Top 5 things that moved markets this past week

2017-09-22 21:52 GMT

Investing.com – Take a peek at the top 5 things that rocked U.S. markets this week.

JP Morgans Jamie Dimon ripped into Bitcoin again

Bitcoin prices ebbed and flowed throughout the week but remained on track for a third-weekly loss as investors mulled over comments from J.P. Morgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon warning that governments will “close down” bitcoin and cryptocurrencies if they grow too large.

It is not the first time that Dimon has criticized the digital currency. A little over a week ago the JP Morgan boss labeled Bitcoin a “fraud” suggesting that it will “blow up”.

That warning sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency industry, fuelling further uncertainty over the future prospect of the digital currency amid a Chinese crackdown on local exchanges.

The Fed signalled December rate hike in play

The policymaking Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) agreed to keep its benchmark rate target at 1%-1.25% on Wednesday.

The "dot plot," part of the FOMC's Summary of Economic Projections, indicated that the central bank saw rates rising to between 1.25% and 1.5% by the end of the 2017, as members stuck with their previous outlook on rate hikes from the June meeting.

The unchanged rate-hike outlook was somewhat unexpected as investor expectations of a December rate hike in the run up to the Fed’s statement were slim amid expectations the sluggish pace of inflation would force the Fed to abandon its plan to hike rates at least once more this year.

The dollar rallied against its rivals on expectations of a year-end rate, scraping a weekly gain.

Apple suffered worst week in more than year

In what was a week of record highs for U.S. stock markets, shares of Apple tumbled more than 3% as the tech giant struggled to shake off recent criticism over its latest smartwatch the Apple Watch Series 3, which hit the shelves on Friday.

Apple confirmed the glitch earlier this week, assuring users that it was working on fix for a future software release.

Shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at 151.89, down 0.98%.

Crude oil settled above $50 a barrel

Crude futures settled above $50 a barrel on Friday, rounding off a rocky week which saw oil prices ebb and flow as investor expectations grew that Opec would decide to extend the output-cut agreement.

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and other major producers failed, however, to reach a decision to extend output cuts beyond March 2018 at a meeting in Vienna on Friday.

Russia’s energy minister suggested that January is the earliest date that an extension to the global accord can be considered, as it allows ample time to assess the state of the market.

Gold fell to a weekly loss on rate hike expectations

The Federal Reserve’s signal to hike rates at least once more this year, drew the largest reaction from gold as the non-yielding precious metal slipped below $1,300.

In a rising interest rate environment, investor appetite for gold weakens as the opportunity cost of holding the precious metal increases relative to other interest-bearing assets such as bonds.

Losses were capped, however, as safe-haven demand returned after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un traded insults on Friday.

Kim Jong-un said Trump was a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinted that Pyongyang was preparing to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

Demand for gold, however, is expected to remain subdued as data on Friday showed traders unwound some of their bullish bets on the precious metal.

Net bullish bets on gold fell to 236,100, according to a report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

Gold prices traded at $1301.45, up 0.51% on Friday.

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.37%

2017-09-22 21:25 GMT

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking&Financials, Services and Electricity sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM:POM), which rose 10.00% or 0.019 points to trade at 0.209 at the close. Meanwhile, Atacocha (LM:ATB) added 7.07% or 0.029 points to end at 0.439 and Panoro (LM:PML) was up 5.00% or 0.012 points to 0.252 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Trevali Mining (LM:TV), which fell 4.27% or 0.050 points to trade at 1.120 at the close. Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM:ICE) declined 3.01% or 0.090 points to end at 2.900 and ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM:ENGI) was down 1.88% or 0.150 points to 7.850.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lima Stock Exchange by 19 to 14 and 9 ended unchanged.

Shares in Atacocha (LM:ATB) rose to 3-years highs; up 7.07% or 0.029 to 0.439.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.18% or 0.09 to $50.64 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.66% or 0.37 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.65 to trade at $1301.45 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.05% to 3.2470, while EUR/PEN rose 0.06% to 3.8796.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 91.95.

Dow Posts Weekly Gain, Shrugs off Geopolitical Uncertainty

2017-09-22 20:50 GMT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks closed mostly unchanged on Friday amid escalating U.S.-N.Korea tensions after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un traded insults amid expectations that Pyongyang is preparing to test a nuclear bomb.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher at 22349.59. The S&P 500 closed 0.06% higher while the Nasdaq Composite closed at 6426.92, down 0.46%.

Investors had to content with renewed political uncertainty as President Donald Trump reacted to Kim Jong-un’s earlier insult calling Trump a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting that Pyongyang was preparing to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

Some analysts were quick to downplay the latest act of provocation from the Kim Jong-un led nation, insisting that markets will shrug off geopolitical uncertainty as the threat of military action is somewhat improbable.

