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Global Markets

Global Equity Markets Mixed; China Yuan Hits 6-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar

World equity markets were mixed overnight. European stock markets traded not far from unchanged as traders and investors debated whether the European Central Bank will or won't extend its quantitative easing of monetary policy of purchasing bonds. An ECB survey said inflation in the Euro zone for 2016 will be 0.2%. The ECB wants to see inflation at 2.0%.

U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins.

Global markets

World Markets Awaiting ECB Meeting Results, Draghi Press Conference

(Kitco News) – European markets were quieter overnight, as traders and investors were awaiting the European Central Bank monetary policy meeting results as of this writing. ECB President Mario Draghi will hold a press conference following the ECM meeting. The marketplace is not expecting any big changes in ECB monetary policy at this meeting. The marketplace does look for the ECB to make policy changes in December.

Asian stock markets were mostly firmer Thursday, following the lead from U.S. stock market gains Wednesday.

Global Markets

World Stock Markets Mixed Overnight; China Economic Data Mostly Upbeat

(Kitco News) – Asian stock markets were mixed overnight, despite some mostly upbeat economic data coming out of China. European stock markets were mostly lower.

U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward narrowly mixed openings when the U.S. day session begins in New York.

Gold prices are trading moderately higher on more short covering and bargain hunting.

Global Markets

World Stock Markets, Gold Higher; U.S. Inflation Data On Deck

Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, ahead of a key U.S. inflation report due out shortly. The U.S. consumer price index for September is forecasted to rise by 0.3%, year-on-year. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward higher openings when the New York day session begins.

World bond markets stabilized Tuesday after those markets in Asia and Europe were under pressure Monday.

Global Markets

Global Bond Markets Selling Off; Fed Official's Speech Could Move Markets

(Kitco News) – World bond markets are seeing keener selling interest to start the trading week, led by U.K. gilts, which in turn have been pressured by a weakening British pound. There are growing concerns about the world's major central banks starting to tighten their monetary policies, which in turn should stoke inflationary price pressures. That's […]

A feature in Asian stock market trading was casino-related shares dropping sharply after Chinese authorities arrested 18 people from Crown Resorts and charged them with illegal gambling.

Global Markets

Global Equity Markets Firmer Ahead Of Important U.S. Bank Earnings, Economic Data Friday

Asian and European stock markets were mostly firmer overnight. Thailand's stock market saw a strong rebound following big losses seen earlier this week. Thailand's long-time king died Thursday. Traders and investors in those regions were awaiting a batch of U.S. corporate earnings-namely big banks– and U.S. economic data due out Friday.  J.P. Morgan reported early Friday its third-quarter profits, which fell short of market expectations.

U.S. data due for release Friday includes the producer price index, retail sales, manufacturing and trade inventories, and the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey. These reports are important and could move the markets today.

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Slides After Weak China Data

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today is falling after investors worry about weak economic data from China.

There was a sharp decline in exports from China, and the world's second-largest economy seems to be in trouble.

But that's not all you need to know- here's all the important stock market information to get you ready for Oct. 13...

Trading Strategies

Here's How to Profit Off These Failed "Peter Pan" Policies

Some central bankers are copping to their failures, but the damage is done.

Here's how their policies have led to disaster - and how to profit on the aftermath...


Why the TWTR Stock Price Is Crashing Today

The Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) stock price is crashing today (Thursday) as the list of potential bidders for the social media company dwindles.

Shares tumbled more than 17% in early trading.

Here's what investors need to know...

Stock Market

5 of the Biggest Fads Stocks from the 2000s

Here are the biggest fad stocks of the 2000s…

Which ones survived?

And which ones faded into eternity as so many fads often do?