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On 23 April 2019 - US shares rally strongly on earnings; Nasdaq and S&P hit records
Europe Reacts to Monday's Oil Rally; Asia Flat on China Stimulus Doubts.
On 22 April 2019 - US and Asian stocks mostly flat; oil climbs on expiration of Iranian waivers
Structural deleveraging' cited in China; European markets closed.
On 17 April 2019 - Global stocks get only modest lift from solid Chinese data
US exports jump but Beige Book soft; Qualcomm surges on Apple deal.
On 16 April 2019 - US Shares Rise Despite Weak Economic Data; Shares Jump in Europe and China
Boeing Gets Passing Grade, Reports of Dovish Bias at the ECB.
On 15 April 2019 - Global Shares Mixed; Banks Up in Asia But Down in US
Progress in trade talks reported; Chinese data awaited.
On 12 April 2019 - Global stocks advance on solid Chinese exports and new loans data
US banks start off earnings season with mixed signals.
On 11 April 2019 - Global stocks steady after European leaders agree to a “flexible extension” for Brexit
Inflation data show price pressures remain subdued in China, Europe and the United States.
On 10 April 2019 - Global stocks mixed as EU leaders discuss another Brexit delay and US data shows steady inflation
ECB leaves rates on hold, while Federal Reserve minutes suggest a rate hike may still be considered later.
On 9 April 2019 - Global stocks drop as US-EU trade tensions renew concerns about global growth outlook
European Union leaders set to offer another extension to Brexit
On 8 April 2019 - Global stocks steady with limited economic data to provide trading guidance
Boeing falls after announcing production cuts.
On 5 April 2019 - US stocks advance after employment data show strong payrolls growth in March
UK government seeks further Brexit delay as new deadline approaches.
On 4 April 2019 - Global stocks steady ahead of US employment report
US jobless claims fall but German data show further weakness in the manufacturing sector
On 3 April 2019 - Global stocks advance on Chinese data and headway on US-China trade talks
UK Prime Minister May meets opposition leader to seek bipartisan support for a Brexit deal.
On 2 April 2019 - Global stocks steady as new Brexit deadline approaches and US data meet expectations
Reserve Bank of Australia leaves policy on hold while Australian government projects fiscal surpluses
On 1 April 2019 - Global stocks advance on positive Chinese and US data
UK parliament rejects a new round of Brexit options.
On 29 March 2019 - Global stocks advance on positive data and “constructive” US-China trade talks
Brexit outcome remains unclear as UK parliament again rejects government plan
On 27 March 2019 - Global stocks mixed as concerns about the economic outlook remain the key focus
UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she will step down if parliament passes Brexit deal.
On 26 March 2019 - Global stocks bounce back despite subdued data
Brexit outlook remains unclear as UK parliament set to vote on potential options.
On 25 March 2019 - Global stocks under pressure as manufacturing data show further weakness
UK government postpones Brexit vote.
On 22 March 2019 - US stocks fall and bonds rally after weak PMI surveys renew concerns about growth outlook
Report finds no conspiracy or coordination between Trump campaign and Russian government in 2016 election.
On 21 March 2019 - Global stocks mixed as EU and UK leaders discuss Brexit delay
Bank of England and Swiss National Bank leave policy rates on hold.
On 20 March 2019 - US stocks mixed after Federal Reserve downgrades outlook and signals policy stability
European Union set to permit Brexit delay subject to UK parliament approving withdrawal deal
On 19 March 2019 - Global stocks steady ahead of Federal Reserve policy meeting
Data show weak US factory orders, steady UK unemployment, and a big drop in Australian house prices.
On 18 March 2019 - US stocks advance ahead of Federal Reserve policy meeting
Brexit vote in doubt; Chinese shares post another strong gain.
On 15 March 2019 - Global stocks advance on hopes of an orderly Brexit and progress on US-China trade talks
Data shows subdued inflation in Europe and weakness in the US manufacturing sector.
On 14 March 2019 - Global stocks little changed as UK parliament votes to seek Brexit delay
Data point to slower output growth in China, subdued inflation in Europe, and solid US labour market
On 13 March 2019 - US stocks advance as inflation data point to further policy stability
UK parliament rejects no-deal Brexit, set to vote on requesting a delay to EU withdrawal.
On 12 March 2019 - Global stocks mixed as UK parliament rejects revised Brexit deal
Legislators were unhappy that the deal would prevent the UK from being tied to the EU customs union due to arrangements covering its land border with Ireland.
On 11 March 2019 - Global stocks advance ahead of key Brexit votes
European markets gained as shares in both Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rose on continued merger speculation.
On 7 March 2019 - Global stocks decline and US dollar advances as ECB downgrades outlook
US data shows a fall in jobless claims ahead of February employment report.
On 6 March 2019 - US stocks decline as data show wider trade deficit
Canadian dollar falls on BoC shift, Australian dollar falls on GDP.
On 5 March 2019 - Global stocks mixed as incoming data provide limited trading guidance
Strength in services sector offsetting weakness in manufacturing.
On 4 March 2019 - Global stocks mixed as investors await details of US-China trade deal
US and UK construction data fall short of expectations.
On 29 February 2019 - Global stocks gain Friday but PMI surveys show broad manufacturing weakness
Eurozone inflation subdued ahead of ECB policy meeting; Canadian dollar drops on weak GDP data.
On 28 February 2019 - Global stocks broadly steady after data provide mixed signals
US-North Korea talks end without agreement but India-Pakistan tensions ease
On 27 February 2019 - US stocks little changed as officials report US-China trade deal still needs work
EU leaders indicate support for Brexit delay; Indian markets little changed after border dispute escalates.
On 26 February 2019 - US stocks down slightly. European markets mixed, and Asian stocks lower
Pound rallies on signs that UK parliament may resolve Brexit uncertainty in coming weeks.
On 25 February 2019 - Global stocks move higher as President Trumps halts tariff hikes
Comments from President Trump also push oil prices lower; Brexit stalemate continues ahead of UK parliament vote.
On 22 February 2019 - Global stocks advance on signs of progress in US-China trade talks
UK government postpones planned vote as cabinet ministers call for Brexit delay if no deal is reached.
On 21 February 2019 - Global stocks subdued as economic data point to further weakness
US campaign against Huawei continues as Chinese authorities reportedly block Australian coal imports.
On 20 February 2019 - Global stocks steady as investors await US-China trade talk outcomes
FOMC minutes show Fed positive on growth and labour market despite adjusting policy outlook to neutral.
On 19 February 2019 - Global stocks little changed as ECB and BoJ hint at more policy support
Markets flat as investors wait and watch.
On 18 February 2019 - Global markets optimistic about US-China trade talks
US markets were closed for the President’s Day holiday.
On 15 February 2019 - US stocks gain as government shutdown averted and US-China trade talks make progress
European Central Bank hints at additional policy support; Asian data subdued.
On 14 February 2019 - US stocks mixed as retail sales data disappoint and President Trump to call for national emergency
UK parliament rejects government’s Brexit strategy; reports suggest US tariff hikes may be delayed.
On 13 February 2019 - US stocks advance as inflation data strengthen the case for Fed patience
Talks continue to avoid US government shutdown and avert increase in US tariffs on Chinese imports.
On 12 February 2019 - US stocks rally on confidence about government shutdown and trade talks
India inflation data suggest further rate cuts possible; Australian government loses key vote in parliament.
On 11 February 2019 - US stocks steady as focus remains on trade and shutdown negotiations
UK growth data highlight impact of Brexit uncertainty on business investment.
On 8 February 2019 - Global stocks mixed Friday as focus shifts to US government shutdown and trade negotiations
Eurozone data remain weak but strong jobs growth in Canada.
On 7 February 2019 - Global stocks down sharply on growth downgrades and renewed trade concerns
Reserve Bank of India reverses policy, Bank of England on hold, and chances building for Eurozone rate cut.
On 6 February 2019 - Global stocks steady as automakers report mixed results
Australian dollar sells off sharply after officials shift view on the policy outlook.
On 5 February 2019 - Global stocks advance ahead of state of the union address
Service sector PMI surveys show weak conditions in Europe but further strength in the US.
On 4 February 2019 - Tech sector drives solid US stock gains; Alphabet earnings beat estimates after trading close
German Chancellor Merkel suggests “creative” response to Brexit impasse.
On 1 February 2019 - US stocks steady after strong US employment and manufacturing reports
Eurozone data point to stronger case for policy easing; Nissan notes Brexit concerns as it cancels UK auto plans.
On 31 January 2019 - Global stocks mixed ahead of US employment report
Facebook and General Electric surge after fourth-quarter reports; European banks and Samsung underperform.
On 30 January 2019 - US stocks surge after Fed promises to be patient
ADP report points to strong US employment growth but European data show further weakness.
On 29 January 2019 - Global stocks mixed ahead of Fed meeting, Brexit debate and US-China trade talks
Apple earnings in line with expectations; Chinese authorities condemn US charges against Huawei.
On 28 January 2019 - Global stocks down after Asian data and company news stoke growth concerns
European markets were weighed down by the sharp fall in multinational miner Vale following a mining disaster at one of its operations in Brazil.
On 25 January 2019 - US stocks close higher after government shutdown ends; border wall remains unfunded
Starbucks beats estimates but Intel and Vodafone disappoint.
On 24 January 2019 - Earnings buoyed global stocks despite worries about trade
The US government’s partial close continues.
On 23 January 2019 - Global stocks were mixed Wednesday
Investors turned their attention to earnings.
