U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posting a fifth quarterly gain, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued monetary support and tensions appeared to ease in Ukraine.
U.S. stocks fell, erasing this year’s gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as weaker- than-forecast data from China and tension in Ukraine overshadowed reports showing an improving American economy.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell, erasing its gain for the year, while Treasuries and the yen advanced as tension persisted in Ukraine. Copper declined as data from China missed estimates and gold reversed losses.
U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rising to a record, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank may alter its strategy on stimulus cuts should the economy weaken. The yen gained on worsening Ukraine tensions while sugar surged.