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  1. IFC Markets

    Stocks near record highs ahead of US aid bill deadline - 18.12.2020

    Top daily news Global equities markets have paused currently ahead of US $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill deadline today, though Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said talks could continue into the weekend. Stocks rallied Thursday. Tesla jumped 5.3% ahead of its debut on Monday as...
  2. IFC Markets

    Futures slip ahead of coronavirus relief bill House vote

    US stocks jumped to third gain in a row US stock market surged to third successive gain in a row on Thursday as Senate passed $2 trillion economic stimulus package overnight. The S&P 500 extended gains 6.2% to 2630.07. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 6.4% to 22552.17. Nasdaq...
  3. IFC Markets

    Futures down even as US stimulus package passes Senate vote

    Dow logs back to back gains US stock market posted back to back gains on Wednesday. However indexes ended off daily maximums as few Senators said they wanted amendments to be made to $2 trillion economic rescue package before they would vote for it. The S&P 500 gained 1.2% to 2475.56. The Dow...
  4. IFC Markets

    Futures indicate higher opening of US market

    US stocks closed lower as Senate failed to agree on stimulus US stock market retreat slowed on Monday as Senate failed to pass the $1.3 trillion aid package that Democrats claimed is tilted toward corporate bailout measures. President Trump said he was considering how to reopen the US economy...
  5. IFC Markets

    US stocks rebound on positive reports

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market rebounded on Monday as positive data buoyed investors optimism undermined by worries about the impact of coronavirus infection in China. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to 3248.92. Dow Jones industrial added 0.5% to 28399.80. The Nasdaq rose 1.3% to...
  6. IFC Markets

    Stocks fell as US declares public health emergency

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market pulled back on Friday as President Trump declared a US public health emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The S&P 500 fell 1.8% to 3225.52, retreating 2.1% for the week. Dow Jones industrial dropped 2.1% to 28256.03. The...
  7. IFC Markets

    US stocks recover as upbeat earnings offset coronavirus fears

    Dollar strengthening continues US stock market recovered on Thursday as positive corporate reports offset concerns over coronavirus infection in China. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% to 3283.66. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.4% to 28859.44. Nasdaq composite index added 0.3% to 9298.93...
  8. IFC Markets

    US stocks end mixed as Fed keeps rates unchanged

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market closed mixed on Wednesday with better than expected corporate reports offset by concerns related to China’s coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 inched down 0.1% to 3273.40. The Dow Jones industrial average however added 0.04% to 28734.45. Nasdaq...
  9. IFC Markets

    Coronavirus epidemic scare weighs on global markets

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market retreat accelerated on Monday as global community pondered about possible impact of coronavirus infection in China with issues like true effectiveness of quarantines and infectiousness degree of the coronavirus adding to sense of uncertainty. The S&P...
  10. IFC Markets

    Stocks skid after coronavirus infection spread in China

    Dollar strengthening halts US stock market ended the week on down notes on Friday as the respiratory virus spread in China. The S&P 500 fell 0.9% to 3295.47, retreating 1.0% for the week. Dow Jones industrial slid 0.6% to 28989.73. The Nasdaq lost 0.9% to 9314.91. The dollar strengthening...
  11. IFC Markets

    Nasdaq notches record finish

    Dollar strengthening continues US stock market had another choppy session on Thursday as investors worried about negative impact of coronavirus infection in China. The S&P 500 gained 0.1% to 3325.50. The Dow Jones industrial average extended losses 0.1% to 29160.09. Nasdaq composite index...
  12. IFC Markets

    US stocks end mixed in first day of Senate impeachment

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market closed mixed on Wednesday as in the first day of Senate impeachment trial most of the evidence being laid out was a rehash of testimony already presented in the House of Representatives. The S&P 500 inched up 0.03% to 3321.75. The Dow Jones...
  13. IFC Markets

    Futures point to lower opening of US stock market

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market will reopen today after Martin Luther King Day holiday. On Friday all three main indexes notched new records. The dollar strengthening halted : the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a...
  14. IFC Markets

    Three main US indexes edged up to fresh records

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market extended gains on Friday despite mixed data. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 3329.62, more than doubling its weekly gain to 2.0%. Dow Jones industrial added 0.2% to 29348. The Nasdaq gained 0.3% to 9388.94. The dollar strengthening accelerated as...
  15. IFC Markets

    Main US indexes post records with trade optimism intact

    Dollar strengthening resumed US stock market rally continued on Thursday as Senate overwhelmingly approved the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement a day after the phase one trade deal with China. The S&P 500 gained 0.8% to new record 3316.81. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 0.9% to fresh...
  16. IFC Markets

    Stocks renew records after Trump signs phase one deal

    Dollar weakening intact US stock market edged up to new records on Wednesday after President Trump signed the first phase of a trade agreement with China. The S&P 500 gained 0.2% to fresh record 3289.29. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.3% to new record 29030.22. Nasdaq added 0.1%...
  17. IFC Markets

    Three main US indexes notch new records

    Dollar strengthening intact US stock market rally resumed on Thursday as US-China trade deal came into forefront anew. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to new record 3274.70. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 0.7% to fresh record 28956.90. Nasdaq composite index rallied 0.7% to record...
  18. IFC Markets

    Stocks rebound amid unresolved Middle East tensions

    Dollar strengthening resumes US stock market recovered part of previous session losses on Monday amid unresolved concerns about possible Iranian retaliation after US airstrike killed top Iranian commander in Iraq. The S&P 500 advanced 0.4% to 3246.28. Dow Jones industrial added 0.2% to...
  19. IFC Markets

    Geopolitical tensions weigh on global markets

    Dollar weakening accelerated US stock market pulled back on Friday after news the US airstrike killed Iran’s military commander. The S&P 500 slid 0.7% to 3234.85, booking 0.2% loss for the first trading week. Dow Jones industrial lost 0.8% to 28634.8. The Nasdaq fell 0.8% to 9020.77. The...
  20. IFC Markets

    SP500 notches third straight record high

    Dollar strengthening intact US stocks record run continued on Monday supported by news China will cut import duties on more than 859 products starting January 1. The S&P 500 advanced 0.1% to third consecutive record close at 3224.01. Dow Jones industrial added 0.3% to 28551.53 boosted from...