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Parasnand Madho
10 avril, 2014 | 08:10 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 8 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points.  Optimism over delayed interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve and Europe's economic recovery are likely to push financial markets higher today. The minutes from the Fed's March meeting suggest policymakers would be more cautious about raising interest rates than some had expected. Investors are speculating that the first Fed rate increase is anticipated to be around July 2015. ...
Parasnand Madho
9 avril, 2014 | 08:10 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 24 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points.  Investors’ appetite for emerging market risk appear to outweigh escalating tensions in the Ukraine and tempered expectations of a new bond-buying program by the European Central Bank. Speculation that China could be readying new stimulus measures has helped pushed emerging markets to a 6-month high, largely ignoring geopolitical events in the Ukraine. ...
Parasnand Madho
8 avril, 2014 | 08:35 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 8 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points.  Investors appear to be shrugging off worries about geopolitics, slowing US stimulus, and China's faltering economy following a three-day sell-off in global markets. However, rising tensions in Ukraine could temper investors’ appetite for risk after reports suggest pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine seized arms in one city and declared a separatist republic in another. ...
Parasnand Madho
7 avril, 2014 | 08:30 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 52 points and S&P futures are trading down 7 points. Global shares slip, coming off a six year high after the World Bank trims its growth forecast for China and developing East Asian countries. The Bank said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in the next couple of years, helped by a pick-up in global growth and trade, which would offset headwinds from the tightening of global financial markets. ...
Parasnand Madho
3 avril, 2014 | 08:46 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 8 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points.  U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 set a record for a second straight day, ahead of data on the labor market and services sector. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) non-manufacturing index for March will be the main point of interest on Thursday. ...
Parasnand Madho
2 avril, 2014 | 08:15 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 5 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points. Global financial markets are on the rebound after faltering in the first quarter as sluggish economic growth in China and the threat of deflation in Europe are considered favorable conditions, bolstering the case for more stimulus.  Investors are speculating the European Central Bank will loosen its monetary policy after its meeting on Thursday.  However, traders remain cautious ahead of US jobs numbers on Friday which could also move markets significantly. ...