S&P500 — News Archive


US Dollar Halts Decline as Stocks Sell-Off Pauses

The US dollar rallied today against most of its major peers, breaking the three-day long streak of losses. The greenback has lost its gains against the Japanese yen by now but kept them against other rivals.

Yen Falls with Declining Retail Sales & Rising Stocks

The Japanese yen fell today amid falling retail sales and the investor’s improving sentiment that was triggered by the rise of stock indexes.

Euro Struggles to Regain Ground After Credit Rating Downgrade

The European Union experienced a downgrade in its credit rating earlier today. Along with that news, and following on the heels of expectations for a stronger dollar on Fed tapering, it’s little surprise that the euro has been struggling. However, after some earlier losses, the euro has managed to gain some ground.

France Downgrade, ECB Rate Cut Weigh on Euro

Euro is struggling against the US dollar today, heading lower as the economic situation in the eurozone raises questions. Euro is also barely holding its own against the UK pound, struggling as it moves between gains and losses today. Between the ECB rate cut yesterday and the downgrade to France’s credit rating, there is a lot weighing on the 17-nation currency right now.

New Zealand Dollar Retreats, Traders Near Pre-Fed Level

The New Zealand dollar slid sharply today as the market sentiment worsened, sending the currency to the level at which it has traded before the no-tampering decision of the Federal Reserve.

US Dollar Back in Demand as Stocks Falter

US dollar is back in demand after a bit of earlier weakness today. Stocks are faltering a bit, especially the S&P 500, which is below the swing top seen in May. With risk aversion on the rise, the greenback is demand and gaining against its major counterparts.

CAD Rebounds vs. USD, Stays Soft vs. EUR & JPY

The Canadian dollar dropped versus its US peer, but managed to rebound on the previous trading session. The currency stayed near the opening level at today’s session. Meanwhile, the loonie remained soft against the euro and the Japanese yen.

US Dollar Index Drops on Prospect of Continued Easing

Between the prospect of continued easing in the United States, and the bond yield shock this morning, the US dollar is struggling today. The dollar index is lower as the greenback loses ground to its major counterparts.

US Dollar Index Higher to Start the Week

US dollar index is higher today. As the week begins, greenback is showing some strength, although it is lower against some individual currencies, like the euro.

Yen Profits from Signs of Global Slowdown

The Japanese yen climbed today against most major currencies as signs of global economic slowdown made investors seek safety, sending stocks and commodities down together with currencies related to growth.