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US close: Stocks finish session mixed; Dow complete 10th straight record finish

US close: Stocks finish session mixed; Dow complete 10th straight record finish

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - US shares ended the session on Thursday in mixed fashion with the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivering its 10th straight record close while the Nasdaq declined again. The S&P 500... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling up on UK retail data as dollar drops after Fed's jawboning

FX round-up: Sterling up on UK retail data as dollar drops after Fed's jawboning

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling firmed on key crosses Thursday, helped up by a slight improvement in UK retail-sales figures, a widely weaker dollar on perceived Federal Reserve jawboning and lingering Eu... [more]

Europe close: Stocks slip as Basic Resources, Bank shares retreat

Europe close: Stocks slip as Basic Resources, Bank shares retreat

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Europe's main stock market benchmarks ended slightly lower weighed down by losses for Basic Resources and Banks. The Stoxx 600 edged higher by 0.01% to 373.41 as the Dax drifted low... [more]

London close: FTSE ends lower on banks in news-rich session

London close: FTSE ends lower on banks in news-rich session

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London shares closed lower on Thursday with banks leading the drop in blue-chip stocks in a session overflowing with mostly well-received corporate news. Among lenders down were ex-... [more]

US Treasury secretary Mnuchin vows 'very significant' tax reform by August

US Treasury secretary Mnuchin vows 'very significant' tax reform by August

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Donald Trump's newly appointed Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that 'very significant' tax reforms will be in place in the US by August. Mnuchin, the former Goldman Sachs... [more]

Commodities: Crude surges on drop in US supplies as gold rises, dollar falls

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude-oil futures raced ahead Thursday after overnight American Petroleum Institute figures revealed a drop in US supplies of the black liquid. At 15:37 GMT, Nymex-priced West Texas... [more]

US initial jobless claims rise more than expected

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to data from the Labor Department. US initial jobless claims were up 6,000 from... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks flat after weak data in Germany, China

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Europe's main stock market benchmarks were flat come midday Thursday as traders weighed a dip in German consumer confidence versus some positive news out of France. As of 1142 GMT t... [more]

Asia report: Most markets lower as Fed hints at rate rise

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Asian markets finished mostly in the red on Thursday, after a mixed bag on Wall Street overnight as investors sifted through minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee me... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen flat to slightly higher as oil prices gain

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open on Wall Street, with firmer oil prices likely to lend some support. At 1145 GMT, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.... [more]

Higher inflation, US uncertainty weigh on German consumer confidence, GfK says

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Increased uncertainty about the new US administration and higher inflation darkened German consumers' mood in February, a widely-followed barometre revealed. As a result, GfK's cons... [more]

Nissan CEO Ghosn steps down in board reshuffle

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Japanese car maker Nissan Motor will have a new CEO in April as longstanding chief Carlos Ghosn will stand down, making way for current co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa after leading the firm ... [more]

North Korea demands end to Kim Jong-nam death investigation

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Malaysia has been accused by North Korea of behaving in a "sinister" way after opening an investigation into the assassination of leader Kim Jong-un's brother, Kim Jong-nam. South K... [more]

German GDP speeds up in Q4 but slowdown seen ahead

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Germany's economy picked up in the last three months of 2016, driven by consumer spending, even as economists pointed to other indicators which hinted at weaker spending ahead. Gros... [more]

Europe open: Stocks edge higher as investors digest Fed minutes, French politics

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Europe's main stock market benchmarks saw slight gains at the start of trading on Thursday as traders digested the minutes of the US central bank's most recent policy meeting, relea... [more]

Tesla reports smaller loss than expected in Q4

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Elon Musk's Tesla Motors reported revenue which was higher than analysts expected on Wednesday, as well as shortening its loss for the quarter to $0.69 per share. Wall Street analys... [more]

US close: Markets mixed as Fed hints at hike

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - US stocks finished mixed on Wednesday after of the publication of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed the next rates rise could be just around the corner. The... [more]

Europe close: Shares end on mixed note

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - European equity markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors digested news that the eurozone has escaped deflation, while the euro weakened. By the closing bell, the benchm... [more]

London close: FTSE up as Lloyds, Barratt lead blue chips higher

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended Wednesday on a mixed note after confirmation the UK saw better than expected economic growth at the end of 2016, with blue chips benefiting from a softer ster... [more]

Commodities: Crude falls as concerns of lingering global glut come to the fore

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude futures pushed lower Wednesday as some in the market took a view that the global supply glut of the black liquid is set to last a lot longer. At 15:43 GMT, Nymex-quoted West T... [more]

Theresa May promises 'relief' for small businesses, stops short of cash pledge

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has reassured business affected by rates rises related to property valuations that there will be "appropriate relief" given to those worst hit, bu... [more]

Brexit without new trade deal for UK would be 'insane' - Sir Ivan Rogers

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Britain's former trade envoy to the EU has slammed the prospect of Brexit without a new trade deal in place as "insane," with markets having sweated for months about the UK's prospe... [more]

US open: Stocks little changed ahead of FOMC minutes

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - US stocks opened lower on Wednesday ahead of the publication of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting as the main indices struggled to build on record closes in the pr... [more]

US existing home sales rise more than expected in January

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sales of US existing homes rose more than expected in January, to a 10-year high, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. Sales were up 3.3% to a seasonally-adj... [more]

JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley approached for Saudi Aramco IPO - reports

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Saudi Aramco's attempt to bring about the world's largest initial public offering could be assisted by US investment banks JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, according to reports on... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc Ads 185.44 2.45 21:15
Ctrip.Com International Ltd. Ads 48.28 1.45 21:59
Paychex Inc. 60.41 1.36 21:58
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 101.64 1.21 21:58
Intuit Inc. 120.70 1.06 22:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Nvidia Corp. 100.49 -9.27 22:09
Tesla Inc 255.99 -6.41 22:10
TripAdvisor Inc. 43.46 -4.59 21:58
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 360.96 -2.50 22:00
Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group 20.06 -2.34 21:45