American futures jump, as Fed is believed to lift rates
On Wednesday, American futures jumped a bit because market participants are waiting for an interest rate announcement from the key US bank.
The S&P 500 futures headed north by up to 0.23% being worth 2,928.0. Additionally, Dow futures ascended by 0.20% trading at 26,572.0. Moreover, Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.30% coming up with an outcome of 7,618.25.
The key American financial institution is generally believed to have interest rates raised for the third time in 2018 when it concludes its two-day policy gathering in Washington.
With a rate lift all but locked in, market participants will monitor the dot-plot graph for further indications of a probable fourth interest rate lift in December.
As matter of fact, Apple managed to ascend by up to 0.36% in premarket trade, notwithstanding semiconductor Qualcomm blaming the tech giant for thieving its chip secrets and providing them to Intel.
Apart from that, Tesla headed north by 0.34%. Chinese e-commerce site Jd.com acquired 0.69%. At the same time, AMD rallied by 0.61%.
Moreover, Nike went down by 2.88% following dismal sales surge figures.
Aside from that, in the European Union, equities were generally mixed. The DAX headed south by 0.16% in Germany. The CAC 40 jumped by 0.27% in France. The FTSE 100 rallied by 0.17% in the United Kingdom. Besides this, the European Euro Stoxx 50 managed to acquire 0.23%. At the same time, the IBEX 35 tacked on by up to 0.14% in Spain.
As for commodities, gold futures went down by 0.21% being worth $1,202.60 a troy ounce. Besides this, crude futures slumped by 0.24% trading at $72.11 a barrel.
Estimating the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential versus its primary rivals the USD index managed to rally by up to 0.11% trading at 93.83.
The US-China trade war escalates
More tariffs were introduced
Stocks of technological companies fell, pay attention to earnings
Yesterday, the US Justice Department announced a broad antitrust review ...
Futures head south after China data points to decelerating retail sales
On Wednesday, American stock index futures headed south because dismal data out of China affected market sentiment, while traders waited for more developments related to the US-China trade conflict…
Bitcoin dives 14%, slumping below $5,000
On Tuesday, crypto assets dived, with Bitcoin decreasing below the psychologically crucial $5,000 mark for the first time this year…
British inflation tacks on for the first time this year
In July, Britain's inflation rate rallied for the first time in 2018, thus leaving many UK households feeling quite squeezed by prices, soaring at nearly the same tempo as their wages…
Market updates on June 18
Welcome to Tuesday, people! Here’s your markets update ahead of the European trading session.