^N225 - Nikkei 225

Osaka - Osaka Delayed Price. Currency in JPY
22,044.45
+83.74 (+0.38%)
At close: 3:15PM JST
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Previous Close21,960.71
Open22,064.46
Volume0
Day's Range22,003.30 - 22,255.56
52 Week Range18,948.58 - 24,448.07
Avg. Volume60,832
  • U.S. Stocks Gain With Europe Shares as Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg

    U.S. Stocks Gain With Europe Shares as Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap

    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. equities advanced with European stocks as investors processed a slew of fresh monetary-policy decisions and favorable comments about trade talks.The S&P 500 Index climbed to within 1% of a record, led by software makers. Banks helped push the Europe Stoxx 600 higher. Treasuries advanced while European government bonds slipped. The yen and Swiss franc led Group-of-10 currency gains and the pound steadied after their respective central banks left benchmark borrowing rates unchanged.The slate of monetary policy decisions, hot on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate cut Wednesday, comes just as the OECD cut its world growth forecast to 2.9% from 3.2% as intensifying trade conflicts take a toll on confidence. Investors focused on negotiations between the U.S. and China were encouraged as White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a Fox Business interview that he sees a “little softening” in mood as trade deputies from both nations meet.“Strains to the macro backdrop should ease in the coming months as other central banks (ECB, BoJ) edge toward renewed monetary easing,” Simon Ballard, a macro strategist at First Abu Dhabi Bank, wrote in a note.Elsewhere, shares fell in Hong Kong and nudged up in Shanghai. China’s yuan dropped as traders weighed the odds of the People’s Bank of China lowering borrowing costs. Australia’s dollar slumped after the unemployment rate rose.Oil gained amid contrasting reports about whether Saudi Arabia asked Iraq for crude to supply its domestic refineries.These are some key events to keep an eye on this week:Friday is quadruple witching day for U.S. markets. When the quarterly expiration of futures and options on indexes and stocks occurs on the same day, surging volatility and trading can follow.Here are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index rose 0.3% as of 10:01 a.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.5%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was little changed.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped 0.2%.The euro increased 0.3% to $1.1059.The British pound rose 0.1% to $1.249.The Japanese yen increased 0.4% to 108 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries dipped three basis points to 1.77%.Germany’s 10-year yield was little changed at -0.51%.Britain’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to 0.63%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude climbed 1% to $58.69 a barrel.Gold rose 0.5% to $1,501.35 an ounce.\--With assistance from Gregor Stuart Hunter and Adam Haigh.To contact the reporters on this story: Laura Curtis in London at lcurtis7@bloomberg.net;Brendan Walsh in Austin at bwalsh8@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Samuel Potter at spotter33@bloomberg.net, ;Jeremy Herron at jherron8@bloomberg.net, Todd White, Brendan WalshFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Dow Jones Today: Stocks Jump At Open; Target, Microsoft Stocks Rise On Buybacks
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Today: Stocks Jump At Open; Target, Microsoft Stocks Rise On Buybacks

    Target and Microsoft stock were early leaders and Herman Miller scored a breakout, while the S&P; 500 and Dow Jones today aimed to turn the week positive.

  • Reuters

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares inch higher after Fed cut; BOJ, SNB, BoE keep powder dry

    World share markets and bond yields nudged modestly higher on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's second interest rate cut of the year and promises of support from other top central banks kept global recession jitters at bay. The effects of the trade war has seen monetary policy swing back into support mode this year, but the Fed's central message on Wednesday was that it wasn't expecting a major capitulation of the economy. Japan and Switzerland then kept their deeply negative interest rates on hold.

  • FX Empire

    Fed, BOJ Policy Decisions Lift Asian Shares; Unrest Sinks Hong Kong Market

    The major Asia Pacific stock indexes are mostly higher in the wake of interest rate and policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

  • Reuters

    Japanese shares climb close to this year's peak after Fed rate cut

    Japanese shares rallied to close in on this year's peaks on Thursday, with domestic demand-led shares leading gains after a rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve helped boost risk sentiment. The market's gains were trimmed after the Bank of Japan kept its policy on hold, a widely expected decision but still disappointing some players who had bet the BOJ to act in-step with the Fed and the European Central Bank in easing. High-yielding power company shares were also bought after the U.S. interest rate cut.

  • Reuters

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares decline on guarded Fed, yen rises after BOJ holds fire

    Asian shares extended declines on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled a higher bar to further easings, while the Bank of Japan also held off from offering more stimulus as some had hoped. Earlier in the day, the BOJ kept policy steady as expected, though there were some expectations the Japanese central bank would ramp up its already massive stimulus. Asian equities were already on the back foot after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell took a more guarded approach to any further reductions in borrowing costs.

