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Stocks open lower; Yum Brands sinks - LA Times
Markets were tremendously optimistic on a deal, but nothing has materialized. Argentina"s benchmark Merval index is down 1.2%. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: 2014 Morningstar, Inc.
Stocks look set to end July with whimper - Jul. 31, 2014
The Commerce Department"s preliminary report said GDP increased by 4.0 percent in the second quarter following a revised 2.1 percent decrease in the first quarter. Economists had expected GDP to rise by 3.0 percent compared to the 2.9 percent drop that had been reported for the previous quarter. In addition to the smaller than previously estimated decline in the first quarter, Paul Ashworth, Chief U.S. Economist at Capital Economics, noted that "other revisions show the economy growing at an even faster pace than previously believed in the second half of last year." However, while the report generated some optimism about the economy, the data also fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve could begin raising interest rates sooner than previously anticipated.
Stocks Turning In Lackluster Performance Ahead Of Fed - U.S. Commentary - NASDAQ.com
L-3 Communications Holdings plunged 14 percent, the most in the Standard & Poor"s 500 index, after the company reported that it was investigating accounting irregularities at is Aerospace Systems unit. Yum Brands lost 6 percent after the owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut fast-food chains said http://www.todayhotstocks.com a food safety scandal in China is hurting its sales. The S&P 500 index fell 15 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,955 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. Jobless claims
Stocks Fluctuate In Early Trading As Fed Announcement Looms - U.S. Commentary - NASDAQ.com
The Commerce Department"s preliminary report said GDP increased by 4.0 percent in the second quarter following a revised 2.1 percent decrease in the first quarter. Economists had expected GDP to rise by 3.0 percent compared to the 2.9 percent drop that had been reported for the previous quarter. In addition to the smaller than previously estimated decline in the first quarter, Paul Ashworth, Chief U.S. Economist at Capital Economics, noted that "other revisions show the economy growing at an even faster pace than previously believed in the second half of last year." "As a result, it now looks like the economy will expand by about 2% this year, higher than our previous 1.7% forecast," Ashworth said. However, while the report generated some optimism about the economy, the data also fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve could begin raising interest rates sooner than previously anticipated.
(Symbol: BAC) is down about 1%, Citigroup Inc (Symbol: C) is off about 1.2%, and ConocoPhillips (Symbol: COP) is lower by about 1.8%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IWD, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IWD"s low point in its 52 week range is $84.17 per share, with $102.25 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $100.10. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average url . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ""shares"" investors are actually buying and selling ""units"".
Boring bonds beat sexy stocks. Here"s why - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News
Many experts predicted at the start of the year that there would be a so-called Great Rotation out of bonds and into stocks. Treasury yields, which move in the opposite direction of prices, were expected to surge as investors dumped bonds. This had the makings of another bond bloodbath year like 1994. Yet, long-term rates are down this year and remain incredibly low. The 10-year Treasury is nowhere near the 3.4% level that strategists surveyed by CNNMoney predicted back in January.
iShares Core GNMA Bond ETF (GNMA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 01, 2014 - NASDAQ.com
A cash dividend payment of $1E-06 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 07, 2014. This marks the 6th year that GNMA the same dividend. The previous trading day"s last sale of GNMA was $49.72, representing a -1.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.24 and a 6.01% increase over the 52 week low of $46.90. For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GNMA Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
SMH, TSM, ASML, BRCM: Large Outflows Detected at ETF - NASDAQ.com
Among the largest underlying components of SMH, in trading today Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Symbol: TSM) is down about 2.7%, ASML Holding NV (Symbol: ASML) is off about 0.3%, and Broadcom Corp. (Symbol: BRCM) is lower by about 0.2%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of SMH, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, SMH"s low point in its 52 week range is $36.68 per share, with $51.17 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $48.95. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average .
Coal Stocks Post Mixed-Bag Q2, KOL ETF in Focus - Yahoo Finance
A link has been sent. Done Billionaire ETF to Debut Friday By ETFtrends.com 1 hour ago 0 shares Content preferences Done A new spin on the guru exchange traded fund comes to market Friday when the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF debuts under the ticker IBLN. The new ETF tracks iBillionaire Inc.s iBillionaire Index (BILLIONR). That index is designed to track and measure the performance those who have, over time, reaped the biggest rewards on Wall Street: financial billionaires. The index monitors the portfolios of leading billionaire investors, such as Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, Daniel Loeb, David Tepper and David Einhorn, according to iBillionaire.
Billionaire ETF to Debut Friday - Yahoo Finance
The company produced 8.3 million tons of coal, of which 1.0 million tons were low volatile, 0.3 million tons were high volatile and 7.0 million tons were thermal coal. The production was within the guided range of 8.18.5 million tons. Average sales price for all types of coal were substantially down in the quarter. Consol has added about 1% since the results.
He also told senators he would give them his cellphone number and encouraged them to use it, adding that as P&G"s CEO, his phone was turned on "24 hours a day." McDonald, 61, was nominated to replace Eric Shinseki, who resigned as VA secretary in late May amid a scandal over the coverup of delays in scheduling medical appointments at dozens of VA hospitals and clinics across the country. In Phoenix, doctors have said that some 40 veterans died as their names languished on secret waiting lists while officials misrepresented wait-time data to meet targets for bonus compensation. Shinseki, a retired four-star Army general, had said that he had not been made aware of the wait-time problems until the scandal boiled over in the media this year, amid dozens of investigations by the VA inspector general. Asked how he would avoid the same situation, McDonald said he would get out of the executive suite and visit many of the department"s 1,700 facilities to help improve their communication with the Washington head office. "You don"t want people in your community lying. You don"t tolerate them lying," he said.
Obama nominee McDonald pledges to "transform" VA - Yahoo News
Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, Marcus over the years himself has contributed more than $1.5 million to various political causes, mostly Democratic. Obama will fly to Los Angeles late today to attend another fundraiser and then speak to community college students Thursday. He will return to Washington, D.C., on Friday for meetings with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss illegal immigration from Central America. Republicans have criticized Obama for not canceling the long-planned fundraising trip. "With all that"s happening in our country and around the world -- wildfires, droughts and international crises, I think everyone can agree the last thing the president should be doing right now is raising money for Democrats," said Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short.
Obama visits Seattle to raise political cash - seattlepi.com
The veterans are in need. There is a lot of work to do to transform the department and it will not be easy, but it is essential and can be achieved." McDonald, 61, a former Procter & Gamble CEO and an Army veteran, said taking care of veterans is personal for him. His father served in the Army Air Corps after World War II, and his wife"s father was shot down over Europe and survived harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. Another relative was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam and receives care from the VA, McDonald said, and a nephew is in the Air Force, deployed in the Middle East. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald said he would take a series of actions over his first 90 days "to deliver the needed reforms our veterans deserve." He said he plans to lay out a veteran-centered vision for the department and improve communication within the vast agency, which includes more than 300,000 employees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. His plan includes frequent video conferences with employees and extensive travel to field offices around the country, he said.
Obama Attributes Wildfires to Climate Change - ABC News
Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington"s wildfire, the largest in the state"s history. He said Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate had authorized an emergency declaration to ensure electrical power. Obama has asked Congress see here for $615 million in emergency spending to fight Western wildfires. He said spending on such fires has increased over the years. He says, "A lot of it has to do with drought, a lot of it has to do with changing precipitation patterns and a lot of that has to do with climate change." Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer.
