EURO STOXX 50 Stock The EURO STOXX 50 is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of 50 Blue-chip companies based in twelve Euro Area

Euro Stoxx 50 Equity Market Closed Down Thursday August 17

Euro Stoxx 50 Equity Market Closed Down Thursday August 17


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Euro Stoxx 50 Equity Market decreased 23 points or 0.65% to 3462 on Thursday August 17 from 3485 in the previous trading session. Historically, the EURO STOXX 50 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 4557.57 in July of 2007 and a record low of 1809.98 in March of 2009.



Euro Stoxx 50 Equity

 

The EURO STOXX 50 is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of 50 Blue-chip companies based in twelve Euro Area countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This page provides – Euro Area Stock Market (Euro STOXX 50) – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. EURO STOXX 50 Stock Market Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on August of 2017.




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Nikkei 225 Stock Average Index is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of 225 top rated companies

NIKKEI 225 Equity markets Closed Down Thursday August 17

NIKKEI 225 Equity markets Closed Down Thursday August 17


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NIKKEI 225 Equity markets decreased 27 points or 0.14% to 19703 on Thursday August 17 from 19729 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Japan NIKKEI 225 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 38915.87 in December of 1989 and a record low of 85.25 in July of 1950.

Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the RetailFinancial Services and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.14%.



NIKKEI 225 Equity markets

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which rose 11.49% or 54.0 points to trade at 524.0 at the close. The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:5631) added 5.77% or 127.0 points to end at 2327.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.(T:9104) was up 3.45% or 11.6 points to 348.1 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nichirei Corp. (T:2871), which lost 2.86% or 86.0 points to trade at 2919.0 in late trade. Trend Micro Inc. (T:4704) declined 2.07% or 110.0 points to end at 5210.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) shed 1.89% or 8.0 points to 414.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1925 to 1243 and 282 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.




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FTSE 100 Stock  The FTSE 100 Index is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of 100 most capitalized companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. FTSE 100

FTSE 100 Equity Markets Closed Lower Thursday August 17

FTSE 100 Equity Markets Closed Lower Thursday August 17

FTSE 100 Equity Markets FTSE 100 decreased 45 points or 0.61% to 7388 on Thursday August 17
Profitability at London-listed banks with large international exposures benefits from higher interest rates in the US and in minutes from its latest meeting Fed policymakers’ indecision over whether US inflation is strong enough to withstand a hike brought the bullish swagger exuding from European markets this week to an abrupt end.

FTSE 100 Equity Markets FTSE 100 decreased 45 points or 0.61% to 7388 on Thursday August 17 from 7433 in the previous trading session. Historically, the UK FTSE 100 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 7547.63 in May of 2017 and a record low of 427.50 in February of 1978

U.K. stocks broke a string of advances Thursday, with bank shares driven down as Federal Reserve officials wrestle over whether to keep raising U.S. interest rates this year, while retail stocks fell after British retail sales showed only modest growth.



FTSE 100 Equity Markets

The FTSE 100 UKX, -0.61%  closed down 0.6% at 7,387.87, and financial shares lost the most. Thursday’s fall was the first for blue-chip stocks after three consecutive advances.

Stocks were in the red throughout the session as traders grappled with the prospect that the Federal Reserve may not raise interest rates again in 2017. Minutes from the Fed’s July meeting, released late Wednesday, showed officials engaged in an intense debate about the path of U.S. inflation after a run of unexpectedly low readings.

“The prospects of a December hike, which would be the third in 2017, have taken a further hit,” said Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, in a note.




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SMI Equity Markets Closed Lower Thursday August 17

SMI Equity Markets Closed Lower Thursday August 17


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SMI Equity Markets decreased 93 points or 1.02% to 8945 on Thursday August 17 from 9038 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Switzerland Stock Market (SMI) reached an all time high of 9531.50 in June of 2007 and a record low of 1287.60 in January of 1991.

The Swiss Market Index SMI is a major stock market index which tracks the performance 20 largest and most liquid stocks based in the Swiss Exchange. It is a free-float, capitalization-weighted index. The SMI companies represent about 85 percent of the Swiss equity market. The SMI has a base value of 1500 as of June 30, 1988.



