Ahead of the Bell

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Parasnand Madho
27 Mrt, 2012 | 08:03 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 8 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points following yesterday’s significant rally on comments from Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke that the central bank will keep its easy monetary policy.  France reported consumer confidence rose unexpectedly in March, although China’s industrial output decreased in March. ...
Parasnand Madho
26 Mrt, 2012 | 07:55 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 46 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points after German business confidence rose unexpectedly in March.  However, investors are concerned that Spain's debt load is weighing on the country's stock market, and could be the next debt laden nation in the euro zone to default on its obligations.  Investors are grappling between their appetite for risk and concerns about a global economic slowdown.        ...
Parasnand Madho
23 Mrt, 2012 | 07:59 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 24 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points following the previous trading session's losses, investors are cautiously getting back into equities, after worries about the health of the global economy re-emerged on disappointing economic data from Europe and China.  Traders remain concern the financial crisis in Europe could resurface, as the euro zone economy teeters on the brink of a double dip recession.     ...
Parasnand Madho
22 Mrt, 2012 | 07:59 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 66 points and S&P futures are trading down 8 points after China reported factory activity for March shrank for a fifth month in a row, leaving investors to worry about the strength of the global economic recovery. Germany and France also reported weak factory output.  Higher crude oil prices and a slowdown in demand from China is weighing on European manufacturing sector.     ...
Parasnand Madho
21 Mrt, 2012 | 07:56 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 20 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points following yesterday’s decline. Investors are optimistic that the housing data today will overshadow recent worries over Chinese growth. Tech companies will also be in focus today, after Oracle reported better than expected quarterly results on higher software sales.       ...
Parasnand Madho
20 Mrt, 2012 | 07:52 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 57 points and S&P futures are trading down 7 points.  Resource related stocks will be in focus today after mining company BHP Billiton Ltd cautioned that demand for iron ore from China will decline, as the world's second largest economy cools.  Investors are waiting for more economic data to gain confidence in the recovery to step back into the equity markets, as traders feel the market is due for a pull back.     ...