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Wall Street rallies on trade optimism

Wall Street rallies on trade optimism

The Dow and the Nasdaq posted their eighth consecutive weekly gains as investors grew hopeful the US and China would hammer out a deal to end the trade war.

  • by Stephen Culp

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Bond bears and equity bulls are running in opposite directions
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Bond bears and equity bulls are running in opposite directions

The US sharemarket is bullish but the bond market is bearish. Only one of them can be right and generally it's the bond market.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Tesla's crunchtime: Rally 21% in four weeks, or pay $1.3 billion
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Tesla's crunchtime: Rally 21% in four weeks, or pay $1.3 billion

The clock is now ticking for Elon Musk to avoid a $US920 million ($1.28 billion) bill for Tesla on its bonds, the largest debt payment in its history.

  • by Molly Smith
Wall Street ends barely lower after late-session rally; oil declines
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Wall Street ends barely lower after late-session rally; oil declines

A drop in energy shares and mounting concerns about the ongoing government shutdown balanced out strength among carmakers following an optimistic earnings forecast from General Motors.

  • by Sarah Ponczek & Reade Pickert
Where did it all go wrong for markets - and what is next?
Analysis
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Where did it all go wrong for markets - and what is next?

With the record bull run facing its end, we look back at a tumultuous 2018 and evaluate the storm clouds gathering ahead.

  • by Tom Rees
Volatility returns to Wall Street as bulls fight with Chicken Littles
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Volatility returns to Wall Street as bulls fight with Chicken Littles

The rollercoaster ride continued overnight after the record gains on Boxing Day, with stocks bouncing back after flirting with a bear market.

  • by Vildana Hajric & Eddie van der Walt
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Wall Street surges in best rally since March 2009; oil soars
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Wall Street surges in best rally since March 2009; oil soars

Wall Street staged one of the biggest rallies of the 9 1/2 year bull market after coming within points of seeing it end, with major indexes surging at least 4.9 per cent. Crude jumped almost 10 per cent.

  • by Vildana Hajric & Jeremy Herron
US stocks slide as government shutdown woes add to Fed angst
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US stocks slide as government shutdown woes add to Fed angst

Volatility gripped financial markets a day after the Fed's shockwaves, with the rising threat of a US government shutdown adding to a litany of other concerns.

  • by Vildana Hajric & Jeremy Herron
A global credit 'heart attack' is just months away
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A global credit 'heart attack' is just months away

Surging interest rates and draining liquidity in markets resemble the build-up to the 2007 global financial crisis.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
US stocks tumble as bets on dovish Fed go wrong; Aussie dollar falls
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US stocks tumble as bets on dovish Fed go wrong; Aussie dollar falls

US stocks careened to a 15-month low after Fed chairman Jerome Powell failed to quell angst that rate hikes will throttle economic growth. The Aussie slumped.

  • by Brendan Walsh & Vildana Hajric
Fed raises rates, trims forecast for hikes in 2019 to two
Sharemarket

Fed raises rates, trims forecast for hikes in 2019 to two

The US central bank raised borrowing costs for the fourth time this year, looking through sharemarket jitters and defying pressure from President Donald Trump.

  • by Christopher Condon