Asian markets gain as latest trade-war fears subside

2019-08-29

Asian markets rose in early trading Friday on news that Chinese officials have more interest in renewed trade negotiations with the U.S. than retaliation for new tariffs. China’s Commerce Ministry was quoted Thursday as saying China would not immediately respond to the Trump administration’s latest tariff hikes — some ofRead More →

Asian markets retreat on global recession fears

2019-08-14

Asian markets fell in early trading Thursday, following Wall Street’s worst day of the year amid signals of recession. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday that, for the first time since 2007, it briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions.Read More →

Cyclical stocks are back in vogue as recession fears fade

2019-04-19

As U.S. stock indexes near all-time highs, investors have all but abandoned sectors considered defensive, in favor of cyclical stocks that perform better during periods of healthy economic growth. And while recent economic data indicate a recession isn’t imminent — contrary to widely held fears just four months ago —Read More →

London markets spooked by global economic fears

2019-04-04

A significant miss in German industrial orders spilled into London markets, dragging energy and mining stocks lower. How did markets perform? The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, -0.49%  gave back its advance from Wednesday. It declined 0.6% Thursday to 7,373.8 after having risen 0.4% on Wednesday. The pound GBPUSD, -0.0608%  continuedRead More →