Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower in weekly slump on ‘quad witching’ and weak consumer sentiment

U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, slumping for the week, as bearish momentum gathered steam after a reading on consumer sentiment held close to a roughly 10-year low. Investors also were dealing with volatility Friday from simultaneous options expiries, known colloquially on Wall Street as quadruple witching. How did stocks trade? The Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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U.S. stock futures rise and risky assets climb as attention turns to Jackson Hole Fed gathering

U.S. stock futures rose on Monday in what’s expected to be a week dominated by central bank chatter as a key conference of Federal Reserve policymakers convenes. What’s happening Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, +0.36% rose 102 points; Futures on the S&P 500 ES00, +0.30% rose 0.3%; Futures on the Nasdaq 100 […]

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Stocks rise in Japan and China; most other major markets closed for holiday

Markets in Japan and mainland China gained Friday, following another record day on Wall Street, as most other major global markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK, +1.24% rose 1.1%, with SoftBank 9984, +3.93% rising more than 3%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +0.43% edged 0.4% higher, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen […]

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