Best Financial Etfs For This Market Slump – Etf News And Commentary – Nasdaq.com

Amid this backdrop, a handful of financial ETFs have shown strong resilience to the sharp downturn in the financial space and are easily crushing the broad market fund. This is especially true as investors flocked to some stocks in the wake of robust dividend payments. The financial sector topped the list of largest dividend payers in the second quarter after utilities with annual dividend growth of 17.6% . About 88.5% of the companies in the financial sector paid dividends in the first half. Below, we have highlighted three ETFs that are still in green and worth a look given that the current turmoil will likely continue in the days ahead. economy by tracking the Dow Jones U.S.
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New Active Multi-Asset ETF to Ride Out Current Turmoil – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

This is because the fund seeks to take advantage of the current trends by modifying the asset allocation based on a various market and economic factors. ETF Competition Though the multi asset space is not crowded, the new product still has various contenders. In particular, the ETF would face fierce competition from its own passively managed counterpart, Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund ( MDIV ). It is the most popular ETF in this category with AUM of $742.5 million. The fund holds 126 securities in its basket putting a greater focus on equities. It consists of stocks/depository receipts (25%), REITs (20%), preferred securities (20%), MLPs (20%), and ETFs (15%).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/new-active-multi-asset-etf-to-ride-out-current-turmoil-etf-news-and-commentary-cm381837

Waiting for a Dip With the Egypt ETF – Yahoo Finance

In June, Egypt dodged a demotion to frontier market status when index provider MSCI said it was no longer considering the North African nation for such a move. Following the substantial increase in Egyptian foreign currency reserves, MSCI also announced that this one it is no longer considering launching a public consultation on a potential exclusion of the MSCI Egypt Index from the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, said MSCI in a statement . Earlier this year, another index provider, Russell Investments, demoted Egypt to frontier status. The index provider will move Egypt to frontier status effective June 27, 2014. [Egypt Dodges Frontier Demotion] On the technical front the ETF looks expensive and its positive momentum has been fading away, although still trading above its three moving averages. The ETF has been in a strong rally mode since mid 2013.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/waiting-dip-egypt-etf-113051657.html

SPDR® S&P Biotech ETF Receives Settlement Payment – Yahoo Finance

TAN includes a 4.8% weight in SPWR and KWT has 5.2% in SunPower. The solar industry has suffered through a two-year slump due to a global glut in supply. Consequently, the oversupply pushed down prices, causing greater competitiveness in the industry, forcing some to go bankrupt and bolstering demand. The cell and module glut has certainly dried up, Stefan de Haan, a solar analyst at IHS Inc., said in the article. There is no massive overcapacity anymore. The sector could install as much as 52 gigawatts this year and 61 gigawatts in 2015, compared to 40 gigawatts in 2013 and over seven times what developers demanded five years ago. Meanwhile, the solar industry has about 70 gigawatts of production capacity, which includes older equipment that is not profitable.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/solar-etfs-demand-outpacing-supply-175203133.html

Solar ETFs: Demand Outpacing Supply for First Time Since 2006 – Yahoo Finance

* Assets under management include the assets of the SPDR Gold ETF (approximately $33 billion as of June 30, 2014), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of SSGA, serves as the distribution agent. Note to Editors: SPDR Exchange Traded Funds SPDR ETFs are a comprehensive family spanning an array of international and domestic asset classes. SPDR ETFs provide professional investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as the industry pioneer, State Streetin partnership with the American Stock Exchangecreated the first ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500 Ticker SPY). Since then, weve sustained our place as an industry innovator through the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market successes with gold, international real estate, international fixed income and sector ETFs.
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Obama Intervenes In Iraq: Lessons Learned From Benghazi And Rwanda – Yahoo News

This is a potential humanitarian catastrophe, and if we can prevent or mitigate it within a manageable level of risk which I think we can then we ought to do it, says Charles Dunlap, executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security at Duke University in Durham, NC. Professor Dunlap, a former deputy judge advocate general of the US Air Force, says that while air strikes may not alter the strategic situation in Iraq there is much to be said for saving what lives we can today as we continue to work the larger issues. We dont to be witnesses to genocide. The air strikes Obama authorized are also within the presidents constitutional authority as commander-in-chief, Dunlap says and especially to the extent they are intended to protect American lives and American aircraft. The transport planes carrying out the humanitarian air drops are accompanied by fighter jets authorized to intervene in the case of attack. If anything, some critics say the actions taken by Obama are fine as far as they go, but still suggest a president dangerously reluctant to face the IS threat head on and to take the broader steps that defeating IS would require. The presidents authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region, House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement Friday. Vital national interests are at stake, he added, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration. White House officials say the president does indeed have a long-term strategy, but they say it is rooted in a conviction that it will be the Iraqis themselves, through a unified and inclusive government, backed by capable Iraqi security forces, that will defeat the IS threat.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-intervenes-iraq-lessons-learned-benghazi-rwanda-200500861.html

Obama Authorizes Air Strikes as U.S. Drops Food in Iraq – Yahoo Finance

A woman gathers bread in a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis on Tuesday, June 24. An ISIS fighter takes control of a traffic intersection in Mosul on Sunday, June 22. An ISIS member distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, to a driver in Mosul on June 22. Members of ISIS patrol in Falluja, Iraq, on Saturday, June 21. “Peace Brigade” volunteers raise their weapons and chant slogans during a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City on Saturday, June 21, in Baghdad. The armed group was formed to protect Shiite holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/08/opinion/borger-obama-reluctant-warrior/index.html

Obama: Reluctant warrior puts US back in Iraq (Opinion) – CNN.com

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama Authorizes Air Strikes as U.S. Drops Food in Iraq By Margaret Talev and Tony Capaccio 49 minutes ago 0 shares Content preferences Done President Barack Obama said he authorized air strikes against militants in Iraq if they threaten U.S. personnel and dispatched planes to drop food and water for trapped civilians. Obama said the U.S.
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Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC | Local News – WCVB Home

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard: He’ll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings. The president and his aides for years have fended off questions about the timing of his vacations by arguing that Obama is president at all times and can do the job wherever he is since he travels with the advisers and communications equipment he needs to carry out his duties. Obama is scheduled to arrive on the wealthy island off the Massachusetts coast on Saturday and return to Washington a week later, on Sunday, Aug. 17. Plans call for him to return to the Vineyard on Aug.
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Obama Citing Genocide Overcomes War Wariness With Strikes – Bloomberg

Harold Koh, who was the State Departments top lawyer during the Libya campaign, said the Iraq mission is an example of Obama applying the same broad set of principles to shifting facts. As Obama has faced decisions on the use of force over the course of his presidency, Koh said, he has gravitated to missions where the nature of the operation is more pinpoint and has clear purpose, and the cause and effect is immediate. Call it Obamas reverse Peace Prize campaign. He won the award nine months into his presidency; now hes trying to live up to it. Obama Statement Obama made clear yesterday that the potential destruction of an ethno-religious minority — with children dying of dehydration on a mountaintop and, according to a Yezidi member of Iraqs parliament, women being sold into slavery — was a major part of his reason for using U.S. military force in Iraq again after refusing to do so in Syria and Ukraine. Islamic State forces have called for the systematic destruction of the entire Yezidi people, which would constitute genocide, the president said in remarks at the White House last night. Hes surrounded himself with a cast of humanitarian interventionists: Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, deputy national security advisers Ben Rhodes and Tony Blinken, and the U.S.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-08/obama-citing-genocide-overcomes-war-wariness-with-strikes.html

Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC – Yahoo News

Spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama would meet with staff, but he declined to say who else would participate or what the meetings are about. “This is an opportunity for the president to do some in-person meetings visit their website here at the White House, just for a day or two, before he returns to Martha’s Vineyard,” Earnest said Thursday. Earnest sought to contain mounting speculation about the vacation, saying the meetings aren’t related to “an emerging situation.” Still, there are many brewing issues that could require Obama’s urgent attention, including fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, Russia’s buildup of troops along its border with Ukraine and the situation in Iraq, where a radical Islamist group seeks to tighten its grip on Iraq’s north. Even so, crises rarely have forced Obama to cancel a vacation. His advisers often appear to take pride in resisting calls from Republicans for the president to return to Washington or from fellow Democrats nervous about the appearance of Obama either vacationing or tending to what some may consider less urgent matters. “He travels with an array of communications equipment and national security advisers that will allow him to perform all of the functions that are required of America’s commander in chief,” Earnest said.
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Stocks Fluctuate In Midday Trading – Moneysmart – The Buffalo News

Five S&P 500 Stocks With Rising Short Activity – Forbes

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The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 1.89 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 16,568.09. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 26 percent below the 30-day average at this time of day. Were in a zone of ambivalence with investors maintaining a cautious bias, Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank Wealth Management, which oversees $124 billion, said by phone.
Source: http://www.buffalonews.com/business/stocks-fluctuate-in-midday-trading-20140812

Stocks Move Modestly Lower Amid Geopolitical Concerns – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com

That brought days to cover up to 18.09, a 81.34% increase from the 9.97 days to cover calculated at the 06/30/2014 settlement date. Looking at total shares short, there was a 2,942,333 share increase to 70,485,459, a rise of 4.36% since 06/30/2014. The below chart shows the historical days to cover for WU at previous short interest release dates: Meanwhile at Monsanto ( NYSE: MON ), average daily volume at the 07/31/2014 settlement moved higher to 4,177,631, as compared to 3,745,837 at the 06/30/2014 report. That brought days to cover up to 9.80, a 393.11% increase from the 1.99 days to cover calculated at the 06/30/2014 settlement date. Looking at total shares short, there was a 33,499,924 share increase to 40,945,183, an increase of 449.95% since 06/30/2014.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/12/five-sp-500-stocks-with-rising-short-activity-8/

Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market, dragged down by a decline in the price of crude oil. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nine points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 16,560 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,933. The Nasdaq composite fell 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,389.
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Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open – Aug. 12, 2014

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US Stocks Move Lower in Quiet Trade – ABC News

The Commerce Department is scheduled to release its closely watched retail sales report on Wednesday, while reports on weekly jobless claims, producer prices and industrial production may attract attention later in the week. Among individual stocks, shares of Nuance Communications ( NUAN ) have come under pressure after the speech recognition software maker provided disappointing guidance. Cloud-based hosting services provider Rackspace (RAX) is also posting a notable loss despite reporting second quarter earnings that came in line with analyst estimates. On the other hand, shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals ( ICPT ) have moved sharply higher after the biopharmaceutical company released positive data on its liver disease drug.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-move-modestly-lower-amid-geopolitical-concerns–us-commentary-20140812-00771

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wisdomtree Earnings 500 Fund, Wisdomtree Midcap Earnings Etf, Wisdomtree Smallcap Earnings Etf, Wisdomtree Total Earnings Etf And Reliance Steel & Aluminum – Yahoo Finance

Volume is paltry as it exchanges less than 5,000 shares a day. The product holds a large basket of 1,420 stocks, which are pretty well spread out across each component like the other earnings counterparts. The top three sectors include information technology, financials and consumer discretionary. While the ETF is spread out across various market caps, it is still focused on large caps as these account for nearly 78% of the total. EXT is power shares double short euro etf up 5.5% in the year-to-date time frame. Reliance Steel Acquires UK Aluminum Company Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zacks-analyst-blog-highlights-wisdomtree-132410767.html

First Trust Launches Short Maturity ETF – Yahoo Finance

2014-08-06_SPY D MTS First lets look at the day chart, which shows price breached the ideal ABCD target of 197.24 in an attempt to test an extension target of 199.31, but as soon as price failed to hold above 197.24, but rather broke down there, the retracement mode began. The ideal minimum retracement target is 189.30 region, and a hold at that level or failure to get there is a sign of strength. So from the bigger perspective, price is pulling back into support until proven otherwise. One of those proven otherwise clues is for price to hold below 194.27, then to hold below 191.30, then the bias from up to down increases in probability with a hold below 189.20. View gallery . 2014-08-06_SPY 20t MTS For the intraday perspective, Im using an STRenko 20 bar chart. This shows an extreme Bullish Crab harmonic pattern completed at 191.57 then attempted to bounce to the GRZ level 194.43, which is the ideal minimum retracement target. How much a harmonic pattern retraces tells a story failure to get to at least 38.2% is a sign of stall or weakness. As of Tuesday, August 5, 2014, price failed to reach that 194.43 level, although came close, then proceeded to retest that 191.57 level. Now were at an interesting juncture because price has dipped below that 191.57 two times on this bar size chart but has no conviction as of yet to hold below it. There are indications of weakness until price can hold above 192.61 first, then above 193.26 second. It is at this hold above 193.26 that the probability increases to test that 194.43 and if so, how price behaves there offers signals of how strong the bullish pattern is.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/spy-stalling-shallow-retracement-bullish-110024012.html

Nashville ETF Celebrates Big Milestone – NASDAQ.com

FTSM seeks to achieve its objectives by strategically laddering highly liquid investments over the near-term horizon. As market conditions change, the portfolio managers have the flexibility to strategically rotate among various market sectors while maintaining a focus on preservation of capital and liquidity, according to a statement issued by First Trust. The timing of FTSMs launch could prove to be fortunate as investors continue pour capital into short-term bond ETFs in preparation of rising interest rates. In 2013, short-term bond funds added $36 billion in new assets, whereas long-term funds saw $8.7 billion in outflows.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/first-trust-launches-short-maturity-113002981.html

SPY Stalling After Shallow Retracement of Bullish Harmonic Pattern – Yahoo Finance

“We are pleased with the performance of the fund, which we believe reflects both the vitality of this specific economy and the fact that geographic ecosystems like Nashville add competitive value to companies based there.” Companies are weighted within the portfolio based on a proprietary formula that takes into account positive earnings and valuation metrics. NASH charges a net expense ratio of 0.49 percent as well. At the one-year mark, this ETF gained 14.60 percent in total return. That gain closely mirrors the 15.01 percent increase in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY ) over the same time period. The big question for NASH and other city-focused ETFs moving forward is whether investors will welcome these local markets or find them too narrow for investable assets. To date NASH has proven that it can keep up with the broad market, and future ETFs may be able to crack the code of appeal to a wider audience.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/nashville-etf-celebrates-big-milestone-cm377180

Fed gives Bank of America approval to proceed with suspended dividend increase, stock buybacks | Fox Business

For starters, Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox ( FOXA ) pulled its $75 billion takeover offer for Time Warner ( TWX ). The news sent shares of Fox surging while Time Warner, the largest holding in PBS, traded lower by as much as 11.5%. Time Warner management and its Board refused to engage with us to explore an offer which was highly compelling. Additionally, the reaction in our share price since our proposal was made undervalues our stock and makes the transaction unattractive to Fox shareholders. These factors, coupled with our commitment to be both disciplined in our approach to the combination and focused on delivering value for the Fox shareholders, has led us to withdraw our offer, Murdoch in a statement .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/time-tune-media-etf-again-122022771.html

Time to Tune Into the Media ETF Again – Yahoo Finance

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it has accepted the revised capital plan filed by the second-largest U.S. bank. Bank of America Corp. disclosed in April that it discovered the error, on the value of securities, in a financial report it submitted to the Fed. The data in the report were used to calculate results of an annual “stress test” of the bank conducted by the Fed this year.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/08/06/fed-gives-bank-america-approval-to-proceed-with-suspended-dividend-increase/

Obama Announces $7b Commitment Toward ‘doing Business In Africa’ Campaign – Upi.com

Obama wore a cream-colored dress by Prabal Gurung, one of her favorite designers, with cut-outs in both the front and the back and her hair swept up into a bun. The menu featured a largely American-style dinner with hints of Africa sprinkled throughout each of the four courses. View gallery Guests are pictured before attending the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. P Guests dined on chilled spiced tomato soup and socca crisps, which are made of chick peas; chopped farm-stand vegetable salad using produce from the first lady’s garden; and grilled dry-aged Wagyu beef served with chermoula, a marinade used in North African cooking, sweet potatoes and coconut milk. Dessert was cappuccino fudge cake dressed with papaya scented with vanilla from Madagascar.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-welcomes-african-leaders-unusual-dinner-021009848.html

The secretary of commerce is expected to establish the advisory council within 180 days and appoint, in consultation with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, 15 private sector corporate members who represent infrastructure, agriculture, consumer goods, banking services and other unspecified industries. “The Advisory Council shall advise the president, through the secretary of commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the president’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign…” At the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Obama participated in the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, where he announced $7 billion in new financing to support the Doing Business in Africa campaign. The White House explained that the money will be used “to promote U.S. exports to and investments in Africa.” Combined with financial commitments from U.S.
Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/05/Obama-signs-executive-order-to-establish-advisory-council-on-investment-in-Africa/9781407264193/

Shadowed by Bush, Obama seeks Africa legacy makeover – Yahoo News

Analysts, former Bush administration officials, lawmakers, and leaders from the continent say this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit signals a positive shift in the U.S. relationship with Africa and Obama’s engagement with it. “The president, who has been criticized for not doing more for Africa by many, is really trying to step up his game,” said Stephen Hadley, Bush’s former national security adviser. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES Obama’s administration has tried to shift the focus to economic opportunities on the continent. It is an approach more akin to that taken by Bush’s predecessor, Democrat Bill Clinton, who signed the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, which dropped trade restrictions on more than 6,000 exports to America from 35 African countries. At the meeting called by Obama in Washington, U.S.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/shadowed-bush-obama-seeks-africa-legacy-makeover-130332357.html

Michelle Obama urges counterparts to include youth – Yahoo News

Singer, said Platinum was buying the company too cheap. So Elliott and another hedge fund, Greenwich, Connecticut-based Silver Point Capital LP, put in their own bid for the company, offering to swap their debt for new shares. On July 26, 2009, they agreed with GM to cut Platinum out of the deal. In some ways, the Elliott deal was similar to the one Rattner’s task force approved the previous month. GM would http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ provide crucial financing for the new company — a $1.7 billion direct investment in its equity, making it a shareholder alongside the hedge funds.
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Obama Aides Let Delphi Use Tax Tactic President Assails – Yahoo Finance

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Michelle Obama urges counterparts to include youth By DARLENE SUPERVILLE 58 minutes ago 0 shares . View photo FILE – This July 2, 2013 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Obama and Bush are coming together for the second time in just over a year to promote U.S. ties to Africa.
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Stocks Rally On Strong Gdp Growth – Nasdaq.com

Telecom Stocks to Watch Post Windstream’s REIT Plan – Yahoo Finance

ADP also announced that private-sector employers added 218,000 jobs this month, slightly better than the 215,000 consensus number. Today’s third major event comes at 2 p.m. ET, when the Federal Reserve announces monetary policy. The S&P 500 has been consolidating for most of the month after breaking out to new all-time highs in late-May and June. Transportation stocks and the Nasdaq have been the stronger segments in the market, while domestic-focused small caps have lagged.
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Stocks End Down on Broad Selloff | Fox Business

More than 63 percent have topped revenue forecasts, above the long-term average of 61 percent. “If we started to see more negative outlooks, that would be a reason to pause, but so far this earnings season speaks to the health of corporate America and suggests markets still have room to run,” said David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds in New York. Telecom stocks were the only sector of the market to rise on Tuesday, adding 2.2 percent after Windstream Holdings ( WIN ) filed to spin off assets into a tax-efficient publicly traded real estate investment trust. The stock jumped 12.3 percent to $11.83 in its busiest trading day on record.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/29/stocks-waver-ahead-economic-data/

Stocks open lower; Yum Brands sinks – LA Times

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 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
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wall-street-stocks-20140731-story.html?track=rss

European stock markets diverge at open – Yahoo News

“Theres a huge amount of uncertainty already stalking sentiment at the moment with the situation in Ukraine still so fluid but also the natural caution ahead of tomorrows US jobs data.” Asian equities traded mixed after US data showing the world’s top economy grew much more than expected in the second quarter was offset by late profit-taking. Official data showed on Wednesday that the US economy grew by 4.0 percent in April-June, much more than the 3.0 percent forecast. It was also a sharp reversal on the 2.1 percent contraction in the previous three months that was http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ caused by a severe winter. Eyes are now on the release on Friday of non-farm payrolls, which will give a better handle on the state of the economy.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/european-stock-markets-diverge-open-102236456.html

It offers software solution, for application installation, portal management, user interface, content development, and billing technology. The company boasts a Zacks Rank #2 and therefore, can be considered as a potential stock to watch out for. Level 3 Communications, Inc. ( LVLT ): The company offers communication and information services across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and boasts one of the largest Internet infrastructures in the world.
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Stocks Rally On Strong Gdp Growth – Nasdaq.com

Telecom Stocks to Watch Post Windstream’s REIT Plan – Yahoo Finance

ADP also announced that private-sector employers added 218,000 jobs this month, slightly better than the 215,000 consensus number. Today’s third major event comes at 2 p.m. ET, when the Federal Reserve announces monetary policy. The S&P 500 has been consolidating for most of the month after breaking out to new all-time highs in late-May and June. Transportation stocks and the Nasdaq have been the stronger segments in the market, while domestic-focused small caps have lagged.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-inch-higher-before-key-data-cm374705

Stocks End Down on Broad Selloff | Fox Business

More than 63 percent have topped revenue forecasts, above the long-term average of 61 percent. “If we started to see more negative outlooks, that would be a reason to pause, but so far this earnings season speaks to the health of corporate America and suggests markets still have room to run,” said David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds in New York. Telecom stocks were the only sector of the market to rise on Tuesday, adding 2.2 percent after Windstream Holdings ( WIN ) filed to spin off assets into a tax-efficient publicly traded real estate investment trust. The stock jumped 12.3 percent to $11.83 in its busiest trading day on record.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/29/stocks-waver-ahead-economic-data/

Stocks open lower; Yum Brands sinks – LA Times

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 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
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wall-street-stocks-20140731-story.html?track=rss

European stock markets diverge at open – Yahoo News

“Theres a huge amount of uncertainty already stalking sentiment at the moment with the situation in Ukraine still so fluid but also the natural caution ahead of tomorrows US jobs data.” Asian equities traded mixed after US data showing the world’s top economy grew much more than expected in the second quarter was offset by late profit-taking. Official data showed on Wednesday that the US economy grew by 4.0 percent in April-June, much more than the 3.0 percent forecast. It was also a sharp reversal on the 2.1 percent contraction in the previous three months that was http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ caused by a severe winter. Eyes are now on the release on Friday of non-farm payrolls, which will give a better handle on the state of the economy.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/european-stock-markets-diverge-open-102236456.html

It offers software solution, for application installation, portal management, user interface, content development, and billing technology. The company boasts a Zacks Rank #2 and therefore, can be considered as a potential stock to watch out for. Level 3 Communications, Inc. ( LVLT ): The company offers communication and information services across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and boasts one of the largest Internet infrastructures in the world.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/telecom-stocks-watch-post-windstreams-142353630.html