BOJ to mull changing composition of ETF buying next week: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan will consider at next week’s rate review changing the composition of exchange-traded funds (ETF) it buys as part of is massive stimulus program, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File PhotoThe central bank currently […]

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Dollar softens ahead of Trump-Juncker talks

New York (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar dipped against a basket of currencies on Wednesday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, but investor caution about a trade rift between the two economic powers limited movement. Lack of clarity over where a brewing U.S.-European trade conflict is heading kept most major currencies, including […]

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Trade concerns, earnings haunt equity market rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A three-day world stock market rally threatened to stall on Wednesday as investors fretted over the impact of tariffs on corporate earnings and awaited a meeting between U.S. and European officials that could inflame a trade war. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 24, 2018. […]

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Asia stocks track Wall Street gains, U.S.-EU meet keeps trade in focus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday, supported by strong Wall Street earnings and hopes China’s government spending would boost growth but trade tensions remain in focus ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and European Commission presidents. FILE PHOTO: A visitor is seen as market prices are reflected in a glass window at the Tokyo Stock Exchange […]

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here Trump proposes Mueller interview on his terms, it’s PMI day, and China hits the stimulus button. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. Answering (some) questions President Donald Trump would agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators as long as the questions are […]

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Bond yields rise on BoJ easing talk while stocks slide

LONDON (Reuters) – Signs that the Bank of Japan could scale back its monetary stimulus faster than expected sent tremors through bond markets on Monday, while European stocks slid as threats of further U.S. tariffs on China drained risk appetite. People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan […]

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Trump and the U.S. Dollar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

U.S. President Donald Trump may not be happy about the strength of the U.S. dollar, but the greenback’s recent rally may partly be a product of his own making. The U.S. dollar has been climbing against major currencies for several months, with the dollar index up nearly 7.0 percent over the last three months and on Thursday hit a one […]

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Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

Japan's parliament on Friday approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign visitors. Continue Reading Below The bill was approved and enacted into law at the upper house after bulldozing by the ruling bloc. The lower house passed it last month. It adds rules of operation to […]

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'Stealth Bull Market' May Push Stocks to New Highs

The major stock indexes, despite their wild swings this year, remain in a robust hidden bull market that will reach new records, according to analysts on the Street and as reported by CNBC. (For more, see also: 4 Overlooked Blue Chip Winners.) Index Five Year Return S&P 500 66% Nasdaq Composite 120% Dow  62% Over the most recent three-month period, the Dow […]

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