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U.S. stocks climbed as investors navigated mixed corporate earnings results and signals of a possible extension for a deadline to reach a trade deal with China.
Global stocks edge higher on increasing trade deal optimism after President Donald Trump says March 1 deadline not a "magical" date in U.S.-China talks. Gains capped ahead of Fed minutes as investors seek confirmation of central bank's neutral stance on rates amid slowing economic data at home and abroad. Global stocks traded cautiously higher again Wednesday, with markets in Asia touching fresh four-month highs, amid increasing signs of tangible progress in U.S.-China trade talks and a suggestion from President Donald Trump that negotiations could be extended if the two sides fail to reach an agreement by the first of next month.
At around 3:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 19 points lower, indicating a negative open of more than 21 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both seen little changed from the previous session. The Federal Reserve is expected to publish minutes from its January policy-setting meeting on Wednesday.
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market's gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent despite news that Japan's ...
Stocks and bonds are rising on bets that the Federal Reserve has ended its nearly four-year campaign of interest-rate increases, worrying investors who believe the central bank could upend those expectations later this year. Since the Fed’s January meeting, a number of investors and traders have concluded that the central bank hasn’t just paused its rate increases, but finished them altogether. Some believe the Fed’s next move could be to cut the benchmark short-term rate, something it hasn’t done since December 2008, when the global financial crisis forced the central bank to slash rates to near zero.
U.S. stocks gained ground on Tuesday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level U.S.-China trade talks resumed in Washington. All three major U.S. equity indexes closed higher, with the Nasdaq ending its seventh consecutive day in the black. Stocks have recovered broadly from their year-end selloff, with the Nasdaq up almost 21 percent from its Dec. 24 low and the S&P 500 more than 18 percent.
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U.S. stocks gained ground on Tuesday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level U.S.-China trade talks resumed in Washington. All three major U.S. equity indexes closed higher, with the Nasdaq ending its seventh consecutive day in the black.
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