“As long as there is no military action from the either side, markets will continue to ignore the threats from North Korea,” said Wouter Sturkenboom, senior investment strategist at Russell Investments.

The uptick in safe-haven demand weighed on sentiment but losses were limited by a surge in energy, one of the best performing sectors of the session, as crude futures notched a third weekly win on Friday.

On the corporate front, shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped for the third straight day, suffering its worst week in more than year as the tech giant struggles to shake off recent criticism of its latest smartwatch the Apple Watch 3.

'Bulls and Bears' on Wall Street

The top Dow gainers for the session: Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) up 2%, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) up 2% and Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) up 0.7%

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) down 1.1%, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) down 1% and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) down 0.7%, were among the worst Dow performers of the session.

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; IPC down 0.46%

2017-09-22 20:29 GMT

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms Services, Materials and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the IPC lost 0.46%.

The best performers of the session on the IPC were Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV Class B (MX:GAPB), which rose 1.17% or 2.22 points to trade at 192.71 at the close. Meanwhile, Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX:OMAB) added 0.93% or 0.950 points to end at 103.170 and Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA) was up 0.69% or 5.57 points to 812.74 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX:LALAB), which fell 2.78% or 0.90 points to trade at 31.44 at the close. El Puerto De Liverpool Sab De CV (MX:LIVEPOLC1) declined 1.07% or 1.62 points to end at 150.03 and Grupo Televisa SAB Unit (MX:TLVACPO) was down 1.04% or 0.93 points to 88.65.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 137 to 78 and 7 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.45% or 5.84 to $1300.64 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.18% or 0.09 to hit $50.64 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.37 to trade at $56.80 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.79% to 17.7360, while EUR/MXN fell 0.75% to 21.1913.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 91.96.

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.28%

2017-09-22 20:35 GMT

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Real Estate and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA:RAIL3), which rose 4.33% or 0.45 points to trade at 10.84 at the close. Meanwhile, Estacio Participacoes SA (SA:ESTC3) added 2.25% or 0.67 points to end at 30.40 and Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado (SA:SBSP3) was up 2.15% or 0.72 points to 34.23 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA:CSNA3), which fell 5.08% or 0.52 points to trade at 9.72 at the close. Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA:CSAN3) declined 2.85% or 1.11 points to end at 37.80 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA:CMIG4) was down 2.80% or 0.25 points to 8.67.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 202 to 200 and 31 ended unchanged.

Shares in Estacio Participacoes SA (SA:ESTC3) rose to all time highs; up 2.25% or 0.67 to 30.40.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.62% to 28.69.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.45% or 5.87 to $1300.67 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.18% or 0.09 to hit $50.64 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract fell 0.52% or 0.70 to trade at $134.57 .

USD/BRL was down 0.33% to 3.1273, while EUR/BRL fell 0.32% to 3.7371.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 91.93.

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%

2017-09-22 20:25 GMT

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Healthcare and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.01%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were BRP Inc. (TO:DOO), which rose 8.89% or 3.64 points to trade at 44.59 at the close. Meanwhile, Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG) added 7.45% or 0.79 points to end at 11.40 and Novagold Resources Inc . (TO:NG) was up 5.39% or 0.27 points to 5.28 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bombardier Inc (TO:BBDb), which fell 5.91% or 0.140 points to trade at 2.230 at the close. BlackBerry Ltd (TO:BB) declined 4.90% or 0.58 points to end at 11.26 and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (TO:GC) was down 4.37% or 1.53 points to 33.52.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 572 to 513 and 144 ended unchanged.

Shares in BRP Inc. (TO:DOO) rose to all time highs; rising 8.89% or 3.64 to 44.59.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 22.22% to 12.21.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.44% or 5.75 to $1300.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.22% or 0.11 to hit $50.66 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.35 to trade at $56.78 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.02% to 0.8110, while CAD/EUR fell 0.06% to 0.6789.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 91.95.

U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.04%

2017-09-22 20:25 GMT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Oil&Gas and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Utilities, Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.04%, while the S&P 500 index gained 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which rose 2.05% or 0.67 points to trade at 33.37 at the close. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) added 1.96% or 0.96 points to end at 49.90 and Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) was up 0.70% or 0.82 points to 117.29 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), which fell 1.12% or 2.18 points to trade at 193.03 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 0.98% or 1.50 points to end at 151.89 and Merck&Company Inc (NYSE:MRK) was down 0.72% or 0.47 points to 65.13.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CarMax Inc (NYSE:KMX) which rose 7.77% to 74.19, L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) which was up 7.51% to settle at 39.65 and Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) which gained 6.91% to close at 105.04.

The worst performers were DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA) which was down 6.15% to 57.49 in late trade, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) which lost 3.65% to settle at 110.85 and Scana Corporation (NYSE:SCG) which was down 3.43% to 55.22 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Ocean Rig UDW Inc (NASDAQ:ORIG) which rose 1000.00% to 24.0000, Izea Inc (NASDAQ:IZEA) which was up 61.62% to settle at 3.2000 and Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MDGL) which gained 53.07% to close at 34.1800.

The worst performers were Versartis Inc (NASDAQ:VSAR) which was down 87.62% to 2.67 in late trade, FalconStor Software Inc (NASDAQ:FALC) which lost 23.33% to settle at 0.345 and Arts-Way Manufacturing Co Inc (NASDAQ:ARTW) which was down 18.52% to 2.200 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1985 to 1104 and 133 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1649 rose and 835 declined, while 143 ended unchanged.

Shares in CarMax Inc (NYSE:KMX) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.77% or 5.35 to 74.19. Shares in Scana Corporation (NYSE:SCG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.43% or 1.96 to 55.22. Shares in Ocean Rig UDW Inc (NASDAQ:ORIG) rose to all time highs; up 1000.00% or 23.9250 to 24.0000. Shares in Versartis Inc (NASDAQ:VSAR) fell to all time lows; losing 87.62% or 18.92 to 2.67. Shares in Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MDGL) rose to 52-week highs; up 53.07% or 11.8500 to 34.1800.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.34% to 9.54.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.44% or 5.75 to $1300.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.22% or 0.11 to hit $50.66 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.35 to trade at $56.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1946, while USD/JPY fell 0.36% to 112.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 91.95.

CFTC: Speculators Significantly Less Bearish on Sterling; Less Bullish on Euro, S&P 500, Gold

2017-09-22 20:20 GMT

Investing.com - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission released its weekly Commitments of Traders report for the week ending September 19 on Friday.


Speculative positioning in the CME and ICE currency, commodity, energy and index futures:

LongShort
NetPriorChangeGrossChangeGrossChange
EUR62.8k86.1k-23.3k190.0k-1.1k127.3k22.2k
GBP-10.2k-46.1k35.9k76.6k7.6k86.7k-28.3k
JPY-51.3k-57.3k6.0k42.4k1.8k93.8k-4.2k
CHF-1.6k-1.3k-0.3k13.4k-0.2k15.0k0.1k
CAD58.8k50.5k8.3k100.7k9.0k41.8k0.7k
AUD72.5k63.0k9.5k103.0k1.3k30.5k-8.2k
NZD6.7k12.4k-5.7k23.2k-1.9k16.6k3.8k
MXN77.0k117.0k-40.0k136.3k-6.9k59.4k33.2k
S&P 500101.3k188.0k-86.7k571.5k-33.2k470.1k53.5k
Gold236.1k254.8k-18.7k330.6k-20.8k94.6k-2.2k
Silver67.8k75.0k-7.2k99.7k-2.6k31.9k4.6k
Copper32.6k46.6k-14.0k142.8k-18.8k110.2k-4.8k
RUB10.5k5.2k5.3k16.0k3.0k5.4k-2.3k
Crude Oil418.1k374.5k43.6k678.2k15.5k260.1k-28.1k


Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.17%

2017-09-22 20:15 GMT

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials, Public Services and Agriculture sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP added 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Bancolombia Pf (CN:BIC_p1), which rose 1.65% or 560.0 points to trade at 34480.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Bcolombia (CN:BIC) added 1.53% or 500.0 points to end at 33200.0 and Conconcret (CN:CIC) was up 0.99% or 10.0 points to 1025.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Canacol Energy Ltd (CN:CNE), which fell 1.22% or 120.0 points to trade at 9700.0 at the close. Corporacion Financiera Colombiana SA (CN:CFV) declined 0.90% or 260.0 points to end at 28500.0 and Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana SA (CN:SIS) was down 0.82% or 340.0 points to 41000.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Colombia Stock Exchange by 17 to 11 and 6 ended unchanged.

US coffee C for December delivery was down 0.52% or 0.70 to $134.57 . Elsewhere in commodities trading, US cocoa for delivery in December fell 2.22% or 45.00 to hit $1979.50 , while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.48% or 6.21 to trade at $1301.01 a troy ounce.

USD/COP was down 0.36% to 2905.00, while BRL/COP rose 0.05% to 929.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.94.

