U.S. Stocks Decline as Amazon, Visa Results Miss Forecast

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img U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extended a record, as earnings at Amazon (AMZN).com Inc and Visa Inc. missed estimates and durable goods data fueled concern that corporate investment remains stop-and-go.

Amazon plunged 11 percent after trailing analysts’ predictions for the second successive quarter. Visa sank 4.4 percent percent after lowering its full-year revenue for

S&P 500 Earnings Top Estimates at 77% Pace Led by Ford

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img Starbucks Corp., Ford Motor Co. and American Airlines Group Inc. posted profits that exceeded analysts’ estimates, benefiting in part from improved economies at home and abroad.

The automaker and the coffee-shop chain yesterday joined the 77 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies that have beaten second-quarter projections, with more than 280 yet to report. Facebook Inc. closed at a

U.S. stocks open lower; Dow falls below 17,000

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img The U.S. stock market opened lower on Friday, weighed down by disappointing reports from companies such as Amazon.com and Visa Inc.

Nonetheless, the main benchmarks were on track to finish the week with marginal gains.

Stock-market investors showed virtually no reaction to stronger-than-expected orders for durable goods, released before the opening bell.

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 6 hours ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O) offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer.

Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar's close of $60.66 on Friday. Family Dollar had about 114 million shar

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

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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

Euro crisis is sleeping not dead | Top Forex Brokers

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img Euro zone policymakers may feel they can afford to relax this summer. That would be a terrible error. The euro crisis is sleeping, not dead. The region is suffering from... moreShare it now!

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

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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

U.S. stocks: Futures edge up; Family Dollar soars on bid

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img U.S. stock futures turned higher Monday as deal news sent shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. and Dollar Tree Inc. soaring in premarket.

Home-sales data will kick off a busy few days for economic updates, the biggest of which will be payrolls on Friday. Investors will also get a Federal Open Market Committee decision mid-week.

Global economy still limping along

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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.

Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

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img Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 U.S. Investing Championship with a 563% return, believes the U.S. market is in trouble.

The primary indicator that Cook uses is the “Cook Cumulative Tick,” a proprietary measure he created in 1986 that uses the NYSE Tick in conjunction with stock prices. His indicator

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

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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 Holds Gains Versus Euro; Longs at Most Since 2012

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img The dollar traded at almost the strongest level in eight months against the euro as investor bets that it would climb versus the single currency increased to the most since November 2012.

The U.S. currency held its biggest weekly advance since March against its major peers before reports forecast to show growth in services remained near the fastest pace in at least three years, employers added

Dollar Rises to Highest in Month on Jobless Claims Drop

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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

Gold Bulls Boost Bets on Rally Just as Prices Extend Drop

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img Hedge funds increased their bets on a gold rally, just before prices fell for a second week as an accelerating U.S. economy outweighed concern that violence between Russia and Ukraine will escalate.

Money managers increased their net-long position by 3.1 percent in the week through July 22, U.S. government data show. Two days later, prices dropped to a five-week low amid declining demand. Purc

S&P 500 Extends Record on Facebook Rally Amid Earnings

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img The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extended a record as Facebook Inc. (FB) rallied on higher revenue, and growth in global manufacturing offset a drop in home sales. Caterpillar Inc. sank on a disappointing forecast, leaving the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) little changed.

Facebook jumped 5.2 percent to a record after saying second-quarter sales surged 61 percent. Under Armor Inc. surged 1

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