us stocks inch up after fed minutes
Last Updated : GMT 15:31:11
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

US stocks inch up after Fed minutes

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today US stocks inch up after Fed minutes

New York - XINHUA

U.S. stocks held modest gains Wednesday, bouncing back from the prior day's sell-off led by retail stocks, as investors were reassured somewhat by the Federal Reserve's minutes which signaled no rate hike soon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 158.75 points, or 0.97 percent, to 16,533.06. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 34.65 points, or 0.85 percent, to 4,131.54. The broader S&P 500 gained 15.20 points, or 0.81 percent, to 1,888.03. All of the S&P 500's 10 sectors rose, with consumer discretionary, energy and industrials leading the gains. The major indices initially edged higher before fluctuating following the release of the minutes which comforted investors by saying that during Fed's April policy meeting discussions did not imply that the Fed's policy normalization would necessarily begin sometime soon. Participants at the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the policy-setting arm of the U.S. central bank, generally agreed that starting to consider options for normalization at the meeting was prudent, as it would help the committee to make decisions about approaches to policy normalization and to communicate its plans to the public well before the first steps in normalizing policy become appropriate, the minutes showed. The country's economic growth paused in the first quarter overall, but it stepped up late in the quarter, partly reflecting the temporary effects of the unusually cold and snowy weather earlier in the quarter and the unwinding of those effects later in the quarter, the minutes also showed. At the April policy meeting, the Fed announced a further 10- billion-U.S. dollar reduction in asset purchases to 45 billion dollars since May, while reaffirming that a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy remains appropriate. Also in the day, Fed Chair Janet Yellen defended her predecessor Ben Bernanke's efforts to stabilize the financial system and restore economic growth in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Moreover, New York Fed President William Dudley said in a prepared speech Wednesday that the economic recovery has been variable across the New York region since November. The remarks came a day after he took on a dovish tone, saying that the pace of eventual interest rate hikes would probably be relatively slow according to the U.S. economic condition. The economic calendar was light in the day. U.S. mortgage applications increased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly survey for the week ending May 16. On corporate news, Target Corporation reported adjusted earnings per share were 0.70 dollars in the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of 13.9 percent from 2013, trailing market expectations. The retailing company also revealed sales of 17.1 billion dollars in the first quarter, higher than 16.7 billion dollars of the year- ago level, slightly exceeding analyst estimates, while cutting its full-year profit guidance. The firm's shares were up 1.04 percent to 57.20 dollars, after swinging between gains and losses. The CBOE Volatility Index, a gauge of fear in the market, declined 8.10 percent to end at 11.91. In other markets, the dollar advanced against most major currencies after the Federal Reserve said the monetary stimulus is unlikely to trigger inflation. In late New York trading, the euro dropped to 1.3678 dollars from 1.3698 dollars in the previous session. The dollar bought 101. 40 Japanese yen, higher than 101.27 yen of the previous session. Oil prices gained as a government report showed that U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly dropped last week. Light, sweet crude for July delivery moved up 1.74 dollars to settle at 104.07 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell as U.S. equities rebounded. The most active gold contract for June delivery lost 6.5 dollars, or 0.5 percent, to settle at 1,288.1 dollars per ounce.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 14:54 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 03:16 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Asian markets head for positive end to volatile week

GMT 11:57 2017 Friday ,17 November

US stocks boosted by solid Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

GMT 06:51 2017 Friday ,17 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 03:57 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Stock markets retreat as oil slides

GMT 15:05 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance

GMT 02:47 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Asian markets down as fears grow for US tax reform

GMT 19:56 2017 Tuesday ,14 November

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

us stocks inch up after fed minutes us stocks inch up after fed minutes

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

us stocks inch up after fed minutes us stocks inch up after fed minutes

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Japanese regulators raid Airbnb

GMT 00:44 2017 Monday ,20 November

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Saudi, Bahrain target Iran

GMT 00:48 2017 Monday ,20 November

Saudi, Bahrain target Iran
Arab Today, arab today Europe turns on Facebook, Google

GMT 02:26 2017 Monday ,20 November

Europe turns on Facebook, Google
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Driverless, electric future just round

GMT 02:45 2017 Monday ,20 November

Driverless, electric future just round
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Mona Abdel Ghany increased artistic activities

GMT 12:15 2017 Friday ,17 November

Mona Abdel Ghany increased artistic activities
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 02:28 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Anti-drug operation nets 4 tonnes

GMT 01:34 2017 Friday ,17 November

Banyan Tree Phuket Takes Festive Season

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday