Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.29%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms Services, Materials and Financial Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC lost 0.29%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Financiero ...

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 Fed Stuck To The Script In a move largely expected by financial markets, the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday raised its benchmark rate target by 0.25% to 1.25%-1.5%, an ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.35%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Electricity, Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.35% to hit a new 1-month low. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were ...

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.16%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the IT, Consumer Discretionary and Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.16%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Linamar ...

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.58%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Healthcare and Financials sectors led shares higher. At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.58% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.90%, and the NASDAQ ...

S&P 500 Closes in Record Territory on Signs of Tax Reform Progress

Investing.com – US stocks rallied on Friday amid renewed optimism on tax reform ahead of the release of the final tax bill that aims to overhaul the U.S. tax system. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher at 24651. The S&P 500 closed 0.9% higher, while the Nasdaq Composite close ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.25%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Public Utilities, Basic Materials and Electric Power sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.25%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Estacio Participacoes SA ...

Colombia stocks lower at close of trade; COLCAP down 1.22%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Public Services, Financials and Investment sectors led shares lower. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP declined 1.22%. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Conconcret (CN:CIC), which unchanged ...

Crude Oil Prices Settle Higher as US Rig Count Snaps 6-Weeks of Gains

Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled higher on Friday as traders cheered data showing the number of oil rigs operating in the US fell for the first time in six weeks, while ongoing optimism on strong OPEC compliance with the deal to cut production lifted sentiment. On the New Yor ...

Bitcoin Eases From Record High, CME Bitcoin Futures launch Eyed; Ripple Sheds 10%

Investing.com – Bitcoin eased slightly from record highs on Friday as traders look ahead to the CME group’s launch of bitcoin futures, while Ethereum continued to drift from its recent all-time high. On the U.S.-based Bitfinex exchange, bitcoin rose to $17,752, up $1367, or 8.34% after ...

Gold Prices Flat as Tax Reform Uncertainty Eases

Investing.com – Gold prices were roughly unchanged on Friday as gains were capped by a rise in the dollar amid growing investor optimism on tax reform. Gold futures for February delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose by $0.40, or 0.04%, to $1,257.60 a tro ...

GBP/USD Slump Aids Dollar Advance as Tax Reform Optimism Grows

Investing.com – The dollar rose on Friday against a basket of major currencies amid easing uncertainty surrounding the progress of tax reform after news reports suggested that Republicans secured enough votes for the bill passage. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength ...

Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.55%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Consumer Services and Utilities sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.55%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA), which rose ...

Denmark stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 down 1.17%

Investing.com – Denmark stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare, Oil&Gas and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 lost 1.17%. The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were ...