European airlines skid after Air France-KLM warning

2019-09-09

Shares of Air France-KLM on Monday nosedived on a warning over bookings, and other airlines weakened, in mostly listless European stock markets on Monday. Air France-KLM shares AF, -8.13%  plunged 9% as the airline said “close-in bookings in the peak travel period are weaker than foreseen in view of softeningRead More →

Gold under pressure for a second straight session

2019-08-29

Gold prices headed lower for a second straight session Thursday, pulling back from the more-than-six year highs seen earlier this week, as China calmed some fears over trade tensions, prompting gains in the stock market and dulling haven demand for the yellow metal. Geopolitical worries were soothed after a spokesmanRead More →

Here’s how to play the trade war with ETFs

2019-08-06

Bloomberg News Members of the People’s Armed Police walk past the National Museum of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Looking for an investing strategy as the U.S.-China trade war rolls on? There may be an ETF for that, whether you feel most comfortable with as little risk as possible,Read More →

Europe stocks hammered by U.S.-China trade tensions

2019-08-05

Europe stocks dropped sharply on Monday on concerns about being caught up in escalating U.S.-China trade tensions. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -1.84%   index slumped 2.06% to 370.37, in broad-based selling. The U.K. FTSE 100 index UKX, -2.10%  slumped 2.24% to 7241.13, the German DAX DAX, -1.49%  skidded 1.81%Read More →

Qualcomm is among biggest victims of Huawei fight

2019-07-31

Qualcomm Inc. is getting hurt by the U.S.-China trade war, just as the world’s biggest economies move to the next generation of cell-phone-network technology. Qualcomm QCOM, -2.21%  gave a disappointing outlook for its fourth quarter Wednesday, with much of the disappointment coming from two big issues related to China: tradeRead More →

Fourth of July slams the brakes on London markets

2019-07-04

London markets edged up on a quiet morning’s trading as Independence Day put the brakes on the FTSE 100. The U.K.’s blue-chip index was subdued on Thursday with U.S. markets closed for Fourth of July celebrations. The holiday stopped the FTSE 100’s momentum after strong gains earlier this week followingRead More →

Treasury yields climb after China-U.S. trade truce

2019-07-01

Treasury yields rose Monday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping over the weekend led to a temporary cessation of trade hostilities between the two parties. What’s driving Treasurys? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +1.03% rose 3.2 basis points to 2.033%, while the two-yearRead More →

Asian markets mostly higher as investors await Fed meeting

2019-06-16

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.09%   gained 0.1% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.22%   lost 0.s%, while South Korea’s Kospi 180721,Read More →