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Bloomberg: Stocks Pare Gains on Kashmir Tensions; Dollar Up: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia pared earlier gains as tensions reignited between India and Pakistan. The dollar edged higher with Treasuries as traders awaited the second half of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress on the economy and kept a watch on the U.S.-North Korea summit. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Close Lower; Pound Gains on May Promise: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks pushed lower in the final hour of trading to close in the red as investors struggled to put an optimistic spin on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony before Congress. The pound rallied as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May promised a vote to delay Brexit if her proposed deal fails. [more...]
Bloomberg: How to Make 19,267% and Lose It All in 24 Hours Trading China
Even by the boom-bust standards of China, the moves are incredible: gains as large as 19,267 percent in one trading session, and a near-complete wipeout in the next. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pakistan Downs Two Indian Jets, Pilot Arrested, Army Says
Pakistani fighter jets shot down two Indian aircraft on Wednesday, according to a military spokesman, in a dramatic escalation just one day after the Indian Air Force bombed a terrorist training camp inside Pakistan. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hours-Long Trading Malfunction Halts World's Most Popular Markets
A technical error at CME Group Inc. prompted a lengthy trading halt at the world’s largest exchange operator, preventing the buying and selling of contracts tied to U.S. Treasuries, stock-futures and commodities. [more...]
Bloomberg: Shell-Shocked Stock Investors See No Reason to Trust Asia Rally
Asia stocks just notched their best streak in a year, China’s in a bull market and momentum indicators are white hot. But while money managers say they welcome the recovery from last quarter’s pummeling, they have yet to find any good reason to trust it. [more...]
Bloomberg: It's Too Quiet When It Comes to Volatility for Some Analysts
The rally thundering across markets has done more than just drive up prices, it’s pushed down volatility.
Markets around the world have started the year on a tear encouraged by easing trade tensions, a more dovish-sounding Federal Reserve and signs that China is bolstering its economy. [more...]
Reuters: You don't need a PhD anymore to read Fed's statements
The Fed’s policy statements grew so complicated after the recession that standard gauges of readability suggested people needed four years of university or more to understand them. [more...]
Reuters: Forex traders hope for March relief from volatility doldrums
Price swings in the world’s most-traded currencies have plummeted as a dovish shift by major central banks reversed a brief revival at the end of 2018, and traders are hoping events such as Brexit will shake up moribund markets next month. [more...]
CNBC: Trump-Kim summit kicks off in Vietnam: Here's what to look for
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will face each other this week for their second summit in less than a year. But first, Trump has a raft of events with officials from Vietnam, which is playing host to the U.S.-North Korean talks for two days. [more...]
CNBC: Saudi energy minister to Trump: 'We are taking it easy'
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said OPEC is taking a measured approach to supply cuts, directly responding to comments from President Donald Trump earlier in the week. [more...]
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