Written by Gary
The morning losses were significant and after the "Consumer Confidence" report came in, the Averages zoomed back up past unchanged line to post some green where they have been trading in a sea-saw fashion, trending slightly higher.
The gauge of consumer confidence fell to 95.2 in April, from 101.3 the month prior. The reading came in below Wall Street expectations for an increase to 102.5 and yes this bad news pushed the markets higher on moderate to low volume. The small caps have remained in the red, but near the unchanged line.
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by John Minnich
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Washington, the third stop on his maiden voyage to the United States since assuming office in 2012. Over the next two days, he will hold a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on U.S.-Japanese defense and trade cooperation, attend a state dinner in his honor and address a joint session of the U.S. Congress. In his speech before Congress, Abe will reaffirm Japan"s commitment to promoting peace and security in East Asia and extol the virtues of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country free trade agreement that spans the Pacific Ocean Basin and pointedly excludes China.Read more >>
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The Libor scandal which came to light towards the end of the Global Financial Crisis, perhaps more than anything else, shows that elements of the financial world clearly believe that the rules governing criminal behaviour do not apply to them.
Last Friday marked the final session for April from the perspective of these summaries. All of the major markets closed higher.
Asian stocks pulled back from a seven-year peak scaled on Tuesday as sentiment gave way to caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy two-day meeting scheduled to start later in the session.
Last week’s disappointing economic data from the US forced the US Dollar lower where it has finally steadied. The Dollar has now been under pressure for nearly seven weeks as investors ponder the likelihood of a Fed interest rate move, which put an end to the greenback’s long-term buoyancy.
Greece appeared no closer to a reforms-for-aid deal after the country's finance minister met with his euro zone counterparts on Friday.
28Apr2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Down In Premarket Trading, Oil Remains In A Uptrend. Investors Remain On Sidelines
by John Cook, The Conversation
Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback.
Written by Gary
European markets are down, U.S. Dollar down at support and WTI oil remains in an uptrend. U.S. Markets are fractionally down as investors have moved to the sidelines before the start of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, but trending back up as we expect the markets to open down.
Insider Trading 24 April 2015: We Are in the Thick of Earnings Season So Insider Transactions Are Mu
Econintersect: This leading index is now forecasting growth at 1.0% over the next 6 months - and significantly revised downward the index values in 2015. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.