Gold Holds Above Three-Day Low as Ukraine to U.S. Weighed

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img Gold held above a three-day low in New York as investors weighed tension over the downing of a passenger aircraft in Ukraine against the outlook for an improving U.S. economy.

The dollar was little changed near a one-month high against 10 major currencies after data yesterday that showed U.S. home sales climbed to an eight-month high and before a report tomorrow that may show slowing European

U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Earnings, Mounting Global Tensions

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rally since April, as concern over geopolitical tensions kept investors on the sidelines before major companies report earnings.

The S&P 500 lost 0.3 percent to 1,972.96 at 9:30 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 27.23 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,072.95.

Brent Crude Rises as Ukraine Fighting Intensifies

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img Brent crude advanced as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces in Ukraine. West Texas Intermediate traded near its lowest closing price in two days after an industry report showed U.S. gasoline supplies expanded.

Futures climbed as much as 0.5 percent in London. Rebels downed two Ukrainian SU-25 fighters aircraft today in the Donetsk region, Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy

Fed’s Junk Loan Bubble Busting Seen Failing as Sales Jump

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img One of the Federal Reserve’s first post-crisis tests of its ability to quash excessive risk-taking using regulatory tools is so far looking like a failure.

The Fed’s Board of Governors told Congress last week that it’s engaged in “strong supervisory follow-up” to guidance given to banks in 2013 to improve their underwriting standards for high-yield loans. Despite those efforts, Chair Janet Yel

Sterling Dips after BoE Minutes | Top Forex Brokers

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img Sterling lost much ground after BoE minutes and is the weakest currency for today. While the greenback strengthened against Euro and Sterling, but it weakened aginast others. Aussie was lifted... moreShare it now!

Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.

If Putin doesn’t move to end the war in Ukraine in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia Air jet in rebel-held territory, he risks becoming an international outcast l

Global stocks edge up, U.S. bonds slip on jobless data, earnings

Posted by Forexsq 13 hours ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img European stocks hit 2 1/2-week highs and the euro rallied from eight-month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the region's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July.

Russian debt insurance costs rose after European Union leaders proposed sanctions on Russian banks which are majority-owned by the government. Those measures were proposed after a Malaysian Airline

U.S. stocks open lower; Gaza, Russia headlines weigh

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img U.S. stocks began the week on a sour note as headlines from Gaza and Russia were weighing on markets.

The death toll inside Gaza mounted over the weekend as Israel stepped up its ground war, while European policy makers debated tougher sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet.

U.S. jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble

Posted by Forexsq 13 hours ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

That was the lowest level since February 2006

Sanctions: Top 10 Russian targets

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may finally force Europe to impose tougher sanctions on Russia.

Since Moscow annexed Crimea four months ago, European leaders have worried about possible blowback if they punished Russia. The reason: the extensive trade ties between Europe and its powerful neighbor.

Global economy still limping along

Posted by Forexsq 12 hours ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img The world economy is stuck in low gear even as the risks to growth mount, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

Global growth this year should average 3.4%, the IMF said. That's a little better than the 3.2% the world economy managed in 2013.

Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold.

The company's shares are up 17 percent for the year, nearly three times the performance of the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index over the same time. Yet the company remains one of the most significantly underweighted stocks among large cap fund managers, according to a Goldm

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

Posted by Forexsq 12 hours ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a 23 percent jump in revenue.

Shares of Amazon have slid 10 percent so far in 2014, as investors grow increasingly leery of betting on potentially rapid long-term growth at the expense of little to no profit.

On Th

Dollar Advances to 8-Month High Versus Euro After CPI

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The dollar rose to the highest in eight months versus the euro as an increase in short-term U.S. Treasury yields signaled mounting speculation that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will need to raise interest rates.

The greenback extended gains after U.S. consumer prices rose in June, adding pressure on the Fed to tighten policy while the European Central Bank has introduced unprecedented st

Dollar Rises to Highest in Month on Jobless Claims Drop

Posted by Forexsq 12 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The dollar touched the highest level in more than a month against a basket of peers as unemployment applications unexpectedly dropped to an eight-year low, another sign the U.S. labor market is gaining momentum.

The euro climbed from an eight-month low after manufacturing growth unexpectedly quickened in July. The pound dropped for a seventh day versus the dollar after U.K. retail sales rose l
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