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End of Day Report
May 22 2013 | 4:44 PM

U.S. stocks finished lower amid choppy trade after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank needed to see further signs of traction in the economy before it cut back its economic stimulus efforts.  All major sectors erased earlier gains with the Dow experiencing a 234 point reversal from its intraday high.  Utilities, Energy, and Materials led markets lower,  while Healthcare and Staples fared the best.  Gold and Crude Oil are lower. 

Bernanke said the Fed’s monetary stimulus plan is helping the U.S. economy recover, and offered no sign that he is ready to retreat from the Fed’s latest round of bond buying.  FOMC officials also said more progress in the labor market is needed before deciding to slow the pace of asset purchases. 

Market Indices/Statistics:

  • Dow closed down 80.41 pts/-0.52% to 15,307.17; 22 of the 30 Dow stocks closed lower.
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Market Watch & Corporate Actions Specialist, Global Corporate Client Group
The Bell
May 22 2013 | 4:39 PM

Bob Newburger, a long-time NYSE member who will celebrate his 100th birthday on May 22, 2013, will mark the occasion with his wife Ann by ringing The Closing Bell®. 

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Global Market Data
May 22 2013 | 4:12 PM

I am thrilled that NYSE Euronext was given an award last night by Inside Market Data (IMD) for Best Contract.  This contract was developed by NYSE Euronext and Russell Indexes to guide, measure and deliver on our relationship. Discussions with Russell Indexes started with a hosting solution to empower Russell to consolidate and control their real time index development process. The relationship quickly expanded to distribution of data content.

Russell Indexes now has a world-leading hosted calculation platform with dedicated distribution and support from NYSE Technologies that gives them the control they wanted over their real time products. This relationship is a win-win and continues to strengthen as we work together to find new opportunities for the customers we serve.

Ariel Rastatter...

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Vice President, Global Market Data, NYSE Technologies
Inside the Beltway
May 22 2013 | 10:23 AM

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Posted by: Clarke Camper
Senior VP, Government Affairs
May 22 2013 | 10:20 AM

From The Trading Floor: The markets opened in positive territory this morning over optimism that Fed President Bernanke will be inclined to stay the course on QE as he testifies before Congress this morning

  • Sales of previously owned homes, rose in April to an annual rate of 4.97 million, the highest level in more than 3 years

  • At 2 PM ET, the Federal Reserve will release the minutes from the FOMC's April 30-May 1 monetary policy meeting. The big debate in the markets over the past two weeks or so has been whether the Fed could taper off bond purchases sooner than markets expect, so any discussion in the minutes that sheds light on this will be of interest.

  • The Bank of Japan elected to keep monetary policy unchanged as expected at its May policy meeting after launching an unprecedented bond buying program in April

  • U.K retail sales unexpectedly fell by -1.3% on a drop in food demand

  • Bank...
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Posted by: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk