Finance and the economy

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Stock futures in the US traded slightly higher on Wednesday, attempting to recover from early losses as investors digest dovish comments from Fed Chair, high Treasury yields and expectations of stronger inflation. During his semimanual testimony to Congress, Fed Chair Powell reinforced the Fed is committed to current policy stance as the economic recovery remains uneven while inflation is seen rising above 2% for some time. 10-year Treasury yields retreated from 1-year highs reached on Monday but remained elevated. Meanwhile, the House will vote on Friday on legislation to provide the $1.9 trillion aid package. On the data front, new…

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  • UK FTSE 100 Stock Market Index

    The FTSE 100 fell more than 0.5% on Wednesday while the British pound reached a fresh near 3-year high of 1.42 against the dollar, with financial and healthcare stocks such as HSBC Holdings, AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline the main laggards. Metro Bank was also down after announced a bigger-than-expected annual loss. On the other hand, Lloyds Banking Group profit beat forecasts and the bank also announced a dividend pay out and sales from Reckitt Benckiser also surprised on the upside. Globally, investors digest Fed Chair Powell dovish comments during his testimony before Congress on Tuesday. Historically, the UK FTSE 100 Stock…

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  • Switzerland Stock Market (SMI)

    The SMI increased 11 points or 0.11% since the beginning of 2021, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks this benchmark index from Switzerland. Historically, the Switzerland Stock Market (SMI) reached an all time high of 11270 in February of 2020. 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…

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  • Sweden Stock Market (OMX 30)

    The OMXS 30 increased 153 points or 8.14% since the beginning of 2021, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks this benchmark index from Sweden. Historically, the Sweden Stock Market (OMX 30) reached an all time high of 3009.03 in April of 1998. The OMX Stockholm 30 Index is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of 30 stocks that have the largest volume of the trading on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. It is a free float, capitalization weighted index. The OMX 30 index has a base value of 125 as of September 30,…

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  • MOEX Russia Index

    The MOEX increased 126 points or 3.83% since the beginning of 2021, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks this benchmark index from Russia. Historically, the MOEX Russia Index reached an all time high of 3520.66 in January of 2021. The MOEX Russia Index (known as MICEX Index until December of 2017) is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of the 50 largest and most liquid Russian companies from 10 main economy sectors, listed on The Moscow Stock Exchange. It is a capitalization-weighted composite index. The MOEX has a base value of 100…

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  • Tesla is the largest holding in Ark Innovation, making up more than 8.5% of the ETF’s total weight.

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  • These are the stocks posting the largest moves in midday trading.

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  • The popularity of ‘blank check’ funds has soared, drawing in mom-and-pop investors. But there are reasons for consumers to be cautious.

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  • Despite a banner year for blank-check firms in the U.S., Europe has largely missed out on the SPAC boom.

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  • In 1983, a kind of Investor Club was established in the United States, whose members were fairly elderly women. Within 10 years, the whole of America knew about them. How did American pensioners succeed in the stock market? In 1983, 16 women, whose average age was 70 years, founded their Investor Club in Birdstown. Not having enough knowledge in investing, these worthy ladies decided to learn how to manage their money. The initial investment capital amounted to . A little later, women started adding $25 a month to it. Ten years later, the club became known as the Birdstaun Ladies.…

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