Bitcoin Falls as JP Morgan's Dimon Issues Fresh Warning on Bitcoin

2017-09-22 19:55 GMT

Investing.com – Bitcoin fell on Friday erasing earlier gains as J.P. Morgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon warned that governments will “close down” bitcoin and cryptocurrencies if they grow too large.

On the U.S.-based Bitfinex exchange, bitcoin fell to $3,575.5, down $28.4, or 0.79%. The slump in Bitcoin took its market cap below $60bn.

More than a week after Dimon sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency space, warning that Bitcoin is a “fraud” and will “blow up”, the JP Morgan boss warned that governments will eventually crack down on cryptocurrencies to gain a measure of control.

"Right now these crypto things are kind of a novelty. People think they're kind of neat. But the bigger they get, the more governments are going to close them down," Dimon said during an interview with CNBC-TV18 in New Delhi on Friday.

Proponents of the popular digital currency, however, often downplay the negative impact of government intervention in Bitcoin as the decentralized nature of blockchain – the software supporting the digital currency – has made it difficult for governments to form a clear consensus on how to regulate the digital currency.

Jamie, however, offered an alternative scenario suggesting that governments could attempt to curb the growth of bitcoin by threatening anyone who buys or sells bitcoin with imprisonment.

Bitcoin Cash fell 2.12% to $407 while Ethereum gained 5.60% to $2558.63.

Commodities - Gold Finds Support as U.S.-N.Korea Tensions Escalate

2017-09-22 19:10 GMT

Investing.com – Gold prices rose on Friday amid an uptick in safe-haven demand as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for an earlier threat to “totally destroy” North Korea if threatened.

Gold futures for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose by $5.95, or 0.46%, to $1,300.75 a troy ounce.

U.S. – North Korea relations further strained on Friday, fueling demand for safe-haven gold after North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

The prospect of North Korea carrying out yet another act of provocation comes amid Kim Jong Un’s brazen pledge to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for an earlier threat to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened America or its allies.

The uptick in safe-haven demand, however, is unlikely to rescue the pressure metal from a second-straight weekly loss, following a surge in expectations for a year-end Federal Reserve rate hike.

The Federal Reserve indicated that its members’ rate-hike outlook saw rates rising to between 1.25% and 1.5% by the end of the 2017. With rates steady at 1-1.25%, that points to one further rate hike this year.

According to investing.com’s fed rate monitor tool more than 70% of traders expect the Federal Reserve to hike rates in December.

Gold is sensitive to moves higher in U.S. rates, which lift the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding assets such as bullion.

In other precious metal trade, silver futures gained 0.12% to $17.04 a troy ounce while platinum futures lost 0.62% to $934.10.

Copper traded at $2.94, up 0.29% while natural gas rose by 0.31% to $2.96.

Commodities - Crude Oil Prices Settle Higher for third straight week

2017-09-22 18:41 GMT

Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled higher on Friday as investors shrugged off the outcome of an Opec-led meeting in which oil producers failed to reach a decision to extend the production-cut agreement.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for November delivery rose 11 cents to settle at $50.66 a barrel, while on London's Intercontinental Exchange, Brent gained 27 cents to trade at $56.70 a barrel.

As was widely expected, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and other major producers failed to reach a decision to extend output cuts beyond March 2018.

Russia’s energy minister suggested that January is the earliest date that an extension to the global accord can be considered, as it allows ample time to assess the state of the market.

"I believe that January is the earliest date when we can actually, credibly speak about the state of the market," Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. Other ministers suggested a decision could come this year.

In May, Opec and non-Opec members agreed to extend production cuts of 1.8m barrels per day for a period of nine months until March 2018 but rising production from the U.S., Nigeria and Libya has undermined the oil cartel’s efforts to curb excess supply.

The committee issued a bullish outlook on compliance, however, highlighting that oil producing nations participating in the global accord to cut output reached record monthly compliance. Opec and non-opec compliance with the deal to curb output rose to 116% in August, the committee said, a strong increase from the 94% compliance achieved a month ago.

In the U.S., market participants mulled over data showing the number of U.S. oil rigs continued to decline suggesting a possible tightening in domestic production.

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes said its weekly count of oil rigs operating in the United States declined by 5 to 744.

The weekly rig count is an important barometer for the drilling industry and serves as a proxy for oil production and oil services demand.

Dollar Flat on Rising Safe-haven Demand

2017-09-22 17:47 GMT

Investing.com – The dollar remained roughly unchanged against a basket of major currencies on Friday amid an uptick in safe-haven demand as U.S.-North Korea tensions resurfaced but sterling weakness curbed downside momentum in the greenback.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, rose by 0.01% to 91.98.

