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FILE PHOTO: Tencent's booth is pictured at the GMIC in Beijing

Stocks get whacked after Tencent’s rare profit decline raises growth concerns

Stocks fell Wednesday after a Chinese technology giant Tencent reported a rare profit decline. Technology and energy companies took the biggest hits following the disappointing earnings report, which stoked fears of slowing growth. The dollar rose, and Treasury yields fell.
A worker pours melted copper into a furnace at the KGHM Copper and Precious Metals smelter and processing plant in Glogow May 10, 2013.

Commodities are getting slammed as Turkey’s economic crisis causes chaos in markets

Metals in particular are suffering as a higher dollar caused by the EM currency sell-off pushes commodity prices sharply lower.
Roughneck Brian Waldner is covered in mud and oil while wrestling pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

Oil tumbles as much as 2% as Oklahoma crude piles up

Oil prices slid Monday after inventories at the US crude delivery hub jumped last week, adding to demand concerns.
Traders celebrate after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 6, 2018.

Stocks rise after strong earnings

Stocks rose Monday, with the S&P 500 approaching its January all-time high, after a wave of strong earnings reports. The dollar edged higher, and Treasury yields fell.

Oil prices spike ahead US sanctions on Iran

Oil prices rallied Monday as markets braced for the reimposition of US sanctions against Iran. Other sanctions, including those targeting Iranian crude, will resume in November.
Farmer John Duffy and Roger Murphy load soybeans from a grain bin onto a truck

Soybeans are going bananas

Soybean prices jumped Tuesday on the prospect of easing trade tensions, heading for the longest streak of gains in nearly a year.
Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York

Stocks fall as Nasdaq continues losing streak

Stocks fell Monday, with the Nasdaq declining for a third-straight session, as FANG stocks remained under pressure following a wave of disappointing tech earnings. The dollar retreated against a basket of peers ahead of multiple major central bank meetings this week, and Treasury yields jumped.

Oil jumps as war of words between US and Iran leaves traders on edge

Oil prices jumped Monday as reports the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries production hit its highest level this year failed to ease mounting supply concerns amid a war of words between the US and Iran.
President Donald Trump displaying a presidential memorandum after announcing his intent to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear agreement.

Trump is reportedly thinking about making a rare move to try and lower gas prices — but history shows it might actually make things worse

As the Trump administration reportedly considers turning to emergency oil reserves, some experts see it as more of a distraction from foreign policy decisions that have been blamed for rising gas prices than a meaningful effort to address supply concerns in the energy market.
Traders celebrate after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 6, 2018.

Stocks rally ahead of Facebook earnings

Stocks rose Wednesday as trade tensions took a backseat to a batch of stronger-than-expected earnings. The dollar and Treasury yields fell.