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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equities ended the week on a down note after flirting with all-time highs in the wake of mostly positive earnings reports. The dollar weakened to its lowest level since July.Boeing accounted for about two-thirds of the decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while sagging technology stocks such as Microsoft weighed on the Nasdaq Composite. U.S. regulators said Boeing failed to turn over communications between its employees during the certification of the grounded 737 Max jet.“Markets are more forward looking, meaning that what happened in earnings season in the previous quarter has a temporary impact in the markets, but what is more important to know is the big trends,” said Juha Seppala, director of macro asset-allocation strategy for UBS Asset Management.Treasuries rose, while most sovereign bonds fell across Europe. Oil futures fluctuated. The lira gained after Turkey and the U.S. agreed Thursday to a temporary cease-fire plan for Syria. While sterling was range bound it was still poised for a third week of gains before U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks parliamentary backing on Saturday for his Brexit deal.American earnings so far have been relatively upbeat, after Morgan Stanley on Thursday became the latest big bank to buck concerns about weak growth. Traders will also be mulling the data from China, which showed GDP slow to 6% in the third quarter, with limited pick-up from domestic demand, but factory output improve and retail sales hold up.Earlier in Asia, shares closed down in Shanghai after Chinese GDP rose by the least since the early 1990s last quarter. Benchmarks in Japan and South Korea gave up gains to finish lower.Here are the main movers in markets:To contact the reporters on this story: Claire Ballentine in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org;Sarah Ponczek in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeremy Herron at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave LiedtkaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Although the index has risen by about 1% this week, virtually all of the gains were from Tuesday’s surge on Trade War optimism. Current prices also happen to be near the upward boundary of a longer-term symmetrical triangle pattern, sloping downward from the all-time highs in July to the more recent highs in mid-September. Meanwhile, Nasdaq 100 Futures ended yesterday with a spinning top candle pattern, while the Nikkei 225 contract (/NKD, which represents the leading Japanese equity index and typically shows high correlation to the /ES and /NQ) saw a doji candle on Wednesday followed by a spinning top yesterday.
Asian stocks stumbled on Friday, erasing earlier gains after China posted its weakest growth in nearly three decades, countering a global lift in sentiment on the UK and European Union striking a long-awaited Brexit deal. China's economy grew 6.0% in the third quarter, less than expected, and the weakest pace in at least 27-1/2 years, as the Sino-U.S. trade war hit demand at home and abroad. If there is any short-term move (higher) here in Asia it will genuinely be only short-term players because we're not far from printing 5% in China GDP, and that's not going to be good for risk assets," said Greg McKenna, strategist at McKenna Macro.
China emphasized Thursday that the U.S. must remove tariffs in order for the two countries to reach a final agreement on trade, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said.
The dollar posted its worst week in almost four months on Friday, pummeled by sterling and euro rallies driven by a deal on Britain's departure from the European Union, while China's weakest growth in nearly three decades weighed on equities. The dollar crept lower against the euro as the common currency enjoyed a lift from hopes a Brexit deal could improve the odds of the euro zone avoiding a recession. Dismal manufacturing data and worries the U.S.-China trade war could slow euro zone economies even further have rattled the euro this year, while fears of a disorderly Brexit had slammed sterling until a week ago.
(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.U.S. stocks climbed toward all-time highs amid a spate of mostly positive earnings reports. Doubts over whether a Brexit deal can win approval whipsawed the pound.The S&P 500 fluctuated for most of Thursday around the 3,000 level, while disappointing results from IBM caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to lag the other main equity benchmark indexes. Morgan Stanley became the latest big bank to defy expectations for weak growth. Netflix’s international performance impressed analysts.“There’s no doubt there’s been some deescalation of risk, global geopolitical economic risks relative to where we were two weeks ago,” said Michael Kushma, global fixed income chief investment officer at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. “But it may be just a false dawn. We don’t know yet. Our crystal ball is very cloudy at the moment.”“The environment doesn’t support higher equity prices,” said Jeremy Zirin, head of Americas equities at UBS Global Wealth Management. “To move higher, markets have to get comfortable that you’re going to see a re-acceleration of earnings growth next year.”Risk appetite was stoked across the board earlier as the U.K. and European Union said they had agreed on a new withdrawal plan, but it quickly ebbed when a key Northern Irish party said it won’t vote for the deal. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index erased its gain.With doubts swirling over the Brexit deal’s chances of success, investors are also grappling with a mixed bag earnings from major European companies.Earlier in Asia, stocks fell in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul, rose in Hong Kong and were barely changed in Shanghai. Taiwan Semiconductor, the primary chip supplier to Apple, projected current-quarter revenue ahead of analysts’ estimates. The Australian dollar strengthened after the country’s jobless rate unexpectedly fell and full-time employment climbed.Here are some key events coming up this week:China releases third-quarter GDP, September industrial production and retail sales data on Friday.Here are the main movers in markets: To contact the reporters on this story: Claire Ballentine in New York at email@example.com;Sarah Ponczek in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeremy Herron at email@example.com, Dave LiedtkaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Malaysia is open to more talks with Goldman Sachs after having two rounds of discussions to drop criminal charges against three units of the bank over the 1MDB scandal, the country's top prosecutor told the Nikkei Asian Review. Malaysian and U.S. investigators say about $4.5 billion was misappropriated from the now-defunct state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, set up in 2009 by former prime minister Najib Razak.
