After a period of shifting between minor gains and losses, the U.S. stocks were lower on Thursday, as a leap in bond revenues urged a selloff in defensive sectors including real estate and utilities while investors circled in mixed earning results and deal news amongst NXP Semiconductors and Qualcomm.
Shares of Blue Buffalo and Air Transport Service gained during the Wednesday trading session while shares of Yelp, Unisys Corp and Zagg Inc lost their shares in the stock market.
Indian stock markets recorded gains from continuous buying support from foreign institutional investors (FIIs). Encouraging global cues also led the stocks gain on Indian bourses. The latest institutional support made the best three-session rally since September 2013.
PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan is confident to say that China's economy is healthy along with the assurance that yuan will not be devalued again and that the country has enough monetary tools to support the economy.
Oil price continue to crash the lowest level. The price was closed at the lowest in 12 years to nearly $30 and is expected to continue dropping.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers claims that the aggressive sell-off on the global markets can lead to "a very serious situation" and raising interest rates could be a big mistake.
Tokyo Electron Ltd (8035.T) shares plunged 15 percent on Tuesday to a six-month low after U.S. regulatory opposition forced the scrapping of its planned takeover by U.S.-based Applied Materials Inc (AMAT.O).
Russia hopes to place shares of shipping company Sovkomflot in New York as part of its privatization plans, a deputy minister of transport told reporters on Friday, a move which could face resistance due to confrontation with the West over Moscow's role in Ukraine.
Security researchers say they have uncovered a cyber espionage ring focused on stealing corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market, in an operation that has compromised sensitive data about dozens of publicly held companies.
Carl Icahn isn't forecasting a dramatic stock market drop quite yet but the billionaire investor is still bracing for a market sell-off in the next three to five years, he told Reuters on Monday.
For good stock market bets, some top investors can't be too bothered by details like corporate profits: instead, they pick companies run by their founders.
A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility.
The dollar surged to a three-week high, bond yields rose and gold fell on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its six-year quantitative easing bond-buying program.
A positive vibe returned to the U.S. stock market Friday, leaving some to wonder if, after two weeks of losses, the latest selloff scare was over. The best clues may come from what happens to low-quality corporate bonds.
U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index's momentum to soon carry it to - if not far past - the 2,000 milestone.
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