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July 15, 2018, 9:11 pm, 1876129
Markets had another positive performance last week, with the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 gaining 0.7 percent.

Stocks rose as investors became more optimistic.

A quarterly survey conducted by E*Trade last week showed that 57 percent of active managers described themselves as ...


July 12, 2018, 8:41 pm, 1875595
Markets rebounded on Thursday after falling on Wednesday.

In the US, the S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent while the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.4 percent to hit a new record.

Elsewhere, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.8 percent while the Shanghai Composite surged 2.1 percent.

“While equity markets ...


July 10, 2018, 8:41 pm, 1874892
Markets rose on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.4 percent and the Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent.

“In the absence of bad news, we drift higher because that is what our bias has been,” said Kim Forrest, senior portfolio manager ...


July 10, 2018, 1:11 am, 1874208
Markets rose on Monday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.6 percent and the Nikkei 225 jumped 1.2 percent.

The gains in stocks notwithstanding, Scott Minerd, chief investment officer for Guggenheim Partners, tweeted that markets should not ignore the risks of a ...


July 9, 2018, 12:11 am, 1873863
Markets had a mixed performance last week. While the S&P 500 rose 1.5 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.6 percent, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.3 percent and the Shanghai Composite fell 3.5 percent.

All major markets did rise on Friday, shrugging off the start ...


July 5, 2018, 11:50 pm, 1873326
Markets were mostly up on Thursday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.4 percent.

However, Asian stocks fell amid continued concerns over a trade war. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.8 percent and the Shanghai Composite fell 0.9 percent.

However, trade concerns ...


July 4, 2018, 9:11 pm, 1873022
Markets were mixed on Wednesday.

The STOXX Europe 600 rose less than 0.1 percent while the Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent. The US stock market was closed for a holiday.

“There is still an underlying concern over global trade tensions, but for now there is a degree of ...


July 3, 2018, 9:30 pm, 1872818
Markets were mixed on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.5 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.8 percent.

“Broadly speaking, markets are getting a bit more concerned about trade, though as has been the case over the past six ...


July 3, 2018, 9:30 pm, 1872817
Markets were mixed on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.5 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.8 percent.

“Broadly speaking, markets are getting a bit more concerned about trade, though as has been the case over the past six ...


July 2, 2018, 11:30 pm, 1872477
Markets were mixed on Monday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.8 percent and the Nikkei 225 plunged 2.2 percent.

European and Asian markets were weighed down by remarks made by US President Donald Trump on Sunday that the European Union ...