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Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on prospects for a rate cut

Jul. 10, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks rose and bond yields fell as investors welcomed new signals that the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Technology companies led the way higher Wednesday, helping the...

Asian shares mostly higher ahead of Fed chief testimony

Jul. 9, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday in cautious trading ahead of closely watched congressional testimony by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down nearly 0.2% in morning trading to 21,529.38. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% to 6,700.10. South...

Asian shares retreat ahead of Fed statement to Congress

Jul. 9, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares retreated Tuesday in quiet trading as investors awaited signs of what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat at 21,526.22, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.3% to 6,653.60. South Korea's Kospi was marginally lower, down 0.1% at...

Intel, Rio Tinto fall; Deutsche Bank, NorthStar Realty rise

Jul. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Bank of America Corp., up 21 cents to $29.26 Financial stocks bucked the overall downward trend in the market and rose along with bond yields, which allow banks to charge higher rates on loans. NorthStar Realty Europe Corp., up 45...

US stocks cap milestone-setting week with modest losses

Jul. 5, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

Bond yields rose and stocks mostly bounced back from an early slide to finish with modest losses Friday, a downbeat end on Wall Street to an otherwise milestone-setting week for the broader market. The small decline snapped a six-day winning streak for the S&P 500, though the benchmark index still notched a...

Asian shares climb after US benchmarks hit record highs

Jul. 3, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday, tracking the ascent by major U.S. indexes to record highs. The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China after they agreed to refrain from new tariffs pending a new round of negotiations. That has relieved some pressure...

Asian shares fall back after S&P 500 hits fresh record high

Jul. 2, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell back in Asia on Wednesday as the euphoria from President Donald Trump's truce with China's Xi Jinping on trade faded. The retreat followed yet another all-time high for the S&P 500 index. Trading in U.S. markets is subdued ahead of an early closure on Wednesday for the...

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street record on trade truce

Jul. 2, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street's benchmark hit a new high following the latest truce in the costly U.S.-Chinese trade war. Tokyo and Sydney rose, while Shanghai was unchanged. Hong Kong rose strongly in early trading despite protests over a proposed extradition law...

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 hits record on trade optimism

Jul. 1, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The S&P 500 is closing at a record Monday as investors welcome a truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The two sides agreed to resume talks and the U.S. said it would hold off on imposing new...

Up, down, back again: Funds deliver returns, vertigo

Jun. 27, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're brave or lazy enough to be a totally hands-off investor, congratulations, you've got a nice surprise coming. When you open your second-quarter account statements, you'll likely notice a bump higher from three months earlier. Most types of investments did well from April through...