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Parasnand Madho
29 May, 2012 | 08:32 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 73 points and S&P futures are trading up 7.7 points as investors feel optimistic ahead of a busy week in domestic economic news and stipulation that Chinese officials are considering a stimulus plan to help boost the company’s economy.  Spanish stocks were under pressure after a 9.8% drop in retail sales was announced over the weekend and questions over the country’s banking system remain a concern. ...
Courtney Raio
25 May, 2012 | 04:40 PM
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Markets spent the day in a gradual decline on continued concern over the financial woes in Europe and questions over Greece’s longevity in the European Union as investors seemed reluctant to buy into the markets ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend.  However, markets did manage to log a positive week. ...
Parasnand Madho
25 May, 2012 | 08:22 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 3 points and S&P futures are trading up 1.4 points as European markets erased earlier gains to turn flat as traders are likely trying to book profits on the back of a two-day rally with fears over Greece still at the forefront.  Manufacturing across the globe is reportedly slowing, including in the U.S. and China, which added to the drag on foreign markets and U.S. Futures. On the economic calendar today: University of Michigan Consumer Confidence results are expected to be 77.8. ...
Courtney Raio
24 May, 2012 | 05:14 PM
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Markets ended today’s session mixed though off the day’s lows as continued concern over a Greek exit from the euro zone weighed on investor sentiment and domestic economic reports did little to lend excitement. ...
U.S. Trading News
23 May, 2012 | 06:02 PM
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Pending regulatory approval, NYSE Arca Options plans to launch mini-options contracts on SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (“SPY”), Apple, Inc. (AAPL), SPDR® Gold Trust (GLD), Google Inc. (GOOG), and Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN). These issues were selected because they are priced greater than $100 and are among the most actively traded issues with average daily volume (“ADV”) of at least 45,000 contracts over the previous three calendar months. ...
Courtney Raio
22 May, 2012 | 05:12 PM
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Markets ended the day mixed off their highs of the day.  Encouraging home sales data and a recovery in some financial stocks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., lead the markets higher this morning. However, markets came under pressure at the end of the day when reports ran that Greece's former prime minister, Lucas Papademos, made comments about preparing for a Greek exit from the euro zone that would destitute the economy. ...