29Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Flat, Oil Off Lows, FMOC Minutes This Afternoon May Jolt Markets With Volatility


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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What We Read Today 28 July 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Is It Time To Switch Industries? 5 Under-the-Radar Industries To Consider.

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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Infographic Of The Day: Workplace Video Conferencing Reinvented

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.

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Video of the Day:

This story will melt your heart. An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was cheered over the finish line as he completed his first triathlon unaided. Bailey Matthews, from Doncaster in the UK, abandoned his walking aid to complete the event. He received a warm reception as, despite several tumbles, he crossed the finish line at Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, in triumph.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Japan Moves to Eclipse China in Retail Sales

Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.

Yen Dips as Safe Haven Appeal Wanes

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.

Will Fed Hint at Rate Increase at Wednesday Meeting

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.

Will ‘Brexit’ Fears Make London Think Twice about the euro?

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.

IFO Surprises and Lifts Euro

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.
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Close, But No Cigar

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Turkey Joining Islamic State Offensive - So Why is it Targeting the Kurds?

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.


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August 2015 Economic Forecast: Weakest Growth Since April 2010

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.

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