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. Dollar in the doldrums as Fed left rates unchanged The dollar slumped to its lowest level in more than year against its rivals, after the Federal Reserve left its benchmark rate unchanged amid concerns ove ...

Dow closes in record territory for third-straight day

Investing.com – U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Friday, shrugging off a slump in shares of Amazon after the e-commerce giant posted much weaker-than-expected quarterly profit. Shares of Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed 2.48% lower on Friday, on the back of quarterly results tha ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.34%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate, Basic Materials and Consumption sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.34%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Estacio Participacoes SA ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; IPC up 0.04%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms Services, Materials and Consumer Staples sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the IPC gained 0.04%. The best performers of the session on the IPC were Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. ...

Fitch affirms France at ‘AA’; outlook stable – Reuters

Fitch Ratings affirmed France's credit note at 'AA' and said that the outlook was stable. Key highlights (via Reuters) Fiscal metrics remain France's key rating weakness Victory of Macron over Marine Le Pen in may presidential election removed risk of a near-term politica ...

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.15%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Consumer Goods, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower. At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose ...

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.41%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples and Telecoms sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.41%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ...

Bitcoin up more than $200 on Friday, heads for flat weekly close

The digital currency Bitcoin gained traction on Friday after the rival Ether dropped more than 5% against the USD, and pushed the BTC/USD pair above the $2800 threshold for the first time since Monday. With this latest upsurge, the pair is about to close a volatile week little changed aroun ...

Wall Street closes little changed amid mixed earnings reports

Major equity indexes in the U.S. failed to make decisive movements in either direction on Friday and closed the day not too far away from their opening levels. Relatively weak earning reports from high profile companies such as Exxon, and Starbucks weighed on the S&P 500 while the Dow Jone ...

Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.17%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Public Services, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP rose 0.17%. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Conconcret (CN:CIC), which rose 2.49% ...

USD/JPY refreshes 6-week lows on N. Korea headlines

The USD/JPY pair continues to push lower in the last session of the week amid escalating geopolitical tensions in Asia. Having refreshed its lowest level since mid-June at 110.56, the pair is now trading at 110.60, losing 0.58%, or 65 pips, on the day. Earlier in the session, Kyodo News Agenc ...

US NFP preview: Looking for 195K in July – Wells Fargo

Next Friday, the US employment report will be released. Analysts from Wells Fargo, estimate an increase of 195K in NFP.  Key Quotes:  “Nonfarm payrolls rose by 222,000 in June while the unemployment rate edged higher to 4.4 percent. One of the more disappointing aspects of th ...

EUR/CHF unstoppable hits 1.1400 and gains 360 pips in 4 days

EUR/CHF reached late on Friday 1.1405, a new high since the SNB shock. The pair continues in a rally mode. It rose more than 350 pips in four days. It is the best week for the euro against the Swiss franc since January 2015.  EUR/CHF overbought, so what? From a technical perspective ...

Bitcoin surges as miners back SegWit upgrade, Ethereum turns negative

Investing.com –Bitcoin traded higher on Friday, after investors cheered data showing bitcoin miners continued to signal support for a software upgrade aimed at speeding up transactions on the bitcoin network. On the U.S.-based GDAX exchange, Bitcoin rose to $2,784.2, up $222.9 or 8.70%. New ...