Category: Stock Market News

Strong China data cranks up pressure on bond markets

Strong Chinese data on Thursday kept world stocks hovering near record highs, as bond markets pushed U.S. Treasury yields – the benchmark for global borrowing costs – to a 10-month high. Underlining the momentum of the world economic expansion into the back end of last year, both Chinese fourth quarter growth of 6.8 percent and […]

Why 2018 will not be another perfect year for stocks

Stock markets are rallying, central banks are drifting to the exit as low inflation persists and economies are enjoying the benefits of synchronized growth — what could possibly go wrong? Surely 2018 is another so-called “Goldilocks” year for investors — not too hot, not too cold … just right, which means profits for retail investors […]

Dollar Weakness Offers Boost for Global Stocks: State Street

The slide in the dollar toward its weakest in three years should be helpful for equity markets around the world, according to Michael Metcalfe at State Street Global Markets. “This is a really important point about not getting too bearish about markets in response to policy if the dollar continues to weaken,” said Metcalfe, the […]

European stocks rise as corporate updates lift sentiment

European shares rose on Tuesday after corporate trading updates lifted sentiment, with Peugeot owner PSA Group outperforming after reporting a jump in sales last year. The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> index was up 0.2 percent by 0930 GMT with most indexes and sectors across the continent trading firmly in positive territory as the euro gave […]

Global shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

Asia and Europe’s big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling. MSCI’s all-country world index <.MIWD00000PUS> notched its third consecutive all-time high as growing confidence about the global economy pushed […]