While U.S. indexes suffer from the dog days of summer, emerging markets look to be on a tear.» Read More
It's taken more than seven years for the index to break the record closing high of 1,527.46 set in January 2007.
A bounce back in takeover activity, including Blackstone's bold $26 billion bid for Hilton, is giving strength to stock futures ahead of the opening on the second leg of this holiday-shortened week.
Ten years removed from the Asian financial crisis of 1997 the countries which were most affected by the event have rebounded and then some, and market pros say the risk of similar events in the future have decreased now and emerging markets continue to look like a good long-term bet.
Stocks may open higher after early weakness on this final day of the second quarter. European markets are mostly lower, and Asia was mixed with Tokyo up 1%. The discovery of an explosive device in a car in London impacted market tone in Europe.
Stocks are flat ahead of the opening, though stock markets worldwide are springing higher on the back of Wall Street's gains Wednesday. The focus today is on the Fed.
Stock futures point lower this morning after a weak showing in equities markets worldwide. European stocks are trading lower, and Asian markets were mostly down overnight. Volatility will no doubt be the tone of the day, as the Fed starts its two-day meeting. Durable goods fell 2.8%, below expectations. The dollar slid after the report and Treasurys rallied.
Stock futures are perking up this morning after three sessions of selling. Housing starts for May are reported today and there are a few earnings reports to make headlines.
An uptick in bond yields and rising oil prices are adding pressure to stock futures after yesterday's rocky trading day. Asian stocks were higher overnight, but European markets are wilting this morning.
Stock futures are laying a firm foundation for a higher opening today, as some big earnings dominate the morning headlines. Morgan Stanley stock is climbing after the firm reported a 41% increase in profit.
Inflation data will set the agenda today as traders await the release of the CPI. Stock markets around the world are higher.
Stock futures are higher today as investors await wholesale inflation data while keeping an eye on the bond market. Global stock markets rebounded after yesterday's turnaround on Wall Street and tamer bond markets.
Like a cyclone, the rate move in the global bond market is unsettling everything in its path and leaving a new high-tide mark for credit worldwide.
Interest-rate worries and a disappointing outlook from Texas Instruments are taking the punch out of stock prices today. But Lehman Brothers, the first of three brokers to report earnings this week, is a bright spot. The firm had a 27% jump in net profit and its stock is moving higher.
Wall Street is looking for direction and futures are little changed this morning, though stock markets around the world gained ground after Friday's U.S. market rally. Oil is slightly firmer, the dollar is up, and interest rates remain a cause for concern in the stock market.
Stocks futures are wrestling with another surge in bond yields this morning and for now have the upper hand as futures edge into the positive zone. Asian markets closed lower overnight and European stocks are weaker.
Stocks are struggling ahead of the opening as a selloff in the Treasury market pushed the yield on the 10-year above the key 5% level for the first time since last July. May sales results from chain stores are rolling in and merger activity continues to make headlines.
Rising rates trump all else this morning as Wall Street braces for a downhill slide on the opening. European markets are broadly lower, continuing their downtrend after the European Central Bank raised interest rates by a quarter point to 4%, as expected. Chinese stocks closed higher and Asia's other markets were mixed.
After weeks of seeing various market indexes set records, it’s not unusual to see my magic market spreadsheet “go green” -- an expression coined, because when an index or stock exceeds some prior high, the spreadsheet is rigged to display “new record” in green. However, Google’s move to a record high today was unusual...
Stocks prices are soft ahead of the opening after a tumultuous night in Asia which ultimately left markets there higher. Investors are also watching comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on housing and the economy made to a South African monetary conference this morning.
Stocks are weaker ahead of the open despite a round of Monday morning mergers. Asian markets were higher, ignoring another selloff in China overnight, and European markets are lower.