Stock Market Today: December 17, 2018
Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 12/17/2018
Following an up-and-down, in-and-out, and altogether unsettling first four days of this final full-week of 2018, the stock market began Friday's session notably to the downside. As the final bell sounded, the major market averages settled in near the day's lows on those off-shore economic worries. Now a new week begins, and one that will be dominated by news from the Federal Reserve, as the central bank will be meeting this week to decide on interest-rate policy. As to the day ahead, shares were higher in Asia overnight, while in Europe, the major bourses are trading lower at this hour. In other markets, oil prices are up, but Treasury note yields are slightly lower. Finally, ahead of trading here, our equity futures are poised for a lower opening.