|Day's range||21,363.67 - 21,563.27|
|52-week range||20,347.49 - 24,448.07|
Treasury yields steadied just below 2.90 percent. U.S. equity futures advanced with stocks in Japan and Australia, while shares fluctuated in Shanghai and Hong Kong. With global growth forecasts for 2019 being questioned amid the U.S.-China trade tussle, investors may get some clues on the policy path from this week’s Federal Reserve meeting and press conference from Chairman Jerome Powell.
The selling began in Asia early Friday after China reported industrial production and retail sales growth numbers for November which failed to meet expectations. The data served as the latest signs of a weakening economy in China. Furthermore, it exposed the risks that China is facing as it continues to battle the United States in their ongoing trade war. Economic conditions also worsened in the Euro Zone. The IHS Markit Flash Euro Zone PMI Index fell to 51.7 in December, its lowest level in four years.
The S&P 500 Index tumbled 1.9 percent Friday, after testing February lows, erasing the week’s gains. Retailers retreated even after monthly data indicated U.S. consumers are still spending. The sour mood on Wall Street came after equities slumped from Asia to Europe on concern that Chinese growth is slowing.
Investing.com - Asian stocks extended their losses in afternoon trade on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected data.
U.S. stock index futures are trading lower early Friday, mostly in reaction to the weaker-than-expected economic data from China. The major cash market stock indexes finished mixed on Thursday during a choppy session as investors digested new developments in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.
Investing.com - Asian stocks fell in morning trade on Friday, despite reports that White House is making official its decision to delay a tariff hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods until Mar. 1.
The dollar jumped after the European Central Bank sounded a cautious note on growth. The S&P 500 Index finished the session little changed, with about three decliners in the benchmark for every two that rose. The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a gain, led by Procter & Gamble and McDonald’s. The greenback edged higher as U.S. jobless claims came in below estimates.
The U.K. Conservative Party voted to keep Theresa May as leader. On the bright side, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte proposed to cut the deficit target to 2.04% of output for next year. The U.K. avoided further political chaos with last night’s vote but the bottom line is that uncertainties persist and are an ongoing drag on European equities.
Investing.com - Asian markets rose in morning trade on Thursday following reports that China is considering postponing some targets of its ambitious plans to dominate high-end technologies, as Beijing tried to ease trade tensions with the U.S.
The S&P 500 rose 0.5 percent after an afternoon slump that pared its gain by more than half. All rallies are suspect,” said Michael Antonelli, the managing director at Robert W. Baird & Co. The early gains came as signs emerged that trade tensions would ease, first after the arrested Huawei executive was granted bail and then when President Donald Trump suggested he could use his influence to calm that situation as part of a deal with China.
Indices across Asia surged on signs of thawing trading tensions between the US and China. US markets were up an average 1.0% in early Wednesday pre-opening trading. In the UK new developments in the Brexit dealings have traders wary.
The American stock markets have complex dynamics. It is not the first day that we have seen the sale prevail in the midst of the American session, and often even overlap the positive dynamics within the day.
(Bloomberg) -- The power of news headlines is back, and a renewed dose of trade optimism is finally lifting Asian stocks from a six-week low.
It’s all eyes on the Pound as talks of a vote of no confidence hit the wires ahead of a make or break emergency EU gathering tomorrow.
The major indexes initially jumped more than 1 percent on signs of a softening tone in U.S.-China trade relations. Investors were reacting to a Bloomberg News report which said China is moving toward cutting tariffs on cars made in the U.S. to 15 percent from the current 40 percent. The report went on to say that the proposal has been submitted to the Chinese Cabinet and will be reviewed in the coming days.
Investing.com - Asian stocks rose in morning trade on Wednesday following reports that China would cut tariffs on cars made in the U.S.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expects Bangladesh’s rapid economic expansion to pick up further momentum and hit 10 per cent annual growth over the next three years. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Nikkei Asian Review ahead of the country’s general election on December 30, the 71-year-old leader said her nation would shed its “least developed country” status from 2024. Ms Hasina has overseen almost a decade of consistent economic expansions of about 6 to 7 per cent, with the economy growing 7.86 per cent in real terms in the fiscal year that ended in June.
The S&P 500 Index started out strong, took a turn down, then recovered from the day’s lows as key Senate leaders signaled a desire to avoid a government shutdown hours after Donald Trump threatened to do so in a spat over funding for his border wall. Carmakers rose as China signaled it may cut tariffs on auto imports, but investors were cautious about a broader deal. U.S. markets have been whipsawed in recent weeks as traders searched Trump’s tweets for clues about the outlook for trade talks, tried to decide if a stock selloff could prompt the Federal Reserve to pare back rate increases and evaluated economic data that signaled a slowdown may be coming.
While news that top Chinese and American trade officials talked over the phone helped the region’s shares almost erase early Tuesday losses, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index soon headed back in the red. There’s been a deluge of bad news in recent days -- from the unsolved case about the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer to the surprise exit of India’s central-bank governor on Monday evening -- and the optimism seen after the 90-day trade truce between the U.S. and China is far gone. Since Dec. 3, Asian stock markets have already lost more than $1 trillion in market value, with the regional gauge trading at a six-week low.
Investing.com - Asian markets gained in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) suppliers outperforming after the U.S. tech giant filed an appeal to overturn a sales ban in China of some of its iPhones, CNBC reported.
Following Theresa May’s decision to delay the parliamentary vote scheduled for later today, Brexit and U.S – China trade chatter will be in focus.
Investing.com - Asian markets were mixed in morning trade on Tuesday amid reports that China and the U.S. are preparing next stage of trade talks.
Major U.S. indexes finished in the green, buoyed by rallies in Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. The pound tumbled as traders took a grim view of the outlook for the U.K. after Theresa May delayed a crucial Brexit vote. Investors found an excuse to buy the dip Monday after the S&P 500 fell to the lowest intraday level since April, continuing a volatile period for U.S. equities.