Twitter and Ford topped estimates
Most US shares went up on news of robust earnings growth, speculation on the Fed’s next chair and Congress accepting the 2018 budget.
Amazon surged 7% and Alphabet jumped by 4%. The two were among the tech companies, that published earnings reports this Thursday. The latest batch oh earning underlined the strength of the US economy a day before investors find out GDP figures for the 3rd quarter.
Here’s what caught our eye among stocks:
S&P 500 climbed 0.13% Thursday in New York; Dow Jones rose 0.31%; Nasdaq 100 fell 0.28%.
Stoxx Europe 600 jumped 1.1%.
MSCI All-Country World fell 0.08%.
A mostly wild session on the FX market:
The dollar increased 0.7% vs peers.
The euro fell 1.4% to $1.1648.
The pound declined 0.8% to $1.315.
A fairly bearish one with commodities:
WTI crude climbed 0.9% to $52.67 a barrel.
Gold dipped 0.8% to $1,267.66 an ounce.