Global stocks followed Wall Street lower Tuesday, as markets around the world retreated in the face of slowing economic growth and rising political uncertainty while investors looked to this week's Federal Reserve rate decision to steady nerves amid one of the worst Decembers on record for U.S. equities.
Global oil prices tumbled to fresh 14-month lows Tuesday as investors dumped crude amid concerns over slowing growth in some of the world's biggest energy consumers and data showing U.S. crude production is likely to surge to new record highs into 2019.
Oracle shares were indicated sharply higher in pre-market trading Tuesday after the cloud computing group posted stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings and surprised investors with a bullish global outlook.
Fixed income investors are starting to position themselves for a pause in Federal Reserve rate hikes, perhaps as early as this week, as investors bet the current equity market turmoil, slowing growth signals and pressure from President Donald Trump could test the central bank's tightening resolve.
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As of Aug. 22, 2018, the U.S. market hit 3,453 days in a bull run - and earned the title of the longest bull market since World War II.
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