[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished a volatile week mostly higher Friday following mixed economic data as Netflix shares retreated following disappointing earnings.

VALUE INSIGHT

THE world today is getting more unequal in every sense of the word. This year, because of Covid-19, the gap between the haves and the have-nots, between the big and small, has widened even more....

WITH the benefit of hindsight, the five largest components of the S&P 500 index were a good place to shelter from the Covid-19 turmoil that caused a global economic slump.

AT the dawn of 2020, before Covid-19 was on the radar of investors, it was inconceivable that the S&P 500 would slump more than 30 per cent in less than three months.

THE BOTTOM LINE

While big gains are seen as good for investors, these sudden gains are also a sign of increased volatility.

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished higher Friday following a topsy-turvy session as investors weighed rising coronavirus cases in some states and concerns about excessive equity valuations....

[NEW YORK] Improving US economic data is pushing investors out of US government bonds at the fastest pace in months, the latest sign that risk appetite is returning to broader markets.

[BENGALURU] Wall Street surged on Friday after a strikingly upbeat May jobs report unexpectedly provided the clearest evidence yet that the US economy is headed for a quicker-than-anticipated...

AS lockdowns are lifted and restrictions to curb Covid-19 are eased, global economic activity is set to recover much faster than it did following other major recessions in the past. So, it perhaps...

STOCKS

SINGAPORE stocks ended Wednesday on a softer note, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) closing at 2,519.48 - down 10.82 points or 0.43 per cent.