Wall Street ‘fear gauge’ logs largest weekly gain in about 4 months

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Statue of George Washington at Federal Hall across Wall Street from New York Stock Exchange in New York NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Cboe Volatility Index (), Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” rose 0.4 points on Friday to finish the week near a more than 4-month closing high logged earlier this week, […]

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Major indices plunge on Covid/election fear. Close near session lows

Big day tomorrow on the earnings front The major indices fell sharply on Covid/election fears. European countries imposed new restrictions. Case count continue to rise putting pressure on hospitals. A lack of a coronavirus stimulus deal in the US is also weighing. Finally, uncertainty about the upcoming election is also frightened traders. The volatility index (Vix index )rose […]

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Analysis: Imported tortillas? Big Mexican farmers fear cuts will hit harvests

© Reuters. Corn plants are seen on a field in Jalmolonga By Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s most productive farmers fear they may not be able to meet growing demand after state funding cuts, warning of a rising reliance on imports of the white corn used for staples such as tortillas and tamales. […]

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Special Report: In Oklahoma pork-packing town, COVID stirs fear, faith and sorrow

14/14 © Reuters. ‘We brought the virus home’: Oklahoma family loses a father as COVID-19 hits rural America 2/14 By Andrew Hay and Andy Sullivan GUYMON, Okla./WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – Over 25 years, the massive pork plant that dominates this small city brought jobs, new residents and an economic lifeline to a slowly shrinking farming […]

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Asia stocks set to tumble as investors fear worst recession since 1930s

© Reuters. Pedestrians wearing face masks walk near an overpass with an electronic board showing stock information in Shanghai By Koh Gui Qing NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks look set to tumble on Thursday, as fears that the world is in its worst recession since the 1930s were heightened by data showing U.S. retailers […]

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Gold Prices Gain As Dollar Slip Despite Easing Trade War Fear

Gold prices gained on Tuesday Investing.com – Gold prices gained on Tuesday, as the dollar gave up its earlier gains against other currencies in Asia amid receding trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies after the U.S. and China hinted talks to ease fears of a full-blown trade war. for April delivery on the […]

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