Health Care Stocks Scratch Out Modest Gains

Health Care Stocks Scratch Out Modest Gains

Health care stocks were set to again finish on positive ground, with the NYSE Health Care Index adding about 0.5% while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 also were up about 0.5% as a group. In company news, Illumina (ILMN) jumped out to a big gain early Tuesday after the genetic analysis company introduced its NovaSeq series, a new and scalable sequencing device expected to eventually reduce […]

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USD/JPY Weighed Down by Performance in Stocks

USD/JPY Weighed Down by Performance in Stocks

The dollar struggled for direction against the yen Tuesday with bullish economic data overshadowed by periodic selling pressure on equities and slight back-up of Treasury yields that dampened demand for the U.S. currency. The dollar was only fractionally higher against the euro and sterling which flatlined at 1.2161 for nearly the entire North American session. USD/JPY was under heavy selling pressure during the Asian session, dropping to a low of […]

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