Lift, Las Vegas Sands, DraftKings: What to look for when the stock market opens today

Here’s what we’re looking at before Wednesday’s trading begins. –US stock futures faltered when investors sold government bonds and withdrew funds from technology stocks. Futures linked to the S&P 500 fell 0.1% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 0.1%. Contracts on the Nasdaq-100 index fell 0.4%. What comes up –The […]

Asian markets are gaining momentum as US bond prices fall

Stocks advanced in Asia on Wednesday after a shaky day on Wall Street, when the S&P 500 returned most of its gains from a day earlier. Investors have recovered from a easing in bond prices that has eased concerns about possible rate hikes. Bond yields have fallen and the yield on […]

Stocks slide one day after stunning rally

Text size Bond yields and central bank policy remain highly attentive to investors. Karen Bleier / Getty Images The US stock index closed modestly lower on Tuesday after Monday’s fantastic rally. The dynamics were familiar: concerns about rising bond yields remained in the spotlight, along with optimism about the economic recovery […]

Stock futures are rising on vaccine, stimulation hopes

US stock futures rose on Wednesday on optimism that the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and progress towards a deal on a new budget bill strengthens well for the economic recovery. Futures linked to the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, indicating that both benchmarks will move forward […]

Here are some more ways to play video games with European stocks

Text size A woman plays “Ring Fit Adventure”, a sports video game, on January 20, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. AFP via Getty Images During a pandemic year that saw many people get stuck at home or locked up due to Covid-19, video games exploded in popularity. And while many are aware […]

UPDATE 1-Taiwan c.bank strives for “moral persuasion” to slow down exchange rates

(Adds byline) TAIPEI, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s central bank has asked custodian banks involved in foreign exchange transactions to exercise restraint in trading as it seeks to curb the soaring local currency through “moral persuasion”, four sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. Taiwan’s dollar gain of 5.6% against the greenback […]

25 stocks of companies supported by rapid profit growth when the economy reopens

As the new COVID-19 cases decline, many investors expect economic growth to increase in 2021. John Buckingham, editor of the Prudent Speculator newsletter, has provided a custom 25-share screen that meets the following criteria: “Prudent Speculator thinks they are undervalued enough to justify a purchase today.” Expected earnings per share of […]

China Banking Regulator sees risk from “bubble” in real estate prices

BEIJING – China’s chief bank regulator warned of rising risks from the country’s real estate sector and from global financial markets, underlining Beijing’s focus on risk control after a robust pandemic recovery. Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, told reporters on Tuesday that he was worried […]

Stock Edge Lower after Monday’s rally

US equities rose lower on Tuesday and paused after Monday’s big-selling rally as investors continued to melt volatility in both equities and bonds. The S&P 500 lost 0.2% shortly after opening time and withdrew after that increased 2.4% Monday to log its best day since June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

FOREX-Dollar has an advantage over low yields, risk currencies slide back

* Dollar company against euro, yen with better US economic outlook * The ECB is more cautious about higher bond yields * ISM survey shows US production in 3 years * China’s regulator says it is taking proactive steps against housing bubbles * Graphics: World exchange rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E TOKYO, March 2 […]

Stock Futures Jittery After Monday’s rally

US stock futures faltered on Tuesday, indicating that markets will breathe a sigh of relief after volatility in both equities and bonds. Futures linked to the S&P 500 fell less than 0.1%, indicating a lukewarm retreat for the broad market index after the rose on Monday on its best day since […]

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street rose

BEIJING – Asian stock markets were mixed on Tuesday after Wall Street rose as a wave of investors’ concerns about possible higher interest rates. During the night, the Wall Street benchmark S&P 500 index rose 2.4%, recovering most of its losses from the past week. It came after a sale of […]

FOREX-Dollar has an advantage over low yields, risk currencies slide back

* Dollar company against euro, yen with better US economic outlook * The ECB is more cautious about higher bond yields * ISM survey shows US production in 3 years * China’s regulator says it is taking proactive steps against housing bubbles * Graphics: World exchange rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E TOKYO, March 2 […]

5 missed technical shares that can be bought right now

Text size Amazon.com shares have fallen by two figures in the last six months. Ina Fassbender / AFP via Getty Images The last few weeks have been rough for technical stocks, and the last six months have been terrible. But if interest rates can stay cool this year when the economy […]

FOREX dollars prolong gains, commodity currencies fall, euros fall before ECB meeting

* Graphics: World exchange rates 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E (Updates prices, adds comments and latest marketing steps) LONDON October 29 (Reuters) – The dollar extended its gains on Thursday and commodity currencies hit lower oil prices, with markets worried about Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections, while the euro fell ahead of the […]

US equities rise when bond markets are calm

Stock futures climbed on Monday as investors waited for a list of Federal Reserve speakers and data on the manufacturing sector. Futures linked to the S&P 500 rose by about 1% and contracts for the Nasdaq-100 rose 1.1% after a bruising week for technology stocks. The big advance came when the […]

US Stock Futures Rise as Bonds Rally

Stock futures and government bonds climbed on Monday as investors waited for a list of Federal Reserve speakers and data on the manufacturing sector. Futures linked to the S&P 500 rose by about 1% and contracts for the Nasdaq-100 rose 1.1% after a bruising week for technology stocks. The big advance […]

Sri Lanka’s shares fall when consumers, financial stocks are drawn

March 1 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s shares closed lower on Monday, hitting two straight gains, dragged down by consumer and financial stocks. * The benchmark index ended with 0.51% to 7438.13. Based on Thursday’s final levels, February marked the index’s worst month since March 2020 after a sharp rise in January. […]

UPDATE 1-Bitcoin is at a “tipping point”, says Citi

(Adds context, updates bitcoin price) LONDON – March 1 (Reuters) – Bitcoin is at a “tipping point” and may in the future become the preferred currency for international trade or face a “speculative implosion”, says Citi analysts. With the recent embrace of the likes of Tesla Inc and Mastercard Inc, bitcoin […]

China’s furtive bitcoin trade is heating up again, worrying regulators

Past Samuel Shen, Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI, March 1 (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s 300% price increase since October has revived China’s gray market for cryptocurrency trading, putting regulators on alert for financial risks and capital outflows as volatility increases. China shut down its local cryptocurrency exchanges in 2017 and stifled a speculative market […]

Bitcoin is at a “tipping point”, says Citi

LONDON – March 1 (Reuters) – Bitcoin is at a “tipping point” and could either become the preferred currency for international trade or face a “speculative implosion”, say Citi analysts. With the recent embrace of the likes of Tesla Inc and Mastercard Inc, bitcoin could be at the beginning of a […]