For stocks, Dow 20,000—then a crash?

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img The Dow Jones Industrial Average soars to 20,000. The cheers echo around Wall Street. As the economy recovers, unemployment tumbles. A wave of mergers sweeps Wall Street as big companies bet on a continuing economic boom. The bears and naysayers are routed, humiliated and consigned to oblivion. Mom-and-Pop investors, terrified of getting left behind, pour money into stocks.

And then, horrifyin

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

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 5 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

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 5 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

S&P 500 Extends Record on Facebook Rally Amid Earnings

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 5 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
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

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

Posted by Forexsq 12 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
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

Posted by Forexsq 12 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
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 12 hours 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.

U.S. Stocks Rise as Ukraine Tension Eases Amid Earnings

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark gauges rebounding from yesterday’s slide, as the standoff over a downed jet in Ukraine eased and investors assessed earnings from Travelers Cos. to Comcast Corp.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent to 1,980.32 at 9:31 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 47.94 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,099.67.

“It’s a day-by-day encounter for markets, wi

Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound

Posted by Forexsq 3 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

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

Posted by Forexsq 4 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. Stocks Fall Amid Earnings, Mounting Global Tensions

Posted by Forexsq 4 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.

Wall Street reform law only half done

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Four years have passed since Congress passed a reform law aimed at limiting the fallout of another Wall Street collapse. Only half of the intended rules are in place.

While regulators have sped up the pace of finalizing the complex batch of regulations required by Dodd-Frank, there's clearly a lot more work ahead.

U.S. Stocks Advance on Google While Bonds Fall With Gold

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell the most since April, as Google Inc. rallied and concerns eased over the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine. Treasuries dropped with gold.

The S&P 500 rose 0.6 percent at 11 a.m. in New York, as technology shares advanced on better-than-estimated sales from Google. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.2 percent to pare earlier declin

Asian stocks decline after plane crash

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img World markets fell further on Friday on fear of escalating tensions in Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the east of the country.

The U.S. believes Flight MH17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile over a region that has seen heavy fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces.

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn't kidding -- he really is making bold changes.

The software giant said it would cut 18,000 jobs within the next year -- about 14% of the company's 125,000 employees. That's by far the largest round of layoffs in the company's history.
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