Stocks closed out the week with strong gains, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs and all three major averages logging their fourth-straight weekly advance, boosted by a pair of positive economic reports.
U.S. stock market index futures were higher Friday, with major averages looking to log their fourth-straight week higher, ahead of a key reading on consumer sentiment.
Stocks ended near session lows Thursday pressured by a handful of weak economic data and as some Fed officials stated their openness to tapering the central bank's bond-buying program in the coming months.
U.S. stock index futures were flat Thursday as investors digested a handful of weaker-than-expected economic data against upbeat earnings report from Cisco.
Stocks regained their footing in choppy trading Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at a fresh high, but a sharp decline in Apple kept a lid on the Nasdaq's gains.
U.S. stock index futures remained lower Wednesday following a batch of tepid economic reports and a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 rallied to close at fresh highs.
TOKYO, May 15- The dollar edged lower in early Asian trade on Wednesday but stayed close to its highest point against the yen in four and a half years on signs of an improving U.S. economy and rising Treasury yields. The dollar bought 102.24 yen, down about 0.1 percent but still not far from 102.42 yen on Tuesday on the EBS trading platform.
NEW YORK, May 14- The yen and the euro both fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, with the yen hitting its lowest level against the dollar in 4-1/ 2 years, on signs that the U.S. economy is improving.
NEW YORK, May 14- The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4-1/ 2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving and a global equities rally favored the greenback.
The S&P and Dow closed at fresh all-time highs on Tuesday after widely followed hedge fund manager David Tepper said he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Tuesday, as fears that China's central bank will not provide stimulus to boost its economy saw the Shanghai Composite fall to a one-week low.
Stocks finished flat in lackluster trading Monday after the S&P 500 briefly touched a new all-time high.
U.S. stock index futures pared some losses Monday after the better-than-expected data on April retail sales, but remained in the red following last week's rally that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to new record highs.
Stocks finished modestly higher Friday with major indexes posting their third week in positive territory and the Dow and S&P 500 closing at new record highs.
NEW YORK, May 10- The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets, while the greenback rallied broadly as U.S. data sparked talk the Federal Reserve may scale back monetary easing.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as the global risk-on rally regained strength in early trade in Asia and Europe.
*Dollar jumps to four-year high well above 100 yen. The dollar jumped beyond the psychologically and technically significant 100 yen level, which has formed stiff resistance in recent weeks, prompting traders and analysts to predict more yen falls, possibly towards 105 yen per dollar.
TOKYO, May 10- The dollar extended its relentless rally against the Japanese currency on Friday to break above 101 to its highest since April 2009, after signs that Japanese investors are buying more foreign assets provided yet another reason to sell yen. The dollar last bought 101.03 yen on the EBS trading platform, after scaling to 101.20.
Stocks closed lower Thursday, after the Dow and S&P 500 briefly touched fresh all-time highs. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar rose above the key threshold of 100 yen for the first time since April 2009.
U.S. stock market index futures pared their losses Thursday, following a better-than-expected jobless claims report, but gains were limited following the recent market rally that propelled the Dow and S&P 500 to fresh all-time highs.