Orange juice closed higher in recovery trading. Traders are wrestling with more reports of losses from greening disease on the one side and beneficial rains that have hit the state.
Home Depot Inc., the largest U.S. home-improvement retailer, posted first-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates and raised its forecast for earnings this year as the housing rebound boosts renovation spending.
Over the past week crude oil prices have been rocked by conflicting macroeconomic data and a suspected price-fixing scandal, leaving many investors questioning the validity of current price levels. Tap into that volatility with a put spread.
The yen weakened against the dollar, halting its biggest gain in three weeks, after Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari backed away from weekend comments that prompted the currency to rally.