Obama in Bay Area for two fundraisers; Republicans criticize trip - San Jose Mercury News
President Barack Obama reaches deep into a crowd to greet people on his arrival Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Seattle. Obama was beginning a three-day West Coast trip including at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Photo: AP President Barack Obama reaches deep into a crowd to greet people on... A vehicle that carried President Barack Obama is parked outside of a residence where the president is attending a fundraising event in Seattle, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the start of a three-day West Coast trip that is planned to include at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Photo: AP A vehicle that carried President Barack Obama is parked outside of... A vehicle that carried President Barack Obama is parked outside of a residence where the president is attending a fundraising event in Seattle, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the start of a three-day West Coast trip that is planned to include at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Stocks move higher in midday trading; Citi climbs - Yahoo News
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 132 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,076 in midday trading Monday. The Standard & Poor"s 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq composite rose 33 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,448. Mylan rose 3 percent after the company said it will buy Abbott Laboratories" generic-drug business. Bond prices fell.
US stocks move higher on earnings reports; Time Warner soars on Murdoch bid | Fox Business
Time Warner soared 15 percent on news that Rupert Murdoch"s Twenty-First Century Fox had made a bid for the media giant. Intel jumped 5 percent after reporting a surge in earnings as companies spent more on replacing PCs. Investors are keeping an eye on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is testifying to Congress for a second day. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,125 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday.
Stocks snap higher in early trading; Citigroup up - Yahoo News
Most Districts were optimistic about the outlook for growth." In the Fed"s St. Louis district , The World Cup was cited as having had a positive impact during the survey period. 7) CNBC hosted its annual Delivering Alpha conference, which featured a number of the biggest hedge fund managers presenting their latest investment ideas and commentary on the markets. Among the notable presentations was Stanley Druckenmiller, founder of Duquesne Capital Management, who said that his intuition is telling him the Fed"s policies have gone too far. Also presenting was Leon Cooperman, who presented his 12 favorite stock picks , which included Citigroup and KKR, after last year delivering his 10 favorite stock ideas. Follow Closing Bell and never miss an update!
Citigroup"s shares rose after it turned in better earnings and revenue than Wall Street expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Stocks are up sharply in early trading as the market shakes off its worst weekly performance in three months. Citigroup rose after the bank turned in better results than Wall Street expected and said it had reached a settlement in an investigation into its mortgage business. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 126 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,071 in the first few minutes of trading Monday.
Closing Bell, July 16 - Business Insider
But investors appeared to be reassured any problems would be contained. EYES ON EARNINGS: With the market trading near all-time highs, investors will be focused this week on a slew of http://www.todayhotstocks.com corporate earnings, including quarterly reports from General Electric, Google, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson. "The earnings numbers are expected to be pretty good," said Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investments. "We got started off with a very good report out of Citibank this morning.
The Semiconductor group has been outperforming both the Technology sector and the overall market. The Semiconductor ETF with the best ratio of bullish to bearish Chaikin Power Gauge ratings is the Powershares Dynamic Semiconductors ETF ( PSI ). It has 13 bullish rated stocks vs. only 3 stocks with bearish Power Gauge ratings see Chaikin Power Bar below: With the strength in the Semiconductor group likely to continue, finding the strongest stocks in a Semiconductor ETF like PSI is an excellent way to invest in market-leading stocks which are likely to outperform the market and the ETF itself. The Portfolio Health Check is an excellent tool to help zero in on the strongest stocks in an outperforming ETF like the Powershares Semiconductors ETF (PSI).
Noteworthy ETF Outflows: FTC, GMCR, LUV, DAL - NASDAQ.com
Among large Financial stocks, JPMorgan Chase ( NYSE: JPM ) and SunTrust Banks ( NYSE: STI ) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.0% and 2.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), which is up 0.6% in midday trading, and up 5.87% on a year-to-date basis. JPMorgan Chase, meanwhile, is up 2.06% year-to-date, and SunTrust Banks is up 11.41% year-to-date. Combined, JPM and STI make up approximately 8.1% of the underlying holdings of XLF. Click here to find out 25 Dividend Giants Widely Held By ETFs Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, below is a relative stock price performance chart, with each of the symbols shown in a different color as labeled in the legend at the bottom: Heres a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Tuesday.
