Stock indexes

U.S. stock-index futures jumped, signaling benchmark indexes may rally to new records, as an unexpected boost in stimulus from the Bank of Japan spurred optimism in the global economy.
The growing series of stronger than expected economic reports, now including yesterday’s retail sales, may be having an influence finally.
The June U.S. dollar index closed at 80.26, down 9.3 points but managed a weekly gain after the Federal Reserve seemed to suggest rate increases sooner than earlier statements indicated
With uncertainty in Ukraine, market prices are fluctuating wildly. This is not a good time to be taking risky trades.
"Happy days are here again?" Don’t bet on it.
Let’s see. Manufacturing in the world’s biggest economy ground to a halt in January. The benchmark Treasury yields is at its lowest in three months and stock indexes can’t hold onto earlier signs of a rally. So then that likely puts the CBOE Volatility Index at a sky high reading of 20.0.
Gold shot up this morning on weak economic data, trading as high as $1,264.70, but is now down to $1,259. Our technical levels on gold are clear.
The U.S. Federal Reserve decided to withdraw $10 billion from its monthly purchases in spite of the global concerns and the slowdown in emerging markets and that concerned investors are now left “wondering” what the next “shoe to drop” will be.
Stocks pared losses, while Treasuries rose amid a slump in emerging-market currencies. Copper fell for an eighth day, the longest streak since December 1998.
Equity index futures are slumping Friday as investors digest the impact of emergency rescue measures by emerging market central banks whose priority it is to alleviate pressures on domestic currencies.