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  • Yen Settles After Rally as BOJ Action Still Expected Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    The yen was little changed against the dollar on Wednesday one day after a sharp rally, and traders appeared ready to resume selling the yen.

  • Gold Down on EU Data, Better Economic Outlook Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Gold dropped, retreating from the previous session's one-month high, as signs of an improving global economy capped investor interest in safe-haven investments.

  • Brent Closes Below $113, Supply Jitters Dominate Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    Oil declined on reports that the amount of oil moving through a key pipeline to the Gulf Coast had been cut in half.

  • US Treasurys Rise Modestly as US Extends Debt Ceiling Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices edged up on Wednesday after a vote by the House of Representatives to extend the borrowing authority under the federal debt limit to May, and as some investors worried that growth is likely to remain tepid.

  • Europe Shares Inch Up; Banks Hit by Profit Taking Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    European shares inched higher on Wednesday, with a key index moving back towards a near two-year high hit recently.

  • Futures Trade Flat, but Techs Edge Higher Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were flat Wednesday as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings results and following the recent rally that took major averages to their best levels in more than five years.

  • The Great Rotation: A Flight to Equities in 2013 Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    A trader with Livermore Trading Group Inc., works at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.

    One of the big investment shifts of our day may be at hand - regardless of how global markets actually perform this year.

  • Yen Extends Gains After BOJ; Support Seen for Euro Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    The yen pushed higher against the euro and dollar on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous day, when monetary easing from Bank of Japan fell short of some expectations for faster, more aggressive action.

  • Asia Mixed; Nikkei Falls on Stronger Yen Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    Asian shares retreated from multi-month highs on Wednesday amid caution as the earnings season gathers pace, with Tokyo stocks falling to three-week closing lows.

  • Did Bank of Japan Just Kill the Dollar-Yen Rally? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:33 PM ET

    Contrary to expectations, the BOJ's boldest steps yet to boost a flagging economy have triggered a swift change in course for a falling yen.

  • Why Tech Earnings Could Decide Market's Direction Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    "I think the market is psychologically prepared to continue without Apple, and if Apple gets involved, it could give it a little bit of an adrenalin shot," one pro said.

  • Yen Soars 1% as BOJ Action Disappoints Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 5:08 PM ET

    The yen soared 1 percent against the dollar and euro on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan said its open-ended commitment to buy assets would kick in only next year.

  • US Bond Prices Rise on Weaker Housing Data Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were trading little changed as a U.S. Republican proposal for a limited rise in the debt ceiling curbed demand for safe-haven assets.

  • Gold Rises Above $1,690 on Japan Stimulus Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Gold rose on Tuesday as the Bank of Japan's pledge to launch an economic stimulus effort and a five-year high in U.S. equities prompted nervous investors to buy gold.

  • Brent Tops $112 as BOJ Adds to Economic Optimism Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Brent crude rose above $112 a barrel on Tuesday, after Japan pledged to pump in more money to boost its economy.

  • S&P 1,500: The Last Barrier Before a New Record? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    The S&P 500 has only one more psychological barrier to break through as it continues its trek toward what many consider to be an inevitable new high.

  • Europe Shares Close Flat; Deutsche Bank Falls Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    European shares closed flat on Tuesday as shares of Deutsche Bank weighed heavily on Germany's DAX Index after rumors that the German financial sector regulator had asked it to simulate a split of investment banking and retail operations.

  • Futures Narrowly Mixed Ahead of Earnings; TRV Jumps Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were flat Tuesday, after major averages hit multi-year highs last Friday, as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of several major earnings reports.

  • Asian Shares End Mixed on BOJ Decision Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian shares end mixed on Tuesday amid optimism over the global growth outlook. But bold easing measures from the Bank of Japan failed to lift Tokyo equities and the yen rebounded from a brief sell-off as investors digested the central bank's actions.

  • Yen Firms on BOJ's Pledge for 2014 Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    The yen briefly fell against the dollar on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by adopting an open-ended commitment to buy assets, but later regained ground as the new scheme for additional purchases only comes into effect next year.

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