Archive for July, 2015

Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs

July 31st, 2015

Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) – Wall Street ended on a sour note on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might hold off on an interest rate.

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Stock Markets News Headlines – Yahoo! News

July U.S.-listed options volume spikes to nine-month high

July 31st, 2015

July U.S.-listed options volume spikes to nine-month high
Fear of increased volatility in the U.S. stock market and the growing proximity of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike helped boost options trading volume in July, sending it to the highest level since October. The total volume of trading in U.S.-listed equity and index options looks set to rise to about 387 million contracts in July, up 16 percent over June, according to a Reuters analysis of data from options clearinghouse OCC. Average daily trading volume in July surged to 17.3 million contracts, the highest since January.
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Hillary Clinton Knocks Jeb Bush's Slogan At Urban League Conference

July 31st, 2015

Hillary Clinton Knocks Jeb Bush's Slogan At Urban League Conference

Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley addressed the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday morning.

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US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

July 31st, 2015

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stocks were mixed on Friday, July 31, 2015, with China's stock market extending losses, after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with small losses, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market.

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Wall Street ends down driven by energy selloff

July 31st, 2015

Wall Street ends down driven by energy selloff

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) – U.s. stocks declined on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve could delay an interest-rate hike this year.

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Spec net U.S. dollar longs edge up in latest week -CFTC, Reuters

July 31st, 2015

Spec net U.S. dollar longs edge up in latest week -CFTC, Reuters
July 31 (Reuters) – Speculators raised their bullish positions on the U.S. dollar a tad earlier this week ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, according to Reuters calculations and data…


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Reuters: US Dollar Report

Vermillion founders leave as fund investors flee commodities

July 31st, 2015

Vermillion founders leave as fund investors flee commodities
(Reuters) – The founders of Vermillion Asset Management have left the firm after an exodus of investor cash left just $50 million in assets at its flagship fund, a person familiar with the matter…


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Reuters: Money

Precious metals funds worldwide bleed $1.2 billion, most since December '13: BofA

July 31st, 2015

Precious metals funds worldwide bleed $1.2 billion, most since December '13: BofA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors worldwide pulled $1.2 billion out of precious metals funds in the week ended July 29 on expectations for higher U.S. interest rates and weakness in Chinese shares, data…


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Reuters: Money

Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

July 31st, 2015

Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

Lawmaker Yanis Varoufakis arrives at a parliament meeting in Athens, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his flamboyant former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, who came under heavy fire over claims he made — and confirmed after they were leaked — that he had drafted contingency plans for a parallel payment system that could have eased a euro exit. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear.

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US waver on earnings, deal news; energy stocks slump

July 31st, 2015

US waver on earnings, deal news; energy stocks slump

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stocks were mixed on Friday, July 31, 2015, with China's stock market extending losses, after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wavered between gains and losses on Friday, as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings and deal news.

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