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US pending home sales fall in June

US pending home sales fall in June

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - US pending home sales fell unexpectedly in June, data released on Wednesday showed. The index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) declined 1.8% month-on-month in June, p... [more]

US mortgage application edge higher in week to 24 July, MBA says

US mortgage application edge higher in week to 24 July, MBA says

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Applications for US home mortgages grew last week, data released on Wednesday showed. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its seasonally adjusted index of application activi... [more]

Greece may call early election, admits Tsipras

Greece may call early election, admits Tsipras

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has admitted that the country may have to call an early election due to rebels within his Syriza party. Speaking on local radio station Sto Kokki... [more]

Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel

Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - A Sudanese migrant died on Wednesday morning in the Channel Tunnel amid a wave of stowaways trying to reach the UK, French police confirmed. They added that the deceased may have be... [more]

UK's Dunne urges US to buy more British weapons

UK's Dunne urges US to buy more British weapons

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - UK minister of state for defence procurement Philip Dunne late on Tuesday urged US Defense under secretary Frank Kendall to buy more British weapons. Dunne commented that there were... [more]

Athens to reopen its stock market after ECB approval

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The Greek stock market will reopen this week, after receiving approval from the European Central Bank (ECB), Greek officials confirmed on Tuesday. "The commission will convene tomor... [more]

Bonds: Credit Suisse thinks markets underpricing medium-term rise in Bank Rate

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the yields of the most widely followed long-term sovereign bonds: US: 2.25% (+3bp) UK: 1.95% (+1bp) Germany: 0.69% (-0bp) France: 0.98% (+0bp) Spain:... [more]

US consumer confidence suffers sharp setback in July

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence suffered a sharp setback in July, retreating to its lowest level since September 2014. The Conference Board institute's consumer confidence gauge retreated to... [more]

US Markit PMI shows rebound in service sector in July

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The US service sector expanded at a faster rate in July but confidence over the business outlook fell to a three-year low, data released on Tuesday showed. The Markit Flash US Servi... [more]

US house prices increase in May

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - US house prices climbed 1.1% month-on-month in May, according to the Case-Shiller 20-city composite index released on Tuesday. When considering a seasonal adjustment, prices decline... [more]

Athens Stock Exchange to re-open on Thursday, reports claim

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank accepted a Greek proposal for the Athens Stock Exchange to reopen, according to a spokeswoman for the bourse cited by Bloomberg. However, the exact timing ... [more]

Bonds: Yields higher in risk-off session

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The largest drop in Chinese stocks since June 2007, on Monday, elicited some market chatter regarding a possible hard landing for the country's economy pick up. Despite that, benchm... [more]

Italian consumer and business confidence dip in July

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Business and consumer confidence in Italy cooled in July, in part due to recent events in Greece, but the underlying trend towards improvement continued to be in place, analysts sai... [more]

Rout in Chinese stocks heralds wider weakness if Fed raises rates, Rabobank says

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Chinese stock-markets saw follow-through selling from Monday's sharp losses as investors continued to try and understand both what provoked the relapse and the potential implication... [more]

US durable goods orders boosted by aircaft in June

Mon, 27 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Demand for goods made to last three-years or more grew more quickly than expected in June, boosted by a large increase in the oft-volatile category for non-defence aircraft and part... [more]

Athens Stock Exchange set to open on Tuesday

Mon, 27 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Trading on the Athens Stock Exchange is set to restart on Tuesday, according to various reports including ekathimerini. Nonetheless, the European Central Bank has demanded that limi... [more]

German business confidence holds up in July

Mon, 27 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Business in confidence in Germany held up in July better than was expected by analysts, according to the most widely followed gauge. The IFO institute's business confidence index fo... [more]

Sharp drop in Shanghai stocks as industrial profits slip in June

Mon, 27 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Chinese stocks were registering another large drop at the start of the week although no immediate triggers for the selling were readily apparent. Some market commentary was referenc... [more]

China State Council widens Yuan trading range

Mon, 27 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - At the end of last week China's State Council announced it would allow the country's currency to trade in a wider range. The move was part of a wider set of policy initiatives aimed... [more]

Germans warm to idea of Greece remaining in euro

Sun, 26 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Germans warmed to the idea of Greece staying in the euro following recent moves by Athens to meet creditors' demands. A full 50% of citizens in the euro area's largest economy now w... [more]

Greece may need further loans after arrival of Troika staff postponed

Sun, 26 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The arrival of Troika inspectors to Greece has been postponed amid a host of differences over the next steps the country must take, which could require another bridge-loan for Athen... [more]

Bonds: Gilts rally hard amid commodities slump, Greek plot

Sat, 25 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Ten-year Gilts powered ahead on Friday, outperforming their developed world peers amid weak economic data in China, the Eurozone and Stateside, supportive supply conditions and near... [more]

Greece puts bailout talks on ice as officials worry about security

Fri, 24 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Greece's negotiations with creditors over a third bailout have been put on ice reportedly due to security concerns. The talks, scheduled for Friday, were delayed until Monday with r... [more]

US Fed may not raise rates in September, leaked documents show

Fri, 24 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The US Federal Reserve may only raise the Fed funds rate, its main policy instrument, once this year, in the fourth quarter. Six weeks ago, staff at the central bank told officials ... [more]

Dollar strength hits US factories in July, Markit says

Fri, 24 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Activity at US factories picked up slightly in July according to one widely followed barometer of activity, but analysts said the latest readings masked worrying undercurrents. Mark... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

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Citrix Systems Inc. 75.77 8.82 16:37
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NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

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Akamai Technologies Inc. 68.54 -6.95 16:37
Biogen Inc 314.10 -1.82 16:37
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 81.29 -1.69 16:37
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 543.13 -1.69 16:37
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 126.81 -1.16 16:37