Market Report - Us Close
Wall Street indices finished in the green on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve sated investor expectations and confirmed a 25 basis point cut to its interest rate targets, but strongly suggested that was the end of its easing cycle for the moment.
Wall Street's main stock market gauges closed in the red on Tuesday, after a session which started downbeat following a poor set of quarterly results from technology giant Alphabet overnight, while traders also kept a wary eye on the start of a two-day meeting of rate-setters at America's Federal Reserve.
Wall Street markets finished in the green on Monday, as the S&P 500 hit a fresh record high close on the back of additional positive headlines around the US-China trade war and bullish calls from some of Wall Street's largest investment banks.
US stocks closed higher on Friday as investors mulled over the latest quarterly figures from the likes of Microsoft and Tesla, as well as a disappointing set of results from Amazon.
US stocks turned in a mixed performance on Thursday as the busiest day of the earnings season kicked off amid fresh headlines around the ongoing US-China trade talks.
US stocks closed higher on Thursday as shares in bellwether Caterpillar sank on the back of a significant earnings miss and a downgrade to its full-year outlook were offset by some positive headlines regarding Boeing's 737 Max aircraft.
Wall Street finished in the red on Tuesday, as investors continued to focus on US-Sino trade news and thumbed through a slew of earnings from some of the country's top firms.
Trading on Wall Street finished as it started on Monday - in the green - thanks to positive headlines around the US-China trade talks emanating from Beijing and Washington, and increasing optimism that the UK would be able to avoid crashing out of the European Union.
Shares on Wall Street fell back at the end of the week, amid sharp selling in stock of Boeing and Johnson&Johnson, and amid somewhat hawkish remarks from two top US central bank officials, although a third one, the Federal Reserve's vice-chairman, appeared to leave the door open to another rate cut.
US stocks finished in the green on Thursday, as investors took the chance to catch their breath after a draft Brexit deal was struck between UK and EU officials, and on the back of solid earnings from more blue-chip companies.
US stocks finished in the red on Wednesday, as investors kept watch on Brexit negotiations in Europe, and digested some lacklustre retail figures and more earnings from some of the nation's biggest firms.
US stocks recorded some gains on Tuesday as earnings from some of America's major banks began to roll in.
US stocks closed slightly lower on Monday following a report that revealed China wanted to hold further discussions with the US before signing Donald Trump's so-called "phase one" trade deal.
US stocks closed sharply higher on Friday after Donald Trump said the US and China had reached the first phase of a trade deal that would delay tariff hikes set to kick in next week.
Stocks closed higher on Thursday as market participants kept a close eye on the status of high-level trade talks between Washington and Beijing.
US stocks closed higher on Wednesday after reports circulated that Beijing was open to a partial trade deal with Washington.
Wall Street stocks closed firmly lower yet again on Tuesday after the US expanded its trade blacklist to include China's top artificial intelligence firms.
US stocks finished as they started on Monday - in the red - as market participants looked to a meeting between United States and Chinese trade officials later in the week with a degree of scepticism.
Stocks closed sharply higher on Friday despite a mixed jobs report, with the Dow Jones Industrials cutting into the heavy losses recorded earlier in the week.
US markets reversed their earlier fortunes to finish higher by the close of trading on Thursday, as investors digested the Institute for Supply Management's closely-followed services sector gauge, which hit a three-year low.