Ahead of the Bell

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Parasnand Madho
24 avril, 2012 | 07:48 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 41 points and S&P futures are trading up 5 points. We are likely to see some bargain hunting after yesterday’s sharp sell-off, but persistent fears over the euro zone debt crisis, coupled with poor economic data continue to worry investors.  The chip manufacturing sector will be in focus today after Texas Instruments Inc. forecast revenue growth for the second quarter. ...
Parasnand Madho
19 avril, 2012 | 07:59 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 28 points and S&P futures are trading up 3 points. Investors are optimistic Spain will be able to pull off another successful bond auction today, although the nation could miss deficit targets.  The ecommerce sector will be in focus today, after Internet giant eBay reported better than expected quarterly results and raised its forecast. ...
Parasnand Madho
18 avril, 2012 | 08:12 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 28 points and S&P futures are trading down 4 points. Euro zone sovereign debt and a weaker economic outlook for the region is weighing on investors, despite the IMF increasing its global GDP forecast and better than expected US corporate earnings.  Investors are concerned, as Spain is due to sell a fresh round of 2 and 10-year bonds and Italy might delay plans to balance its budget. ...
Parasnand Madho
17 avril, 2012 | 08:00 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 62 points and S&P futures are trading up 8 points.  Bargain hunters have returned as investors’ appetite for riskier assets improve despite the back drop of Spain's finances. Spanish borrowing costs have almost doubled, but the debt laden nation managed to sell more government bonds at a better than expected auction. Banking stocks will once again be in focus after Goldman Sachs reported better than forecasted quarter results.  ...
Parasnand Madho
16 avril, 2012 | 08:13 AM
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Parasnand Madho
13 avril, 2012 | 08:05 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 54 points and S&P futures are trading down 5 points following the best performing day for the markets of the year. Investors got lower than forecasted growth data from China which slowed to its weakest pace in three years.  The tech sector and financials will be in focus following better than expected first quarter earnings from Google, which also declared a 2-for-1 stock split, and JPMorgan reported better than forecasted first quarter results. ...