S&P Closes Higher After Fed Minutes Confirm Inflation Focus

The S&P 500 finished higher on Wednesday but below its session peak after volatile trading following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting, which showed officials laser-focused on controlling inflation even as they agreed to slow their interest rate hiking pace. Officials at the Fed’s Dec. 13-14 policy meeting agreed the U.S. […]

Equities Fall on Risk Aversion with 2023, China Reopening in Focus

Equity indexes closed lower on Wednesday while U.S. Treasury yields rose as investors eyed 2023 with caution and weighed hopes for an economic boost from China’s relaxed COVID-19 restrictions against concerns about rising infections there. The yield on benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasuries rose for a third straight day, reversing an earlier decline as investors watched […]

IPO Market Freeze Sparks 80% Drop in Nasdaq Listings

Equity listings on the Nasdaq fell about 80 percent this year, as the appetite for new issues took a hit from extreme volatility in the stock market, sparked by the Federal Reserve’s war on inflation. A total of 156 companies listed their shares on the bourse this year, raising nearly $15 billion in initial public […]

Softbank Shares Tumble After Vision Fund Reports Another Big Loss

Shares in Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp plunged on Monday after the company reported a heavy loss at its Vision Fund investment arm for a third consecutive quarter. The shares sank 13 percent in early afternoon trade – heading for their biggest one-day loss in more than two and a half years. Analysts said, however, that […]

Wall Street Ends Sharply Higher on Sign of Cooling Inflation

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq jumped on Thursday, racking up their biggest daily percentage gains in over 2-1/2 years as a sign of slowing inflation in October sparked speculation the Federal Reserve might become less aggressive with interest rate hikes. Stocks in sectors across the board surged as the latest consumer price data cheered investors […]

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin Wants to Break Its Bond with Stocks

After months of tears and tantrums, bitcoin wants to split up with stock markets. The cryptocurrency, which has been closely correlated with tech stocks for much of its torrid 2022, is staging one of its strongest efforts yet to break away. Its 30-day correlation with the Nasdaq slid to 0.26 last week, its level lowest […]

Nasdaq Bets Big on Digital Assets Despite Crypto Turmoil

Nasdaq Inc is placing a big bet on the cryptocurrency market, with the launch of a digital assets business that is aimed at tapping institutional investor The new unit, Nasdaq Digital Assets, will offer custody services for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ethereum, potentially pitting it against firms such as Coinbase, Fidelity Digital Assets and Winkelvoss […]

U.S. Inflation Data Hits Global Stocks, Lifts Benchmark Yields

Major global stock indexes fell on Thursday under pressure from crucial U.S. inflation data, falling technology shares and rising benchmark bond yields. U.S. consumer prices rose solidly in January, leading to the biggest annual increase in inflation in 40 years, which could fuel financial market speculation for a 50 basis points interest rate hike from […]