U.S. Stocks Mixed as Dollar Gains on Economic Data: Markets Wrap

  • Euro weakens, loonie slumps; EM equities, currencies decline
  • Argentina raises key interest rate to 60% to protect peso

U.S. equities were mixed following losses in Europe and Asia as traders weighed geopolitical concerns with data showing a strong U.S. economy. The dollar rallied as consumer-spending and inflation figures signaled policy makers can keep raising interest rates.

Pfenex Inc. (PFNX) Soars 5.8% on August 29

Pfenex Inc. (PFNX) had a good day on the market for Wednesday August 29 as shares jumped 5.8% to close at $5.29. About 239,610 shares traded hands on 1,534 trades for the day, compared with an average daily volume of 203,512 shares out of a total float of 31.43 million. After opening the trading day at $4.97, shares of Pfenex Inc. stayed within a range of $5.39 to $4.97.

Unisys Corporation (UIS) Soars 9.25% on August 29

Unisys Corporation (UIS) had a good day on the market for Wednesday August 29 as shares jumped 9.25% to close at $18.30. About 8.93 million shares traded hands on 30,705 trades for the day, compared with an average daily volume of 711,538 shares out of a total float of 51.01 million. After opening the trading day at $18.05, shares of Unisys Corporation stayed within a range of $18.65 to $17.95.

What stocks should you buy with the market at a record high?

The dilemma of what stocks to buy is particularly tricky right now.

If you want to own shares of companies, you’ll be getting into a market that began rising more than nine years ago and now sits near an all-time high. The bull market, now 3,453 days old, will be the longest in history by the end of trading on Wednesday. And the Standard & Poor’s 500, the broadest measure of U.S. stocks, hit a record Tuesday for the first time in six months.

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