The Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

It’s interest rate decision day in the UK The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee will reveal its decision on interest rates on Thursday amid growing expectations that the central bank will raise its benchmark rate for the first time in more than decade. The Bank of England (BoE) is ex ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.65%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials, Electric Power and Public Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.65%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were MRV Engenharia e Participacoes ...

Dollar Down Slightly Vs Yen In Early Asia After Fed

Investing.com - The dollar eased slightly against the yen in Asia on Thursday after overnight gains on strong Fed language on policy and as markets await an expected naming of the Fed chief by President Donald Trump. USD/JPY changed hands at 114.14, down 0.03%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7677, flat ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; IPC down 0.60%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Materials, Telecoms Services and Financial Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the IPC fell 0.60%. The best performers of the session on the IPC were Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. ...

Powell To Get the Nod to Replace Yellen as Fed Chair: WSJ

Investing.com - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to be Fed chairman, according to the Wall Street Journal. Powell would replace Janet Yellen as the head of the Federal Reserve, after the Fed chair's term ends on Feb. 3. The report drew little reactio ...

Dow Jones Closes Higher as Fed Leaves Rate Unchanged

Investing.com – U.S stocks closed mostly higher as investors remained optimistic that corporates would continue to beat earnings expectations while bullish economic data lifted sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher at 23,435.01. The S&P 500 closed 0.16% higher whil ...

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy, Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.02% to hit a new all time high. The best performers of the session on the ...

Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 1.07%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials, Investment and Public Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP added 1.07%. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Avianca Holdings Pf (CN:AVT_p), ...

Bitcoin Retreats from Record High, Ethereum Slides Below $300

Investing.com – Bitcoin jumped to a fresh record high on Wednesday amid expectations the digital currency is edging closer to becoming establish asset class after futures markets regulator CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) announced plans to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter. On th ...

Crude Oil Prices Settle Lower as US Exports Surge To Record High

Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled lower on Wednesday as a surge in crude exports offset data showing supplies of U.S crude oil and gasoline decline more-than-expected. On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for December delivery fell by 8 cents to settle at $54.30 a barrel ...

Fed: Economy Activity Rising at Solid Rate;

Investing.com - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it expected labor market conditions to strengthen. As was widely expected, the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) agreed to leave its benchmark rate target at 1%-1.25%. Inflation expectations wer ...

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.68%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials, Financials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 lost 0.68%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA), which rose ...

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.20%

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Utilities sectors led shares higher. At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.20% to hit a new 5-year high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.23%. The best performers of the ...

Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.20%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.20% to hit a new 5-year high. The best performers of the session on the AEX were Gemalto ...