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Michigan consumer sentiment weakens in April

Michigan consumer sentiment weakens in April

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer sentiment weakened in April as Americans became increasingly concerned about the future, according to the final reading from the University of Michigan. The University of M... [more]

Chicago PMI misses expectations in April

Chicago PMI misses expectations in April

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Chicago Purchasing Managers' index fell to 50.4 in April from 53.6, led by a drop in new orders and a sharp decline in order backlogs. The data, released by the Institute for Su... [more]

US personal income up more than expected but spending weaker

US personal income up more than expected but spending weaker

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US personal income rose 0.4% in March after nudging up a downwardly-revised 0.1% the month before, according to the Commerce Department. Economists had been expecting a 0.3% increas... [more]

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors should mind the curves ahead, strategists at Citi said. The recent more favourable market backdrop might probably persist for a bit more, they said, but they were concerne... [more]

Eurozone inflation misses forecasts in April

Eurozone inflation misses forecasts in April

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer prices in the Eurozone fell more than expected in April, according to data released by Eurostat. Prices declined 0.2% on the year, having been steady in March. This was a b... [more]

Eurozone economy grows more than expected in first quarter

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Eurozone economy grew more than expected in the first quarter, according to the preliminary flash estimated published by Eurostat on Friday. Seasonally-adjusted gross domestic p... [more]

Eurozone unemployment unexpectedly ticks lower in March

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The unemployment rate in the Eurozone unexpectedly fell in March, according to the latest figures from Eurostat. The Eurozone unemployment rate nudged down to 10.2% from 10.4% in Fe... [more]

US initial jobless claims rise less than expected

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, according to the Labor Department. US initial jobless claims rose by 9,000 to 257,000 fro... [more]

US GDP growth slows to two-year low

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US economic growth slowed surprisingly in the first quarter of the year, falling to an annual rate of 0.5% that was short of the forecast of 0.6%. Growth in gross domestic product (... [more]

Eurozone consumer confidence improves in April

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Economic sentiment in the Eurozone improved a little more than expected in April, according to data from the European Commission. The EC's economic sentiment indicator rose to 103.9... [more]

German unemployment steady at record low in April

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The German unemployment rate held steady at 6.2% in April, according to data released by the Federal Statistics Office. The unemployment rate came in unchanged at 6.2% - the lowest ... [more]

Bonds: Yields dive despite Fed holding door open to June Fed hike

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.86% (-6bp) UK: 1.63% (-3bp) Germany: 0.29% (-1bp) France: 0.64% (+0bp) Spain: 1.63% (-1... [more]

Fed stays put on interest rates

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US central bankers chose to stay put on policy at Wednesday´s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. The target range for the so-called Fed funds rate was kept at between 0.2... [more]

Oil prices snap rally after rise in US crude inventories

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil prices pared gains on Wednesday after official data showed US crude oil inventories rose more than expected last week. The US Energy Information Administration said domestic cru... [more]

US pending home sales rise more quickly than expected in March

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A leading indicator of existing home sales in the US increased slightly in March, reaching their highest level since May 2015. The National Association of Realtors´ pending home sal... [more]

US goods deficit drops much more sharply than expected in March

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - In seasonally adjusted terms, the USA´s deficit in its trading of goods with the rest of the world shrank from -$62.86bn in February to -$56.90bn in March, according to an advance e... [more]

Eurozone money supply growth edges higher in March, ECB says

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Money supply in the euro area grew at a slightly quicker pace in March, according to the European Central Bank, but not fast enough to quell all economists´ concerns about the flow ... [more]

Greek stocks drop after EU council president nixes idea of special summit on Greece

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A top European Union official called for euro area finance ministers to convene a meeting quickly to discuss the situation in Greece so as to avoid renewed uncertainty. Speaking in ... [more]

German consumer sentiment set to improve markedly in May

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - German consumer sentiment is set to improve markedly in May from April, according to the latest findings by market research group GfK. GfK said the overall index was forecasting 9.7... [more]

Bonds: Gilts underperform despite bumper demand for very long-term dated Gilts

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements among some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.927% (+1bp) UK: 1.66% (+5bp) Germany: 0.30% (+4bp) Spain: 1.64% (-0bp) Franc... [more]

US consumer confidence dips in April

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence fell in April, missing economists' expectations, according to data from the Conference Board. The consumer confidence index edged down to 94.2 from 96.1 in Ma... [more]

Markit's US services PMI touch weaker than expected

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Data from Markit pointed to a modest rebound in business activity across the US service economy in April. The flash US Services PMI came in at 52.1 from 51.3 the month before, above... [more]

Bond yields set to rise, Credit Suisse says

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank´s 'dovishness' led to a "dramatic" decoupling between bond yields and cyclicals over the past two months, with the former falling even as the latter outperformed... [more]

Hungary´s central bank cuts interest rates, as expected

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Hungary´s currency strengthened following the central bank´s decision to cut interest rates, with analysts forecasting further reductions in the months ahead given the outlook for p... [more]

US house prices rise a touch less than expected in February

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - House prices in the US rose a touch less than expected in February, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite was up 5.4% o... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Monster Beverage Corp 144.22 12.81 22:06
Amazon.Com Inc. 659.59 9.57 22:07
Baidu Inc. 194.30 4.45 22:08
Priceline Group Inc 1,343.66 1.98 21:57
Activision Blizzard Inc. 34.47 1.68 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Stericycle Inc. 95.56 -21.50 22:04
Seagate Technology Plc 21.77 -19.07 22:10
Western Digital Corp. 40.87 -11.28 22:09
Gilead Sciences Inc. 88.21 -9.06 22:10
Micron Technology Inc. 10.75 -7.49 22:03