Category: Stock Market News

Investors Are Scared, And ECB’s Not Even Close to Unwinding QE

The European Central Bank may be a long way away from unwinding its bond-purchase program, but some investors are already worried. Finland’s biggest private-sector pension fund says it won’t touch the bonds that the ECB might need to sell if and when it starts reversing its quantitative easing. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment officer of […]

Fed points upwards for rates, world stocks lurch downward

World stocks tumbled to one-week lows on Thursday after the U.S. Fed confirmed it was on track to raise interest rates several times this year, sending bond yields to new multi-year highs. While U.S. 10-year yields retreated after nearing the psychologically key 3 percent level, the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meeting at the […]

Dollar hits one-week high as focus shifts to Fed

The dollar rose to its highest level in a week against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, as investor focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting. World stocks looked set to fall for a third straight day. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of peers, was […]

Global stocks struggle as bond yields, dollar regain traction

A six-day rebound in world stocks began to splutter on Tuesday, as bond market borrowing costs regained traction and the dollar kicked firmly away from a three-year low. Europe’s main bourses saw steady start as lower domestic currencies helped their cause [.EU] but weakness across Asia where Tokyo saw a 1 percent drop [.T] meant […]

Euronext Plans More Acquisitions After Buying Irish Stock Market

Euronext NV will acquire more companies this year to help diversify its revenues. The Amsterdam-based exchange operator is open to tie-ups with other European exchanges like its combination with Irish Stock Exchange Plc — to complete in March — that gives Euronext a foothold in the ETF market, said Chief Executive Officer Stephane Boujnah on […]

JPMorgan Says Inflation, Rising Wages Actually Good for Stocks

Investors rattled by the recent bout of equity selling take heart: the fears about rising inflation and wage growth crimping corporate profits are way overblown, according to JPMorgan Securities Plc strategists. Mislav Matejka, global equity strategist with the firm, argues it is the outlook for both production and sales volumes rather than higher wages that […]

Stocks set for best week in six years, dollar sags

World shares were set for their best week of gains in six years on Friday after two consecutive weeks in the red, shrugging off a rise in global borrowing costs while the dollar hit its lowest since 2014. MSCI’s world index of stocks, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 0.3 percent after European […]