Aussie Dips In early Asia Ahead Of Jobs Data, China Retail, Industrial Fig

Investing.com - The Australian dollar eased slightly in Asia on Thursday ahead of jobs data and closely-watched industrial and retail figures from top trading partner China later on. AUD/USD traded at 0.7632, down 0.05%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 112.69, up 0.13%. NZD/USD fell 0.11% to 0.701 ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 1.21%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials, Industrials and Telecoms Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC added 1.21% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV ...

The Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com - Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow European Central Bank president Mario Draghi in Focus The European Central Bank delivers its decision on monetary policy on Thursday and is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged. Investors also ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.20%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Non-Metal Minerals, Industrials and Banking&Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.20%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were ...

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.33%

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

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.10%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials, Industrials and Clean Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.10% to hit a new all time high. The best performers of the session on the ...

Dow Jones Closes at Record Highs after Fed Hikes Rates

Investing.com – Wall Street raced to record highs on Wednesday buoyed by growing expectations that an agreement on final tax bill would reach President Donald Trump before year-end, while bullish expectations from the Federal Reserve on future growth lifted sentiment. The Dow Jones Industria ...

Bitcoin Struggles to Hold Gains, Ethereum Eases From Record High

Investing.com – Bitcoin fell on Wednesday amid negative commentary from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen asserting that bitcoin is “a highly speculative asset”, while Ethereum continued to add gains amid signs of growing demand. On the U.S.-based Bitfinex exchange, bitcoin fell to $16,247, d ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.22%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials, Real Estate and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 1.22%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Cosan SA Industria e Comercio ...

Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.16%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials, Investment and Agriculture sectors led shares higher. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP rose 0.16% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Ecopetrol SA ...

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rate by 0.25%

Investing.com - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the fifth time since 2015 at the end of its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday, in what was a widely anticipated decision. The Fed raised its benchmark lending rate to a target range of 1.25% to 1.5%, as expected. It was the third rat ...

Gold Prices Steady as Sluggish Inflation Persists

Investing.com – Gold prices steadied as the dollar came under pressure following the release of timid inflation data which dampened investor expectations for a faster pace of rate hikes next year. Gold futures for February delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchang ...

Trump: ‘Very Close’ to Tax Bill, Would Support 21% Corp. Tax Rate

Investing.com - US President Donald Trump said Republican lawmakers were "very close" to tax a deal and signalled his support for a 21% corporate tax rate. Trump said he hopes to sign the tax bill “in a very short period of time”, stressing that it was “very important for the country” that Congress ...

Dollar Edges Lower; Fed Rate Decision Eyed

Investing.com – The dollar eased from three-week highs after economic data pointing to ongoing inflation weakness eased expectations of the Federal Reserve adopting a more aggressive stance on monetary policy next year. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a ...