Valuations in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index increased by the most since the financial crisis last year as 460 stocks rose, more than any year since at least 1990. Neither are reasons to bet against equities now.
Knight Capital Group Inc. faced growing pressure to find a savior as clients from Citigroup Inc. to Vanguard Group Inc. curtailed business with the firm following a software bug that triggered a $440 million loss.
U.S. stocks fell this week, trimming the biggest monthly rally for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in a year, after economic reports and earnings forecasts from technology companies disappointed investors.
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lower after a record high, as data showed American manufacturing slid in March. The yen rose to a three-week high, while commodities tumbled after economic reports from Japan, China and South Korea missed estimates.