Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.58%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Non-Metal Minerals, Industrials and Mining sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 1.58%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Grana Y Monter ...

Wall Street ends the week on a high note

Although the recent developments surrounding the political turmoil in the U.S. forced the major equity indexes in the U.S. to retrace most of their earnings, they closed the last day of the week higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 141.82 points, or 0.69%, to 20,804.84, the S& ...

Top 5 things that moved markets this past week

Investing.com – Take a peek at the top 5 things that rocked U.S. markets this week. The ‘Trump Dump’ of 2017 U.S. stocks suffered their worst decline of 2017 on Wednesday, as investors fled risk assets amid reports that President Trump asked the then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an in ...

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.19%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Energy, Clean Technology and Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.19%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Crew Energy ...

US Dollar under pressure, testing 97 handle as political turmoil continues

Following yesterday's technical correction, the US Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six trade-weighted peers, is staying under pressure on Wednesday, testing the 97 handle for the first time since Trump's election victory. As of writing, the index i ...

CME Group FedWatch’s June hike probability settles above 70%

CME Group FedWatch tool, which calculates unconditional probabilities of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting outcomes to generate a binary probability tree, shows that the probability of a June rate hike advanced to 73.8% on Friday from 64.6% in the previous day. Although there were n ...

EUR/USD breaks above 1.1200, first time since November

EUR/USD finally broke above 1.1200 and climbed to 1.1211, hitting a fresh 6-month high. The pair remains near the highs holding a bullish tone as the US dollar drops across the board.  The euro is about to end the week with a gain of almost 300 pips, the best performance in months, even large ...

USD/CHF extends slide to fresh 6-month lows as USD weakens

USD/CHF dropped further during the American session and reached a fresh 6-month low. The pair has been moving all day with a bearish bias and near the end of the week is trading at 0.9725, level last seen back in November.  The Swiss franc and the euro are among the top performers while the U ...

AUD/USD consolidates daily gains around mid-0.74s

After approaching the 0.74 handle during the Asian session, the AUD/USD pair gathered momentum and rose to 0.7460 in the early trading hours of the NA session as a broad-based selling pressure hit the greenback. However, amid a lack of fundamental drivers, the pair failed to extend its gains an ...

US: Key economic numbers for next week – Danske Bank

Next week, the FOMC minutes and some economic reports will be released. According to analysts from Danske Bank, the FOMC minutes may give more insight into what the members think about the timing of the next Fed hike and quantitative tightening. Key Quotes:  “In the US, we get the FOM ...

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.06%

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Insurance, Oil&Gas and Banking sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 rose 0.06%. The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Wapco (LAGOS:WAPCO), which rose 1.04% or 0.50 ...

United States Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count rose from previous 712 to 720

Morocco stocks lower at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares down 0.31%

Investing.com – Morocco stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Forestry&Paper, Construction&Building Materials and Chemicals sectors led shares lower. At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares declined 0.31%. The best performers of the session on the ...