Japanese stock-index futures rose as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July amid easing tensions over Ukraine and better- than-estimated earnings from companies from General Electric Co. to Morgan Stanley.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its best week since July, as earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley beat estimates and concern eased that the Ukraine crisis may worsen.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July and Treasuries fell the most in a month as tensions eased over Ukraine and earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley topped estimates.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose, giving it the best three-day rally in two months, while Treasuries fell as Yahoo! Inc. jumped on earnings and U.S. industrial production increased. The pound strengthened and copper advanced.
U.S. stocks maintained gains, after an earlier rally fueled by optimism on corporate earnings and better-than-estimated factory data, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank has a “continuing commitment” to support the economic recovery.
U.S. stocks climbed for a second day as optimism grew over corporate earnings and the Nasdaq Composite Index rebounded after falling near its average level for the past 200 days. Treasuries rose amid increasing tensions in Ukraine, while emerging markets slumped on signs China’s economy is slowing.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounded from the worst weekly loss in two years, weathering a selloff in the final hour, after retail sales rose the most since 2012 and Citigroup Inc.’s earnings unexpectedly rose. Treasuries fell with the ruble and commodities advanced on concern the situation in Ukraine is worsening.