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27Apr2017 Market Update: DOW Up A Half A Point, Small Caps Up Moderately, US Dollar Volatile, Analysts Reporting Crude At Its Lowest Point

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Written by Gary

The Nasdaq hit a record intraday high today, powered by a string of strong earnings from technology companies, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed (SPY +0.04%). The U.S. economy expanded at just a 0.2 percent annualized pace.

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What We Read Today 25 April 2017

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What Is 5G

5G looks to be the next big thing in mobile technology - but just how fast is it, really?

Infographic Of The Day: These Are The Countries Most and Least Prepared For Cyber Attacks

From Russia's alleged role in the DNC hacks to this month's revealing Vault 7 leak of nearly 9,000 CIA documents, it should now be clear that keeping data safe is of paramount importance for any organization.

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Current Weather Outlook

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Typical Spring weather. There is a hint of El Nino gaining ground but there are other reasons for thinking that we may be setting up for an active Atlantic Tropical Storm Summer. Generally those two concepts do not coexist well but since Summer happens before Winter it might be possible.

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27Apr2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street To Open Higher, But May Not Remain In The Green By The Close, WTI Crude Trading In The Mid 48 Handle And Slipping



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Squeezing The Philippine Peso

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

In the first quarter, the Philippine peso depreciated against the US dollar. Internationally, this was attributed to President Duterte's policies. In reality, it has a lot to do with the expected US rate hikes. But there is a reason why misguided geopolitics now overshadows Philippines.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

April 2017 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Remains Positive But Declines

Of the five regional manufacturing surveys released for April, all are in expansion..

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