Written by Gary
U.S. stock futures are flat ahead of the opening bell and may slide fractionally as we approach the release of the FMOC minutes this afternoon.
Global stock markets have all risen slightly today, but investors are remaining cautious ahead of a policy statement from the Federal Reserve that could offer clues on the path of U.S. interest rates.
Markets are expected to open flat to fractionally lower.
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by Challenger Gray and Christmas
A new survey shows that, on average, three in ten job seekers finding employment in the first half of 2015 changed industries. While that was down slightly from a year ago, the fact that nearly one-third of successful job seekers switched industries indicates that this is a viable strategy for those who continue to seek employment.
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Video conferencing has long promised to change how we communicate, but most are still waiting for a good solution for widespread video conferencing in the workplace.
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.
The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.
The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.
When we talk about the euro, we usually don’t consider the United Kingdom as a dominant presence in the discussion. After all, despite being a member of the Eurozone group, London has opted to keep the Pound Sterling as her local currency.
The Euro had been gathering steam and had earlier struck a 2-week peak versus the US Dollar as traders awaited the release on German business sentiment. Germany, as the largest economy in the Euro area, essentially drives the remainder of the Eurozone and largely sets sentiment for the common currency.
by Simon Mabon, The Conversation
Between 03.40 and 03.53 on July 24, three Turkish F-16 jets bombed three Islamic State targets in Syria. This was the first time the Turkish military has taken direct action against the terrorist group.
X-factor Report for 27 July 2015
by Lance Roberts, StreetTalk Live
Maybe I should leave town more often. Last week, while on our annual family vacation, Greece caves to the ECB and China stopped their market meltdown sending shares surging higher.
28Jul2015 Market Close: DOW Closes Higher, WTI Oil Closes In Support Area, Short Term Indicators Bul
28Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Up, Oil Remains Down, Chinese Markets End In Red, U.S.
Written by Steven Hansen
Econintersect's Economic Index declined to the lowest level since April 2010. The tracked sectors of the economy remain relatively soft with most expanding at the lower end of the range seen since the end of the Great Recession. Our economic index has been in a long term decline since late 2014.