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Charles Brown
10 Feb, 2014 | 11:22 AM
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From The Trading Floor: Markets opened in mixed territory this morning, coming off the best performing week so far this year as investors wait to hear from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will make her first monetary policy report to Congress on Tuesday. Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen delivers her first report on monetary policy to Congress tomorrow at 8:30 ...
Parasnand Madho
7 Feb, 2014 | 09:14 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 49 points and S&P futures are trading up 7 points.  The focus today will be on the January jobs report following a paltry showing of 74K new jobs were created by the private sector in December. The employment data likely rebounded in January after being held back by cold weather in the month prior.  Economists are forecasting nonfarm payrolls to have increased by 185K last month, while the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.7%. ...
Parasnand Madho
22 Jan, 2014 | 09:52 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 30 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points.  Global financial markets are higher on Chinese central bank action and solid German sentiment data. China's central bank poured more funds into its money markets economy, easing immediate credit strains ahead of the lunar new year. Investor sentiment was also boosted by strong German sentiment data and corporate optimism. ...
Parasnand Madho
17 Jan, 2014 | 09:31 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 45 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points.    Stock index-futures are signaling a higher open today, helped by strong earnings reports from two sector bellwether stocks.  General Electric, an industrial giant and Dow component, posted earnings in line with expectations, while Morgan Stanley beats estimates by a long shot.  Investors will also turn their attention to data on consumer sentiment, h ...
Parasnand Madho
3 Dec, 2013 | 09:29 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 60 points and S&P futures are trading down 4 points.  Stock appear to be retreating for a second session in a row on concerns the Federal Reserve will dial back its $85 billion a month bond-buying program. Recent mixed comments by Fed officials and upbeat global economic data is fueling fears the central bank is tilting towards reducing it stimulus program. ...
Parasnand Madho
25 Nov, 2013 | 09:36 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 67 points and S&P futures are trading up 6 pointssuggesting major averages would extend a rally that has taken them to repeated all-time highs, though energy shares will be in focus amid a sharp decline in crude oil prices.  Global shares were lifted after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from economic sanctions over six months. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. ...