SMI Equity Markets

This page provides – Switzerland Stock Market (SMI) – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Stock Market (SMI) – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on August of 2017.




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Toronto Stock Market  The S&P/TSX is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of largest companies by market capitalization

Toronto TSX Equity Market Closed Down Thursday August 17

Toronto TSX Equity Market Closed Down Thursday August 17

Toronto TSX Equity Market  decreased 41 points or 0.27% to 15041 on Thursday August 17 from 15082
Trump Rally” is becoming the “Trump Revolt” The honeymoon is definitely over. For the better part of six months, the pandering mainstream media gushed about Donald Trump as if he were truly the Second Coming. Trump was going to do this. Trump was going to do that. Often the “this” and “that” were totally contradictory, but that didn’t stop the media from manufacturing this euphoria. In turn (we are told), this led to “the Trump rally”: U.S. markets going virtually straight up for six months – based on nothing but optimism.

Toronto TSX Equity Market  decreased 41 points or 0.27% to 15041 on Thursday August 17 from 15082 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Canada S&P/TSX Toronto Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 15922.37 in February of 2017 and a record low of 217.50 in February of 1950.

General Motors Co. is delisting its shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada effective at the end of November.

The company’s shares will still be traded in New York.

In a statement, the automotive company said there was low trading volume of its shares on the TSX.

It said the cost of maintaining the Toronto listing was “no longer justified.”

 



 

TSX Equity Market

The company first filed to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2010 after former finance minister Jim Flaherty urged them to do so.

GM had accepted billions of dollars in aid from the American, Canadian and Ontario governments after filing for bankruptcy protection in 2009.

The S&P/TSX is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of largest companies by market capitalization on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada. It is a free float market capitalization weighted index. The index covers approximately 95 percent of the Canadian equities market. The S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index has a base value of CAD1000 as of January 1, 1975. . This page provides – Canada Stock Market (S&P/TSX) – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada S&P/TSX Toronto Stock Market Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on August of 2017.

 




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 ASX 200 Stock Market  The S&P/ASX 200 is the most important stock market index which tracks the performance of 200 large companies based in Australia

ASX 200 Equity Markets Fell at Close Thursday August 17

ASX 200 Equity Markets Fell at Close Thursday August 17


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ASX 200 Equity Markets decreased 6 points or 0.10% to 5779 on Thursday August 17 from 5785 in the previous trading session. Historically, the Australia S&P/ASX 200 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 6828.70 in November of 2007 and a record low of 1358.50 in November of 1992.

Heavy selling Telstra pulled the ASX into the red on Thursday, as investors bunkered down and focused on a raft of company results.

Telecommunications was easily the worst performing sector while a pickup in base metals prices and iron ore provided support for the miners.The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index and the broader All Ordinaries Index each fell 0.3 per cent to 5779.2 points and 5827.2 points respectively.



ASX 200 Equity Markets

Telstra stock slumped to a five-year low after management decided to cut dividends from 31 cents to 22 cents and takes the company away from its current practice of paying out almost all underlying profit to shareholders. The stock closed down 10.6 per cent to $3.87, its biggest one-day slide in more than eight years.

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Gold prices edged lower on Friday, still weighed by the previous session’s upbeat U.S. economic growth data, although hawkish

GOLD FUTURES PRICE HIGHER MIDDAY Thursday August 17

GOLD FUTURES PRICE HIGHER MIDDAY Thursday August 17

GOLD FUTURES PRICE increased 2.64 USD/t oz. or 0.21% to 1,285.67 on Thursday August 17 from 1,282.71
Gold prices are posting good gains in early U.S. trading Thursday. The yellow metal bulls are encouraged by the recent releases of minutes from the two major central banks of the world (Federal Reserve and European Central Bank) that suggest their monetary policies will remain very accommodative. December Comex gold was last up $8.60 an ounce at $1,291.50. September Comex silver was last up $0.145 at $17.09 an ounce.

GOLD FUTURES PRICE increased 2.64 USD/t oz. or 0.21% to 1,285.67 on Thursday August 17 from 1,282.71 in the previous trading session. Historically, Gold reached an all time high of 1898.25 in September of 2011 and a record low of 34.83 in January of 1970.

