U.S. stocks rose, ending the biggest two-day drop of the year in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and oil advanced as data showed consumer confidence at the highest level since 2007. The euro weakened for a third day amid concern political wrangling will slow the global recovery.
Stocks sank, dragging a gauge of global equities into a bear market, Treasury 10-year yields slid to a record low and the Dollar Index rose to a seven-month high amid concern central banks are running out of tools to prevent a recession. Commodities erased gains for the year.
American stocks are dominating global equities by the most in a decade, taking a majority of the spots in a ranking of the 20 biggest companies, after earnings rose faster than the rest of the world as the global economy rebounded.
A global rout in equities drove the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its worst slump since February 2009, while two-year Treasury yields plunged to a record low amid concern the economy is weakening. The yen pared losses, recovering from the biggest drop versus the dollar since 2008 that was triggered by Japan selling its currency.
U.S. stocks declined, halting a three-day advance for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, amid disappointment over Europe’s efforts to tame the region’s debt crisis as investors awaited tomorrow’s American jobs report.
U.S. stocks retreated, ending a five-day advance in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, amid a stalemate between European finance ministers and Greek bondholders over how to resolve the nation’s debt crisis.