Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 1.25%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services, Consumer Staples and Telecoms Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 1.25%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo ...

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. Final Job Report of the Year Boosted Risk-on Sentiment The US jobs market continue its post-hurricane recovery as nonfarm payroll on Friday showed the US economy created 228,000 jobs in November, while wag ...

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.52%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Industrials and IT sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.52%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Valeant Pharmaceuticals ...

Dow, S&P 500 Notch Record Close as Tech Advances

Investing.com – US stocks closed at record highs on Friday as investors cheered a labor market report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected raising expectations for a solid quarter of economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher at 24,314.24. The S& ...

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 Industrials, Consumption and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.34%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Gerdau SA Pref (SA:GGBR4), which ...

Crude Futures Settle Higher But Fail to Avoid Weekly Loss

Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled higher on Friday as stronger Chinese crude demand and fears over possible supply disruptions offset signs of rising US output. On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for January delivery rose 1.2% to settle at $57.36 a barrel, while o ...

Bitcoin Slumps Nearly 12%, Futures Launch Eyed

Investing.com – Bitcoin notched yet another record high on Friday, but gains were short lived after digital currency fell sharply as investors appear to take profit on the digital currency’s impressive rally so far this week ahead of the launch of Bitcoin futures due Sunday. On the U.S.-based ...

Gold Prices Turn Negative as Dollar Strength Weighs

Investing.com – Gold prices remained on track for a third-weekly slump as the risk-on sentiment continued to support dollar strength, pressuring demand for the yellow metal. Gold futures for February delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by $4.00, or 0.34% ...

GBP/USD Slumps on Brexit ‘Breakthrough’, Dollar Set for Weekly Gain

Investing.com – The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday after a mixed nonfarm jobs report showed the US economy created more jobs than expected but wage growth remained subdued. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted ...

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.58%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 0.58%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were CTT Correios de Portugal SA ...

Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.50%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials, Oil&Gas and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.50%. The best performers of the session on the AEX were ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd), which ...

Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.57%

Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Building&Construction and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.57% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the ...

Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 1.01%

Investing.com – Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials, Oil&Gas and Real Estate sectors led shares higher. At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 gained 1.01%. The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Danske Bank A/S ...