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Archive US: Trading

  • *December trade deficit falls to $44.3 bln vs. est. *Michael Kors drops to more than one-year low on forecast cut. Feb 7- U.S. stocks were higher in later morning trading on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite hitting record levels and the S&P 500 coming within spitting distance of yet another all-time high.

  • *December trade deficit fell to $44.3 bln vs. est. Feb 7- The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite hit record levels at the open on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 was less than five points away from hitting another all-time high. "We're a stone's throw away from all-time highs and the market has been sitting in a relatively tight range, looking for a fresh...

  • *December trade deficit fell to $44.3 bln vs est. Feb 7- Wall Street looked set to open higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hovering close to a record high as investors look for a steer from a rush of quarterly earnings reports. "We're a stone's throw away from all-time highs and the market has been sitting in a relatively tight range, looking for a fresh theme to commit...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks, Nikkei post losses. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.15 percent while Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.45 percent as a stronger yen depressed stocks. Chinese shares were little changed, ahead of data expected to show that foreign exchange reserves fell for the seventh straight month by about $10.5 billion to $3...

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat; Nikkei slides on stronger yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade. Investors expected China to say on Tuesday that its foreign exchange reserves fell for the seventh straight month by about $10.5 billion to $3 trillion in January.

  • *S&P 500 pulls back after approaching record. Feb 6- U.S. stocks slipped on Monday, led by the energy sector as oil prices dropped, while investors awaited the next run of major earnings reports and sought further clarity on President Donald Trump's economic policies. "The market is starting to come down from its euphoric high and realize that maybe not everything...

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  • *All sectors down; energy worst-performing group. Feb 6- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led lower by the energy sector as oil prices slumped, amid a pause in quarterly earnings reports and uncertainty over President Donald Trump's economic policies. But investors are now awaiting further details on Trump's proposals, said Ernie Cecilia, chief investment officer of...

  • Feb 6- U.S. stocks slipped in early afternoon trading on Monday amid a lack of major catalysts, including economic data, and uncertainty over President Donald Trump's policies. Trump's agenda presents risks as tax cuts and infrastructure funding may boost growth, but restrictions on trade and immigration could offset their effect, Goldman Sachs economist...

  • Concerns over French politics ahead of the presidential vote in April, as well as other elections in Europe later in the year, dented the euro. "Political risk is serving to dampen the euro after last week's stumble from the $1.08 area," said Shaun Osborne, chief FX strategist, at Scotiabank in Toronto. Investors were largely focused on French politics, as far-right...

  • Feb 6- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday as investors sought fresh catalysts after a strong jobs report last week, while uncertainty over President Donald Trump's policies continued to weigh. Investors are wary about Trump's focus on isolationist policies including travel restrictions to the United States. "The market is looking for direction from the White...

  • Feb 6- U.S. stocks looked set to open lower on Monday as investors sought fresh catalysts after a strong jobs report last week, while uncertainty over President Donald Trump's policies continued to weigh. However, investors are wary about Trump's focus on isolationist policies such as travel restrictions to the United States. "The market is looking for...

  • *U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing just short of a record high, boosted by gains in financial shares as President Donald Trump moved ahead with deregulation action and a strong payrolls report. *Still, investors are wary about Trump's focus on isolationist policies such as travel restrictions to the United States. *Oil steadied close to $57...

  • *U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran, but oil so far unaffected. *China import demand growth to slow- BMI Research. SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Oil prices rose on Monday, with traders shifting money into crude futures as the dollar weakened, and as concerns rose that new U.S. sanctions against Iran could be extended to affect crude supplies.

  • *U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran, but oil so far unaffected. *China import demand growth to slow- BMI Research. SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Oil prices rose on Monday, with traders shifting money into crude futures as the dollar weakened, and on concerns that new U.S. sanctions against Iran could be extended to affect crude supplies.

  • *China import demand growth to slow- BMI Research. SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Oil prices edged up on Monday on fears that new U.S. sanctions against Iran could be extended to affect crude supplies, but markets were capped by further signs of growing U.S. production. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Oil prices edged up on Monday on fears that new U.S. sanctions against Iran could be extended to start affecting crude supplies, but markets were capped by further signs of growing U.S. production. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which prompted U.S. U.S. energy companies added oil...

  • *U.S. dollar sees fourth week of losses, bond yields fall. NEW YORK, Feb 3- Major world stock indexes rose on Friday, with U.S. equities closing near record highs, as data showed the creation of more U.S. jobs than expected, while President Donald Trump's executive order to review banking regulations boosted financial sector shares. "Continued strong job creation is...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing just short of a record high, boosted by gains in financial shares as President Donald Trump moved ahead with deregulation action and by a strong payrolls report. The U.S. public and private sectors created 227,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department, far more than the 175,000...