  • Shares inch higher after Fed cut; BOJ, SNB, BoE keep powder dry
    Reuters

    Shares inch higher after Fed cut; BOJ, SNB, BoE keep powder dry

    World share markets and bond yields nudged modestly higher on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's second interest rate cut of the year and promises of support from other top central banks kept global recession jitters at bay. The effects of the trade war has seen monetary policy swing back into support mode this year, but the Fed's central message on Wednesday was that it wasn't expecting a major capitulation of the economy. Japan and Switzerland then kept their deeply negative interest rates on hold.

  • Global shares inch higher after Fed cut; BOJ, SNB, BoE keep powder dry
    Reuters

    Global shares inch higher after Fed cut; BOJ, SNB, BoE keep powder dry

    World share markets and bond yields nudged modestly higher on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's second interest rate cut of the year and promises of support from other top central banks kept global recession jitters at bay. The effects of the trade war has seen monetary policy swing back into support mode this year, but the Fed's central message on Wednesday was that it wasn't expecting a major capitulation of the economy. Japan and Switzerland then kept their deeply negative interest rates on hold.

  • Dollar Rallies, Stocks Erase Losses After Fed Move: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg

    Dollar Rallies, Stocks Erase Losses After Fed Move: Markets Wrap

    (Bloomberg) -- The dollar rallied and Treasuries pared gains as Federal Reserve policy makers cast doubt on the need for further easing after lowering their main interest rate for a second time this year. Stocks erased losses as financial companies that benefit from higher rates rallied.The S&P 500 Index ended little changed, wiping out a drop that at one point reached the biggest in four weeks, as Fed Chair Jerome Powell promised at a press conference to be vigilant against any signs of economic slowdown. Banks were the best performers. Ten-year Treasury yields dipped just below 1.8%.While Fed policy makers were widely expected to reduce their benchmark rate by a quarter-point, investors were more focused on the outlook for further cuts this year. Five officials think the rate at year end should be higher than it is after today’s cut, five wanted the rate cut today but are not projecting any more cuts, and seven are projecting one more quarter-point cut by December.“I view the guidance we received as mixed,” said Eric Winograd, senior U.S. economist at AllianceBernstein. “They want to stop the economy from slipping into a recession but aren’t going to do anything to push growth higher.”Elsewhere, FedEx Corp. tumbled after the company slashed its profit outlook, blaming a global economy weakened by trade tensions. Stocks were mixed in Asia. Europe’s equity benchmark barley budged. Precious metals fell.Oil ticked lower after tumbling Tuesday, when Saudi Aramco said it had revived 41% of capacity at a key crude-processing complex days after a devastating aerial attack that wrecked vital equipment and rocked global energy markets.These are some key events to keep an eye on this week:The Bank of Japan monetary policy decision is Thursday, followed by a briefing from Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.Bank Indonesia and Bank of England also decide policy Thursday.Australia jobs figures are out Thursday.Friday is quadruple witching day for U.S. markets. When the quarterly expiration of futures and options on indexes and stocks occurs on the same day, surging volatility and trading can follow.Here are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index was little changed at the close of trading in New York.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was little changed.The MSCI Emerging Market Index advanced 0.2%.The Nikkei-225 Stock Average fell 0.2%CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index increased 0.2%.The British pound fell 0.1% to $1.2493.The euro declined 0.3% to $1.1035.The Japanese yen fell 0.3% to 108.4 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.79%.Germany’s 10-year yield fell four basis points to -0.51%.Japan’s 10-year yield slipped three basis points to -0.20%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 2.1% to $58.11 a barrel.The Bloomberg Commodity Index decreased 0.5%.Gold fell 0.4% to $1,495.14 an ounce.\--With assistance from Adam Haigh, Todd White, Robert Brand and Nancy Moran.To contact the reporters on this story: Brendan Walsh in Austin at bwalsh8@bloomberg.net;Vildana Hajric in New York at vhajric1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeremy Herron at jherron8@bloomberg.net, Brendan WalshFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Dow Jones Today: Stocks Cautious Ahead Of Fed; Oil Prices Dip, FedEx Stock Dives On Earnings
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Today: Stocks Cautious Ahead Of Fed; Oil Prices Dip, FedEx Stock Dives On Earnings

    Earnings news sent Adobe and FedEx lower Wednesday. Insurer Travelers dragged on the Dow Jones today, ahead of the Fed policy decision.

  • Apple’s Investment in India: Did Trump Compel It?
    Market Realist

    Apple’s Investment in India: Did Trump Compel It?

    In a well-strategized move, Apple (AAPL) is relocating its production base to India. Apple's investment in India will be around $1 billion.

  • FX Empire

    Asian Indexes Mixed; Energy Shares Drop on Crude Oil Weakness

    Crude oil prices plunged on Tuesday after the Saudi energy minister said the kingdom’s oil supply will soon be back online. The drop in crude oil prices spread weakness throughout the Asia Pacific region on Wednesday.

