O CEO e o CFO da EDP – Energias de Portugal tocaram o sino que marcou o encerramento do mercado bolsista para comemorar a admissão em Bolsa de mais de 151 milhões de ações, correspondentes a 4,14% do capital social. As acções estavam nas mãos do Estado português, que deixou se ser accionista da empresa, após esta operação. O Estado encaixou quase 360 milhões de euros. As acções foram colocadas, quase na sua maioria, junto de investidores estrangeiros. Os títulos foram vendidos a 2,35 euros.
The schedule for the week of February 18th includes:
Monday: US Holiday, President’s Day, All Markets Closed
Tuesday: Housing Market Index
Wednesday: MBA Purchase Applications, ICSC-Goldman Store Sales, Housing Starts, Producer Price Index, and FOMC Minutes
Thursday: Consumer Price Index, Jobless Claims, PMI Manufacturing Index Flash, Existing Home Sales, Philadelphia Fed Survey, Leading Indicators, Fed Balance Sheet, and James Bullard Speaks
Friday: Jerome Powell Speaks.
I spoke with Benedict Willis III, Managing Director of Albert Fried & Company, LLC., and frequent commentator on Bloomberg, CNBC, and FOX Business, about the economic calendar. Willis will be focused on the overall market, housing data, weekly jobless claims, and the FOMC minutes.
Overall Market View
Willis said it would be in the best interest of all investors if there was a pull back in the equity...
CAP 100 Foundation sounds the gong to mark the 100th job placement of a handicapped person via the CAP talent programme. The 100th candidate is now employed by Philips.
CAP 100 is dedicated to making the job market more accessible to people with a physical handicap. CAP 100 and the Lucille Werner Foundation thank all parties concerned, including ABN Amro, KPN, Philips, PWC, Randstad and Schiphol Group, as well as all sponsors for their cooperation. CAP100 is made possible with the help of the Lucille Werner Foundation, the Revalidatiefonds, Start Foundation, the VSB Foundation, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and the GAK Institution. Lucille Werner, CAP100 initiatorand director of the Lucille Werner Foundation, sounds the gong.
On Friday, February 15, Staff Sergeant Romesha will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell.
About the Medal of Honor:
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the U.S. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, it is commonly referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The creation of the Medal of Honor began in 1861 during the Civil War. Later, in August 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation sent to him by Congress chartering the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Unlike other organizations, this group's members hope that there will be no other inductees...
Stocks closed mixed today, ahead of the long holiday weekend, as investors looked to book some profits following a rally in equities which brought the major indices to record highs. The group of 20 finance chiefs met in Moscow today and resisted adopting a tougher stance on exchange rates as they prepare to reiterate a pledge against competitive devaluations.
Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy is far from operating at full strength and reiterated his commitment to record easing. He was quoted saying, “With unemployment at almost 8%, we are still far from the fully healthy and vibrant conditions that we would like to see.
On the economic front, manufacturing in the New York region unexpectedly rebounded in February, jumping to a reading of 10 from a -7.8 in January signaling that factories will aid the U.S. economic expansion following a slowdown at the beginning of the year....