U.S. stocks fell, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its first three-day losing streak this year, as investors weighed prospects for economic growth and the pace of Federal Reserve stimulus measures.
Three large U.S. stock exchanges are lobbying for new limits on dark pools and other competitors, arguing that too much trading has become hidden on private venues that create more cost and volatility in public markets.
Japanese stock-index futures rose following a report that the nation’s pension fund may boost its equities holdings, indicating the Topix index and Nikkei 225 Stock Average will rebound after entering corrections yesterday.
Japanese stock-index futures climbed following a report that the nation’s public pension fund may boost its equities holdings and as the International Monetary Fund was said to support government stimulus policies.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. agreed to pay $10 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that its mishandling of Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering last year was a violation of securities laws.
European stocks were little changed near a five-year high after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signalled the central bank will maintain stimulus measures to support the U.S. economic recovery.
Knight Capital Group Inc., the market- maker that agreed to be sold to Getco LLC following a computer error, reported a quarterly loss as trading slowed and the company sold its institutional fixed-income business.