Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.24%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Financial Services, Consumer Goods&Services and Consumer Staples sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC fell 0.24%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 2.18%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors, Non-Metal Minerals and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 2.18%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were ...

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.11%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the IT, Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.11%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Eldorado Gold ...

Wall Street ends day little changed amid thin trading volumes

Major indexes fluctuated in tight ranges on Friday. Upbeat consumer spending data affirms healthy US economy.  Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law. After starting the day in a quiet manner, major equity indexes in the U.S. seesawed in narrow bands as investors were gearing u ...

Crypto Today: Profit taking ahead of holidays drag major cryptocurrencies lower

Every single one of cryptocurrencies in the top-20 in terms of trading volume is going into the weekend in the negative territory as investors continue to book their profits. After losing more than $4K and dropping below the $12K mark, the BTC/USD pair recovered a small part of its losses and wa ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.07%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Public Utilities, Electric Power and Consumption sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.07% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were ...

Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.09%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials, Financials and Public Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP added 0.09% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Celsia SA ...

USD/JPY consolidates weekly gains, remains limited below 113.70

USD/JPY up over the week despite DXY slide.  Surging US yields weakened the yen versus the dollar.  The USD/JPY pair is about to end Friday little changed compared to Thursday’s close. It moved all day in a small range between 113.45 and 113.25.  The US dollar was heade ...

NY Fed’s GDP Nowcast eases to 3.9% for Q4 of 2017

"The New York Fed Staff Nowcast stands at 3.9% for 2017:Q4 and 3.2% for 2018:Q1," the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported on Friday. News from this week's data releases decreased the nowcast for 2017:Q4 by 0.1 percentage point and left the nowcast for 2018:Q1 broadl ...

US: A week with no market movers, then FOMC minutes and NFP – Danske Bank

Analysts from Danske Bank, expect the labour market report for December to be strong, due partly to some catch-up effects from previous months while they will look into the FOMC minutes for clues as to whether other members other than Charles Evans and Neel Kashkari came close to dissenting. Ke ...

Brazil: Bank lending improves with the economy – Rabobank

"According to the BCB’s credit market report for November, bank lending is gathering momentum, in line with the rest of the economy," Rabobank analysts note. Key quotes Yet the data continue to show asymmetry between fast-rising consumer loans and still-struggling corporate credit ...

WTI turns positive above $58 as US rig count remains unchanged

Crude oil prices gained traction in the late NA session after the weekly report released by the General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm showed that the oil drilling count in the U.S. remained unchanged at 747. The barrel of West Texas Intermediate spiked up to a fres ...