North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean as the ongoing war of words between President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong un continued after latter vowed to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for an earlier threat to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened America or its allies.

In the wake of Kim Jong un’s comments, traditional safe-haven currencies like the yen and Swiss franc made strong gains the greenback.

USD/JPY fell to Y112.09, down 0.34% while USD/CHF fell to 0.9697 down 0.11%.

Losses in the greenback, however, were curbed by a slump in sterling following an update from British Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit negotiations on Friday. In her speech, Mrs May proposed that Britain stay in the EU’s single market for a two-year “period of implementation” to smooth the Brexit process.

GBP/USD fell 0.43% to $1.3523.

EUR/USD tacked on 0.04% to $1.1946 while EUR/GBP gained 0.48% to £0.8834 as traders look ahead to Sunday’s German elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to secure a fourth term.

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.74%

2017-09-22 17:15 GMT

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking, Insurance and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 rose 0.74%.

The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Unilever Nig (LAGOS:UNILEVE), which rose 5.00% or 2.10 points to trade at 44.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:PZ) added 5.00% or 1.20 points to end at 25.22 and Fbn Holdings (LAGOS:FBNH) was up 4.84% or 0.260 points to 5.630 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Union Bank LG (LAGOS:UBN), which fell 2.07% or 0.12 points to trade at 5.95 at the close. Nig Brew (LAGOS:NB) declined 1.15% or 1.99 points to end at 168.65 and Dangsugar (LAGOS:DANGSUG) was down 0.36% or 0.05 points to 13.70.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lagos by 37 to 29 and 25 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.26% or 0.13 to $50.42 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.21% or 0.12 to hit $56.55 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 3.83 to trade at $1298.63 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.53% to 427.780, while USD/NGN rose 1.55% to 360.500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 91.97.

Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.08%

2017-09-22 16:45 GMT

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials, Financials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.08% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP), which rose 2.51% or 0.3650 points to trade at 14.9000 at the close. Meanwhile, Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) added 1.61% or 0.0470 points to end at 2.9730 and Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) was up 1.45% or 0.185 points to 12.985 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LS:CTT), which fell 0.90% or 0.0460 points to trade at 5.0500 at the close. EDP (LS:EDP) declined 0.87% or 0.0280 points to end at 3.1970 and The Navigator Company SA (LS:NVGR) was down 0.77% or 0.0310 points to 4.0170.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 18 to 16 and 9 ended unchanged.

Shares in Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.51% or 0.3650 to 14.9000. Shares in Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.61% or 0.0470 to 2.9730. Shares in Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.45% or 0.185 to 12.985.

Brent oil for November delivery was up 0.19% or 0.11 to $56.54 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.28% or 0.14 to hit $50.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 3.81 to trade at $1298.61 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1948, while EUR/GBP rose 0.51% to 0.8837.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 91.95.

Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 0.10%

2017-09-22 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Personal&Household Goods, Industrials and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 gained 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Lundbeck A/S (CO:LUN), which rose 2.55% or 9.3 points to trade at 373.7 at the close. Meanwhile, AP Moeller - Maersk A/S B (CO:MAERSKb) added 2.37% or 280 points to end at 12100 and Pandora A/S (CO:PNDORA) was up 2.24% or 14.0 points to 638.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CO:VWS), which fell 2.15% or 12.0 points to trade at 547.0 at the close. Jyske Bank A/S (CO:JYSK) declined 1.59% or 5.7 points to end at 352.7 and Carlsberg A/S B (CO:CARLb) was down 0.71% or 5.0 points to 696.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 65 to 54 and 19 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.14% or 0.07 to $50.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.30% or 0.17 to hit $56.60 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 4.50 to trade at $1299.30 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 0.09% to 6.2259, while EUR/DKK fell 0.02% to 7.4399.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 91.93.

Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.25%

2017-09-22 16:30 GMT

Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities, Technology and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 lost 0.25%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outokumpu Oyj (HE:OUT1V), which rose 1.71% or 0.1450 points to trade at 8.6350 at the close. Meanwhile, Nordea Bank AB FDR (HE:NDA1V) added 0.81% or 0.090 points to end at 11.180 and Tieto Oyj (HE:TIE1V) was up 0.81% or 0.21 points to 26.26 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V), which fell 2.30% or 0.155 points to trade at 6.575 at the close. Nokia Oyj (HE:NOKIA) declined 1.37% or 0.070 points to end at 5.050 and Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) was down 1.34% or 0.70 points to 51.45.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 77 to 57 and 19 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for November delivery was up 0.34% or 0.19 to $56.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $50.49 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 4.53 to trade at $1299.33 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1951, while EUR/GBP rose 0.53% to 0.8839.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 91.92.

Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.42%

2017-09-22 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Manufacturing and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the MICEX were Yevroplan PAO (MCX:EPLN), which rose 7.05% or 50.0 points to trade at 759.5 at the close. Meanwhile, FSK EES (MCX:FEES) added 2.83% or 0.0048 points to end at 0.1744 and Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX) was up 2.67% or 50.00 points to 1922.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI), which fell 3.57% or 0.0378 points to trade at 1.0201 at the close. Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL) declined 3.26% or 150.0 points to end at 4450.0 and MTS (MCX:MTSS) was down 2.97% or 8.55 points to 279.45.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 120 to 92 and 22 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.67% or 50.00 to 1922.00.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 1.41% to 17.320.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.35% or 4.52 to $1299.32 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $50.49 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.19 to trade at $56.62 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.52% to 57.5984, while EUR/RUB fell 0.44% to 68.8400.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 91.92.

Italy stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 up 0.27%

2017-09-22 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Technology and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 added 0.27% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI:FCHA), which rose 3.94% or 0.570 points to trade at 15.050 at the close. Meanwhile, Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna (MI:EMII) added 2.09% or 0.098 points to end at 4.784 and Recordati (MI:RECI) was up 1.42% or 0.54 points to 38.46 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI:YNAP), which fell 2.70% or 0.85 points to trade at 30.60 at the close. Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU) declined 1.56% or 0.36 points to end at 22.77 and Snam (MI:SRG) was down 1.06% or 0.044 points to 4.116.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 185 to 174 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI:FCHA) rose to all time highs; up 3.94% or 0.570 to 15.050. Shares in Recordati (MI:RECI) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.42% or 0.54 to 38.46.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.14% or 0.07 to $50.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.34% or 0.19 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.39 to trade at $1299.19 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1951, while EUR/GBP rose 0.53% to 0.8839.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 91.92.

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.27%

2017-09-22 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.27% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP), which rose 2.46% or 4.35 points to trade at 180.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Sodexo (PA:EXHO) added 1.47% or 1.50 points to end at 103.50 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) was up 1.36% or 0.260 points to 19.380 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 1.50% or 0.330 points to trade at 21.655 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) declined 0.88% or 0.18 points to end at 20.75 and Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) was down 0.84% or 0.61 points to 72.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which rose 5.25% to 56.500, Genfit (PA:GNFT) which was up 5.18% to settle at 26.410 and Groupe FNAC (PA:FNAC) which gained 4.32% to close at 82.320.

The worst performers were Ipsen (PA:IPN) which was down 1.50% to 114.65 in late trade, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which lost 1.50% to settle at 21.655 and Gemalto (AS:GTO) which was down 1.30% to 39.47 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 322 to 259 and 95 ended unchanged.

Shares in Groupe FNAC (PA:FNAC) rose to all time highs; up 4.32% or 3.410 to 82.320.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.16% to 11.34.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 4.24 to $1299.04 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $50.49 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.20 to trade at $56.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1951, while EUR/GBP rose 0.52% to 0.8838.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 91.93.

Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.08%

2017-09-22 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Financial Services&Real Estate and Building&Construction sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Abertis Infr (MC:ABE), which rose 2.00% or 0.340 points to trade at 17.370 at the close. Meanwhile, Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) added 1.20% or 0.145 points to end at 12.190 and Mapfre (MC:MAP) was up 0.85% or 0.024 points to 2.843 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (MC:MTS), which fell 1.77% or 0.390 points to trade at 21.650 at the close. Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) declined 1.66% or 0.450 points to end at 26.650 and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:GAM) was down 1.60% or 0.180 points to 11.065.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 95 to 73 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Abertis Infr (MC:ABE) rose to all time highs; rising 2.00% or 0.340 to 17.370. Shares in Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.66% or 0.450 to 26.650.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 4.31 to $1299.11 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $50.48 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.19 to trade at $56.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1951, while EUR/GBP rose 0.53% to 0.8839.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 91.92.

Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.08%

2017-09-22 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were SBM Offshore NV (AS:SBMO), which rose 1.10% or 0.17 points to trade at 15.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) added 0.92% or 0.14 points to end at 15.41 and Altice NV (AS:ATCA) was up 0.80% or 0.14 points to 17.59 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN), which fell 2.66% or 0.078 points to trade at 2.855 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) declined 1.62% or 1.370 points to end at 83.250 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 1.50% or 0.330 points to 21.655.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 64 to 63 and 11 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 3.66% to 10.15.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.12% or 0.06 to $50.49 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.35% or 0.20 to hit $56.63 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.42 to trade at $1299.22 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1953, while EUR/GBP rose 0.53% to 0.8839.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 91.91.

Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.27%

2017-09-22 16:20 GMT

Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Telecoms and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.27%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Aperam SA (AS:APAM), which rose 1.09% or 0.48 points to trade at 44.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) added 0.74% or 0.10 points to end at 14.39 and Cofinimmo-Sicafi (BR:COFB) was up 0.19% or 0.20 points to 107.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 1.62% or 1.370 points to trade at 83.250 at the close. KBC (BR:KBC) declined 1.21% or 0.860 points to end at 70.120 and bpost NV (BR:BPOST) was down 0.78% or 0.19 points to 24.30.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 54 to 52 and 13 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.65 to $1299.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $50.55 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.41% or 0.23 to trade at $56.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1955, while EUR/GBP rose 0.55% to 0.8840.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 91.90.

Germany stocks mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.06%

2017-09-22 16:15 GMT

Investing.com – Germany stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Utilities and Telecoms sectors led shares higher while losses in the Food&Beverages, Financial Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 0.06% to hit a new 1-month high, while the MDAX index gained 0.14%, and the TecDAX index climbed 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn), which rose 1.29% or 0.265 points to trade at 20.885 at the close. Meanwhile, E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) added 1.24% or 0.114 points to end at 9.313 and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DE:LHAG) was up 1.02% or 0.230 points to 22.875 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn), which fell 4.11% or 3.860 points to trade at 90.150 at the close. Linde AG O.N. (DE:LING) declined 1.11% or 1.85 points to end at 165.30 and Siemens AG Class N (DE:SIEGn) was down 0.77% or 0.90 points to 116.55.

The top performers on the MDAX were Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) which rose 2.96% to 116.55, Uniper SE (DE:UN01) which was up 2.57% to settle at 23.170 and Hella KGaA Hueck&Co (DE:HLE) which gained 1.52% to close at 53.51.

The worst performers were Suedzucker AG (DE:SZUG) which was down 2.69% to 18.480 in late trade, Osram Licht AG (F:OSRn) which lost 1.89% to settle at 68.259 and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (DE:PBBG) which was down 1.34% to 12.16 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which rose 6.02% to 102.850, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which was up 2.12% to settle at 90.210 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which gained 1.95% to close at 71.000.

The worst performers were Slm Solution G (DE:AM3D) which was down 1.75% to 33.59 in late trade, S&T AG (F:SANT1) which lost 0.81% to settle at 18.401 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which was down 0.73% to 47.200 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 385 to 366 and 36 ended unchanged.

Shares in Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn) rose to all time highs; up 1.29% or 0.265 to 20.885. Shares in Wacker Chemie O.N. (DE:WCHG) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.96% or 3.35 to 116.55. Shares in Uniper SE (DE:UN01) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.57% or 0.580 to 23.170. Shares in Hella KGaA Hueck&Co (DE:HLE) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.52% or 0.80 to 53.51. Shares in Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) rose to all time highs; rising 6.02% or 5.840 to 102.850. Shares in Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.95% or 1.360 to 71.000.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 5.41% to 12.20.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.65 to $1299.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.08% or 0.04 to hit $50.51 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.20 to trade at $56.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1957, while EUR/GBP rose 0.56% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 91.89.

U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.68%

2017-09-22 16:15 GMT

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Pharmaceuticals&Biotech and Chemicals sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.68%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT), which rose 3.01% or 102.00 points to trade at 3492.00 at the close. Meanwhile, AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) added 3.01% or 143.50 points to end at 4912.00 and Standard Life PLC (LON:SLA) was up 2.71% or 11.30 points to 427.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Smiths Group PLC (LON:SMIN), which fell 5.95% or 96.00 points to trade at 1517.00 at the close. Kingfisher PLC (LON:KGF) declined 1.17% or 3.50 points to end at 296.70 and Capita PLC (LON:CPI) was down 1.14% or 6.50 points to 563.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1024 to 884 and 469 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.61 to $1299.41 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.08% or 0.04 to hit $50.51 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.20 to trade at $56.63 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.43% to 1.3524, while EUR/GBP rose 0.56% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 91.90.

Poland stocks higher at close of trade; WIG30 up 0.34%

2017-09-22 16:10 GMT

Investing.com – Poland stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Information Technology and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Warsaw, the WIG30 rose 0.34%.

The best performers of the session on the WIG30 were Eurocash SA (WA:EUR), which rose 3.80% or 1.41 points to trade at 38.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen SA (WA:PZU) added 2.67% or 1.25 points to end at 48.13 and Cyfrowy Polsat SA (WA:CPS) was up 2.26% or 0.58 points to 26.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kruk SA (WA:KRU), which fell 6.19% or 18.60 points to trade at 282.00 at the close. Jastrzebska Spotka Weglowa SA (WA:JSW) declined 4.26% or 4.20 points to end at 94.40 and Tauron Polska Energia SA (WA:TPE) was down 3.39% or 0.130 points to 3.700.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Warsaw Stock Exchange by 250 to 227 and 197 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.14% or 0.07 to $50.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.34% or 0.19 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.61 to trade at $1299.41 a troy ounce.

EUR/PLN was down 0.17% to 4.2694, while USD/PLN fell 0.27% to 3.5717.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 91.91.

Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.12%

2017-09-22 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Information Technology, Transport and Wholesale&Retail Trade sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 added 0.12% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Netas Telekomunikasyon AS (IS:NETAS), which rose 9.00% or 1.11 points to trade at 13.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Torunlar Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:TRGYO) added 4.31% or 0.27 points to end at 6.53 and Bizim Toptan Satis Magazalari AS (IS:BIZIM) was up 2.39% or 0.27 points to 11.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ipek Dogal Enerji Kaynaklari Arastirma ve Uretim AS (IS:IPEKE), which fell 3.75% or 0.210 points to trade at 5.390 at the close. Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi AS (IS:BANVT) declined 3.72% or 0.740 points to end at 19.160 and Koza Anadolu Metal Madencilik Isletmeleri AS (IS:KOZAA) was down 3.43% or 0.240 points to 6.760.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 211 to 135 and 56 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.38% or 4.89 to $1299.69 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $50.52 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.19 to trade at $56.62 a barrel.

USD/TRY was down 0.34% to 3.4903, while EUR/TRY fell 0.16% to 4.1769.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 91.84.

Norway stocks higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.09%

2017-09-22 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Norway stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Media and Commercial Service And Supplies sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.09% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL:PGS), which rose 5.52% or 0.99 points to trade at 18.91 at the close. Meanwhile, Grieg Seafood (OL:GSFO) added 3.34% or 2.55 points to end at 78.85 and BW LPG Ltd (OL:BWLPG) was up 3.00% or 0.99 points to 34.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Norsk Hydro ASA (OL:NHY), which fell 2.20% or 1.30 points to trade at 57.80 at the close. DNO International ASA (OL:DNO) declined 2.08% or 0.24 points to end at 11.32 and Nordic Nanovector ASA (OL:NANOV) was down 1.68% or 1.40 points to 82.10.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 108 to 63 and 31 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.06% or 0.03 to $50.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.34% or 0.19 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 4.92 to trade at $1299.72 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.01% to 9.3177, while USD/NOK fell 0.15% to 7.7882.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 91.84.

Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.28%

2017-09-22 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Oil&Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 added 0.28% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST:FINGb), which rose 4.33% or 0.99 points to trade at 23.88 at the close. Meanwhile, AstraZeneca PLC (ST:AZN) added 2.20% or 11.5 points to end at 534.0 and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST:ERICb) was up 1.75% or 0.78 points to 45.27 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boliden AB (ST:BOL), which fell 1.25% or 3.40 points to trade at 269.60 at the close. SSAB AB ser. A (ST:SSABa) declined 1.03% or 0.40 points to end at 38.56 and Getinge AB ser. B (ST:GETIb) was down 0.98% or 1.5 points to 152.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 387 to 329 and 92 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.08% or 0.04 to $50.51 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.34% or 0.19 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 4.90 to trade at $1299.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.04% to 9.5223, while USD/SEK fell 0.18% to 7.9592.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 91.84.

Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.24%

2017-09-22 15:15 GMT

Investing.com – Greece stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Oil&Gas and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 1.24%.

The best performers of the session on the Athens General Composite were ThesKi Port (AT:OLTr), which rose 6.38% or 1.40 points to trade at 23.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Euro Reliance (AT:EREr) added 6.27% or 0.210 points to end at 3.560 and Hygeia (AT:HYGr) was up 4.87% or 0.015 points to 0.323 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Autohellas (AT:AUTr), which fell 2.22% or 0.52 points to trade at 22.95 at the close. Mytilineos Holdings SA (AT:MYTr) declined 1.79% or 0.150 points to end at 8.210 and Iaso (AT:IASr) was down 1.41% or 0.010 points to 0.700.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 67 to 35 and 18 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.40% or 5.14 to $1299.94 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.30% or 0.15 to hit $50.70 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.38 to trade at $56.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1966, while EUR/GBP rose 0.74% to 0.8857.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 91.84.

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