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January 19, 2017, 9:13 pm, 1712071
Markets were mixed on Thursday.

The Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent while the STOXX Europe 600 fell less than 0.1 percent.

However, in the US, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4 percent, the latter declining for the fifth consecutive day.

“The ...


January 18, 2017, 11:13 pm, 1711743
Markets were mostly up on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.2 percent and the Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent.

Some analysts think that the market will have difficulty regaining momentum.

“Short-term overbought conditions continue to challenge the major U.S. equity indices, which ...


January 17, 2017, 9:14 pm, 1711364
Markets fell on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.2 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 1.5 percent.

The UK stock market was among the hardest hit on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would make a ...


January 16, 2017, 9:13 pm, 1711006
Stocks fell on Monday, as did sterling, amid concerns that UK Prime Minister Theresa May is prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union’s single market.

The STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.9 percent. The British pound fell 1.1 percent lower to US$1.2052 after touching US$1.1986, its weakest level ...


January 16, 2017, 3:13 am, 1710787
Stocks fell in China, with the country's second-largest equity market plunging the most in 10 months, although a rebound late in the day limited losses.

Bloomberg reports:

The Shenzhen Composite Index sank as much as 6.1 percent, the biggest loss since Feb. 29, with at least 80 stocks falling ...


January 13, 2017, 11:13 pm, 1710505
Stocks mostly rose on Friday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 1.0 percent and the Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent.

However, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2 percent after China reported that its exports fell in December from a year earlier. The ...


January 12, 2017, 9:13 pm, 1710175
Markets fell on Thursday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.7 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 1.2 percent.

Michael McCarthy, Sydney-based chief market strategist at CMC Markets, said: “There is a growing fear that recent positive moves are based on bombast, ...


January 11, 2017, 11:13 pm, 1709846
Markets rose on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent despite a hit to health-care stocks after President-elect Donald Trump said at a press conference that he would force price bidding for drugs.

The STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.2 percent and the Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 ...


January 10, 2017, 9:13 pm, 1709467
Markets were mixed on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 closed unchanged, the STOXX Europe 600 edged up 0.1 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent.

Oil fell. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 2.2 percent while Brent fell 2.4 percent.

US Treasuries were little-changed on Tuesday, ...


January 9, 2017, 11:13 pm, 1709106
Markets failed to sustain the previous week's rally on Monday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.4 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.5 percent.

Oil fell, with West Texas Intermediate crude tumbling 3.8 percent.

The US 10-year Treasury yield fell five basis points to 2.37 percent.

Michael Hewson, a ...