Nasdaq ends down as investors eye Black Friday sales, China infections

Retailers in focus as Black Friday sales start Activision down on likely FTC lawsuit to block Microsoft deal Apple slips, Foxconn China plans sees lower shipments Indexes: Dow up 0.45%, S&P 500 down 0.03%, Nasdaq down 0.52% Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq closed lower on Friday with pressure from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in a … Read more

Dollar nears 3-mth low, shares climb after Fed tests the brakes

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Shares hit a two-month high and the dollar swooped towards a three-month low on Thursday, after Federal Reserve signals of smaller interest rate rises from next month were followed by the message from Frankfurt that the ECB will plow on. With Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving, it was up to … Read more

US weekly jobless claims at 3-month high; equipment spending resilient

Weekly jobless claims increase from 17,000 to 240,000 Continuing claims rise 48,000 to 1,551 million Core capital goods orders rebound 0.7% in October Shipments of core capital goods surge 1.3% WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits increased to a three-month high last week amid rising layoffs … Read more

Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears growing

Fed minutes awaited US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares were little changed on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes peeled for the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that … Read more

S&P closes at more than two-month high on retail, energy lift

Best Buy up, sees smaller annual sales drop Dollar Tree drops on lower FY profit forecast Manchester United surges on sale report Dow up 1.18%, S&P 500 up 1.36%, Nasdaq up 1.36% NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – US stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing at its highest level in 2-1/2 months, … Read more

China COVID cases weigh on Wall St; Disney jumps

Disney up on Iger’s return as CEO S&P 500 energy index leads sectoral falls Grindr slips after rocketing in debut Tesla down on vehicle recall, China COVID concerns Dow up 0.01%, S&P 500 down 0.34%, Nasdaq down 1.05% Nov 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes started the week roughly lower on China saying it … Read more

S&P 500 ends higher, led by defensive shares

Fed’s Collins sees 75 bps hike on the table Grindr surges into market debut Gap shares rise on upbeat results Indexes up: Dow 0.59%, S&P 0.48%, Nasdaq 0.01% Nov 18 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index ended higher on Friday in a choppy trading session, as gains in defensive shares overshadowed energy declines, … Read more

Shares cautious, US yield curve deep in recession territory

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Markets choppy after Fed warnings on rates US yield curve most inverted since 1981 Dollar runs into fresh selling, but off week’s lows SYDNEY, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Asian shares were in a cautious mood on Friday after US Federal Reserve officials fired more warning shots on interest rates, while rising coronavirus cases in … Read more

S&P 500 slips as hawkish rate view, labor data weigh

Fed’s Bullard backs more rate hikes Cisco rises after co-raises full-year outlook Macy’s jumps on profit forecast raise Indexes: Dow up 0.07%, S&P down 0.23%, Nasdaq down 0.09% Nov 17 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 fell modestly on Thursday as hawkish comments from a US Federal Reserve official and data showing the labor market remained … Read more

Wall Street ends down after Target outlook, Micron supply cut

October retail sales rise more than expected Target’s dour outlook weighs on retailers Micron’s supply cut triggers chip selloff Indexes down: Dow 0.12%, S&P 0.83%, Nasdaq 1.54% Nov 16 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended lower on Wednesday as a grim outlook from Target spurred fresh concerns about retailers heading into the crucial holiday … Read more