On 22 January 2019 - Global stocks retreated — worries about fading growth dominated
Investors continued to worry about China/US trade negotiations.
On 21 January 2019 - Fidelity International Global: Investors traded cautiously
In addition to earnings reports, they are concerned about global growth.
On 18 January 2019 - Stocks ended Friday and the week on a positive note
The US government shutdown continues.
On 17 January 2019 - US stocks up late on report US may cut Chinese tariffs
US jobless claims and manufacturing survey both better than expected; Eurozone inflation lower ahead of ECB meeting next week.
On 16 January 2019 - US stocks rise after banks beat earnings estimates; European banks gain on merger prospects
UK government survives confidence vote but Brexit path still unclear.
On 15 January 2019 - Global stocks advance after Chinese officials pledge extra support for economy
US data shows muted inflation; UK parliament set for vote of no confidence in government after rejecting Brexit deal.
On 14 January 2019 - Global stocks retreat after weak Chinese trade data; UK parliament prepares to vote on Brexit deal
Citigroup fourth-quarter earnings beat forecasts while PG&E seeks bankruptcy protection.
On 11 January 2019 - Global stocks mixed Friday but record solid gains on the week
Subdued US inflation data suggest little urgency for Fed hikes; European data point to weak quarter.
On 10 January 2019 - US stocks advance for a fifth consecutive day
Retailers disappointed but jobless claims were solid.
On 9 January 2019 - Global stocks move higher as this round of US-China trade talks wrapped up
Comments from FOMC members include the word ‘patient’.
On 8 January 2019 - US stocks increase for third day as US-China trade talks continue
The Bank of Canada is expected to leave interest rates unchanged.
On 7 January 2019 - US stocks extend gains as Amazon supplants Microsoft as world’s biggest public company
The outcome of the trade negotiations will be watched carefully.
On 4 January 2019 - Strong US payrolls data and supportive Fed comments push stocks higher
Earnings season is looming.
On 3 January 2019 - Apple downgrade prompts global stock falls; US dollar weaker, gold and oil gain
US ISM report shows weaker manufacturing conditions but ADP report points to strong payrolls.
On 2 January 2019 - US stocks advance after the new year break, despite weaker PMI data
Chinese and Eurozone PMIs point to weaker growth in December.
On 20 December 2018, Threat of a US government shutdown adds to market volatility
A slew of economic data wrap up the week
On 19 December, 2018 - US stocks tumble following US Federal Reserve Jerome Powell’s speech
There could be two fed fund increases in 2019.
On 18 December, 2018 - US shares rebound as they awaited the FOMC decision
The Banks of Japan and England also render decisions.
On 14 December, 2018 - Global stocks tumbled to end the week
A busy week ahead with central bank decisions.
On 17 December, 2018 - US and European indices tumbled while Asia managed to edge upward
Investors' nerves sent shares lower.
On 13 December, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed as trade stimulus faded
The ECB announcement had little impact on the markets.
On 11 December, 2018 - US shares edge up in choppy trading thanks to geopolitical issues
Investors will be parsing the US CPI release for signs of inflation.
On 12 December, 2018 - Global stocks advanced Wednesday on positive trade signs
Theresa May holds on as UK prime minister.
On 10 December, 2018 - Most global stock indices retreated except those in the US
Investor nerves rattled trading.
On 07 December, 2018 - Stocks were mixed Friday and mostly lower for the week
The uneasy trade situation between the US and China continues to upset traders.
On 06 December, 2018 - Stocks plummet globally — except Nasdaq
Its employment Friday and investors will parse the report carefully.
On 05 December, 2018 - Global markets retreated again on Wednesday; US markets were closed
With the release of the Beige Book investors will begin to focus on the FOMC meeting in two weeks.
On 03 December, 2018 - Stock indices rallied globally after US President Trump and China’s President reached a truce in the trade war
The Reserve Bank of Australia is not expected to change its policy when it meets.
On 30 November, 2019 - Stocks were mixed as investors waited for the G20 results
This week will see a slew of updated economic data.
On 28 November, 2018 - US stocks rallied after Powell says interest rates near neutral
Investors will be reading the minutes from the last FOMC meeting carefully.
On 27 November, 2018 - Stocks were mixed as investors waited for tariff talks
Investors are nervously waiting for the outcome of the Trump/Xi meeting.
On 26 November, 2018 - Stocks rebounded Monday; investors returned after last week’s sell-off
Expectations of holiday cyber-spending sent shares of online retailers higher.
On 23 November, 2018 - Global markets were mixed on Friday
US markets ended lower, hurt largely by energy stocks. European markets rose, supported by banking stocks while energy stocks remained weak. Asian markets were mixed.
