EghtesadOnline: U.S. stocks rose toward all-time highs as earnings from Caterpillar Inc. to McDonald’s Corp. bolstered optimism in the economy. Canada’s dollar led export currencies lower as a tariff on lumber reignited concern the Trump administration will pursue protectionist policies.
EghtesadOnline: Forget about French elections or the flagging Trump trade. Corporate America is set to unleash its biggest profit-reporting fest in at least a decade next week, with more than 190 members of the S&P 500 index delivering quarterly scorecards, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices data.
EghtesadOnline: Shares and the dollar fell on Tuesday as a snap general election call in Britain added to a lengthening list of uncertainties for investors already on edge over tensions simmering from North Korea to France.
EghtesadOnline: Shares and the U.S. dollar dipped on Monday while U.S. bond yields slumped to five-month lows after soft U.S. economic data hurt investor sentiment already frayed by worries over North Korea and coming French elections.
EghtesadOnline: The dollar rose with Treasury yields as investors reassessed the Federal Reserve’s signal that it intends to shrink its balance sheet. U.S. stocks fluctuated as administration officials discussed geopolitical uncertainty ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. stocks were set to open flat on Monday, the first trading day of the second quarter, with investors awaiting President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week.
EghtesadOnline: Stocks in the U.S. and around the world ended a strong first quarter with a whimper as investors wavered amid political and economic uncertainty. The rand tumbled after South Africa’s finance minister was fired.
EghtesadOnline: European shares rose on Wednesday, following Wall Street's late surge, while sterling was the biggest loser on major currency markets ahead of the formal triggering of Britain's exit process from the European Union later in the day.
EghtesadOnline: The dollar extended its decline and stocks fell as investor doubts grew that U.S. President Donald Trump will be able to implement his economic agenda. European bonds and gold advanced and industrial commodities dropped.
EghtesadOnline: For the stock market, the drawn out attempt to pass a health-care bill may not matter after all.