Great time to load up on stocks, unless you buy into the post-QE disaster scenario

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img The high of my hometown Giants winning another Series. The low of wanting to reach through the screen and give that struggling portly fellow a hug. No, not Billy Butler. He’ll be fine. Rather, the Chevy guy doing his Chris Farley impression when handing over the MVP award. It’s a wonder GM GM, -0.20% shares are down only a couple of cents this morning.

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Dollar Gains as Central Banks Give Green Light to Buy

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img Central banks around the world are giving investors the green light to buy the dollar, pushing it to a three-week high against its major counterparts after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-purchase stimulus program.

The greenback rose for a second day versus the euro as reports showed the U.S. economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter and the four-week average of jobless claim

U.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming

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img The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

The four-week moving average of claims, considered a bet

U.S. Economy Up 3.5% in 3rd Quarter, Capping Best 6 Months in Over a Decade

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img The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases.

Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annualized rate in the three months ended September after a 4.6 percent gain in the second quarter, Commerce Dep

Crude at $80 a Barrel? No Sweat, Say Oil Producer CEOs

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img U.S. energy companies are shrugging off a 24 percent plunge in oil prices, confident they can adapt and still make money.

Amid predictions that the biggest drop in crude prices since the global financial crisis six years ago will choke off cash flow and slow drilling, industry leaders are reassuring investors they still have the means to return ample profits. Improved technology is bringing do

Expecting U.S. Growth to Slow? REIT Pair Trade Pays 1.6%

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img Investors who see a slowdown for the U.S. economy may be interested in a strategy of being long Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN) and short Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG)

Health Care REIT, the largest U.S. health-care landlord by market value, is up 32 percent since Dec. 19, outpacing the 22 percent gain for Simon Property, the biggest U.S. owner of shopping malls. Their stock-price ratio is rising

14th Special Edition of MENA Forex Expo - Arabcom Group

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img The Arabcom Group is pleased to announce the launch of the “14th Special Edition” of its unmatched MENA Forex Show 2015 on February 12 and 13, 2015 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The MENA Forex managed funds and investment show is the largest online trading exhibition, conference and awards event in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mrs. Katia Tayar Founder and President of Arabcom Group

Greece’s Euro Dilemma Is Back as Minister Sees Volatility

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img Greek bond investors face a rollercoaster ride for the next four months as the government tries to contain the risk of snap elections, Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has until February to pull together a supermajority in the national parliament to elect a new president or the anti-bailout opposition party Syriza will force a snap elec

Oil prices recover as FOMC, supply data loom

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img Crude-oil futures moved higher on Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, and a final reading on U.S. oil inventories due later in the day.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in December CLZ4, +1.18% traded at $82.43 a barrel, up $1 in the Globex electronic session. December Brent LCOZ4, +1.46% crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange rose

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Visa Rallies Amid GDP, Jobless Data

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img U.S. stocks fluctuated, as a rally in Visa Inc. offset data showing faster-than-estimated growth that fueled speculation the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next year.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 0.1 percent to 1,981.35 at 9:37 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 81.46 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,055.77, as Visa Inc. surge

With the Federal Reserve, timing isn’t everything

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img There is no need to panic at the recent drop in oil prices, the secretary general of OPEC said on Wednesday, saying low prices would curb competing supplies and require the group to pump far more by the end of the decade.

Abdullah al-Badri said output of higher-cost oil supplies such as shale would be curbed if oil remained at around $85 a barrel, while the Organization of the Petroleum Export

While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

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img Every time fossil fuels get cheaper, people lose interest in solar deployment. That may be about to change.

After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S. states -- in 2016, according to a Deutsche Bank report published this week. That’s assuming the U.S.

Millionaire tax on the ballot in Illinois

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img Should millionaires pay extra in taxes? It's a question that many states have asked. The latest is Illinois.

Prairie State voters next Tuesday will be asked whether they think the state's constitution should be changed to impose an additional 3% tax on income over $1 million. Revenue from the ballot measure would help fund schools.

Yen Declines to 7-Year Low on BOJ Monetary Easing | Top Forex Brokers

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img The yen slumped to the weakest level in almost seven years versus the dollar after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly increased monetary stimulus that tends to devalue the currency. Japan’s... moreShare it now!

Fed will hold market’s hand as it ends QE3 | Top Forex Brokers

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img The Federal Reserve will go out of its way this week to send soothing signals to investors already unnerved by recent market volatility and worries about the global economy. There... moreShare it now!

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