On 22 November, 2018 - Global markets were mixed in thin trading
US markets were closed for Thanksgiving. European markets slid on weak energy and banking stocks. Asian markets were mixed on a lack of global cues.
On 21 November, 2018 - Stock indices rebounded Wednesday after sinking for two days
Investors continue to worry about the Trump/Xi meeting at the Group of 20.
On 20 November, 2018 - Stocks tumble again on Tuesday
Investors are nervous prior to the holiday selling season.
On 19 November, 2018 - Most stocks retreated, pulled down by tech shares
APEC ended but Group of 20 conference looms.
On 16 November, 2018 - Global stock indices were mixed Friday but mostly lower for the week
It is a holiday shortened week in the US.
On 15 November, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed thanks to Brexit ructions
There might be some movement on the trade scene.
On 14 November, 2018 - Most global stock indices retreated in the aftermath of mid-term elections
Key US manufacturing and price data are yet to come to close out the week.
On 13 November, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed given as they recovered from Monday’s declines
Trade negotiations and tumbling oil prices sent stocks mostly lower.
On 12 November, 2018 - Stocks tumble in a broad sell-off
Investors are waiting for Japan’ third quarter GDP data.
On 09 November, 2018 - Most global stock indices retreated Friday and were mixed for the week
No central bank meetings this week.
On 08 November, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed in the aftermath of the midterm elections
Now investors will react to the FOMC announcement.
On 07 November, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed as investors reacted to the US election results
The next item on the agenda is the FOMC announcement Thursday afternoon.
On 05 November, 2018 - Stocks were down in Asia and mixed in Europe and the US
The Reserve Bank of Australia makes its monetary policy announcement.
On 02 November, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed to end the week
US mid-term elections are on Tuesday, Fed on Thursday.
On 01 November, 2018 - Global stocks were mixed as they heard promising news on trade
Investors will be parsing the US employment report carefully.
On 31 October, 2018 - Global stock indices rallied and cut October’s monthly losses
Earnings boosted shares at month’s end.
On 30 October, 2018 - Most stock indices advanced Tuesday
Trade continues to worry traders.
On 29 October, 2018 - Stocks were mixed in Asia, advanced in Europe and down in the US
A heavy week of economic data begins Tuesday.
On 25 October, 2018 - Shares rebounded Thursday on bargain hunting after Wednesday’s sell-off
Investors continue to react to earnings and data.
On 24 October, 2018 - Stocks tumble on disappointing earnings news
A spate of earnings in the next few days should give a clearer picture for investors.
On 23 October, 2018 - Global stocks tumbled on weak earnings and continuing worries about China’s economy
The Bank of Canada announces its policy decision Wednesday and the ECB on Thursday.
On 22 October, 2018 - Stocks were mixed on Monday as traders waited for economic news
The boost from the Chinese rally did not carry through to Europe and the US.
On 19 October, 2018 - Global stocks were widely mixed to end the week
Traders remained cautious given the several geopolitical concerns.
On 18 October, 2018 - Global stocks tumbled on trade worries and reaction to the FOMC minutes
Investors are also parsing the deluge of earnings reports.
On 17 October, 2018 - Stocks paused for breath after Tuesday’s rally and waited for the FOMC minutes
The minutes confirmed that further rate increases are on the way.
On 16 October, 2018 - Global markets gained thanks to positive earnings reports
Positive US data helped boost investor morale.
On 15 October, 2018 - Most stock indices continued to retreat from last week
Key data will be released in the US and UK Tuesday.
On 12 October, 2018 - Asian and US shares advanced Friday but European stocks tumbled
Earning season picks up in earnest in the coming week.
On 11 October, 2018 - Stocks tumbled globally in a worldwide rout
Investors will monitor earnings to find a place to park their money.
On 10 October, 2018 - Stocks continued to tumble as the selloff picked up speed
Nerves continued to tighten prior to earnings season.
On 09 October, 2018 - Global Stocks were mixed in lackluster trading
Investors are waiting for earnings.
On 08 October, 2018 - Global stock indices tumble but the Dow managed to increase
Investors will have earnings to parse.
On 05 October, 2018 - Global stock indices declined for the day and week
Earnings season begins with the major banks.
On 4 October, 2018 - Stocks tumbled globally as Treasury yields continued to climb
Stocks tumbled globally as Treasury yields continued to climb.
On 3 October, 2018 - European and US stocks advanced while Asian shares retreated
Investors are waiting for Friday’s employment report.
On 2 October, 2018 - Global stocks were mostly lower pressured down by geopolitical concerns
Investors cautious prior to the onset of earnings season.
On 1 October, 2018 - Most stock indices advanced Monday after a late Sunday night trade agreement was reached between the US and Canada
A heavy week of updated economic data has yet to come.
On 28 September, 2018 - Stocks end the third quarter on a quiet note
However, the unresolved tariff situation continues to linger.
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