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TSX steady as investors step back from Fed rally TORONTO: Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday as gains in the energy sector offset weakness in gold producers a day after the US Federal Reserve shocked markets by leaving its stimulative bond-buying program in place.The market rallied strongly on the Fed's decision on Wednesday, but on Thursday investors stepped back and tried to dissect the US central bank's comments on the economy and get a sense of how long it can wait before scaling back its stimulus measures.The Fed said it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace, citing strains in the US economy from a tight fiscal policy and higher mortgage rates.That spurred gold-mining shares on the Toronto market to their biggest single-day percentage jump in about four years on Wednesday, but on Thursday they gave back 2 percent despite a 4.3 percent jump in the price of bullion.The fall in golds limited ...

Global shares rally, US flat after Fed keeps stimulus NEW YORK: World shares rose on Thursday, a day after the US Federal Reserve unexpectedly delayed plans to cut back on its massive stimulus program.The news was announced before the close of US markets on Wednesday, sending Wall Street to new highs. While major indexes showed little follow-through on Thursday, markets that were closed at the time of the statement - including in Europe and Asia - surged.Investors celebrated the prospect of continued stimulus in ...
Wall St little changed with Dow, S&P near record levels NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Thursday as investors took a breather after a rally that took the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average to record levels in the wake of a surprise decision by the Federal Reserve to maintain its stimulus.Major US stock indexes seesawed between modest gains and losses in morning trading after Wednesday's rally that was sparked by the US Fed's unexpected decision to keep its massive stimulus ...
TSX at two-year high after Fed decision TORONTO: Canada's main stock index touched a two-year high on Thursday, helped by gains in every major sector, after the US Federal Reserve decided to leave its stimulus program unchanged.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 26.52 points, or 0.21 percent, at 12,957.92 shortly after the open.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Fed surprise propels TSX to two-year high TORONTO: Canada's main stock index climbed to its highest point in more than two years on Wednesday, led up by a jump in gold producers after the US Federal Reserve said it would keep its monetary stimulus measures in place for now.The Fed's surprise announcement unleashed a flood of buying in the Toronto market as investors took positions in heavy-volume trading. The market in general had expected the Fed to scale back its stimulus program.High-yield ...
Stocks soar, dollar, bond yields fall after Fed decision: global markets NEW YORK: US stocks jumped while the dollar and bond yields fell sharply on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve put off trimming its stimulus to the economy, saying the tightening of financial conditions could slow the pace of economic improvement.The benchmark S&P 500 stock index surged to a record high and the dollar fell to a seven-month low against the euro after the Fed released its widely anticipated statement at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT). ...
Dow, S&P 500 close at all-time highs on Fed news NEW YORK CITY: US stocks soared on Wednesday to all-time closing highs after the Federal Reserve left its huge monetary stimulus in place.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 147.37 (0.95 percent) to 15,677.10, above the all-time record close of 15,658.36 of August 2. The broad-based S&P 500 surged 20.72 (1.22 percent) to 1,725.48, besting the all-time high of 1,709.67, also on August 2.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,096.90 0.58
Arrow Nasdaq 4,967.14 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,098.53 0.44
Arrow FTSE 6,919.24 0.44
Arrow DAX 11,390.38 0.98
Arrow CAC-40 4,917.35 0.99
Arrow Nikkei 18,703.60 0.59
Arrow H.Seng 24,465.38 0.96
Arrow Sensex 29,380.73 0.72

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