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The Dow and S&P 500 finish firmly lower on Thursday, July 9. Bourses in London, Paris, and Frankfurt also retreat.
The eurozone's key indices end down on Wednesday, July 8, but the picture is different in New York
European indices slip after a pessimistic growth forecast by the European Commission on Tuesday, July 7. Wall Street stocks also pull back.
The easing of lockdowns is providing hope the global economy will bounce back quickly from an expected recession in 2020
The tech-dominated Nasdaq ends with another record-high finish, while the Dow gains 0.4% on Thursday, July 2, shrugging off a worsening coronavirus situation
The Nasdaq rises 1% on Wednesday, July 1, even as the United States confronts a worsening coronavirus outbreak in much of the country
The S&P 500 finishes at 3,100.29 on Tuesday, June 30, up 1.5% for the day and around 20% for the quarter, the biggest gain since 1998
European key markets close more than 1% higher on Monday, June 29, while the Dow leads indices in the United States, finishing up 2.3%
Major United States indices fall around 2.5% or more on Friday, June 26, to finish the week in the red
European markets hold onto their gains until the close, while Wall Street engineers a strong finale to a roller-coaster session on Thursday, June 25
'Investors seem to be betting that lasting strong support from central banks will sustain a quick recovery even as economic data point to a deeper-than-expected downturn,' says the International Monetary Fund
European bourses dive around 3%, while the Dow sheds 2.7% or more than 700 points on Wednesday, June 24
The main European markets gain more than 1%, while Wall Street stocks also power higher on Tuesday, June 23
European and Asian stocks are down on Monday, June 22, but Wall Street ultimately shrugs off the weakness as New York City moves to a new phase of reopening
Global markets are still 'a bit cautious as uncertainty regarding a second wave of COVID-19 continues to simmer, countering recent economic data that has suggested improvement'
A fresh coronavirus outbreak in Beijing comes as investors are already anxious over increased cases in Texas, Florida, and other US states
Wall Street stocks finish a topsy-turvy session solidly higher on Friday, June 12, but lower for the week overall
Both the Dow and S&P 500 finish lower following a volatile session, while the Nasdaq surges to its 3rd straight record on Wednesday, June 10
Dire corporate and economic news in the eurozone sparks selling in Europe on Tuesday, June 9. The Dow and S&P 500 also retreat.
The tech-rich Nasdaq closes more than 100 points over its previous high in February, while the Dow finishes up 1.1% on Monday, June 8
The Dow piles on around 830 points, or 3.2%, to finish at 27,110.98 on Friday, June 5
Analysts say markets have historically shrugged off civil disruptions
Stocks pull back in the United States on Thursday, May 28, as tensions rise between the US and China
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finishes down 1.6% on Tuesday, May 19, pulling back from the 3.9% surge on Monday, May 18
Sentiment is boosted by an American firm reporting promising early results from a COVID-19 vaccine test, as well as an economic recovery plan proposed by France and Germany
Major European and Asian bourses extend losses, while United States stocks end higher on Thursday, May 14
Major United States indices end lower for a second straight session on Wednesday, May 13, while European stocks are also mauled
Analysts say congressional testimony from American infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci was likely a factor in the pullback
While some European countries and US states are easing restrictions, there are fears of 'second wave' coronavirus outbreaks in parts of Asia
The gains are the latest instance of markets looking at economic reports that are bad, but not significantly different than expected, and instead focusing on positive news
Investors focus on hope for an economic rebound, despite 'dour data' emerging from countries hit hard by the coronavirus
'The market seems to be running out of steam. We're starting to see some of the real negative macro news,' says an analyst
An analyst cautions that while a gradual return to economic activity would bring optimism, the long-term view is still grim
Investors are rattled as the Trump administration steps up its criticism of China over the coronavirus
As jobless claims continue surging in the United States and the European Union economy shrinks, stocks dip on Thursday, April 30
United States markets follow Asia and Europe higher on Monday, April 27, after coronavirus figures provided hope. But an analyst warns the stock market has become 'divorced from fundamental reality.'
'One other option is to fuel geopolitical tensions in the Middle East to threaten supply and support [oil] prices. This is what Donald Trump is doing right now,' says an analyst
Oil prices rally on Wednesday, April 22, as United States President Donald Trump threatens to shoot at Iranian boats in a key waterway for crude shipments
'Ever thought that it could be imaginable to see the price of US oil valued at less than a pizza? Or even a slice of pizza?' an analyst says
(3rd UPDATE) Oil prices in the United States tumble into negative territory for the first time, closing at -$37.63 a barrel on Monday, April 20
An analyst says 'investors are shrugging off the pessimism and [are] willing to focus on more positive things'
Sentiment turns sour on Wednesday, April 15, on grim warnings over the economic impact of the coronavirus
Stock markets focus on improving coronavirus figures in some areas, but oil markets tumble on Tuesday, April 14
Some market watchers say the United States economy could bounce back relatively quickly once the coronavirus situation is managed, but others warn of a more protracted slowdown
An analyst says 'traders are optimistic that the outbreak is nearing its peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus'
Most European stock markets slide on Wednesday, April 8, as EU finance ministers fail to agree on a coronavirus bailout package
Major indices in the United States all finish in the red on Tuesday, April 7, as markets wade through data on the coronavirus
An analyst says 'investors are shrugging off the pessimism' as coronavirus deaths slowed in a number of European countries like Italy, Spain, and France on Monday, April 6
Investors are now a 'bundle of nerves,' says AxiCorp's Stephen Innes
Investors react on Wednesday, April 1, to United States President Donald Trump's pronouncement that the US is in for 'a very, very painful two weeks'