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Bonds: US high-yield debt markets under pressure as oil slides

Bonds: US high-yield debt markets under pressure as oil slides

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the yields of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bonds: US: 1.70% (-4bp) UK: 1.41% (+0bp) Germany: 0.23% (+2bp) France: 0.61% (+2bp) Italy: 1... [more]

US job openings jump in December

US job openings jump in December

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Growth in the number of job openings in the US easily surpassed expectations in December, highlighting Fed chair Janet Yellen's policy quandary as economic growth slows and the stoc... [more]

US wholesale inventories drop less than expected in December

US wholesale inventories drop less than expected in December

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US total wholesale inventories fell less than expected in December, figures released by the Commerce Department showed on Tuesday. Wholesale inventories slipped 0.1% to a seasonally... [more]

US small business optimism holds up in January, NFIB says

US small business optimism holds up in January, NFIB says

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Small US businesses were less optimistic at the start of the year, but not overly so, according to the results of a widely-followed survey. The National Federation of Independ... [more]

JPMorgan expects ECB to cut deposit rate to -0.7% this year

JPMorgan expects ECB to cut deposit rate to -0.7% this year

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - JPMorgan expects the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further by cutting the negative deposit rate to -0.7% in 2016. JPM now expects the central bank's March package to... [more]

Google boss becomes highest-paid chief executive in US

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has become the highest paid corporate boss in the US. According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission by Alphabet,... [more]

IEA says global oil glut will worsen in early 2016

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Crude oil prices might head lower over the next few months as Iraq and Iran boost their output even in the face of slower growth in demand and offset decreased supplies from outside... [more]

Goldman Sachs warns crude oil futures might drop below $20/bbl

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs repeated its warning that crude oil futures might fall below $20 per barrel in 2016. The supply-demand imbalance in the market was such that in some geographies there ... [more]

JP Morgan still cautious on equities despite weakness in US dollar

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The recent correction in stocks was not a buying opportunity, JP Morgan told clients at the start of the week. Despite the increasing number of market-watchers with negative views o... [more]

China's FX reserves plunge by $99.5bn

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - China's foreign currency reserves fell by $99.5bn in January, according to data released by the People's Bank of China. Information published over the weekend also points to a decli... [more]

HSBC sees large gains for pound if 'yes' vote wins in referendum

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Brokers weighed in with their views on Monday on the likely implications Brexit would have, just as Westminster and Brussels were expected to begin thrashing out the details of the ... [more]

Investor confidence in the Eurozone´s outlook retreats to 2014 levels

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Market participants grew more wary about the economic outlook for 2016 in February, as prospects for the US economy worsened and the German economy cooled, according to one of the m... [more]

Spanish industrial production dips in December

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Spanish industrial production fell by 0.2% month-on-month in December, according to the country´s statistics office, INE. That followed month-on-month increases of 0.2% in October a... [more]

Saudi Arabia holds successful talks with Venezuela, country´s oil minister says

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Saudi Arabia held "successful" talks over the weekend with Venezuela, which is also a member of the Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries, on possible avenues of cooperatio... [more]

US January jobs reports - Economists react

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - "Although the 151,000 gain in non-farm payrolls in January was a little below the consensus forecast of a 190,000 gain, the rest of the employment report was very encouraging, with ... [more]

US trade deficit increased more than expected

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - America´s trade deficit with the rest of the world increased slightly more than expected at the end of 2015 as exports of vehicles and parts slipped. The trade deficit worsened by $... [more]

US recession risks low, UBS says

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The odds of a US recession by the third quarter of 2016 remained low - at about 16.5% - economists at UBS said, referencing a proprietary credit-based gauge of risks. In their opini... [more]

US nonfarm payrolls rise less than expected in January

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US nonfarm payrolls rose less than expected in January, according to data from the Labor Department. The figures showed US employers added 151,000 jobs, compared with consensus expe... [more]

High-yield equities might see demand as Fed hike expectations fall, HSBC says

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Access to reliable proprietary data can offer valuable insights into possible investment opportunities and equity strategists at HSBC thought they had detected just such an instance... [more]

German manufacturing orders drop more than expected

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - German manufacturing orders fell more than expected in December, data from Destatis showed on Friday. Orders were down 0.7% compared with a 1.5% increase in November and steeper tha... [more]

Current situation needs to be assessed very carefully, Fed´s Kaplan says

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank wanted to ward against market distortions arising from interest rates near zero but the current situation needed to be assessed and risks to growth monitored, a ... [more]

Bonds: Investors outside the US take profits

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in some of the more widely-followed 10-year sovereign bonds: US: 1.87% (-2bp) UK: 1.57% (+3bp) Germany: 0.30% (+3bp) France: 0.64% (+3bp) Spain: 1.65% (... [more]

US factory orders drop more than expected in December

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US factory orders fell 2.9% in December, according to data released by the Commerce Department. This compares to a downwardly-revised 0.7% decline the previous month and was slightl... [more]

Global businesses were in confident mood over fourth quarter, ACCA survey finds

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Business confidence saw a marked improvement at the end of 2015, according to a survey conducted by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Ac... [more]

US labour costs rose more quickly than expected in the fourth quarter

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Labour costs Stateside rose sharply at the end of last year as worker´s productivity slipped, new government statistics revealed. The productivity of US workers declined at an annua... [more]

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Name Last Chg.% Time
Electronic Arts Inc. 58.25 3.43 22:10
Netflix Inc. 86.13 3.37 22:10
Endo International Plc 52.22 3.10 22:07
Illumina Inc. 139.49 3.04 22:10
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NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

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Viacom Inc. Class B 32.86 -21.48 22:07
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 365.97 -6.29 22:10
Discovery Communications Inc. Class A 24.72 -5.00 22:10
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 3.28 -4.65 22:08
Discovery Communications Inc. Class C 24.33 -4.17 22:10