• MARKETS: Goldman Sachs is right about stocks in midterm election years
    Yahoo Finance Video3 hours ago

    MARKETS: Goldman Sachs is right about stocks in midterm election years

    Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss a Goldman Sachs analyst note, which notes negative seasonality for equities in midterm election years heading into the election.

  • MarketWatch23 minutes ago

    Dollar climbs to 2-week high, boosted by rising Treasury yields, pound drop

    The U.S. dollar heads higher against most rival currencies on Friday, helped by U.S. Treasury yields that rose as commodity prices push up inflation expectations.

  • Forex- U.S. Dollar Set to End Week on Strong Note
    Investing.com3 hours ago

    Forex- U.S. Dollar Set to End Week on Strong Note

    Investing.com - The dollar surged on Friday, driven higher by a rising yield on U.S. Treasury notes.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was at a two-week high, rising 0.59% to 90.17 by 10:32 AM ET (14:32 GMT)U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.449. The yield on the United States 10-Year Treasury note rose to 2.940.Prices fall as bond yields rise. A spike in U.S. ...

  • Gold Prices Slide as Dollar Gets a Bid
    Investing.com3 hours ago

    Gold Prices Slide as Dollar Gets a Bid

    Investing.com - Gold prices headed lower on Friday as a rebound in the dollar put downward pressure on the precious metal.

  • Stocks- Wall Street Slumps as Rising Bond Yields Weigh
    Investing.com4 hours ago

    Stocks- Wall Street Slumps as Rising Bond Yields Weigh

    Investing.com – Wall Street fell on Friday as investors digested earnings results and rising bond yields weighed eased traders appetite for risk.The S&P 500 was down over five and a half points or 0.21% to 2,687.49 as of 9:44 AM ET (13:43 GMT) while the Dow composite decreased 55 and a half points or 0.23% to 24,609.19 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite fell nearly 37 points or 0.52% to 7,00.27.U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.449. ...

  • Bitcoin Rises; EU Passes Verification Rules for Crypto Exchanges
    Investing.com5 hours ago

    Bitcoin Rises; EU Passes Verification Rules for Crypto Exchanges

    Bitcoin and other virtual coins were higher on Friday as the European Union Parliament supported a move to require cryptocurrency exchanges to apply customer verification rules to their platforms. Under the measure, exchanges, platforms and wallet providers will have to apply due diligence procedures that are designed to combat money laundering. The rules would also reduce the amount for identifying holders of prepaid cards from €250 to €150.

  • MarketWatch5 hours ago

    Here’s why the pound got whipped this week — and why it may bounce back to $1.44

    Sterling kicked off the weak on a high note, rising to its strongest level since the Brexit vote. But enter disappointing data and a dovish Carney, and the rally has come to a screeching halt.

  • Reuters6 hours ago

    Euro zone consumer confidence rises in April

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in April, according to figures released by the European Commission on Friday. The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro ...

  • Stocks- U.S. Futures Point to Weak Opening Bell
    Investing.com7 hours ago

    Stocks- U.S. Futures Point to Weak Opening Bell

    Investing.com – U.S. futures were mostly lower on Friday as bond yields in the U.S. rose.The S&P 500 futures was flat at 2,693.0 as of 6:49 AM ET (10:49 GMT) while Dow futures decreased 20 points or 0.08% to 24,617.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures fell 11 points or 0.17% to 6,768.25.U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.437. The yield on the United States 10-Year Treasury note rose to 2.921.Prices fall as bond yields rise. A spike in U.S. ...

  • EUR/USD Mid-Session Technical Analysis for April 20, 2018
    FX Empire8 hours ago

    EUR/USD Mid-Session Technical Analysis for April 20, 2018

    Based on the current price action, the direction of the EUR/USD the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the short-term Fibonacci level at 1.2290.

  • Forex- U.S. Dollar Rises as Bond Yields Jump
    Investing.com8 hours ago

    Forex- U.S. Dollar Rises as Bond Yields Jump

    Investing.com - The dollar was higher on Friday as the yield on U.S. Treasury notes rose to February levels and interest rate expectations offset trade war worries.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.27% to 89.88 by 5:13 AM ET (9:13 GMT).U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.437. The yield on the United States 10-Year Treasury note rose to 2.916.Prices fall as bond yields rise. A spike in U.S. ...

  • Gold Prices Add to Weekly Losses in Range-Bound Trade
    Investing.com10 hours ago

    Gold Prices Add to Weekly Losses in Range-Bound Trade

    Investing.com - Gold prices continued the downward trend on Friday, adding to small weekly losses in relatively static trade.