The S&P 500 and Dow slipped on Wednesday as gains in Apple shares were offset by a drop in energy and industrial companies, while the U.S. Federal Reserve remained on course for an expected interest rate hike in September.
The Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1-3/4 to 2 percent.
Policy balance rate at -0.1 percent and cut inflation forecasts for the current year and for 2019 and 2020
Stocks in Europe edged higher on the heels of a mixed session in Asia as corporate earnings again took a front seat. The dollar and Treasuries were steady before the release of U.S. gross domestic product data.
Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as benchmark Brent crude rebounded from earlier losses with market participants divided in their concerns amid rising tensions between the United States and OPEC producer Iran and signs of oversupply.
The dollar ticked up slightly on Tuesday, adding to gains made in overnight trade after U.S. Treasury yields rose on expectations the Federal Reserve would persist with its rate hikes this year.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke warmly of Mexico’s incoming leftist president on Monday, saying he expected to get “something worked out” on NAFTA, while a top Mexican official said there was scope to revive the trade
The trade war with the U.S. couldn’t have come at a worse timing for China, which had just begun focusing "in earnest" on fixing problems with its economy, J.P. Morgan analysts said on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices weighing on energy shares, while the dollar dipped ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s first U.S. congressional testimony.
Since the Governing Council’s previous monetary policy meeting on 25-26 April 2018, global bond markets had seen an increase in risk aversion, amid rising geopolitical tensions and political uncertainty, which was accompanied by some credit spread widenin