Claire Hunte

Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and UK. Shewas launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on and was managing editor at Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary in the US. She has also worked for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and PwC.


Mixed bag of treats

Nasdaq hits another record, Dow and S&P 500 flat

Dow and S&P 500 in mild retreat from Wednesday's record high while Nasdaq continues to climb hitting another record at close.

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Black bull with cowboy on back

Wall St decidedly bullish as indexes rally

Wall Street swung into bull territory on the strength of second-quarter earnings and an improved economic outlook bolstered by more soft data, this time, housing starts.

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Falling dollar

Dollar loss, Euro gain

Banking sector losses weighed heavily on the blue chip index propelling it downwards from recent highs

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Stock broker trading

Stocks close flat, oil price dips

The market-value weighted S&P 500 and Dow traded in record territory before closing flat in mixed trading while the Nasdaq rose.

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JPMorgan Chase

Banks beat earnings but not sentiment

Financial stocks were moribund in an otherwise jubilant market performance as Dow and S&P 500 reached new record highs.

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Charging bull statue

Indexes stride to record highs on Yellen bounce

Fuelled by optimism and comments by Janet Yellen, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, major indexes roared in to record territory.

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Fragment of $100 bill

Rate hike assured, all eyes on inflation

US stocks responded positively to the Federal Reserve chairman, Janet Yellen, testimony to Congress on Wednesday closing broadly up.

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Donald Trump Jnr

Trump Jnr's Russian meeting emails briefly knocks Wall St

The Dow reeled briefly after Donald Trump Jnr releases email about meetings with Russians but recovered by close. The S&P 500 was nudged lower.

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Steady arrow graph

Wall Street steady she goes as indexes edge up

Markets kept a steady pace at open on Monday spurred somewhat by optimism over last week's US jobs data

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Job hiring

US adds jobs, gold and oil sink

US payroll employment increased by 222,000 jobs in June and unemployment remained unchanged. Indexes were all broadly up.

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a joint press conference

North Korea, economic worries dominate as US stocks slide

US indexes all ended lower in a broad-based sell-off sparked by any number of worries from threat of North Korea, rising government bond yields and recent soft economic data from the US.

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Wall St

Street calm, carries on after Fed minutes released

Wall St remained stoic after Federal Reserve Bank released the minutes of its June meeting suggesting plans to tackle portfolio reductions could move ahead within months.

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4 July

Investor confidence spurs market rebound

A shorter day for trading ahead of 4 July independence Day celebration meant lighter trading volumes. The Dow and S&P 500 enjoyed a surge at the start of the second half of the year.

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Traders at NYSE

S&P 500, Nasdaq post strong first half of year

A tumultuous week for technology stocks ends with gains at Friday close boosting S&P 500 to best first half of year performance in four years.

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Warning sign

US indexes slump as techs lose footing again

US indexes all closed lower as technology shares dragged on performance. Investor confidence ebbs and flows on interpreting economic news

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Brent crude rise

Oil price rebounds, crude storage less than expected

US Energy Information Administration showed crude oil inventories rose by just 100,000 barrels in the week ended 23 June far short of an expected 800,000 projected by the American Petroleum Institute.

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Market trading

Health reform uncertainty, Google's record fine sends Wall St lower

Google's fine of 2.4 billion Euro ($2.7 bn) by the EU for violating anti-trust rules dampened market enthusiasm and large cap tech stock led the decliners.

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Manufacturing robots

Blue chip index advances on banks and utilities

U.S. manufacturing stumbles for the second straight month with durable goods declining 1.1% to $2.28 bn in May driving the decrease was transportation equipment says the US Dept of Commerce.

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Sector analysis: technology

The technology sector is aflame and volatile. The best performing sector on global stock markets can be swings and roundabouts, how do you cope as an investor?

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Sen Mitch McConnell

US healthcare bill revealed, major tax cuts for businesses

US Senate Republicans finally reveal their draft of a healthcare bill that would unwind much of the Affordable Care Act also called Obamacare.

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