U.S. & Foreign Markets

U.S. Markets

June S&P 500 E-minis (ESM18 -0.10%) this morning are down -4.75 points (-0.18%)


Wednesday's closes: 


S&P 500 +0.08%


Dow Jones -0.16%


Nasdaq +0.25%


The S&P 500 on Wednesday rallied to a 4-week high and closed higher on hopes for improved U.S-Japan trade relations after the 2-day Abe-Trump summit


There was also a rally in energy stocks as crude oil prices rose +2.93% to a new 3-1/3 year high. Metal producers and mining stocks rallied after nickel prices jumped to a 2-3/4 year high and copper rose to a 1-month high. 


Trending Tickers:


Symbol  Last  Price  Change% Change


PG The Procter & Gamble Company

74.62  -2.86  -3.69%


AMZN  Amazon.com, Inc.

1,555.04  +27.20  +1.78%


BX  The Blackstone Group L.P.

32.44  +0.66  +2.07%


PM  Philip Morris International Inc.

89.21  -12.23  -12.06%


TSM  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited

39.99  -1.93  -4.60%


Stocks: Most Actives
 

 Symbol  Last  Price  Change% Change


CSRA  CSRA Inc.

41.23  +0.01  +0.02%


SNI  Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.

90.04  -0.06  -0.07%


BAC  Bank of America Corporation

29.75  +0.22  +0.73%


AMD  Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

10.20  -0.16  -1.54%


AZN  AstraZeneca PLC

35.97  +0.01  +0.04% 


 

World markets

European Markets


  Name  Current  Value  Change% Chg Open High Low


European Markets


FTSE 100 7,329.2211.880.167,317.347,340.737,309.42


CAC 40 5,394.1714.000.265,389.825,394.665,377.11


DAX 12,583.07-7.76-0.0612,595.6112,595.6112,539.01 


European stocks are down -0.05%.   


German bund yield climbed to a 4-week high of 0.574%. 


 UK Mar retail sales ex auto fuel fell -0.5% m/m and rose +1.1% y/y, weaker than expectations of -0.4% m/m and +1.4% y/y


Mar retail sales including auto fuel fell -1.2% m/m and rose +1.1% y/y, weaker than expectations of -0.6% m/m and +1.9% y/y. 



 

Asian Markets

 Japan's Nikkei Stock Index rallied to a 1-1/2 month high as trade tensions eased when U.S. President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe agreed to work closely on bilateral trade. 


 Asian stocks settled higher: 


Japan +0.15%


Hong Kong +1.40%


China +0.84%


Taiwan +1.14%


Australia +0.33%


Singapore +1.15%


South Korea +0.46%


India +0.28%.