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Each year, investors file shareholder proposals with public companies to requesting that their proposals be included for a vote at the next annual meeting of shareholders. 

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Even as an improving US economy sparked renewed interest in US stocks last year, trading in international equities listed on NYSE markets remained solid, approaching $3.1 trillion.

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Feb 27 2013 | 6:03 PM

Stocks soared today as investors noted positive earnings and looked to Ben Bernanke’s support of the Federal Reserve’s easy monetary policy.  Bernanke also noted that the unemployment rate won’t reach the 6% level until 2016.

On the economic front, mortgage applications for home purchases are down 5.0% which is not a positive indication for underlying home sales.

New factory orders for durables in January moved back down 5.2%, following a spike of 3.7% in December.  Transportation was the component behind the drop.

The number of contracts signed to purchase an existing home jumped 4.5% to 105.9.  Available homes on the market are scarce and sales are draining the current inventory.

Have a good Wednesday night!                                 ...

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Market Watch & Corporate Actions Specialist, Global Corporate Client Group
The Bell
Feb 27 2013 | 3:58 PM

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), led by Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance and members of the company’s leadership team, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell.

About ConocoPhillips

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 30 countries, $58 billion in annual revenue, $117 billion of total assets and approximately 16,900 employees as of Dec. 31, 2012. Production from continuing operations averaged 1,527 MBOED in 2012 and proved reserves were 8.6 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2012. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.

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The Bell
Feb 27 2013 | 12:50 PM

On Wednesday, February 27 Wall Street Rocks will visit the New York Stock Exchange trading floor and ring The Opening Bell with key supporter Morgan Stanley. Stephen Daffron, Global Head of Operations, Technology and Data at Morgan Stanley, and James Macedonio, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and Wall Street Rocks Co-Founder, will lead the bell ringing ceremony.


About Wall Street Rocks:

Wall Street Rocks is a non-profit organization comprised of members of the financial, technology and entertainment communities that have banded together to support American war heroes and first responders. Members of the United States Armed Forces and first responders risk their lives everyday to protect the rights of American citizens. Wall Street Rocks recognizes that now is the time to pay homage and give back to these...

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Feb 27 2013 | 11:16 AM

Breakfast Bites: The markets are trading higher this morning, prior to Bernanke’s second day of testimony on the hill and on the strength of positive Durable Goods orders and Pending Home Sales

  • Durable goods orders excluding transportation increased 1.9 percent, the largest gain since December 2011, after increasing 1 percent in December.

  • Mortgage applications in the U.S. dropped for the 3rd straight week as higher mortgage rates discouraged home purchases and refinancing.

  • January Pending Home Sales climbed by 4.5% in January, more than forecast, a sign the industry will continue to strengthen this year

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will testify to Congress for a second day, starting at 10 a.m., but this time to the House Financial Services Committee.

  • TJX reports Q4 EPS 82c, consensus 81c. Reports Q4 revenue $7.7B, consensus $7.67B. Reports Q4 SSS up 4% over Q4 2011

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Posted by: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
NYSE Liffe U.S.
Feb 27 2013 | 10:31 AM

Gold-and-Silver-Bars (Photo credit: digitalmoneyworld)

Looking for a new commodity to trade?  Try creating one by combining two exciting commodities that you may already know:  gold and silver. Access fresh trading opportunities by analyzing the price of gold divided by the price of silver. For this trade, individual traders could consider the most liquid US mini-sized precious metals futures, which are 33.2 oz. mini-sized gold futures (YG) and 1,000 oz. mini-sized silver futures (YI) listed...

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Senior Vice President, NYSE Liffe US Precious Metals Derivatives