|Day's range||9.29 - 10.04|
|52-week range||8.84 - 23.01|
The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note following the fifth consecutive weekly gain. It continued to move higher on Wednesday.
Unless the rising stock market suddenly slams into reverse, a pattern for U.S. blue-chips that has held for 130 years is about to end.
The start of Q3 earnings season has gone mostly as expected—a little bumpy for the markets, but still bullish enough to hit Dow 23,000.
Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to compensate customers after recommending complex exchange-traded products linked to stock market volatility, without fully understanding the securities’ risks.
The S&P 500 started last week on a weaker note. On October 13, the S&P 500 closed the day higher and ended the week with gains.
Despite starting this week on a weaker note, the S&P 500 regained strength as the week progressed and rose to record high price levels on October 11.
On October 11, the S&P 500 opened the day with improved sentiment and rose to new record highs. The CBOE Volatility Index fell 2.3% to 9.85 on October 11.
Leverage in the nonfinancial sector for G-20 economies as a whole has surpassed its prefinancial crisis high, the IMF says.
Stocks continue their steady march higher, notching milestones not seen in more than 20 years, yet many investors see few obstacles to the seemingly endless run.
After rising for five consecutive trading days, the S&P 500 maintained its strength and rose to record high price levels on October 4.
After rising for three consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note and rose to record high price levels.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures volatility in the S&P 500 Index, remained flat so far in September 2017. Volatility has been playing an important role in markets so far in this year.
Investors increased bets the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise rates again this year after the central bank's statement on Wednesday and were also assessing its decision to start reducing its roughly $4.2 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. U.S. President Donald Trump opened the door to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. "The Fed had investors on edge already.
After this week's war of words between the United States and North Korea triggered the biggest fall in global stocks since the U.S. presidential election, investors are wondering what other off-radar shocks may be waiting to rock world markets. "Every day, our risk models tell us to take more risk because of falling volatility but with markets being where they are, we have to be very careful in not following them blindly," said James Kwok, head of currency management at Amundi in London. Such has been the extraordinary period of stability in financial markets in recent years that world stocks have hit a series of record highs while gauges of broad market volatility have plunged to record lows.
Weaker-than-expected July consumer price data led investors to bet that benign inflation would keep the U.S. Federal Reserve from raising rates again this year. While this gave investors some hope after a jittery week, there were still signs of nervousness in choppy late afternoon trading, primarily due to ongoing threats between the United States and North Korea.
Cracks are showing in what has been a virtually non-stop U.S. equity rally after a rapid escalation of tension between North Korea and the United States this week. The benchmark S&P 500 (.SPX) index tumbled more than 1 percent on Thursday, only the third time this year it has fallen that much, while the Nasdaq shed more than 2 percent. The S&P is trading near its most expensive valuation level since 2004, as measured by the price-to-12-month forward earnings ratio.
U.S. stocks clawed back losses late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off geopolitical concerns after falling in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to ...