Risk-on-risk off--when will the fundamentals start moving the markets?
Daily global view on the S&P.
U.S. stocks fell after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record last week, as a slump in copper and oil weighed down commodity shares.
The American equity rally that just turned five years old is starting to match the 1990s Internet bubble when it comes to its speed.
A slowdown in Chinese exports and tensions between Russia and Ukraine look to have put a damper on bullish sentiment in equity markets this morning.
Dr. Ron Paul interviews Jan Skoyles on whether the bitcoin is real money.
Back-peddling on behalf of President Putin over the situation on the ground in the Ukraine has ushered in a wave of relief amongst investors. Volatility has dipped, yet remains elevated at 14.26 (-10.8%) while the S&P 500 index has jumped 1.3% or 25-points to 1871.
Gold dropped 0.8% today as equities bounced higher after reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered troops engaged in exercises in an area which borders Ukraine to return to their base.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from its biggest loss in a month, as comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled the Ukraine crisis won’t immediately escalate.
The biggest gold producers say global output will fall short of expectations and is poised to decline after the worst price slump in three decades spurred them to cut spending and revise mining plans.