|Day's Range||22,563.56 - 22,865.88|
|52 Week Range||16,358.19 - 24,115.95|
Economists had expected that employment figures for May would show that coronavirus-related lockdowns cost the economy some 8 million jobs, but the figures showed a gain.
Stock futures are up again as investors await the release of employment figures for May. Earnings news is moving retail and tech shares and a Twitter beef is putting the focus on Tesla and Amazon.
Gains in Asia were likely limited by light-profit-taking ahead of Friday’s U.S. nonfarm payrolls data.
Australian retail sales suffered a historic plunge in April while the trade surplus narrowed as the coronavirus battered the economy.
Most Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street gain on surveys showing better U.S. jobs and manufacturing conditions than expected.
Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
World stock markets have rallied nearly 36% from March lows on hopes for a swift global economic recovery.
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic.
Asian markets gained in early trading Monday as President Donald Trump’s response Friday to China’s new law reining in Hong Kong was not as bad as feared.
Asian markets mostly fell in early trading Friday, ahead of a news conference by President Donald Trump regarding China.
News that President Donald Trump planned to hold a news conference Friday to discuss U.S. actions toward China raised fears that weeks of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies could again spill over into the trade arena. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.5%. Most markets rose overseas, but Hong Kong shares fell as China’s ceremonial legislature passed a controversial national security law tightening Beijing’s grip on the territory.
Shares rose in Tokyo and Sydney, but fell in China and Hong Kong, where tensions are flaring over Beijing’s effort to exert more control over the former British colony.
Shares of the most coronavirus and economically sensitive firms rose, allowing the Dow to close above 25,000 points for the first time since March 10.
Mid-week market drivers with Dukascopy TV. We’ve got COVID-19 news and numbers, U.S – China tension, and optimism towards the economic.
U.S. President Trump said that he was preparing to take action against China this week over its effort to impose national security laws on Hong Kong.
Major Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as U.S.-Chinese tension over Hong Kong competed with optimism about recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Travel stocks rallied in Europe on Tuesday as stocks climbed for a second day on optimism over a slowly recovering world economy.
The market focus is shifting to how various nations are adapting to getting back to business, while striving to keep new COVID-19 cases in check.
Australian shares jumped to their highest value in almost three months. Japan’s Nikkei surged on fresh stimulus speculation.
Hong Kong stocks fall as demonstrators take to the streets to protest proposal by China to supercede city government’s authority.
Stocks started the day in the red on news that China has dropped its GDP growth target, and is moving forward with planned restrictions on Hong Kong. Shares wiped out most of the losses as the day went on.
U.S. stock-index futures are slightly lower as investors watch to see whether the week’s gains will evaporate before the long weekend.