TOKYO/SYDNEY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Sterling faltered on fading hopes of a Brexit deal on Thursday, while a five-session rally in Asian stocks ran out of steam as weak U.S. retail sales fanned fears about the health of the world's biggest economy. Investor focus was shifting to the United Kingdom where Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said it could not support the Brexit deal as it currently stands.
Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday amid a report that there’s still a ways to go before the U.S. and China finalize a “phase one” limited trade deal.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fell, led by energy and technology shares, as investors mulled earnings reports and the prospects of trade negotiations. Treasuries rose after retail sales unexpectedly declined.In earnings, Bank of America jumped after deal fees surged, continuing a string of strong bank results. Nexflix rose in after-hour trading on positive results. The dollar also edged lower after the retail sales report renewed expectations for an October rate cut by the Federal Reserve.“Earnings are not so bad that it causes any sort of violent market reaction,” said Jeff Mills, chief investment officer at Bryn Mawr Trust Co. “But I don’t think they’re going to surprise enough to the upside to be a catalyst for a breakout.”The S&P 500 briefly climbed from the lows of the day after President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China probably will not be signed until he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the APEC summit next month in Chile.The Stoxx Europe 600 dropped, while benchmark indexes in Asia finished mostly higher, though most gauges trimmed the gains after China threatened to retaliate if the U.S. offered legislative support to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Stocks dipped in Shanghai and the yuan weakened.The pound strengthened amid signs European leaders are getting ready to gather in Brussels to clinch a deal that will see the U.K. part ways with the European Union.Elsewhere, Turkish stocks fell with the lira after the U.S. brought a criminal case against one of the nation’s largest banks, in what could be an escalation of Washington’s efforts to reprimand Ankara for its military incursion into northern Syria. Crude oil futures rose. Gold ticked higher.Here are some key events coming up this week:China releases third-quarter GDP, September industrial production and retail sales data on Friday.Here are the main movers in markets: \--With assistance from Robert Brand.To contact the reporters on this story: Claire Ballentine in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org;Sarah Ponczek in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeremy Herron at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave LiedtkaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Asian shares were supported on Wednesday after optimistic comments on Brexit from European negotiator Michel Barnier were backed up by reports that a draft legal text over the divorce was being drawn up.
Global stocks traded mixed Wednesday, with modest gains in Asia offset by weaker U.S. equity futures, as investors eyed the final hours of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU while awaiting around round of third quarter earnings reports on Wall Street.
Asian markets rose in early trading Wednesday following gains on Wall Street as U.S. earnings season kicked off and investors saw hope for the chances for a larger U.S.-China trade deal and a Brexit agreement.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks touched four-week highs, led by health care and financial shares, as earnings season began in earnest. The pound strengthened as the U.K. and European Union moved closer to a Brexit deal.The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped more than 1.2%, while the S&P 500 topped 3,000 on an intraday basis for the first time in three weeks. Treasury yields rose amid the risk-on backdrop.“Things on the earnings front seem to have gotten off to a pretty decent start, interest rates -- although they’ve perked back up a little -- are still extremely low, and this trade deal and positive Brexit talk are good for world growth,” said Gary Bradshaw, a portfolio manager at Hodges Capital Management. “I like what we see, and the market’s obviously responding well to that.”In earnings news:Johnson & Johnson raised its sales and earnings forecast for the year.UnitedHealth beat profit estimates and raised its full-year outlook.JPMorgan’s third-quarter results beat estimates, sending its shares higher.Goldman Sachs reported investment bank revenue and earnings per share that undershot estimates, but its equities sales and trading was a beat.BlackRock said there was a decline in fixed income inflows from the previous quarter as clients moved some money back into equities.The pound strengthened and gilts fell after two EU officials said negotiators in Brussels are closing in on a draft Brexit deal that could lead to a breakthrough before the end of Tuesday. Crude oil fell for a second day and gold dropped.Japan’s equity gauge jumped as trading resumed after a long weekend during which President Donald Trump announced progress on an interim trade accord with China. Markets elsewhere in Asia were mixed. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose, with all 19 sectors advancing.Investors are closely analyzing earnings, given the global backdrop of slowing growth and a host of unpredictable macro risks. The International Monetary Fund made a fifth-straight cut to its 2019 global growth forecast, citing a broad deceleration across the world’s largest economies as trade tensions undermine the expansion.“The earnings reports that will be particularly noteworthy are those from companies that are tied directly to the economic cycle,” said Michael Geraghty, equity strategist at Cornerstone Capital Group.Meanwhile, the Turkish lira jumped and the country’s benchmark stock index rose after Trump imposed milder penalties over its military campaign in Syria than U.S. lawmakers had demanded.Here are some key events coming up this week:Wednesday brings a monetary policy decision in South Korea.U.S. retail sales are forecast to increase for a seventh straight month. Sales in the “control group” are also expected to rise. Consumer spending is carrying the weight of U.S. economic growth so the data will be monitored closely for any signs of slowing.China releases third-quarter GDP, September industrial production and retail sales data on Friday.Here are the main moves in market:To contact the reporters on this story: Claire Ballentine in New York at email@example.com;Sarah Ponczek in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeremy Herron at email@example.com, Dave LiedtkaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.