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Archive US: Trading

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Feb 21- Stock market optimism about U.S. The level of shorts- a bet that a stock will fall- taken out against the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 13 percent in the 30 days to Feb. 20, while shorts against Europe's STOXX 600 rose 18 percent over the same period, data from FIS' Astec Analytics showed. But hedge fund managers like Seth Klarman, who has been...

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Feb 21- Stock market optimism about U.S. The level of shorts- a bet that a stock will fall- taken out against the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 13 percent in the 30 days to Feb. 20, while shorts against Europe's STOXX 600 rose 18 percent over the same period, data from FIS' Astec Analytics showed. But hedge fund managers like Seth Klarman, who has been...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Wall Street's record run helped emerging stocks sail to new 19- month highs on Wednesday with year-to-date gains of over 10 percent, while the rand firmed ahead of a key budget speech by the finance minister. MSCI's emerging equity index firmed half a percent, led by a 1 percent rise in Hong Kong after New York shares hit record highs and European...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. Spreadbetters expected the boon for equities to extend into the European day, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, taking its cues from the world stock index rising to an all-time peak of 446.21 overnight.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday, joining a record-setting night for world markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan nudged up 0.1 percent, taking its cues from the world stock index rising to an all-time peak of 446.21 overnight.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- George Levine, a pioneer in the electrification of the financial markets who helped bring real-time market data to Wall Street early in his 50- year career, died on Feb. 13 of natural causes at the age of 88, a family friend confirmed on Tuesday. Levine joined Scantlin Electronics, which electronically stored and retrieved stock market...

  • *Popeyes shares soar after $1.8 bln buyout agreement. Feb 21- U.S. stocks rose to fresh record highs on Tuesday, boosted by strong earnings reports from Wal-Mart and Home Depot and continued optimism about the economic agenda of President Donald Trump. "There was a period last week, I think, where people were getting a little worried about whether the...

  • *Oil futures jump on OPEC stance on output cuts. Oil futures rose after OPEC said it was sticking to its deal to reduce output. The rally in equity markets around the globe, led by Wall Street, has been stoked by hopes of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and looser regulations from U.S.

  • Small stocks lag behind

    Smaller-cap stocks are lagging the S&P 500 this year. Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray and Chad Morganlander of Washington Crossing Advisors discuss with Eric Chemi.

  • Good sign for the rally?

    A wide swath of stocks are driving the move to record highs. Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray and Chad Morganlander of Washington Crossing Advisors discuss with Eric Chemi.

  • *Popeyes shares soar after $1.8 bln buyout agreement. Feb 21- U.S. stocks rose to fresh record highs on Tuesday, boosted by strong earnings reports from Wal-Mart and other retailers and continued optimism about the economic agenda of President Donald Trump. "There was a period last week, I think, where people were getting a little worried about whether the...

  • *Popeyes up after Restaurant Brands agrees to buy company. One in every six stocks on the S&P 500 hit a new 52- week high as a rally sparked by President Donald Trump's promise of tax reforms showed no sign of fading despite concerns around valuations. "There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the market has become over extended and is due for a pullback," said Quincy...

  • *Popeyes up after Restaurant Brands agrees to buy company. One in every six stocks on the S&P 500 hit a new 52- week high as a rally sparked by President Donald Trump's promise of tax reforms shows no sign of fading despite concerns around valuations. "There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the market has become over extended and is due for a pullback," said Quincy...

  • *Oil futures jump on OPEC stance on output cuts. Oil futures rose more than 1 percent after OPEC said it was sticking to its deal to reduce output. The rally in equity markets around the globe, led by Wall Street, has been stoked by hopes of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and looser regulations from U.S.

  • *Popeyes up after Restaurant Brands agrees to buy company. Investor sentiment was boosted by a more than 1.5 percent rise in oil prices, after OPEC said the group was hopeful of higher compliance with its deal to cut production. Strong earnings, robust economic data and the possibility of fiscal stimulus under President Donald Trump has lifted Wall Street's...

  • *Wal-Mart's shares were up 1.5 percent at $70.42 in premarket trading after the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer reported a higher-than-expected rise in comparable store sales. *Home Depot rose 1.63 percent to $145.33 after the home improvement store chain reported better-than-expected results and set a $15 billion buyback program.

  • *Spot gold inched down 0.2 percent to $1,235.08 per. ounce at 0058 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.2 percent to $1,236.2. *Holdings of the largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust GLD, fell 0.28 percent on Friday from Thursday, while the largest silver-backed ETF, New York's iShares Silver Trust SLV, remained unchanged during the...

  • Tom Lee: It’s time to buy ‘FANG’ stocks

    Strategist Thomas Lee of Fundstrat Global advisors is changing his tune on the hot group. He discusses with Brian Sullivan.

  • The market may be getting ahead of itself on Trump’s tax plan

    Will the announcement of tax reform details be a “sell the news” event? David Seaburg of Cowen & Co. and Max Wolff of 55 Capital discuss with Brian Sullivan.