U.S. Markets News
* Indexes up: Dow 0.15 pct, S&P 500 0.46 pct, Nasdaq 0.36 pct
(Updates prices to close, adds comment) * U.S. stocks post best three days since 2011 * Rouble bounces 5 percent; oil tops $62 a barrel By David Gaffen NEW YORK, Dec 19 - Equity markets worldwide extended the week's rally on Friday and oil prices rebounded from recent lows, as investors closed out the last full week of trading in 2014 on an upbeat note. Wall Street rose, and the S&P 500 came within a few points of its closing record high. The index has gained 5 per
NEW YORK, Dec 19 - Speculators further pared their net long U.S. dollar position in the latest week to the smallest level in three months, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed on Friday. The value of the dollar's net long position slid by more than $7 billion to $34.64 billion in the week ended Dec. 16, from $42.19 billion the previous week. This was the smallest net long position on the greenback since late September. This was also the largest decline in n
NEW YORK, Dec 19 - U.S. stocks extended their gains to a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in about two months as energy shares continued to rebound.
NEW YORK, Dec 19 - Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.
* Indexes: Dow down 0.5 pct, S&P up 0.7 pct, Nasdaq up 0.6 pct (Updates to late afternoon)
All American Indices
|Symb||Index||Mkt Report||Time||Last||Chg||Chg %|
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||View||19 Dec 2014||17,804.80||+26.65||+0.15%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||View||19 Dec 2014||4,765.38||+16.98||+0.36%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||19 Dec 2014||186.60||+0.85||+0.46%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||19 Dec 2014||270.80||+2.34||+0.87%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||View||19 Dec 2014||14,468.26||+121.51||+0.85%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||View||19 Dec 2014||2,466.16||+12.74||+0.52%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||View||19 Dec 2014||42,529.89||+54.22||+0.13%|