Author: Jaseel Muhammed

A business analyst with a penchant for photography and travel, writing about finance, stock markets and the economy. :)
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1. Stocks, Yields Fall as Reflation Trade Sputters European stocks followed Asian shares and U.S. futures lower on Friday as President-elect Joe Biden’s much-anticipated $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan came under scrutiny. The dollar pushed higher and Treasury yields dropped. Energy firms and miners led declines in the Stoxx 600 Index. Optimism about the U.S. […]
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1. Treasury Yields Rise on Aid Report; Stocks Advance Treasury yields rose with stocks on Thursday after a report suggested President-elect Joe Biden plans Covid-19 relief of about $2 trillion. Biden is expected to announce his economic support plans later in the day. Futures on the small-cap Russell 2000 Index jumped, while contracts on the […]
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1. U.S. Stock Futures Fluctuate While Dollar Climbs U.S. equity futures fluctuated and the dollar strengthened as investors focused on comments from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank about the outlook for monetary stimulus. In Europe, the ECB will keep an easy stance for as long as needed, and U.S. investors took comfort from […]
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1. Stocks Decline; Treasury Yields Extend Climb U.S. stocks fell and benchmark Treasury 10-year bond yields rose to a 10-month high as investors mulled the prospects of the economic recovery and vaccine rollout. The S&P 500 edged lower for a second day, with the utilities and communication services sectors leading the declines. Europe’s Stoxx 600 […]
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1. Dollar Rises as Stocks, U.S. Futures Retreat After a buying frenzy swept across global markets last week, investors are starting Monday in a cautious mood. The dollar climbed against all its major peers, with demand supported by elevated US bond yields. European stocks pulled back from a 10-month high and S&P 500 futures dipped. […]
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1. Stocks Rise as Dismal Jobs Data Spur Stimulus Bets Stocks rose after data showing a sharp slowdown in U.S. hiring bolstered speculation on further stimulus to revive economic growth as the pandemic ravages the country. The S&P 500 climbed toward another record, led by energy producers, retailers and technology companies. While economists expect vaccinations […]
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1. Stocks Climb Toward Record With Stimulus in Focus Stocks rose toward a record a day after violence rocked the U.S. Capitol, with investors firmly focused on the prospect for more economic stimulus and the likelihood that calm will prevail as Joe Biden takes the presidency. The S&P 500 extended gains into a third day, […]
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1. Treasury Yields Reach 1%; Nasdaq Futures Tumble Benchmark Treasury yields touched 1% for the first time since March while investors rotated out of technology and into cyclical stocks on speculation Democrats are on the cusp of taking control of U.S. Congress. Democrat Raphael Warnock ousted Republican Kelly Loeffler in a runoff race, leaving control […]
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1. Stocks Climb Toward Record While Bonds Decline Stocks rose on speculation that widespread vaccine distribution and government stimulus will reignite economic growth and boost corporate profits. The dollar fell toward an almost three-year low. Markets shrugged off concern over a surge in global coronavirus cases and the threat of more stringent restrictions amid a […]
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1. S&P 500 Rallies to Close the Year at Record High The S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average turned positive yesterday afternoon and ended at all-time highs. Volume was about 15% below average. Financial companies were among the best performers, while energy producers slumped. European stocks dipped. Markets in Japan, Germany and South […]