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.
Stocks finished near session highs across the board Wednesday, boosted by financials and materials, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging fresh closing highs.
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U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs in the previous session, and as investors largely shrugged off a better-than-expected trade data from China.
Stocks finished near their best levels Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its recent rally to a fresh high and the Dow closing above the 15,000 milestone for the first time.
Stocks finished narrowly mixed Monday as trading was largely muted with no major economic news on tap and as investors hesitated to jump in after the recent rally, but the S&P 500 rose to touch a fresh all-time high.
NEW YORK, May 6- The U.S. dollar rose for a third straight session against the yen on Monday and looked set to make another run at the 100 yen level after last week's surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data rekindled optimism about the U.S. economy. The dollar has rallied against the yen for much of this year, hitting a four-year high of 99.94 on April 11.
U.S. stock index futures were in positive territory Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs last week, propelled by a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.
LONDON, May 6- Euro zone shares were expected to open flat on Monday, consolidating close to a 22- month high in what was expected to be a quiet session due to a market holiday in Britain. ,Germany's DAX and France's CAC. Trading volume was expected to be thin with the British stock market, Europe's largest, shut due to a national holiday.
LONDON, May 6- Euro zone shares were expected to open flat on Monday, consolidating close to a 22- month high in what was expected to be a quiet session due to a market holiday in Britain. Financial spreadbetter IG expected Germany's DAX.
*Dollar hovers near 99 yen, focus on 100 yen resistance. SINGAPORE, May 6- The dollar held firm versus the yen on Monday, clinging to gains made late last week after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data eased concerns about the outlook for the world's largest economy.
*Dollar hovers near 99 yen, focus on 100 yen resistance. SINGAPORE, May 6- The dollar inched higher versus the yen on Monday, clinging to gains made late last week after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data eased concerns about the outlook for the world's largest economy.
TORONTO, May 3- The Canadian dollar pared early losses against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as U.S. employment rose more than expected in April. The currency moved to C $1.0102 to the greenback, or 98.99 U.S. cents, after the data, compared to C $1.0115 just before. It closed on Thursday at C $1.0083.
TORONTO, May 2- The Canadian dollar hit its weakest versus the U.S. dollar in two days on Thursday after the Bank of Canada surprised investors by appointing Stephen Poloz as its new governor. The currency pushed as high as C $1.0106 to the greenback, or 98.95 U.S. cents after the bank appointed Poloz, the head of Canada's export credit agency.
*C$ at C $1.0071 to the US$, or 99.30 U.S. cents. TORONTO, May 2- The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday after the domestic economy posted a surprise trade surplus, though the gain was trimmed by greenback appreciation after a sharp fall in jobless claims.
Stocks finished near session highs Thursday, propelling the S&P 500 to a fresh intraday high, as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected jobless claims report and after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate.
TORONTO, May 2- The Canadian dollar strengthened against the U.S. dollar early on Thursday after the domestic economy posted a surprise trade surplus. The currency firmed to C $1.0060 to the greenback, or 99.40 U.S. cents, after Statistics Canada said growing exports led to a C $24 billion surplus in March. It closed at C $1.0081, or 99.20 U.S. cents on Wednesday.
Stocks kicked off May with a big thud, with major averages dropping nearly 1 percent across the board, as a batch of weaker-than-expected economic data overshadowed the Federal Reserve's plan to maintain its stimulus program.
Stocks reversed their early losses to finish higher on the final day of the month, with all three major averages posting robust gains for April, despite some weak corporate earnings and mixed economic data.
Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the S&P 500 setting a record close and the Nasdaq ending at its best level since November 2000, following a better-than-expected pending home sales report and after Italy's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend.