Stocks Climb For Week As Stimulus Bets Offset Ukraine – Bloomberg

http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ The central bank remains on pace to wind down its monthly bond purchases in October. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said officials will keep its benchmark interest rate low for a considerable time after the bond buying ends. Big Risk Were in a pretty good shape here in the U.S. — youre looking at the jobs market thats improving materially, youre looking at the low inflation environment, low interest rate environment, Dean Junkans, the Minneapolis-based chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, which oversees $170 billion in client assets, said via phone.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/stocks-climb-for-week-as-stimulus-bets-offset-ukraine.html

Kiev says separatists shoot down Ukrainian warplane – Yahoo News

U.S. Treasury yields remained close to recent lows, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note at 2.405 percent in Asia, not far from its U.S. close of 2.398 percent on Thursday. A week ago, it fell to 2.349 percent, a level not seen since June 2013.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/asian-shares-tread-water-track-weekly-rise-002937127–business.html

Stocks higher, but for the wrong reason – NASDAQ.com

Industries doing well today include beverages, Life Sciences and Building Products. Industries showing weakness include Multiline Retail, Automobiles and Healthcare Technology. The VIX is down 2.7% to 12.08 after closing on Thursday 12.42. Apple ( AAPL ) options are the most actively traded today, with 20,812 September 101 calls changing hands. The put-call volume ratio is 0.75, (721,053/540,430).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-higher-but-for-the-wrong-reason-cm380468

Asian shares tread water, on track for weekly rise – Yahoo News

He did not specify where the vehicles would come from. The renewed fighting and rebel claims of reinforcements from Russia was certain to be broached at a meeting scheduled in Berlin later on Sunday of Ukrainian, Russian, German and French foreign ministers. France said the meeting could be a first step towards a peace summit. Moscow has come under heavy Western sanctions over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and accusations it is supporting the separatists with fighters, arms and funds. Russia denies those charges.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/kiev-says-separatists-shoot-down-ukrainian-warplane-094615856–business.html

Barron’s Recap: Schlumberger Drills For Profits – Yahoo Finance

The energy services giant has stepped up its game and is focusing more of its world-class services in North America. The article discusses this Houston-based company’s aggressive push to gain share among onshore exploration-and-production companies in North America and how it has become a leader in extracting liquids from shale basins via the booming hydraulic fracturing business that is reshaping the industry. See how recent acquisitions are helping to shape Schlumberger and how the company compares to smaller rivals Halliburton and Baker Hughes. And see why its shares are not yet reflecting the prospects for sharp earnings gains.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/barrons-recap-schlumberger-drills-profits-204200205.html

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