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  • Wall Street in 2016: What could possibly go wrong? Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 28- By all rights, 2016 should be a good year for the U.S. stock market. The Federal Reserve's recent rate hike signals confidence in the economy and presidential election years typically reward investors. For those who'd rather stay optimistic, remember the old chestnut: Wall Street climbs a wall of worry.

  • US STOCKS-Obamacare, tech stocks boost Wall Street Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    Dec 21- U.S. stocks ended stronger on Monday, helped by bounces in Apple and Microsoft as well as a rally in hospital stocks after more Americans signed up for subsidized health insurance. Shares of Apple Inc, under pressure in December over concerns that iPhone sales could miss estimates, rose 1.23 percent and boosted major indexes. Notwithstanding Monday's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- This week's back-to-back equities selloff might have been a chance to ride a U.S. stocks rally towards the end of the year, amid the goldilocks economy scenario of a strong jobs market and falling oil prices. "The story today in the U.S. is growth with modest inflation, which is great for equities," said Paul Zemsky, chief investment officer, multi-asset...

  • *Wall St flat, European stocks rally. NEW YORK, Nov 25- The U.S. dollar gained and the euro briefly hit a seven-month low on Wednesday in a volatile session on views the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further, including buying more debt and charging banks for hoarding cash. "A lot of people are taking the day off and this is just programs trading There's...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro falls; strong dollar weighs on oil Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar gained and the euro fell as far as a seven-month low on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is weighing further easing monetary policy soon, including buying more debt and charging banks for hoarding cash. European stocks rallied and Wall Street was little changed, leaving an MSCI measure of equities...

  • *Oil pares gains, U.S. crude dips below $40. "The greatest Christmas gift the Fed could give the market is certainty," said Steve Chiavarone, assistant portfolio manager at Federated Investors in New York. "I think the market is ready and comfortable for an increasing fed funds rate," said Alan Rechtschaffen, portfolio manager at UBS Wealth Management Americas in New...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. yield curve flattens after Fed minutes Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- Longer-dated U.S. Minutes of the Oct. 27-28 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's policy-setting group, also reinforced the notion that a December increase is likely if the economy improves further and markets stay stable. "The sooner the Fed raises rates, the shallower the rate path is going to be," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Investors may demand higher yields to hold Connecticut's debt when the state sells $650 million in bonds next week as officials struggle to reform an underfunded public pension system and address weakening tax revenues. "There could be some downgrades to come in Connecticut in the next year or so if they don't start dealing more aggressively...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Against the backdrop of a strengthening labor market, retailers are set to report earnings next week and could help the consumer sector regain the leadership lost to technology in the latest market rally. "The consumer should be feeling pretty good heading into the last couple of the months of the year," said Sean Lynch, co-head of global equity...

  • The People's Bank of China said it was lowering its one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.35 percent as part of China's most aggressive monetary-easing policy since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. China's easing announcement, coming just a day after the European Central Bank signaled it is ready to increase its stimulus...

  • *China steps up stimulus program. The People's Bank of China said it was lowering its one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.35 percent as part of China's most aggressive monetary-easing policy since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. China's easing announcement, coming just a day after the European Central Bank signaled it is ready...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 22- A failure by Washington leaders to raise the federal debt ceiling by next month could test whether new regulations have made money market mutual funds more robust. Now Republicans in the U.S. Congress are once again resisting requests to raise the federal debt ceiling, leading to concerns the U.S. Treasury Department might not have enough...

  • After outpacing the market during both the 1990 s and early 2000 s bull runs, the stocks of standalone mutual fund companies such as T. Rowe Price Group Inc, Eaton Vance Corp and Franklin Resources Inc have fallen behind, gaining just half the amount of the broad S&P 500 over the last five years. Last year marked the first time that more money came out of 401 plans than...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- The dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies such as the euro and Japanese yen on Thursday after worries about global growth led traders to sell riskier assets and favor lower-yielding currencies. Concerns that China and other emerging markets could face more economic weakness led traders to sell the dollar and riskier assets...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The Federal Reserve's decision not to hike interest rates may have brought renewed volatility and a stock market selloff, but it also carved out breathing room for a couple of sectors: dividend payers and housing stocks. With 10- year Treasuries now yielding around 2.14 percent, the 2.2 percent dividend yield of the overall S&P 500 should appeal...

  • BOSTON, Sept 17- There will be no champagne corks popping in the $2.7 trillion U.S. money-market fund industry. An interest rate increase would have boosted money fund yields while allowing money fund providers such as Fidelity Investments, JPMorgan Chase& Co Inc, BlackRock Inc and Federated Investors Inc to boost fees. Prime institutional funds had $986...

  • Sept 17- Wall Street gave up a more than 1 percent rally on Thursday as investors struggled to interpret the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off on raising interest rates. Investors' focus turned to the next Fed meeting on Oct. 27-28 and they were still left to figure out the timing for the Fed's first benchmark rate increase since 2006.. The three major U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Crude oil fell on Friday after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecast through next year, while global equity markets traded mixed as investors assessed the economic outlook and a potential move by the Federal Reserve next week to raise interest rates. A drop in U.S. consumer sentiment in September to its lowest in a year initially weighed on...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Crude oil fell about 3 percent on Friday after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecast through next year, while global equity markets slid on worries over the economic outlook and whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. "This is the first survey to reflect what people are feeling" about the economic slowdown in China and...

  • Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said he has asked BNY Mellon and six of the largest fund companies affected how the technical glitch in fund accounting impacted individual investors. BNY Mellon roiled about 5 percent of the U.S. fund industry last month when one of the accounting systems it relies on to generate prices for mutual funds and...