South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth above expectations (0.2%) in December: Actual (0.3%)

US: Chicago PMI beats expectations – Nomura

The Economics Team at Nomura provides a summary of the most recent US data published on Thursday.  Key Quotes Advance goods trade balance and inventories: The goods trade gap widened to $69.7bn in November from October’s $68.1bn. The deficit in November was wider than expectation ...

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth (YoY) in line with expectations (1.5%) in December

Option expiries for today’s NY cut

Option expiries for today's Dec29 NY cut at 10:00ET, via DTCC, can be found below.  - EUR/USD: $1.1900(E362mn), $1.2000(E878mn) - USD/JPY: Y111.00($411mn), Y113.50($322mn), Y115.00($415mn) - AUD/USD: $0.7600(A$243mn) - USD/CAD: C$1.2475($340mn), C$1.2950($1.02bn), C$1.3100($1.25bn) ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.43%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financial Services, Telecoms Services and Consumer Staples sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.43% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the ...

Wall Street ends day with modest gains

Financials lead the gains on Thursday. Copper rally lifts the material index. The subdued trading action is likely to continue on the last day of the year. After starting day slightly higher, major equity indexes in the U.S.gathered momentum and finished the day with modest gains booste ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.91%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Electricity, Services and S&P Lima Juniors sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.91% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima ...

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.14%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare, Energy and IT sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.14% to hit a new all time high. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite ...

Crypto Today: Bitcoin drops below $14K, Ripple touches $1.5

Bitcoin extends losses on news from South Korea. Ripple extend rally to a new record high at $1.5. Total market cap declines by $50 billion. The BTC/USD pair came under a heavy selling pressure on Thursday and dropped below the $14K mark as investors continued to sell their Bitcoin's o ...

GBP/USD firm well above 1.3400

Pound rises for the third day-a-row against US dollar.  Spot post highest close since December 7.  Low volatility expected until 2018. The GBP/USD pair had the best day in more than a week. On Wednesday cable offered bullish signals, after rising above 1.3400. The pair broke on to ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.43%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate, Electric Power and Public Utilities sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.43% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were ...

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.16%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.16% to hit a new all time high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.05%, and the ...

Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.41%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials, Financials and Agriculture sectors led shares higher. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP gained 0.41% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Ecopetrol SA ...

USD/CHF tumbles below 0.9800 to test key support

Spot heads toward the lowest close since Dec 1.  CHF among the top performs on Thursday.  USD/CHF down 4.10% over the year.  The USD/CHF pair is consolidating important losses on Thursday. While the US dollar dropped across the board, the Swiss franc gained momentum amid ris ...