  • TheStreet.com

    Dow Futures Drift Lower, Global Markets Cautious Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

    Global stocks traded cautiously Wednesday, with investors focused on both the U.S. Federal Reserve's September rate decision later today in Washington and the impact of last weekend's attacks on two key Saudi oil facilities on world crude markets.

  • Reuters

    Nikkei little changed, hover near 4-mth highs; c.bank meetings eyed

    Japan's Nikkei share average was little changed but continued to hover near its four-month high on Wednesday, with investors awaiting fresh catalysts ahead of key central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. Investors broadly remained on the sidelines ahead of key policy decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve due later Wednesday and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Thursday. The Fed is expected to cut interest rates, but while a 25-basis point cut is seen as near-certain, investors will look to the statement and economic projections from Fed policy makers, given that there have been signs recently of deep disagreements among them.

  • Stocks reverse losses, Treasury yields dip following remarks by Fed's Powell
    Reuters

    Stocks reverse losses, Treasury yields dip following remarks by Fed's Powell

    The S&P 500 and the Dow reversed losses to close higher on Wednesday and U.S. Treasury yields slipped after remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tempered the market's initial reaction to the U.S. central bank's policy statement. All three major U.S. stock indexes initially extended earlier losses following the release of the Fed's policy decision after the close of a two-day meeting, which dimmed hopes for further rate cuts and fell short of the more aggressive reduction in borrowing costs that President Donald Trump had demanded.

  • Stock market logs modest gain amid turbulent oil prices and ahead of Fed decision
    MarketWatch

    Stock market logs modest gain amid turbulent oil prices and ahead of Fed decision

    U.S. stocks finish Tuesday’s session with modest gains on the back of defensive bets as investors focus on a decision on interest rates from the Federal Reserve set for Wednesday after a weekend attack in the Middle East that roiled global energy markets.

  • Dow Jones Today: Spotlight On Oil Prices, Federal Reserve; Home Depot Stock Downgraded
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Today: Spotlight On Oil Prices, Federal Reserve; Home Depot Stock Downgraded

    Home Depot stock weighed on the Dow Jones today and oil prices eased somewhat after Monday's spike.

  • Reuters

    Tokyo shares end at 4-1/2-month high, energy sector up

    Japan's Nikkei share average inched up to a 4-1/2-month closing high on Tuesday, as soaring oil prices triggered by attacks on Saudi crude facilities boosted oil and gas-related companies. Market players said risk appetite had not been affected in spite of Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities. Oil and gas-related companies led gains, with mining and oil & coal products the top two performing subsectors on Tokyo's main bourse, jumping 9.0% and 4.5%, respectively.

  • TheStreet.com

    Dow Futures Drift Lower, Crude Pares Gains As Markets Gear for Fed Rate Decision

    Global stocks edged lower again Tuesday, following one of the biggest single-day declines in oil prices on record, as investors adopted a cautious stance on risk ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day rate-setting meeting and the start of formal U.S.-China trade talks later this week.

  • Barrons.com

    ‘Doomsday Scenarios’ Can Blow Up Your Investments. How to Prepare.

    Financial advisors are beginning to prepare for some bad, but not unthinkable, “doomsday” scenarios, such as stagnant global growth as a result of record-high debt and record-low rates, or a deepened conflict between the U.S. and China.

  • FX Empire

    China’s Weak Industrial Production, Retail Sales Highlight Need for Easing Monetary Conditions

    Chinese retail sales and investment gauges also worsened, reinforcing views that China is likely to cut some of its key interest rates this week for the first time in over three years to prevent a sharper slump in activity.

  • TheStreet.com

    Dow Futures Retreat, Global Stocks Fall After Saudi Oil Attacks, Weak China Data

    Global stocks traded notably lower Monday, while oil prices surged the most in more than two decades, as an attack on two key Saudi Arabian oil facilities, as well as the weakest industrial output data from China in many years, hammered equity market sentiment.

  • Financial Times

    Thailand dangles 50% tax cut for manufacturers fleeing China

    Thailand has announced a package of incentives, including a 50 per cent tax cut, for companies to relocate production to the slowing south-east Asian economy from China amid the Sino-American trade war. The incentives show Thailand jockeying for foreign investment against neighbours such as Vietnam as the country seeks to move its manufacturing sector into higher-value activities.

  • Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal: Nikkei
    Reuters

    Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal: Nikkei

    Japan has agreed to phase out tariffs on U.S. wine imports as part of a bilateral trade deal expected to be signed at the end of the month, t1he Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. Japan will eliminate the tariffs on U.S. wine within five to seven years after the trade agreement goes into effect, the Nikkei reported without giving its sources. Japan taxes imported wine at a rate of 15% or 125 yen ($1.16) per litre, whichever is cheaper, according to the Nikkei.