U.S. stocks rose, pushing benchmark indexes up from two-month lows, while Treasuries and gold fell as consumer spending climbed and corporate earnings beat estimates. The iShares MSCI emerging-markets exchange-traded fund rose and the dollar gained a fifth day versus the euro.
The dollar strengthened a fifth day versus the euro as U.S. consumer spending rose the most in three years a day after the Federal Reserve scaled back bond purchases that weaken the greenback and support global asset prices.
The Canadian dollar reached a four- year low for a second day on speculation the nation’s central bank may signal at a meeting next week the need for lower interest rates amid faltering economic growth.
The dollar rose to the highest level against the yen in five years as signs of faster U.S. economic growth added to speculation the Federal Reserve may trim its $85 billion of monthly asset purchases at a meeting next week.
The Canadian dollar fell to the lowest level in two years as weak exports added to concern expressed by Bank of Canada policy makers that a projected driver of economic growth has not yet materialized.