Asia Markets Slide, Europe Advances, While Crude Oil Falls Below $80 Again - Global Markets Today While US Slept
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down over 1% on Wednesday. All S&P 500 sectors ended lower. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Australia's ASX 200 closed lower. Asian markets are down for the day. The Dallas Fed's business activity index for Texas' service sector fell in May from April.
Benzinga · 3h ago
Volatility Spooks Investors As Treasury Yields, Dollar Climb Ahead Of Key Economic Releases: What's Driving Markets Wednesday?
All major US equity indices and all eleven sectors traded in the red on Wednesday. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked 9% after hitting nearly three-year lows last week. The yield on the 30-year Treasury note soared to its highest close since May 2. Rising yields and a stronger dollar pressured commodities.
Benzinga · 20h ago
How To Trade US Elections: 'A Trump Victory Is Likely To Lead To A Stronger Dollar'
The first presidential debate has been scheduled for June 27. Goldman Sachs says the election in November is the most significant risk event for asset markets in 2024. The firm has outlined potential impacts on asset markets based on various election outcomes. A stronger US Dollar is expected to be the most reliable impact of a Republican victory.
Benzinga · 21h ago
VIX Rises 8%, Treasury Yields Jump, Dow Plunges: Why Is Wall Street Wobbling Thursday?
Major equity indices and the eleven S&P 500's sectors all trading in the red on Thursday. Volatility spiked amid rising investor anxiety over interest rates. Yields on longer-dated Treasury bonds witnessed a further rise on Wednesday. The yield on the 30-year Treasury surged to nearly 15 basis points this week.
Benzinga · 22h ago
Asia and Europe Markets Dip; Crude Hits $80 While Gold Declines - Global Markets Today While US Slept
On Tuesday, May 28th, stock markets closed mixed, with the Nasdaq surpassing 17,000 for the first time. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 closed lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell due to rising Treasury yields.
Benzinga · 1d ago
The Role Of Safe Haven Currencies
The dollar, Swiss franc, and Japanese yen are among the most commonly cited safe haven currencies. Investors expect a safe haven currency to retain or increase in value during times of market turmoil. Investors tend to look for countries with economic and financial stability when considering a currency's safe haven status. CME Group: Safe haven currencies are an important component in a global investors' toolbox.
Seeking Alpha · 1d ago
Asia And European Markets Dip, Crude Oil Advances Towards $80 - Global Markets Today While US Slept
On Friday, May 24th, stock markets closed higher, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 advancing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose slightly. Positive economic data drove gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Australia's ASX 200 closed lower on Tuesday.
Benzinga · 2d ago
Weekly Report: what happened at UUP last week (0520-0524)?
Weekly Report · 3d ago
Above The Noise: Stagflation Fears And Election Years
Seeking Alpha · 3d ago
Nasdaq 100 Eyes Record High Close, Fifth Positive Week As Traders Flock To AI-Linked Stocks: What's Driving Markets Friday?
Technology stocks surged on Friday, rebounding sharply after Thursday's decline. The Nasdaq 100 index jumped over 1%, setting the stage for a record high close. The S&P 500 rose 1%, marking its fifth consecutive week of gains. Small-cap stocks saw robust gains, with chipmakers, solar and power utilities the top-performing industries.
Benzinga · 5d ago
Asia And European Markets Dip, Crude Falls To $76 - Global Markets Today While US Slept
On Thursday, May 23rd, stock markets closed lower as enthusiasm for Nvidia's results faded. All three major . Indexes declined. In economic data, the S&P Global manufacturing PMI increased to from 50 in April. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed lower on Friday.
Benzinga · 6d ago
VIX Spikes, Dow Sinks As Inflation Jitters Slaughter Fed Easing Hopes: Traders Now Price In Only One Rate Cut In 2024
Markets experienced a sharp downturn Thursday afternoon. The CBOE Volatility Index surged over 7% after hitting its lowest level since November 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on track for its worst performance since March 2023. Sentiment took a hit after S&P Global released its May private sector activity surveys.
Benzinga · 6d ago
Asia Mixed, Europe Market Advances While Gold Retreats From Record Highs - Global Market Update While US Slept
On Wednesday, May 22, stock markets closed lower as the three major indexes fell following the release of Fed minutes. The May Federal Open Market Committee minutes revealed disappointment with recent inflation data and expectations of prolonged disinflation. Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained on Thursday as the manufacturing sector unexpectedly expanded in May. Gold prices continued to decline in Asian trade.
Benzinga · 05/23 10:33
Fed Minutes Raise Risk Of 'Higher-For-Longer' Interest Rates: 'Bears Would Normally Get Excited, But...'
The minutes from the May FOMC meeting delivered a harsh reality check to investors. Three key messages reignited investor fears of a prolonged period of high interest rates. Wall Street closed Wednesday in the red, ahead of Nvidia’s earnings report. Financial experts react to the Fed minutes.
Benzinga · 05/22 20:05
Asia Mixed, Europe Markets Dip; Gold Hovers Near Record High - Global Markets Today While US Slept
On Monday, May 21st, stock markets closed higher, with all major indexes gaining. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs. Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined on Wednesday. The decline was driven by investor anticipation of Nvidia's quarterly results and the Federal Reserve's minutes.
Benzinga · 05/22 11:12
Asia And European Markets Dip, Crude Falls 1% While Gold Trades Above $24,00 - Global Markets Today While US Slept
On Friday, May 20th, the Nasdaq reached a record high and the S&P 500 rose slightly. Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined as investors locked in profits. Hong Kong stocks saw their biggest drop in five weeks. On Tuesday, Asia markets closed mixed.
Benzinga · 05/21 10:53
The 'Good News' On Inflation
Bonds and stocks rallied last week on the back of two good inflation reports. The dollar surged and inflation expectations fell. Inflation expectations are consistent with expectations prior to and just after the 2008 financial crisis. The 5-year inflation breakevens fell by 2 basis points last week.
Seeking Alpha · 05/21 07:15
Staying Dynamic In Our Strategic Views
Home Investing Strategy Portfolio Strategy Staying Dynamic In Our Strategic Views. We go overweight emerging market stocks for the first time since 2020. We see opportunities in Mexico, India and Saudia Arabia. We prefer emerging markets over developed market bonds to inflation-linked bonds.
Seeking Alpha · 05/20 18:15
Metal & Mining ETFs at a 52-Week High: Here's Why
NASDAQ · 05/20 17:00
Weekly Market Pulse: Ch-Ch-Changes
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