Stocks, Commodities & Currencies

Japan Nikkei Stock Index Closes at Highest Level Since 2008

February 6, 2013

“The Nikkei jumped 3.77 per cent, or 416.83 points, to 11,463.75 on a spike in risk sentiment and as the yen plunged on surprise news that the head of the Bank of Japan would quit early.”

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U.S. Stocks: Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits 14,000 For First Time Since October 17, 2007

February 1, 2013

“The last time we got to 14,000 it was thanks to the explosive growth of infrastructure building and commodity consumption in the emerging markets along with a peaking credit bubble – the likes of which the world had never seen before.”

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U.S. Stock Indexes Record Best January Performance Since 1994

January 31, 2013

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 49.84 points, or 0.4%, to 13,860.58, leaving it with a 5.8% gain for January, its best monthly rise since October 2011 and its strongest monthly start to a year since 1994.”

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Disappointing U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Pushes Stocks Downward

January 30, 2013

“The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 13,910.42, logging only its second decline in nine days. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,501.96, its biggest decline since Dec. 28.”

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Stocks: S&P 500 Index Posts First Seven-Day Positive Streak Since October 2006

January 25, 2013

“The S&P 500 squeezed out a gain of 0.01 points to finish at 1,494.82, logging its first seven-day win streak since October 2006. Earlier, the index crossed above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007.”

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Stocks: S&P 500 Trades Above 1,500 For The First Time Since December 2007

January 24, 2013

“The S&P 500 rallied to cross above the 1,500 level for the first time since December 2007 Thursday, boosted by a pair of better-than-expected economic data and earnings, but Apple results weighed on the tech sector, pushing the Nasdaq into negative territory.”

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Portugal Resumes Selling 5-Year Bonds For the First Time Since it Received a Bailout in May 2011

January 24, 2013

“Portugal sold 2.5 billion euros ($3.33 billion) of five-year bonds through banks, the first offering of that maturity in almost two years as it makes progress in regaining access to long-term debt markets.”

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Price of Oil Decreases Due to High Supply and U.S. Debt Uncertainty

January 22, 2013

“Benchmark oil for February delivery was down 32 cents to $95.24 per barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.”

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Stocks: Dow Jones and S&P 500 Indexes Close at Highest Levels Since December 2007

January 18, 2013

“The Standard & Poor’s 500 index reached another five-year high, rising five points to close at 1,486.”

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Labor Department: U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged in December 2012

January 17, 2013

“Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices ticked up just 0.1 percent in December compared with November. And core prices rose only 1.9 percent in 2012.”

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U.S. Stocks Stagnant: Dow Jones Industrial Average up 27.57 Points; S&P 500 up 1.66 Points; NASDAQ down 6.72 Points

January 16, 2013

“Bucking the positive trend, the Nasdaq Composite slipped 6.72 points, or 0.2%, to end at 3,110.78, with shares of Apple ending down 3.2%.”

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Report: Germany’s Central Bank Will Repatriate Some Of Its Gold Reserves From America and France

January 16, 2013

“The central bank declined to comment on the report but on Wednesday will present a new plan to manage the gold reserves of 270,000 gold bars, the world’s second-largest stockpile trailing only the U.S. reserves.”

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Pakistan Supreme Court’s Call to Arrest the Prime Minister Causes the Karachi Stock Exchange to Crash

January 15, 2013

“The Karachi Stock Exchange crashed Tuesday on the news of the Supreme Court action. The KSE shed 500 points in just 10 minutes.”

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Chinese Economic Growth Boosts Global Stock Prices

January 15, 2013

“Many analysts expect China’s fourth quarter and 2012 growth figures due Friday to show the world’s No. 2 economy continuing to bounce back from its worst slump since the 2008 financial crisis.”

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Federal Reserve’s Policy Committee Indicates Rising Concerns about the Fed’s Quantitative Easing Policy to Buy Bonds

January 3, 2013

“The December meeting minutes showed several of the central bank’s officials were leaning toward slowing or stopping purchases well before the end of 2013.”

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