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  • Options trades pointing to '50 Cent' accumulate ahead of Super Tuesday

    Options positions reminiscent of the mystery trader known as "50 Cent" are building up ahead of the "Super Tuesday" U.S. primary elections and other potentially market-moving events. At least one investor bought a block of 100,000 calls on the CBOE Volatility Index at a price of 49 cents each on Wednesday morning.

  • Global Stocks Slip as China Sees Jump in Virus Cases

    Global stocks slipped Thursday following a jump in the number of new coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9%, a day after all three major U.S. indexes closed at a record. The Stoxx Europe 600 retreated over 1%, and the Shanghai Composite Index closed down 0.7%.

  • European stocks slump as China reports spate of new virus cases

    Centrica shares slump on outlook for 2020 cash flow. A spate of new coronavirus cases dented enthusiasm for European stocks on Thursday. Up for three straight days, the Stoxx Europe 600 dropped 0.8% to 427.70.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Jump in coronavirus cases yanks rally into reverse

    * Hubei province reports 14,840 new cases. * European stocks follow Asia lower, U.S. futures down too. * 10-year Treasury yields drop below 1.6%, European yields dip. * Euro steadies after slumping to near 3-year low. * Gold jumps 0.6%, oil stumbles back. * World FX rates in 2020 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh. By Marc Jones.

  • Tokyo stocks wobble after China reports sharp rise in virus deaths

    Japanese shares wobbled on Thursday as a sharp jump in the death toll from the coronavirus triggered concerns that the epidemic could get worse before it is brought under control.

  • Tokyo shares wobble after China reports sharp rise in virus deaths

    Japanese stocks wobbled on Thursday as a sharp jump in the death toll from the coronavirus triggered concerns that the epidemic could get worse before it is brought under control.

  • Options trades pointing to '50 Cent' accumulate ahead of Super Tuesday

    Options positions reminiscent of the mystery trader known as "50 Cent" are building up ahead of the "Super Tuesday" U.S. primary elections and other potentially market-moving events. At least one investor bought a block of 100,000 calls on the CBOE Volatility Index at a price of 49 cents each on Wednesday morning.

  • Dow Closes at Record as Coronavirus Worries Abate

    U.S. stocks set new records Wednesday as concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak continued to ease. The S&P 500 was propelled in part by companies whose shares had suffered as investors worried how the outbreak in China would affect global economic growth. The beaten-down energy sector posted the largest advance in the broad stock index, which was also pulled forward by gains among airlines, resorts and cruise companies.

  • Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq notch record closes

    U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, sending all three benchmark indexes to record closes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 274 points, 0.9%, to close at about 29,551, while the S&P 500 closed 22 points, 0.6%, higher, near 3,379. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 0.9%, adding about 87 points to close near 9,723. Investors were cheered by receding fears about the COVID-19 virus, the contagion that reportedly originated in Wuhan, China last year, and by buoyant corporate...

  • Dow ends 275 points higher as stocks post another round of records

    By William Watts and Chris Matthews, MarketWatch. Lyft shares decline on disappointment over profitability outlook. U.S. stocks ended higher Wednesday, with all three major benchmarks registering all-time closing highs, buoyed by signs of a slowdown in the number of new cases of COVID-19-- a strain of coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China late last year.

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