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US weekly jobless claims total 269,000 vs. 265,000 expected Market Trends 

US weekly jobless claims total 269,000 vs. 265,000 expected

US weekly jobless claims total 269,000 vs. 265,000 expected jobless claims The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the trend continued to point to a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended July 30, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were unrevised. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast initial claims edging down to 265,000 in the latest week. Claims have now been below 300,000, a threshold…

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US Stagnation Threat, Policy Responses Will Boost Gold, Silver Prices Market Trends 

US Stagnation Threat, Policy Responses Will Boost Gold, Silver Prices

US Stagnation Threat, Policy Responses Will Boost Gold, Silver Prices With a loose monetary policy increasingly ineffective at boosting investment and underlying growth, there will be strong pressure for a change in tack. Any monetary tightening would increase the risk of an aggressive sell-off in equities while the risks of rising inflation and weaker dollar would increase substantially if the US tried to use negative interest rates. Both scenarios would boost demand for precious metals including gold. A move to a much looser fiscal policy would risk a bond-market collapse…

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Investors Buz Global Economy 8.3.16 Market Trends 

Investors Buz Global Economy 8.3.16

Investors Buz Global Economy 8.3.16 The reversal in oil prices to $40 a barrel is rippling through equity and bond markets, reigniting concerns about deeply indebted companies and countries reliant on commodities. “Should oil slice through $40 towards $35, macroeconomic fears will pick up,” said Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch. Before the sharp drop in crude this week, investment in some of the riskiest areas of financial markets had been gathering pace, as central bank stimulus programs pushed equities to record highs and yields in safer areas…

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Investors Global Markets Buzz 8.2.16 Market Trends 

Investors Global Markets Buzz 8.2.16

Investors  Global Markets Buzz 8.2.16 Looking to jolt the nation back to life, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet has approved a ¥28T ($274B) stimulus package amid a growing consensus that monetary policy alone won’t be able to revive the economy. According to Dow Jones, the stimulus package ranks among Japan’s biggest since the global financial crisis, and will: Lift GDP by 1.4%, include childcare benefits, provide $150 handouts to 22M low income people, loan ¥10.7T for infrastructure and provide ¥7.5T for direct fiscal spending. Typhoon Nida has swept through…

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Investors Global Markets Buzz 8.1.16 Market Trends 

Investors Global Markets Buzz 8.1.16

Investors Global Markets Buzz 8.1.16 Uber Technologies is giving up its costly battle for China’s riders, swapping its local operations there for a minority stake in the country’s homegrown champion. The new entity combines Didi Chuxing’s (Private:DIDI) most recent valuation of $28B and Uber China’s $7B for a $35B market capitalization. Didi will also make a $1B investment in UBER as part of the complex deal, which will end the bruising competition between the two firms.   Economy The Fed should be cautious in considering an interest rate increase due…

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Saudi Arabia Oil Demand Growth at 6-Year Low as Economy Sputters Market Trends 

Saudi Arabia Oil Demand Growth at 6-Year Low as Economy Sputters

Saudi Arabia Oil Demand Growth at 6-Year Low as Economy Sputters Oil consumption in Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, is expanding at the slowest pace in at least six years as low energy prices hurt economic growth. The kingdom’s demand for oil increased by an average of 24,000 barrels a day in the first five months of 2016, the slowest growth rate for that period since at least 2010, the first year for which data are available from the Joint Organisations Data Initiative in Riyadh. The International Energy…

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Fell in July on Prospects for Economy Market Trends 

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Fell in July on Prospects for Economy

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Fell in July on Prospects for Economy Consumer confidence slid in July from the prior month on dimmer views of the U.S. economy’s prospects and lingering concerns among higher-income earners about global market conditions. The University of Michigan said Friday that its final index of sentiment declined to 90 this month from 93.5 in June. The median projection in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a reading of 90.2 after July’s preliminary figure of 89.5. A record share of households with incomes in the top third…

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Global Financial Buzz Online this Morning 7.27.16 Market Trends 

Global Financial Buzz Online this Morning 7.27.16

Global Financial Buzz Online this Morning 7.27.16 Investors Buz  –   Todays outlook company outcomes from the tech, energy, industrial and patron sectors are all piling onto the radar as traders locate themselves within the warmth of earnings season. Analysts are nonetheless debating how it’s going to all cease, however so far the Dow, S&P and the Nasdaq have steadily risen over the past two weeks. other income reviews arising this week encompass fb (NASDAQ:facebook), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Exxon (NYSE:XOM), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). economic system The…

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Japan monthly report: Economy is on a moderate recovery Market Trends 

Japan monthly report: Economy is on a moderate recovery

Japan monthly report: Economy is on a moderate recovery Investors Buz  –  Global Markets  Roundup Japan monthly report cabinet office monthly report published on Monday, revealed that the government cut its view on the corporate sentiment, while economic view remained unchanged. Key Findings from the report: The Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery, while weakness can be seen recently. Private consumption is almost flat, while consumer confidence appears to be pausing. Business investment is picking up. Exports are almost flat. Industrial production is flat. Corporate profits improvement appears to…

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Japan Finance Minister Aso: Closely watching China's economy, falling yuan Forex News 

Japan Finance Minister Aso: Closely watching China’s economy, falling yuan

Japan Finance Minister Aso: Closely watching China’s economy, falling yuan Investors Buz   –  Global Markets Roundup  Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday that he was closely watching China’s economy and declines in the yuan as the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union dominated a gathering of the Group of 20 leading economies. Speaking to reporters after the first day of the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, Aso said he had agreed with U.S. Treasury…

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