Asian markets mixed in slow trading ahead of Fed meeting

TOKYO – Asian stocks were mixed in silent trading on Wednesday as many investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting that will signal how aggressively it will fight inflation. Japan’s Nikkei 225 NIK Index, -0.35% It fell 0.4% in morning trading, while South Korea’s Kospi Index fell 180,721, -0.38% It … Read more

Why the Stock Market Dropped—and Why It Finished Higher

Now that’s a stock market turnaround. Fears of tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, a military conflict in Russia, and simply being on the wrong side of the trade, had stoked panic in the stock market early Monday. Then, investors bought the dip. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% after falling nearly 4% at one … Read more

Earnings, Fed meeting, dollar moves

The logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by the Japan Exchange Group Inc. is displayed. (JPX), at the stock exchange in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, October 2, 2020. Akio-kun | Bloomberg via Getty Images SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets fell on Monday as investors looked ahead to this week’s US Federal Reserve monetary policy … Read more