to 2,792.67 and the Nasdaq Composite added 67.84 points, or 0.91 percent, to 7,527.55.

    23 Feb 2019, 7.15 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks

    Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks  

    Australian shares gained 0.5 percent and Japan's Nikkei stock index was 0.3 percent lower.

    22 Feb 2019, 7.35 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street breaks run of gains as economic data disappoints

    Wall Street breaks run of gains as economic data disappoints  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 103.81 points, or 0.4 percent, to 25,850.63, the S&P 500 lost 9.82 points, or 0.35 percent, to 2,774.88 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 29.36 points, or 0.39 percent, to 7,459.71.

    22 Feb 2019, 7.25 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street ends up slightly as Fed minutes support cautious stance

    Wall Street ends up slightly as Fed minutes support cautious stance  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 63.12 points, or 0.24 percent, to 25,954.44, the S&P 500 gained 4.94 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,784.7 and the Nasdaq Composite added 2.30 points, or 0.03 percent, to 7,489.07.

    21 Feb 2019, 7.20 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia shares steady after Fed minutes, Aussie rallies

    Asia shares steady after Fed minutes, Aussie rallies  

    Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent after closing at a two-month high during the previous session.

    21 Feb 2019, 7.15 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia stocks up slightly, eyes on US-China talks, Fed minutes

    Asia stocks up slightly, eyes on US-China talks, Fed minutes  

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent in early trade. Japan's Nikkei gained 0.4 percent.

    20 Feb 2019, 7.40 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump

    Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8.07 points, or 0.03 percent, to 25,891.32, the S&P 500 gained 4.16 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,779.76 and the Nasdaq Composite added 14.36 points, or 0.19 percent, to 7,486.77.

    20 Feb 2019, 7.25 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

    Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism  

    MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade, staying near Wednesday’s four-month peak while Japan’s Nikkei was almost flat.

    19 Feb 2019, 7.45 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus

    Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus  

    Japan’s Nikkei climbed 1.6 percent to hit its highest for the year so far, while Australia’s main index rose 0.7 percent.

    18 Feb 2019, 7.52 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street rallies on trade optimism

    Wall Street rallies on trade optimism  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 443.86 points, or 1.74 percent, to 25,883.25, the S&P 500 gained 29.87 points, or 1.09 percent, to 2,775.6 and the Nasdaq Composite added 45.46 points, or 0.61 percent, to 7,472.41.

    16 Feb 2019, 9.00 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian stocks slip after grim US retail sales data

    Asian stocks slip after grim US retail sales data  

    Japan's Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25 percent in early trade, with South Korea's Kospi shedding 1.0 percent.

    15 Feb 2019, 7.20 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street overcomes early losses on grim retail sales data

    Wall Street overcomes early losses on grim retail sales data  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 11.22 points, or 0.04 percent, to 25,532.05, the S&P 500 gained 1.07 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,754.1 and the Nasdaq Composite added 24.67 points, or 0.33 percent, to 7,445.05.

    15 Feb 2019, 7.15 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street advances on trade hopes, tame inflation data

    Wall Street advances on trade hopes, tame inflation data  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 117.51 points, or 0.46 percent, to 25,543.27, the S&P 500 gained 8.3 points, or 0.30 percent, to 2,753.03 and the Nasdaq Composite added 5.76 points, or 0.08 percent, to 7,420.38.

    14 Feb 2019, 7.20 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia stocks wait on Sino-US talks, China trade data

    Asia stocks wait on Sino-US talks, China trade data  

    Japan's Nikkei edged up 0.3 percent to its highest for the year so far as a weakening yen boosted export stocks. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 added 0.1 percent.

    14 Feb 2019, 7.08 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street rises on trade hopes, deal to avoid government shutdown

    Wall Street rises on trade hopes, deal to avoid government shutdown  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 376.06 points, or 1.5 percent, to 25,429.17, the S&P 500 gained 36.15 points, or 1.33 percent, to 2,745.95, and the Nasdaq Composite added 104.52 points, or 1.43 percent, to 7,412.43.

    13 Feb 2019, 7.25 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street wavers as investors eye trade talks, growth fears

    Wall Street wavers as investors eye trade talks, growth fears  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.22 points, or 0.21 percent, to 25,053.11, the S&P 500 gained 1.92 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,709.8 and the Nasdaq Composite added 9.71 points, or 0.13 percent, to 7,307.91.

