|Day's Range||28,066.13 - 28,470.10|
|52 Week Range||24,540.63 - 30,280.12|
Stephen Pagliuca, Co-Chair of Bain Capital and Co-Owner of the NBA's Boston Celtics, talks everything from the Celtics' draft performance to Bain Capital's growing footprint in Asia. He stops by Yahoo Finance and chats with Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Akiko Fujita.
President Trump renewed his attack on the Fed this week, complaining that the U.S. dollar is at a disadvantage compared with other major currencies like the euro. Ann Berry, Partner at Cornell Capital, joins Seana Smith on 'The Ticker' to discuss currency outlook amid market uncertainty.
The early sentiment in Asia indicates that sellers have gained the upper hand. It’s not a bearish tone, per se, but rather one being dictated by long liquidation by those investors who want to avoid the pain of another steep sell-off, and aggressive short-sellers betting on the worst outcome.
US equities are set for a modestly higher open while global equities are mixed to start the new week. The focus for equity traders will be on a meeting between Trump and Xi that takes place later this week.
The new worry is a potential escalation of the tensions between the United States and Iran. This could limit gains today by encouraging investors to lighten up their long positions.
US equities closed at a record high on Thursday as the series of dovish turns by central banks continued to drive the rally in global markets. The US benchmark S&P 500 finished 0.9 per cent higher at 2,954.18, besting the previous peak on April 30 by about 8 points. Jim Tierney, chief investment officer of AllianceBernstein’s concentrated US growth equities fund, said the S&P 500 record reflected the Fed’s dovish tilt ahead of the G20 meeting where the US and Chinese president will discuss a trade deal.
After presenting a plethora of data and projections, Fed Chair Jerome Powell held a press conference. It was at this press conference that he opened the door to the possibility of a rate cut as soon as July. He said, “Many participants now see the case for somewhat more accommodative policy has strengthened.”
US stocks and government bonds climbed on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve adopted a more dovish stance on interest rates, a day after a signal of more potential stimulus from the European Central Bank sparked one of the strongest global rallies of the year. The Fed left rates unchanged following its two-day policy meeting but now forecasts a rate cut in 2020, saying it would monitor incoming data and “act as appropriate to sustain the expansion”. Candice Bangsund, vice-president and portfolio manager at Fiera Capital, said the Fed “placated the doves” by adopting an increasingly cautious stance amid trade tensions and ahead of next week’s planned meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.
“The news on the talks in Osaka is a short term positive for asset markets, but we believe any talks will change little unless either side makes some meaningful concessions, which we do not view as likely at this time,” Pang added. While there is only a 20% chance of a rate cut in June, traders want to hear the Fed is leaning to its first cut in 10 years in July. If this isn’t stated clearly then the markets could weaken.
his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month reignited hopes that trade talks could get back on track. Mr Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that he had a “very good” phone conversation with Mr Xi and that their respective teams would begin talks ahead of the meeting in Osaka. Up until Mr Trump’s comments, the White House had not confirmed whether the two leaders would meet separately from the group setting.
The Dow and S&P 500 on Tuesday finish at their highest levels in about six weeks ahead of a key Federal Reserve decision, as President Donald Trump tweeted that he had a productive conversation with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Facebook, Beyond Meat and Cisco were early risers Tuesday, as stocks bolted higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added to its strong June advance.
Australian shares are moving higher on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said further easing was likely. However, investors are largely targeting defensive sectors ahead of the two-day Fed meeting.
Hong Kong stocks breathed a little life on Monday. It would likely be one of the top three stock offerings in Hong Kong's history. The city is exhausted after more than a month of protests that have finally forced the postponement of an extremely unpopular proposed law to allow suspects to be sent from Hong Kong to China for trial.
Global markets are mixed as geopolitical tensions mounts, Trump prepares to hike tariffs, and the FOMC meeting comes into sharp focus.
Share markets couldn't add to recent gains and government bond yields inched fractionally higher on Monday, as investors hunkered down for what is shaping up to be a crucial week for global monetary policy. It could also restart the quantitative easing programme it wound down at the end of last year.
Wall Street drifted higher following cautious trade across global markets, as investors kept their sights on a string of central bank meetings coming later this week. Brent crude came off a two-session rally after an attack on two oil tankers near the Straits of Hormuz stoked worries about potential supply disruption.
Asian shares wobbled near one-week lows on Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong Kong kept risk appetite in check. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed by early afternoon, after opening slightly weaker.
Ping An Insurance's OneConnect financial technology unit is leaning toward picking New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) in the hope of achieving a higher valuation, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd, China's biggest insurer by market value, had been planning a Hong Kong IPO of the unit since the beginning of the year in a deal that could raise up to $1 billion. The insurer is now seeking to list OneConnect in New York as early as in September, said one of the people, who were not authorised to speak to media and so declined to be identified.
China’s growth worries haunted global markets today but the tremors were strongest closer to the mainland, in Hong Kong.
Bond king Jeffrey Gundlach has predicted a 40% to 50% chance of a U.S. recession within the next six months and a 65% chance of that happening in the next 12 months, in a webcast to clients late Thursday
Global markets are moving lower with chip stocks and tech in the lead. Weaker than expected data in China weighs on sentiment.
In afternoon trading the index fell 0.7 per cent, adding to Wednesday and Thursday’s declines after the city was rocked by mass political demonstrations against a proposed bill that could see some criminal suspects extradited to mainland China for trial.
Oil rallied on escalating Middle East tensions. The S&P 500 Index reached a five-week high as a surprise increase in U.S. jobless claims supported the idea the Federal Reserve may take a dovish turn. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index had opened in the red following declines across Asia, but reversed course to post a small advance.
The summer months are so far delivering a lot of news for investors, and a lot of stress. Why not head to the beaches? J.P. Morgan’s quant superstar says stick it out, because this too shall pass.