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(Bloomberg) -- The global rally in stocks showed no signs of abating Wednesday as investors continued to bet on a quick economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The dollar extended its recent decline.South Korean shares led gains in Asia, with stocks also climbing in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. U.S. equity futures pushed up after the S&P 500 closed at its highest since early March. Brent crude extended its rebound above $40 a barrel as investors eyed a potential extension of record production curbs by OPEC+. Treasury yields ticked higher, while the yen pared an overnight decline.Global stocks are trading at a three-month high as businesses continue to reopen around the world and manufacturing gauges show economies stabilizing following coronavirus shutdowns. That’s despite a slew of risks still on the horizon, including tense U.S.-China relations that may jeopardize a hard-won trade deal.The sometimes-violent demonstrations across U.S. cities over the killing by police of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, aren’t yet seen as a major drag on the economy and corporate profits. Despite the unrest, Chicago will enter the next phase of its reopening plan as scheduled on Wednesday.“If I look at the markets, I see a V-shaped recovery,” Mark Mobius, co-founder at Mobius Capital Partners, said on Bloomberg TV. “That’s what the markets are telling us.”Elsewhere, the Australian dollar pared gains after data showed the economy retreated on a quarterly basis in the first three months of the year. On Tuesday, European shares climbed to a 12-week high as Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to thrash out a second aid package for Germany.Here are some key events coming up:In Europe, the ECB is expected to top up its rescue program with an additional 500 billion euros of asset purchases at a meeting on Thursday. Anything less than an expansion would be a big shock, Bloomberg Economics said.The U.S. labor market report on Friday will probably show American unemployment soared to 19.6% in May, the highest since the 1930s.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index rose 0.3% as of 10:35 a.m. in Tokyo. The gauge rose 0.8% on Tuesday.Japan’s Topix index advanced 0.7%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.2%.Shanghai Composite index added 0.4%.South Korea’s Kospi index climbed 2.5%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.8%.Euro Stoxx 50 futures rose 1.1%.CurrenciesThe yen was at 108.48 per dollar, up 0.2%.The offshore yuan rose 0.2% to 7.0916 per dollar.The euro bought $1.1196, up 0.2%.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries climbed two basis points to 0.71%.Australia’s 10-year yield climbed five basis points to 0.96%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude increased 2.7% to $37.82 a barrel. Brent was at $40.37 a barrel, up 2.1%.Gold held at $1,728.09 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Asian stocks were poised to follow the global rally on Wednesday as hopes of more government stimulus bolstered riskier assets and overshadowed a host of other worries from the coronavirus to Hong Kong and growing U.S. civil unrest. The ECB is expected to ramp up stimulative bond purchases when it meets on Thursday.
Stock futures kicked off the overnight session hugging the flat line Tuesday evening, as investors set their sights on more major cities’ plans to reopen businesses in the near-term as the coronavirus pandemic eased.
Stocks rose, tracking advances in global equities as investors eyed stabilizing economic data alongside ongoing protests across the country, which spurred some concerns of a ramp-up in coronavirus cases following a deescalation in the outbreak.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose alongside equities in Europe and Asia amid new bouts of stimulus and positive economic signals as coronavirus lockdowns ease. The dollar slumped for a fourth consecutive day.Two shares rose on the S&P 500 Index for every one that fell, lifting the benchmark to its highest since March 4. Gunmakers extended rallies in the wake of President Donald Trump’s promise to deploy large numbers of troops if cities and states don’t act to contain violence from protests over police brutality.Stocks are hovering near their highest in three months as businesses reopen around the world and manufacturing gauges show economies stabilizing following coronavirus shutdowns. That’s despite a slew of risks still on the horizon, including tense U.S.-China relations that may jeopardize a hard-won trade deal. The sometimes violent demonstrations across U.S. cities over the killing by police of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, aren’t yet seen as a major drag on the economy and corporate profits.“Everyone who is assessing what they’re seeing on the news every night is recognizing things getting worse, and yet the markets are focusing on things that they believe are getting better,” said Brian Levitt, a global market strategist at Invesco. Coronavirus “cases have plateaued in aggregate and compressed in some of the hardest hit areas. Mobility is starting to pick up, reopenings are starting to pick up.”Stimulus hopes powered Europe’s Stoxx 600 to a 12-week high as Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to thrash out a second aid package for Germany. Oil gained as investors eyed a potential extension of record production curbs by OPEC+. Treasuries edged lower, while the pound gained on positive news in trade negotiations between Britain and the EU.Elsewhere, emerging-market stocks rallied alongside currencies. Australia’s dollar rose to its highest level since January. In Asia, Tokyo equity benchmarks outperformed.Here are some key events coming up:In Europe, the ECB is expected to top up its rescue program with an additional 500 billion euros of asset purchases at a meeting on Thursday. Anything less than an expansion would be a big shock, Bloomberg Economics said.The U.S. labor market report on Friday will probably show American unemployment soared to 19.6% in May, the highest since the 1930s.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index rose 0.8% at the close of trading in New York for its third straight gain.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 1.6%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index increased 1%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index gained 1.7%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index decreased 0.3%.The euro increased 0.3% to $1.1169.The British pound gained 0.4% to $1.2546.The Japanese yen weakened 1% to 108.66 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose two basis points to 0.68%.Germany’s 10-year yield declined one basis point to -0.42%.Britain’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to 0.22%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude increased 4% to $36.84 a barrel.Gold fell 0.7% to $1,728.12 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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The S&P 500 is up 37% since its late March close as of Monday and the Nasdaq Composite is near a fresh record after a surge that has seemingly ignored widespread economic upheaval and uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. The rally’s speed has left investors in a quandary. The S&P 500, for instance, now trades at 21.2 times earnings, its highest level since 2002, even as unemployment is at levels last seen in the Great Depression.
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A late-session rally pushed Wall Street to solid gains on Tuesday as market participants looked past widespread social unrest and pandemic worries to focus instead on easing lockdown restrictions and signs of economic recovery. The Nasdaq, the S&P 500 and the Dow have been approaching their all-time closing highs in recent weeks and are now about 2%, 9% and 13%, respectively, below record closing levels. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have closed in positive territory in six of the last seven sessions.
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