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.

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks surged on Tuesday on optimism about a rebound in the United States, as more states emerge from coronavirus shutdowns and drugmakers step up efforts to find a vaccine...

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher on Friday, concluding a positive week amid optimism about the reopening of the US economy and progress on a coronavirus vaccine.