Investing.com – US stocks closed at record highs on Friday, as investors hoped lawmakers would be able to agree a deal to fund the government through a stopgap measure.
Investing.com - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission released its weekly Commitments of Traders report for the week ending January 16 on Friday.
Investing.com – Ripple’s XRP fell from highs as the threat of regulation continued to dictate direction in crypto-markets, halting the digital currency's recovery from a recent sell-off.
Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled sharply lower on Friday as signs of tightening global supplies were offset by rising US production.
Investing.com – Gold prices traded close to four-month high amid US government shutdown fears but rising US yields capped upside momentum.
Investing.com – The dollar eased from session lows against a basket of major currencies amid reports that president Donald Trump invited Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer to work out a deal to avoid a government shutdown.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar inched up against other major currencies on Friday, but was held back amid fears of a potential government shutdown.Congress has until 12:00 AM ET (5:00 GMT) to pass a spending bill before the government shuts down. The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday
Investing.com – Wall Street was mixed on Friday as investors shrugged off concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown.The S&P 500 rose three and a half points or 0.13% to 2,801.61 as of 10:16 AM ET (15:16 GMT) while the Dow composite decreased 31 points or 0.12% to 25,986.73, and tech
Investing.com – U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly fell in January amid speculation of the impact of recent tax legislation, dampening optimism over the American economy, according to a report published on Friday.
Investing.com - Crude oil prices remained under pressure on Friday, as an increase in U.S. oil production offset news of another decline in U.S. inventories last week.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rose against its Canadian counterpart on Friday, despite the release of upbeat data from Canada and overall caution regarding the greenback, as a sharp decline in oil prices dampened demand for Canada's commodity-related currency.
Investing.com – Cryptocurrencies fought on Friday to recover from a weekly bloodbath that saw double-digit losses among their largest members.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar trimmed losses against other major currencies on Friday, but it was still hovering close to a three-year trough amid fears of a potential government shutdown on Saturday and climbing U.S. Treasury yields.
Investing.com – Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday, as Congress rushes to pass a spending bill and avert a government shutdown.The S&P 500 futures rose eight points or 0.30% to 2,804.75 as of 6:53 AM ET (11:53 GMT) while Dow futures increased 97 points or 0.37% to 26,038.0. Meanwhile
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar re-approached recent three-year los against other major currencies on Friday, amid fears of a potential government shutdown on Saturday and amid climbing U.S. Treasury yields.
Investing.com - The pound trimmed gains against the U.S. dollar on Friday, after the release of downbeat UK retail sales dampened optimism over the strength of the economy, although overall weakness in the greenback kept the pair near one-and-a-half year highs.
Investing.com – Retail sales in the UK declined much more than expected in December, dampening optimism over the British economy, official data showed on Friday.
Investing.com - European markets opened steady to higher on Friday, as investors focused on a fresh round of corporate earnings reports, as well as on a potential U.S. government shutdown over the weekend.
Investing.com - Gold prices moved higher on Friday, as sentiment on the U.S. dollar weakened amid fears of an imminent U.S. government shutdown.
After the Hang Seng Index had risen for 14 consecutive days, bearish investors finally made a right bet, but a small one—the Hang Seng merely stopped rising for a day, but resumed “normal service” on Tuesday (16 Jan). This time, the Hang Seng registered an even more rapid rise. After shooting up by 565
For the fortnight, oil prices continued its rally backed by the unexpected decline in US oil stockpiles which saw US production drop 290,000 barrels per day to 9.5 million. This drove crude oil brent prices to exceed US$70 per barrel for the first time in three years, touching an intraday high of US$70.34