Wall Street returns to T+1 stock trading after a century

The US stock market is finally as fast as it was about a hundred years ago. That was the last time share trades in New York settled in a single day, as they will from Tuesday under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules. The change, halving the time it takes to complete every transaction, also … Read more

Dow: Dow tops 40,000, Biden trolls Trump in split-screen video

The Dow topped 40,000 for the first time on Thursday in an all-time high, giving U.S. President Joe Biden an opening to prove his Republican election rival’s 2020 predictions wrong. The state of the U.S. economy looms as one of the larger factors weighing on the Democratic president’s bid for reelection. Persistently high prices have … Read more

Jefferies says US stocks can rally even if Fed doesn’t cut rates

Traders spooked by Wednesday’s hotter-than-expected inflation print need not to worry, according to Jefferies’ David Zervos, who says risk assets can thrive with or without interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 Index dropped more than 1% Wednesday after the latest consumer price index topped economists’ forecasts, renewing concerns that the Fed … Read more