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Asian stocks mark time, waiting for clearer view on U.S. rates

A man (3rd L) looks at an electronic stock quotation board as passers-by walk past, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Asian stocks consolidated recent gains on Wednesday before a U.S. central bank policy meeting that could signal how much monetary tightening to expect during the remainder of the year, with an immediate rate hike ... Read More »

3 Tech Stocks to Buy in March

Stock indexes are rallying into the new month, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a few good deals available for long-term investors. We asked three Motley Fool contributors for their favorite picks in this pricey market, and they offered LG Display (NYSE:LPL), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Pandora (NYSE:P). Read on to find out why these stocks could make compelling buys right ... Read More »

Is timing right for stocks to suffer a 5% drop?

See what could jeopardize the second-longest bull market in Wall Street history. USA TODAY NETWORK A stock market pullback, or a drop of 5% or more, to be more precise. At least that’s what Wall Street skeptics keep saying as stocks take a breather. It’s hard to call Monday’s 0.33% slide for the Standard & Poor’s 500, which pushed the ... Read More »

FTSE extends winning run as stronger metals boost mining stocks

UK shares rose on Monday, underpinned by a rally in mining stocks on the back of firmer metals prices, building on the previous session’s three-week high and on course to post its fifth straight day of gains. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE was up 0.1 percent at 7,262.78 points by 0955 GMT. Mining stocks .FTNMX1770 gained 1.6 percent after ... Read More »

Asian shares slip in holiday-thinned trade, focus turns to U.S. data

Asian shares struggled on Thursday after a lacklustre performance on Wall Street, with investors looking to U.S. economic data later in the day for potential catalysts even as markets started winding down ahead of the holidays. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS erased early modest gains and slipped 0.3 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index .N225 was ... Read More »

The stock-market rout just drove the S&P 500, Dow below a key level

After weeks of virtual dormancy, a bona fide stock-market selloff took hold on Wall Street. Both the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.45%  and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageDJIA, -2.13% plunged below their 50-day moving averages, precipitated by a rout in equities and government bonds, like the 10-year Treasury noteTMUBMUSD10Y, +0.00% on intensifying fears that the Federal Reserve could finally pull ... Read More »

Surprise Fed speech throws markets for a loop

Those figuring that the Fed still might hike rates in September are getting one more bite at the apple. As the week drew to a close and the Fed’s “quiet period” before meetings was about to settle in, investors recoiled over news that the central bank’s most dovish official, Governor Lael Brainard, will be delivering a previously unannounced speech Monday ... Read More »

BSE IPO: Issue size estimated at Rs. 1,200 to Rs. 1300 crore; Asia’s oldest stock exchange files documents with Sebi

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Friday filed documents with capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO). Shareholders of the BSE will be partially selling their stake via the offer for sale (OFS) route for a sum in the range of Rs. 1,200 to Rs. 1,300 crore. The 141-year-old stock ... Read More »

European stocks rocked by return of volatility after summer lull

* STOXX 600 drops 1.1 pct * Biggest one-day fall since August * Central banks seen as less dovish than previously * Retail stocks led lower by Inchcape * French company Rubis touches record high LONDON, Sept 9 European stocks fell sharply on Friday, dropping suddenly in afternoon trade following a sell-off on Wall Street as investors reacted to less ... Read More »

Wall St. tumbles on Fed rate talk, North Korea nuclear test

U.S. stocks dropped on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its worst day since June, as investors grew nervous following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by Federal Reserve officials that hinted at a U.S. interest rate hike. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., ... Read More »