U.S. Stock Market Attempts to Climb Ahead of Expected Fed Rate Hike

U.S. stock-market indexes were tentatively higher on Wednesday as investors awaited a decision from the Federal Reserve, which is widely expected to increase rates by a quarter of a percentage point and offer details on path forward for monetary policy.

The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,791, with six of the 11 main sectors trading lower. Telecoms shares were among the worst hit, with the sector down more than 3% after Tuesday’s court ruling that AT&T can go ahead with its nearly $ 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

The Nasdaq Composite added 42 points, or 0.5%, to 7,746 and set an intraday record at 7,747.16.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 22 points, or 0.1%, to 25,340.

Source : Market Watch

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U.S. stock futures climb ahead of key Fed decision

U.S. stock futures rose on Wednesday as the countdown began for investors to a decision from the Federal Reserve, which is widely expected to increase rates by a quarter of a percentage point and offer details on path forward for monetary policy.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 39 points, or 0.1%, to 25,343, while S&P 500 futures added 4.55 points, or 0.2%, to 2,792.50. Nasdaq-100 futures rose 18.50 points, or 0.3%, to 7,244.25.

On Tuesday, the Dow logged its first loss in five sessions, closing fractionally lower at 25,320.73. The S&P 500 advanced 0.2%, while the Nasdaq  added 0.6%.

The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks closed at an all-time high at 1,681.95, up 0.4%.

Source: Marketwatch

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Stocks Extend Losses, Bonds Climb as Focus on G-7

European stocks fell as disappointing industrial production data from Germany added to a risk-off mood that saw technology stocks retreat in Asia, while a slide in Brazilian assets reminded investors of continuing dangers in emerging markets.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined, with most sectors in the red, and S&P 500 futures slipped after Chinese and Hong Kong shares tumbled earlier. German bunds led gains in core European bonds and the common currency weakened.

Source: Bloomberg

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