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Uni Michigan confidence falls below expectations in August

Uni Michigan confidence falls below expectations in August

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The University of Michigan confidence indicator declined unexpectedly in August, figures released on Friday showed. The index dropped from 92.9 to 91.9, against expectations for a 9... [more]

Fed shouldn't delay interest rates hike, despite financial turmoil, says Bullard

Fed shouldn't delay interest rates hike, despite financial turmoil, says Bullard

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The Federal Reserve should not postpone a first interest rate hike, despite the recent market turmoil, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Friday. Speaking to Reuters, St Louis Fe... [more]

No case for interest rate hike, says top Fed policymaker

No case for interest rate hike, says top Fed policymaker

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Bar a drastic change in the economic outlook, there is no case for a hike in interest rates this year, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Friday. Speaking to CNBC ahead of the Ja... [more]

US personal income and spending grow as expected in July

US personal income and spending grow as expected in July

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Personal incomes and spending grew more quickly than expected in the three months to July, according to the Commerce Department. Workers“ incomes expanded by 0.4% month-on-month in ... [more]

Equity strategists turn more positive as investors throw in the towel

Equity strategists turn more positive as investors throw in the towel

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Equity investors threw in the towel last Tuesday, a possible signal that the worst of the recent spate of selling was now over, according to strategists at Bank of America-Merrill L... [more]

Eurozone economic confidence moves up a notch in August

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Europeans' confidence in the economy improved a notch in August despite manufacturers' worries about their order books and the levels of inventory they were holding. The European Co... [more]

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned lorry found on an Austrian motorway on Thursday. Although Austrian officials ... [more]

Credit Suisse remains constructive on European equities

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Credit Suisse cut its targets for the S&P 500 and the Euro Stoxx 50 but said it remains constructive on European equities, which it maintained at 'overweight'. In its latest global ... [more]

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would be the biggest political force after the Greek elections on 20 September, according to the first major opinion poll published since he resigned on... [more]

Moody's revises G20 growth forecast down to 2.8% in 2016

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Moody's has revised its forecast for gross domestic product growth in the G20 economies down to 2.8% in 2016, from 3.1%. The revision mainly reflects the impact of a more marked slo... [more]

UK services sector records best performance since 1998, says CBI

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The UK services sector grew in August, recording the biggest influx of work for business and professional services companies since 1998, a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) su... [more]

Bonds: US Treasury yields edge higher on revised GDP figures

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Yields were slightly higher on both sides of the Atlantic following better than expected readings on the US economy and money supply figures for the Eurozone. Economic activity Stat... [more]

Ukraine reaches agreement with private creditors

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Ukraine“s private creditors accepted taking a hit on the value of their investments, removing a potential obstacle to an international bailout programme for the war-ravaged country.... [more]

Recent volatility complicates picture, Fed“s George says

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Recent volatility in global financial markets "complicates the picture" but it“s "too soon to say it fundamentally changes the picture" a top Fed official believes. "The normalizati... [more]

US pending home sales slightly short of forecast in July

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US pending home sales edged higher in July, data released on Thursday showed. The index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) climbed 0.5% month-on-month in July, reversin... [more]

US jobless claims decline in week to 22 August

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Initial US unemployment claims fell, data released on Thursday showed. In the week ended 22 August initial claims declined by 6,000 to reach 271,000, according to figures published ... [more]

US second quarter GDP revised upwards

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The US economy grew at a faster pace in the second quarter than previously estimated, figures released on Thursday showed. According to the Commerce Department, gross domestic produ... [more]

ECB to sit on its hands after July money supply figures

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Funds flowed more freely inside the Eurozone in July, possibly forestalling any need for further stimulus from the European Central Bank, some economists said. The rate of growth in... [more]

Ukraine and main creditors agree 20% debt writedown

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Ukraine and its main creditors have reached a deal that will see 20% of the country's debit written down. According to Bloomberg, Kiev and its international creditors signed the agr... [more]

Chinese government said to have intervened to boost stock market

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - China's government has reportedly intervened to boost the equity market on Thursday, stepping in to buy blue-chip stocks. Bloomberg cited people familiar with the matter as saying t... [more]

Spanish GDP growth accelerates in Q2 but set to slow

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Low inflation and lower taxes saw the pace of growth in Spain pick up in the three months to June, but the pace of expansion seemed set to slow, analysts said. The country“s gross d... [more]

French business confidence surpasses forecasts in August

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - French businessmen were the most optimistic in August since 2011, but that was before the recent meltdown in Asian markets, economists warned. An index of French business confidence... [more]

Diesel cheaper than gasoline for the first time since 2001

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - A flood of imported diesel pushed its price below that of gasoline for the first time since 2001, making cheaper for UK motorists to fill their tanks with diesel and reducing the co... [more]

Bonds: ECB, Fed officials sound dovish note

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Sovereign bond yields on either side of the Atlantic diverged on Wednesday, feeding off investor sentiment towards equities in the US and Europe. Gilts were the exception, with the ... [more]

Case for September rate hike less compelling, Fed“s Dudley says

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Instability in global capital markets made the case for a September interest rate hike by the US central bank "less compelling" a Fed official said on Wednesday afternoon. In an eag... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Activision Blizzard Inc. 29.22 4.62 22:04
Viacom Inc. Class B 40.91 4.23 22:09
Cerner Corp. 63.13 2.75 22:00
Intel Corp. 28.42 2.53 22:00
Tesla Motors Inc 248.48 2.26 22:05

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Autodesk Inc. 47.52 -4.96 22:10
Mylan Inc. 50.37 -2.18 22:03
Tractor Supply Company 85.39 -1.99 22:00
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 4.64 -1.90 22:10
Yahoo! Inc. 33.14 -1.63 22:09