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Jul 23, 2014

Wall St ticks up on earnings; technicals, conflicts eyed

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 hit a record high
on Wednesday, lifted by bullish earnings from companies like
Apple and Microsoft, though technical resistance and conflicts
in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept gains in check.

The S&P touched a record above 1,989 but the 1,985-1,990
area was developing into technical resistance, analysts said.

Jul 23, 2014

Wall St. set to rise on earnings; world conflicts eyed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to rise slightly at the open on Wednesday, boosted by bullish earnings from companies like Boeing, Pepsi and Microsoft, though conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip weighed on investor confidence.

Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares rose 1.4 percent in premarket trading a day after it said it aimed to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years.

Jul 22, 2014

Data, earnings lift Wall Street; conflicts eyed

NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 hit a record high
on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal
Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an
easing of tensions in Ukraine.

Mixed earnings have been pouring in since Monday’s closing
bell, allowing the positive bent to continue. U.S. consumer
prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the
overall trend pointed to a slow build-up of inflation pressures
-allowing the Fed to continue to gradually take the foot off the
stimulus pedal.

Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street up on data, mixed earnings

NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as
inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an
equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of
tensions in Ukraine.

Mixed earnings have been pouring in since Monday’s closing
bell, allowing the positive bent to spread. U.S. consumer prices
rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the overall
trend continued to point to a gradual build-up of inflationary
pressures – allowing the Federal Reserve to continue to slowly
take the foot off the stimulus pedal.

Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street to rise on earnings, tame inflation data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as a cascade of earnings landed and inflation data was tame, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

* U.S. consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the overall trend continued to point to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures – allowing the Federal Reserve to continue to slowly take the foot off the stimulus pedal.

Jul 21, 2014

Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza sends Wall Street lower

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday,
following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months
during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and
Gaza continue to garner investor focus.

Israeli jets, tanks and artillery pounded Gaza again as the
death toll from a two-week conflict topped 500 amid growing
international calls for a ceasefire. Fighters from Hamas, which
controls Gaza, have repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel over
the past week through hidden tunnels.

Jul 21, 2014

Wall Street slips with Ukraine, Gaza in focus

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday,
following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months
during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and
the Gaza Strip continue to garner investor focus.

Israeli jets, tanks and artillery pounded Gaza again as the
death toll from a two-week conflict topped 500 amid growing
international calls for a ceasefire. Fighters from Hamas, which
controls Gaza, have repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel over
the past week through a network of hidden tunnels.

Jul 21, 2014

Stock futures slip with Ukraine, Gaza in focus

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks are set to fall at the open on Monday as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip look to dominate trading amid a thin economic calendar.

Israeli jets, tanks and artillery continued to pound Gaza as the death toll from a two-week conflict topped 500 amid growing international calls for a ceasefire. Fighters from Hamas, which controls Gaza, have repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel over the past week through a network of hidden tunnels.

Jul 21, 2014

Futures slip with Ukraine, Gaza in focus

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks are set to fall at
the open on Monday as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip
look to dominate trading amid a thin economic calendar.

* Israeli jets, tanks and artillery continued to pound Gaza
as the death toll from a two-week conflict topped 500 amid
growing international calls for a ceasefire. Fighters from
Hamas, which controls Gaza, have repeatedly tried to infiltrate
Israel over the past week through a network of hidden tunnels.

Jul 18, 2014

Wall Street Week Ahead: One volatile day does not a correction make

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Volatility spiked on Thursday after the tragedy of a downed civilian jetliner in Ukraine and the mounting death toll in Gaza and Israel interrupted the summer trading slumber.

Still, the bears may have to wait a while to call the start of a correction.

Uncertainly took over Wall Street Thursday as investors fled stocks, giving the S&P 500 its first decline of more than 1 percent in three months. The VIX posted its biggest one-day percentage increase since April 2013, surging 32 percent. Volume jumped 20 percent compared to the average so far this month.

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      "Rodrigo is the Team Leader of the U.S. Equity Markets beat, specializing in market trends and technical analysis. He joined the corporate debt team at Reuters soon after receiving his MS degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 2006. Born and raised in Bogotá, he's fluent in Spanish."
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