Global stocks were mixed as trade stimulus faded (只備英文版)
US stocks edged lower in volatile trading Thursday. The progress in the China/US trade talks eased and investors preferred the real estate and utilities sectors. Initially, US shares were higher after a Chinese commerce ministry spokesman said Washington and Beijing were in close contact over trade, and any US trade delegation would be welcome.
Global stocks advanced Wednesday on positive trade signs (只備英文版)
Stocks advanced Wednesday — investors were hopeful about US/China trade relations after the latest comments from both sides. They also saw some reassuring signs in British politics. President Donald Trump, in an interview with Reuters, said trade talks were under way with China. Traders said China made the first major purchase of US soybeans since Washington and Beijing agreed to a temporary trade truce earlier this month. Also, Trump said he would intervene in a case against a top executive at Huawei Technologies if it would help secure a trade deal. The Dow Jones industrials were up 0.6 percent, the S&P gained 0.5 percent and the Nasdaq added 0.9 percent. Trading continued to be choppy.