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Here’s why the Dow and S&P 500 hit records despite a weak April jobs report

It may take more than a much-weaker-than-expected April jobs report to kill the stock market rally, though the popular reflation trade is seeing a modest setback.

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Asian markets rise on optimism over U.S. rebound

Asian shares rose Friday on optimism about the rally on Wall Street and an economic rebound in the U.S., as investors awaited the release of jobs data.

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CME to close most of its Chicago trading pits permanently

The exchange operator CME Group CME said it would permanently close most of its open-outcry trading pits in Chicago, ending one of the world’s last vestiges of old-fashioned floor trading.

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Gold prices finish lower as Yellen suggests a potential rise in U.S. interest rates

Gold prices finish lower on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen suggested that interest rates may need to rise to keep the economy from overheating.

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Asian markets mixed after earnings boost Wall Street

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after strong corporate earnings and economic data lifted stocks on Wall Street.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
EURUSD Euro 1.22 0.0098 0.81%
USDJPY Japanese Yen 108.59 -0.50 -0.46%
GBPUSD British Pound 1.40 0.0089 0.64%
AUDUSD Australian Dollar 0.78 0.0061 0.78%
DXY U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) 90.23 -0.72 -0.79%
BUXX WSJ Dollar Index 85.28 -0.54 -0.63%

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Asian markets pull back in light trading

Shares were mostly lower in Asia in thin trading Monday, with many markets including those in Tokyo and Shanghai closed for holidays.

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Asian markets decline amid uncertainty about global recovery

The regional market dips came despite reports of strong economic growth in South Korea and a moderation of the unemployment rate in Japan, despite a resurgence of the pandemic.

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Asian markets, U.S. futures rise after Biden speech

Asian shares rose Thursday and U.S. futures also were higher after President Joe Biden delivered a speech to Congress that outlined ambitious plans for jobs creating spending on early education, child care and other public...

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FOMC statement for April

The Federal Reserve stuck to its strategy of supporting the U.S. economy with ultra-low interest rates at its most recent gather of senior central bankers.

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Investors are still keeping their cash levels high — but here’s what’s drawing them to stocks, UBS says

Investors have kept their cash piles high in the pandemic, according to a UBS survey. But their optimism about the economy has risen over the past three months and here’s where they’re now considering investing.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
BTCUSD Bitcoin USD 56530.48 -2,484 -4.21%
ETHEUR Ethereum EUR 3088.20 -83.26 -2.63%
LTCUSD Litecoin USD 368.17 22.24 6.43%
XRPUSD Ripple USD 1.45 -0.1220 -7.77%
BCHUSD Bitcoin Cash USD 1285.18 -88.92 -6.47%
XMRUSD Monero USD 448.87 -16.11 -3.46%