US stocks climb on stimulus hopes, still post first monthly loss since March | Markets

US stocks climb on stimulus hopes, still post first monthly loss since March | Markets

US stocks climbed on Wednesday as investors digested a disorderly presidential debate and wavering hopes for a near-term stimulus deal. All three major US indexes climbed through the day on renewed hopes for a deal. Stocks pared some gains after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell balked at Democrats’ latest proposal. The trio of indexes notched…

Australia stocks rise; Tokyo Stock Exchange suspends trading due to technical issue

Australia stocks rise; Tokyo Stock Exchange suspends trading due to technical issue

SINGAPORE — Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange halted trading on Thursday due to a technical issue, while many major markets in the region are closed for holidays.Japan Exchange Group said in a Thursday release that the Tokyo Stock Exchange has stopped trading for the day following a “system glitch.” It added that it cannot say at this point…

Stocks rise as AstraZeneca resumes vaccine trial

Stocks rise as AstraZeneca resumes vaccine trial

A volunteer in AstraZeneca trials in South Africa is injected with the vaccine. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko TPX/ReutersStocks rose worldwide on Monday as AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and Oxford University confirmed plans to resume a leading coronavirus vaccine trial.Investors welcomed the restart of the late-stage study, which had been paused last week after a patient on the trial…

S&P 500 Drops 60 Points on Volatile Day: Oil Stocks Fall Sharply, Apple Leads Tech Stocks Down Again

S&P 500 Drops 60 Points on Volatile Day: Oil Stocks Fall Sharply, Apple Leads Tech Stocks Down Again

More worries in the oil patch, and investors turning back to selling Big Tech has stocks swinging wildly again. The S&P 500 Index (SNPINDEX:^SPX) has been doing its best yo-yo impression over the past week. Today’s close was almost 1.8% lower, giving up almost 60 points after gaining 67 points, or 2%, yesterday. It’s the fourth session…

Asia stocks trade higher; Japan’s second-quarter GDP revised lower

Asia stocks trade higher; Japan’s second-quarter GDP revised lower

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia Pacific were mixed in Tuesday trade, as Japan released revised gross domestic product figures for the second quarter.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 0.54% in afternoon trade while the Topix index gained 0.3%.Japan’s revised GDP figures for the April-June quarter showed the country’s economy shrinking an annualized 28.1%, according to second…

European stocks choppy after tech sell-off sparks Wall Street rout

European stocks choppy after tech sell-off sparks Wall Street rout

A tech sell-off hit Wall Street on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua/Wang Ying via Getty ImagesEuropean stocks were choppy on Friday, after a tech sell-off in Wall Street sparked market jitters worldwide on Thursday.Leading indices sank on the open in Europe, before rebounding as investors appeared to shrug off the fears behind Thursday’s sell-off. US stock futures…

S&P 500 News: Apple Stock Up on Split, Buffett Bags Asian Elephant, Cruise Stocks, Oil Stocks Fall

S&P 500 News: Apple Stock Up on Split, Buffett Bags Asian Elephant, Cruise Stocks, Oil Stocks Fall

Investors’ reaction to a zero-sum event added billions to Apple’s market value, while the index closed lower on a bad day for airline stocks, cruise stocks, casinos, and oil stocks. The S&P 500 Index (SNPINDEX:^SPX) fell 7.7 points, or 0.34%, on Aug. 31. Today’s modest sell-off wasn’t enough to wipe out what has been a great month…