Friday, 20 September 2019 18:59 WIB
U.S. stocks on Friday were on track to open near records as investors looked beyond a litany of central-bank decisions of the past week and focused on signs of improving China-U.S. trade developments.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were climbing 60 points, or 0.2%, at 27,138, those for the S&P 500 rose 7.10 points, or 0.2%, to 3,015, while Nasdaq-100 futures advanced 24.75...
Thursday, 19 September 2019 19:49 WIB
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing index fell to 12.0 in September after registering a reading of 16.8 in August.
Any reading above zero indicates improving conditions. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 10.0.
The indexes for general activity and new orders fell, while the indexes for shipments and employment increased, the Philly Fed said.
Friday, 20 September 2019 19:43 WIB
Gold prices inched higher Friday but gains were capped by a rise in bonds yields and stocks. However, bullion's trade over the past five sessions puts it on pace to break out of a weekly skid of three consecutive weekly losses.
Gold for December delivery on Comex was up 80 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $1,507 an ounce, after retreating 0.6% on Thursday. For the week, the yellow metal is on track...