This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

The Deal: European, Asian Shares Trade Mixed

LONDON ( The Deal) -- European and Asian stock indices were mixed Wednesday, Sept. 18, as investors waited for the Federal Reserve to pronounce on the level of monthly bond purchases at the end of a two-day meeting later Wednesday.

Economists predict the central bank will scale back monthly purchases to about $75 billion from $85 billion, reducing the monetary stimulus even as some indicators suggest U.S. growth is stalling.

Germany's DAX index eked out a 20.81, or 0.24%, gain to trade at 8,617.76 by late morning, with HeidelbergCement leading gainers after Goldman Sachs analysts issued a buy recommendation. The stock rose 2% to €58.51 ($78.15 ). In the U.K., the FTSE 100 was up 1.1 at 6,571.38. Barclays (BCS) plunged 6.7% to 280.25 pence after earlier this week warning of a new 50 million pounds ($80 million) fine related to a 2008 Qatari fundraising and also of compensation payments to customers for miscalculating interest rates. It made the disclosures in a prospectus to market its planned 5.8 billion pounds rights issue.

In Asia, the Nikkei closed up 193.69, or 1.35%, at 14,505.36 as computer screens supplier Sharp announced plans to raise up to 166.4 billion yen ($1.7 billion) through share issues. The Hang Seng ceded 63.07, or 0.27%, to 23,117,45.

Standard & Poor's 500 futures were up 1.1 at 1,700.10.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
BCS $15.66 -2.61%
AAPL $129.36 0.21%
FB $79.60 -0.19%
GOOG $573.64 0.40%
TSLA $199.56 1.13%

Markets

DOW 18,203.37 -85.26 -0.47%
S&P 500 2,107.78 -9.61 -0.45%
NASDAQ 4,979.9010 -28.1950 -0.56%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs