Gold prices see muted trade as stocks attempt tepid bounce


Gold futures on Thursday were swinging between slight gains and losses as equity markets drifted higher amid persistent worries about U.S.-China trade tensions and fears of sluggish global economic growth. Gold for August delivery on Comex GCM19, +0.40% most recently, was down $1.30, or 0.1%, to trade at $1,285 anRead More →

Asian markets gain in muted holiday trading


TOKYO — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.43%   edged up 0.6% in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.22%   rose 0.3% and the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.08%   gained 0.6%. SomeRead More →

Asian markets muted, awaiting upcoming Fed meeting


Asian shares mostly fell in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.08%   lost 0.3% in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.09%   edged down 0.1% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.09%   inched downRead More →