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Parasnand Madho
27 Mar, 2014 | 08:08 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 30 points and S&P futures are trading up 3 points.   U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher start to Wall Street trade today, even as global shares fell on reignited concerns about Crimea.  Market participants are awaiting a final Q4 reading on real GDP which will be released at 8:30 AM EST. ...
Giuseppe Montefinese
26 Mar, 2014 | 04:16 PM
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U.S. stocks edged lower in late Wednesday trading, with the Dow closing down 98 points on renewed geopolitical concerns surrounding the crisis in Ukraine.  Materials and Technology led shares lower on the S&P 500, while Healthcare was the only major group to finish in positive territory.  Crude Oil is up, Gold is down, and the greenback is higher against a basket of rivals.    ...
Parasnand Madho
25 Mar, 2014 | 08:20 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 57 points and S&P futures are trading up 5 points. Investors continue to fret over global growth concerns, uncertainty in Ukraine and the possibility of the Fed raising interest rates earlier than expected. Weak manufacturing data from the US and China this week are worrying investors that the global economy is about to hit a soft patch.  According to a manufacturing survey by Markit's, US factories slowed down in March. ...
Parasnand Madho
24 Mar, 2014 | 08:38 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 27 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points. Global shares are lower as nerves remain fray over weak Chinese data and events in Ukraine. Markit/HSBC flash China purchasing manager index fell to an eight-month low in March. The data was much lower than expectations, which shows a sharper slowdown in the largest economy in Asia, fueling concerns about the global impact. A string of weak economic numbers in the past few weeks is raising expectations that the Chinese government could stimulate their economy. ...
Parasnand Madho
20 Mar, 2014 | 08:23 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 25 points and S&P futures are trading down 3 points.  Global stocks continue to retreat today on Fed worries, China slowdown and geopolitical concerns in Ukraine.  Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen said yesterday, after the FOMC concluded its meeting that the central bank might end its bond-buying program this fall and could start to raise interest rates six months later.  This brings forward the timing of the rate hike by a few months and accelerates the market expectations of an increase in the F ...
Parasnand Madho
18 Mar, 2014 | 08:21 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 61 points and S&P futures are trading up 6 points.  Russia remains defiant and vows to annex Crimea, while China's economy continues to slow down. Reports say Russia's Vladimir Putin has signed an order to adopt Crimea as part of the Russian Federation after the mainly Russian-speaking region of the port city voted in a referendum in favor of joining Russia. The US and its European Union allies have imposed sanctions on a small group of Russian and Crimean officials. ...