    12 Feb 2019, 8.02 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian stocks subdued, focus on new round of Sino-US talks

    Asian stocks subdued, focus on new round of Sino-US talks  

    MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged in early trade. Japan’s Nikkei was up 1.1 percent after a market holiday on Monday.

    12 Feb 2019, 7.57 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian shares in tight range ahead of US-China trade talks

    Asian shares in tight range ahead of US-China trade talks  

    MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a tad weaker after it was toppled from a four-month top on Friday. Trading volumes are expected to be thin with Japan on public holiday, while Chinese markets reopen...

    11 Feb 2019, 7.47 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • S&P, Nasdaq edge higher as earnings offset trade fears

    S&P, Nasdaq edge higher as earnings offset trade fears  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 63.2 points, or 0.25 percent, to 25,106.33, the S&P 500 gained 1.83 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,707.88 and the Nasdaq Composite added 9.85 points, or 0.14 percent, to 7,298.20.

    09 Feb 2019, 8.03 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street slides on renewed US-China trade fears

    Wall Street slides on renewed US-China trade fears  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 220.77 points, or 0.87 percent, to 25,169.53, the S&P 500 lost 25.56 points, or 0.94 percent, to 2,706.05 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 86.93 points, or 1.18 percent, to 7,288.35.

    08 Feb 2019, 7.53 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia stocks slip on renewed anxiety over trade, growth outlook

    Asia stocks slip on renewed anxiety over trade, growth outlook  

    MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.3 percent, easing back from a four-month peak touched the previous day. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.2 percent.

    08 Feb 2019, 7.46 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian shares doze in data lull, New Zealand dollar takes a dive

    Asian shares doze in data lull, New Zealand dollar takes a dive  

    MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little moved in early trade after ending almost unchanged on Wednesday. Japan’s Nikkei dipped 0.2 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were off 0.06 perce...

    07 Feb 2019, 7.59 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street rally pauses after underwhelming revenue forecasts

    Wall Street rally pauses after underwhelming revenue forecasts  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 21.22 points, or 0.08 percent, to 25,390.3, the S&P 500 lost 6.09 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,731.61 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.80 points, or 0.36 percent, to 7,375.28.

    07 Feb 2019, 7.30 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian shares mark time before Trump speech

    Asian shares mark time before Trump speech  

    Japan's Nikkei edged up 0.3 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 barely budged.

    06 Feb 2019, 7.08 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Earnings send Wall St higher as investors eye State of the Union speech

    Earnings send Wall St higher as investors eye State of the Union speech  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 172.15 points, or 0.68 percent, to 25,411.52, the S&P 500 gained 12.83 points, or 0.47 percent, to 2,737.7 and the Nasdaq Composite added 54.55 points, or 0.74 percent, to 7,402.08.

    06 Feb 2019, 7.05 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Most Asian stocks extend gains, dollar still backed by US data

    Most Asian stocks extend gains, dollar still backed by US data  

    Japan's Nikkei rose 0.4 percent before erasing gains while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent.

    05 Feb 2019, 7.24 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Boost in tech shares sends Wall Street higher

    Boost in tech shares sends Wall Street higher  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 175.48 points, or 0.7 percent, to 25,239.37, the S&P 500 gained 18.34 points, or 0.68 percent, to 2,724.87 and the Nasdaq Composite added 83.67 points, or 1.15 percent, to 7,347.54.

    05 Feb 2019, 7.15 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia stocks quiet, dollar supported after upbeat US jobs data

    Asia stocks quiet, dollar supported after upbeat US jobs data  

    Japan’s Nikkei added 0.4 percent.

    04 Feb 2019, 7.51 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Amazon jitters offset upbeat jobs data on Wall Street

    Amazon jitters offset upbeat jobs data on Wall Street  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.26 percent to end the week at 25,063.89 points, while the S&P 500 edged 0.09 percent higher to 2,706.53. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.25 percent to 7,263.87.

    02 Feb 2019, 8.10 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street ascends, S&P 500 heads for best month since 2015

    Wall Street ascends, S&P 500 heads for best month since 2015  

    Up nearly 8 percent year to date, the S&P 500 is on track to post its best monthly performance since October 2015.

    01 Feb 2019, 7.08 am  |  Source: Reuters

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