U.S. stocks fell, after benchmark indexes climbed to records, while Treasuries rose before the government releases its monthly jobs report. The euro weakened as the region’s central bank said it’s prepared to take action to head off deflation.
U.S. stocks rose for the third time this week as reports on leading indicators and regional manufacturing fueled optimism in the economy, overshadowing concern that interest rates may rise in the middle of next year.
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 rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index approaching a record, while Treasuries retreated amid continued confidence in the strength of the world’s largest economy. Emerging-market equities capped the biggest weekly gain in five months, and gold and silver rallied.
U.S. equity gauges rose to records, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posting its biggest annual advance since 1997, as gains in consumer confidence and housing prices bolstered confidence in the world’s largest economy.