NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, following a sharp drop in the previous session as investors looked to upcoming economic data for trading incentives. *Small-cap stocks are considered a leading sector of the market, and some market participants are concerned the weakness could spread throughout Wall Street.» Read More
TOKYO, Sept 30- U.S. oil futures dropped towards $94 a barrel on Tuesday, easing after gaining more than $2 in the past two sessions on strong U.S. economic data.
The Fed will likely start raising interest rates in mid-2015, but so slowly that rates will end the year at just 0.55 percent, a new study suggests.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- The Federal Reserve will likely start raising interest rates in mid-2015, but so slowly that rates will end the year at just 0.55 percent, according to a San Francisco Fed study of betting in futures markets released on Monday.
Stocks slowly erase earlier losses despite global worries like Brazil's elections and protests in Hong Kong.
*Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters clash with police. LONDON, Sept 29- Gold fell on Monday as downward pressure from a strong dollar outweighed support from unrest in Hong Kong, which hit global shares and led to some demand for the metal. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent to $1,217.10 an ounce by 1422 GMT, while U.S. gold futures gained $2.30 to $1,217.60 an ounce.
Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain —take your pick. International uncertainty abounds, and it's spilling over into U.S. markets.
NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Monday, with investors monitoring the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth. China faced one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square massacre as hundreds of democracy protesters faced down tear gas and police baton charges.
*Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures all down 0.6 pct. NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a solidly lower open on Monday, but if recent trends hold, investors may use the decline as an opportunity to add to positions.
NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, indicating Wall Street's recent weakness would continue amid ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong.
*Hong Kong dollar falters as pro-democracy demonstrators clash with police. Speculators raised their bullish bets on the U.S. dollar in the week ended Sept. 23, as the greenback extended its winning weekly streak against a basket of currencies, according to the latest data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday.
As the fourth quarter begins, will performance-chasing and seasonal trends drive stocks significantly higher?
HOUSTON, Sept 26- Brent crude futures ended flat on Friday as improving supply and concerns about tepid demand for oil in Europe and China offset concerns about the Middle East conflicts, while U.S. crude rose on supportive economic data from the United States.
CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND GAINS TO MORE THAN $1 ON SUPPORTIVE DATA, MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT.
With the fourth quarter starting next week, is it time to buy? Jeff Kilburg and Brian Stutland discuss with Jackie DeAngelis.
High-yield bond ETFs are down this week amid concerns about higher interest rates and tighter inventories.
HOUSTON, Sept 26- Brent crude futures eased in choppy trading on Friday on improving supply and concerns about tepid demand for oil in Europe and China, while U.S. crude rose on supportive data from the United States. Slowing economic activity in Europe and Asia has dampened demand for oil, while supply is on the rise.
LONDON, Sept 26- Gold dropped on Friday, heading for its fourth weekly loss in a row, as investors remained wary that a strong dollar and rebounding shares could drive prices through an important support level at $1,200 an ounce. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,214.95 an ounce by 1431 GMT, while U.S. gold futures lost $7.40 to $1,214.50 an ounce.
NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were pointing towards a flat open on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, and data showed the economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years.
NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were inching higher on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, ahead of data on economic growth and consumer optimism. *Later in the session at 9:55 a.m., investors will eye the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's final September reading on consumer sentiment.
Market complacency could lead to a powerful decline in stocks, argues Scott Clemons of Brown Brothers Harriman.
Oil plunged on Tuesday, and Scott Nations and Jeff Kilburg tell Bertha Coombs that the bottom isn¿t in sight just yet.
The gold pain continues, as the precious metal nears $1,200. What's wrong with gold? With CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders, Jeff Kilburg & Scott Nations, both at the CME.
Alcoa opened a new plant on Thursday, the latest installment of its aggressive $90 million expansion in aerospace manufacturing
Gold gained on Thursday, as weak global manufacturing data and the first diagnosis of Ebola in the United States unnerved equities.
Crude took a pounding from emerging fears about the global economy.