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Bloomberg: Historic U.S. Stocks Surge Struggles for Momentum: Markets Wrap
The biggest rally in American equities since 2009 flowed powerfully through to Japanese stocks, but momentum faltered thereafter, with U.S. stock-index futures tumbling while shares in Europe and Asia were mixed. Treasuries climbed, as oil and the dollar gave up some of Wednesday’s advances. [more...]
Bloomberg: Whiff of Extinction Blows in Bull Market That Outlived Them All
It’s been derided as a house of cards, a gift to the one-percent, an experiment in monetary policy taken way too far. Now a bull market that for 10 years has confounded and chastened its detractors -- by outlasting all its predecessors -- has staggered up to death’s door. And haters and admirers alike are turning out to pronounce last rites. [more...]
Bloomberg: $5.6 Trillion Asia Stock Loss Has Traders on Edge of Their Seats
With three days of Asia equity trading left for the year and low volumes across the board, traders don’t seem to be taking any chances. About $5.6 trillion of equity value has been obliterated in the region this year as the global carnage shows no let-up. And investors are bracing for volatile days ahead. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump's Self-Inflicted Economic Damage Could Cause Fed to Pause
President Donald Trump may get the Federal Reserve interest rate-hike pause he wants as his attacks on the Fed and the government shutdown roil stock markets and shave 2019 forecasts for economic growth. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fed’s Powell Is ‘100%’ Safe, Trump Adviser Hassett Says
President Donald Trump won’t try to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, a top White House economic adviser said. Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters “yes, of course, a hundred percent” on Wednesday after he was asked whether Powell’s job is safe. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fund Investors Pull $56 Billion in Biggest Exit Since 2008
Investors are bailing out of mutual funds as if it were 2008. Mutual funds suffered redemptions of $56.2 billion in the week ended Dec. 19. That’s the biggest outflow since the week ended Oct. 15, 2008, according to data released Wednesday by the Investment Company Institute. [more...]
Bloomberg: Shutdown Enters Sixth Day With No Signs of Progress on Horizon
The partial U.S. government shutdown entered its sixth day on Thursday as the White House and lawmakers remain at odds over President Donald Trump’s demands to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. [more...]
Bloomberg: Europe Stocks Return From Christmas as Oil Surge Lifts Shares
European equities advanced after two days of Christmas holidays as a jump in the oil price fueled a rally in crude-sensitive shares. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.4 percent. The biggest gainers included Total and Shell, both up more than 1 percent, after Brent soared 7.9 percent on Wednesday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Gold Set for Best Month in Two Years as Angst Fuels Haven Demand
Gold is soaring, set for the biggest monthly gain in almost two years after the partial U.S. government shutdown and concerns about the 2019 economic outlook stoked demand for the metal as a haven. [more...]
Bloomberg: Traders Sticking to Safer Bets as U.S. Political Events Confound
Flight-to-quality trades could dominate the final sessions of 2018, as the U.S. administration seems to have shifted investors’ focus from concerns about the Federal Reserve’s tightening cycle to bewilderment at the political response. [more...]
Reuters: Wall Street surge brings relief to battered equity markets
Asian shares on Thursday rode a dramatic surge on Wall Street as markets, battered by a recent drum roll of deepening political and economic gloom, cheered upbeat U.S. data and the Trump administration’s effort to shore up investor confidence. [more...]
Reuters: Oil slips back toward 18-month lows on oversupply
Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Thursday after rebounding 8 percent in the previous session, as worries over a glut in crude supply and concerns over a faltering global economy pressured prices even as a stock market surge offered support. [more...]
CNBC: European markets mixed after the Dow logs its biggest single-day point gain ever
The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index was just 0.05 percent lower after a slightly higher start with markets in the region reopening after the Christmas holidays. France's CAC 40 led the gains, climbing 1 percent, after a sharp sell-off earlier in the week. [more...]
CNBC: Futures point to a decline for US stocks after the Dow's record-breaking Wednesday
Futures implied Thursday morning that U.S. stocks were headed for declines when they open on Thursday.
That pullback would do little to dent Wednesday's post-Christmas surge for American stocks. [more...]
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