Gold prices continued higher Thursday, boosted by haven demand after U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two business councils and minutes from the Federal Reserve’s meeting last month pointed to concerns over sluggish inflation.



GOLD FUTURES PRICE

“The weak bond market, combined with the overpriced equities and housing, indicate inflation is rearing its ugly head—and it could be accelerated with the geopolitical uncertainty in Washington,” said Jeb Handwerger, editor of GoldStockTrades.com, which focuses on mining exploration companies. He referred to the president as “a golden swan to precious metal and commodity investors who love uncertainty and volatility.”

If gold breaks through $1,300 an ounce, he expects “a move to test decade highs made in 2011 at $1,900.

On Thursday, gold for December GCZ7, +0.65%  picked up $7.80, or 0.6%, to $1,290.60 an ounce, off their best levels intraday, but building on a 0.3% advance from Wednesday.




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OIL SLUMPS   Oil turned sharply lower Friday as concerns of a supply glut weighed in the wake of higher U.S. output. U.S. crude was off

Crude Oil Future Price Rose Midday Thursday August 17

Crude Oil Future Price Rose Midday Thursday August 17

Crude Oil Future Prices increased 0.25 USD/BBL or 0.53% to 47.13 on Thursday August 17 from 46.78
Oil companies offer superior dividend yields at great valuations, according to Porta Advisors’ Beat Wittmann. The oil and gas sector of the pan-European Stoxx 600 index is down 10.95 percent year to date. Oil prices could rise by $5 per barrel if larger inventory draws occur next year.

Crude Oil Future Prices increased 0.25 USD/BBL or 0.53% to 47.13 on Thursday August 17 from 46.78 in the previous trading session. Historically, Crude oil reached an all time high of 145.31 in July of 2008 and a record low of 1.17 in February of 1946.

Russian scientists and local oil field services companies claim to have created a technology for thermochemical gas fracturing that could be an alternative to hydraulic fracturing and could increase oil production by between 1.7 and 6 times, Russia’s news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing the University of Tyumen’s press service.



Crude Oil Future Prices

In hydraulic fracturing, rocks are fractured with high-pressure injection of fluids, while the new breakthrough technology, as claimed by Russian scientists and media, is creating chemical reactions in the strata that contain oil.

The chemicals react and emit heat and gas, which makes extraction easier and lifts well productivity, according to the scientists and researchers.

The other upside in the technology, the Russians claim, is that the main component in the chemical reactions is ammonium nitrate, which is often used as fertilizer.

While the global oversupply of oil continues to weigh on crude prices and suppressed stock prices for oil companies, the sector offers attractive value to investors, experts argue.

“The sector has been underperforming, there’s great value, so you have to play the sector,” Beat Wittmann, partner at Swiss financial advisory Porta Advisors, told CNBC’s Squawk Box on Wednesday.

“The sector is so attractive right now and it’s a global demand-supply game.”




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Buz Investors XAGUSD Price of Silver The silver market performed reasonably well in 2016, with the price of the precious metal picking up more than $2 to close the year at $15.88 per ounce. That in turn helped boost the prospects for silver-tracking investments like the iShares Silver Trust

SILVER FUTURES PRICE LOWER MIDDAY Thursday August 17

SILVER FUTURES PRICE LOWER MIDDAY Thursday August 17

SILVER FUTURES PRICE decreased 0.03 USD/t. oz or 0.17% to 17.08 on Thursday August 17 from 17.08 in the previous trading session. Historically, Silver reached an all time high of 49.45 in January of 1980 and a record low of 3.55 in February of 1991.



SILVER FUTURES PRICE

Silver futures and options contracts are used by mining companies, fabricators of finished products, and users of silver-content industrial materials to manage their price risk. As a precious metal, silver also plays a role in investment portfolios. The largest industrial users of silver are the photographic, jewelry, and electronic industries. The biggest producer of silver are: Mexico, Peru and China followed by Australia, Chile, Bolivia, United States, Poland and Russia. This page provides – Silver – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Silver – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on August of 2017.




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