U.S. stocks fell, erasing an early gain, and Treasuries rose on speculation the Federal Reserve is unlikely to slow the pace of stimulus cuts. European bonds rallied as Ukraine reached an agreement on early elections.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to within 10 points of its all-time high, amid better-than-forecast earnings and continued confidence in the strength of the world’s largest economy.
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest four-day jump in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as declines in companies from Procter & Gamble Co. to Amazon.com Inc. overshadowed optimism about economic growth.
U.S. stocks rose, giving benchmark indexes the biggest four-day rally in more than a year, as comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen fueled bets the economy is strong enough to weather further stimulus cuts.
Global stocks tumbled the most since June, as the biggest drop in emerging markets in two months prompted investors to seek havens in Treasuries, German bunds and yen. Natural gas reached a three-year high.
U.S. stocks slumped, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sliding to the lowest close in a month, while Treasuries rose after a gauge signaled contraction in Chinese manufacturing. Emerging-markets equities slipped and the dollar retreated while gold and natural gas climbed.
Commodities climbed the most in two months as crude oil and natural gas surged amid frigid weather along the U.S. East Coast. Emerging-market stocks rose for the first time in five days while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained for a second session as companies posted earnings.
U.S. stocks were little changed as consumer, industrial and commodity companies rose, helping the market reverse an early drop triggered by lower-than-forecast factory orders and concern Europe’s banks need to raise capital.