3 Agricultural Commodity ETFs Slumping in July - ETF News And besteft Commentary - NASDAQ.com
The chart below shows the one year price performance of FTC, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, FTC"s low point in its 52 week range is $35.13 per share, with $44.56 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $43.97. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ""shares"" investors are actually buying and selling ""units"". These ""units"" can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF Announces Details of July Regular Distribution - Yahoo Finance
Favorable weather forecasts would support soybean planting given that ample rain is expected across the key U.S. soybean growing areas. USDA estimated a higher-than-expected crop and inventory for 2014. A slowdown in China, the biggest importer of the staple crop, might play a role in curtailing demand for soybeans . Clearly, the supply glut and possible lower demand scenario have hurt soybean futures and the ETFs saw a massive price decline this month (read: Stumbling Start to June for Agricultural Commodity ETFs ).
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But Obama said he still will seek such changes, including providing the secretary of homeland security additional authority to speed up the removal of children who have arrived from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Obama said he also wants increased penalties for individuals who smuggle vulnerable migrants, such as children. The developments all come as Obama has declared comprehensive immigration legislation dead in Congress and announced plans to proceed on his own by executive action to make whatever fixes he can to the nation"s dysfunctional immigration system. That could put Obama in the seemingly contradictory position of weighing proposals to shield millions of people from deportation while at the same time trying to hurry deportations for the unaccompanied children. Congressional Republicans blame Obama policies for the confusion; Obama administration officials dispute that. More than 50,000 children have arrived since October, in many cases fleeing violence at home but also drawn by rumors that they can stay in the U.S.
Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis - Yahoo News
The White House says Fitzgerald Haney is Obama"s pick for the job. Haney is a client services executive at Pzena Investment Bank. The White House says he"s worked in Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and studied at Georgetown University"s School of Foreign Service. Campaign finance records show Fitzgerald raised large sums for Obama"s presidential campaigns and also contributed to Obama"s transition team and inauguration. Obama selected him in 2013 to join the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Obama to Meet Texas Governor Perry on Immigration Crisis - Bloomberg
The $3.7 billion request covers four areas: deterrence, enforcement, foreign assistance and capacity -- paying for the detention, care and transportation of children already in the U.S. The supplemental appropriation request will include $615 million for the Agriculture Department for wildfire suppression. Senate Vote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , a Nevada Democrat, told reporters today that the Appropriations Committee will consider the measure July 10 and that he wants a full Senate vote before lawmakers" leave Washington for their August break. "It"s something we have to do," Reid said. "How we get there I really don"t know at this stage." Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said in a statement today that Obama"s plan doesn"t do enough to seal the border.
Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion To Deal With Border Kids : NPR
Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis Urgently asking $3.7 billion for immigration crisis, Obama heads for Texas _ but not border By Erica Werner and Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press 3 hours ago 0 shares . View photo FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas.
Obama nominates longtime donor Fitzgerald Haney to be US ambassador to Costa Rica | Star Tribune
border, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. [link] Obama and Perry will join faith leaders and state and local officials tomorrow in Dallas to discuss the migrant crisis on the border and how best to contain it. Obama will be on a three-day fundraising trip for Democrats in Colorado and Texas but he has no plans to visit the border, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Obama Request Were not worried about those optics, Earnest told reporters yesterday. Thats simply because the president is very aware of the situation that exists on the southwest border. He cited administration officials, including Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who have visited the border and facilities housing a rising number of detained children.
"I just want to make sure that at the end of the day we"re being fair, humane and doing this in an orderly way." At the same time Republicans criticized Obama for stepping back from asking for those legal changes, which the White House initially had said would come in concert with the emergency spending request. The White House now says those proposals will come later. "He just decided not to do that because of the pushback he got from some in his own political base," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. "We need to solve the problem, but you don"t need to just ignore the cause of the current crisis. And that requires more than just appropriating $3.7 billion for additional judges and the like." The back-and-forth came as lawmakers reconvened on Capitol Hill after a weeklong July 4 recess and suggested political struggles ahead over the unfolding situation at the border.