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Jul 21, 2014

Wall St ends slightly lower; Chipotle rises late

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Monday
as investors remained cautious about instability in Ukraine and
Gaza, though the three major indexes ended well off their lows,
a sign that some appetite for riskier assets remained.

The S&P 500 fell as much as 0.6 percent, though it recovered
most of those losses and closed right above its 14-day moving
average, suggesting buyers were using weakness to come back into
the market. Still, the day’s losses were broad, and nine of the
10 primary S&P 500 sector indexes fell. The S&P energy sector
index represented the only positive group, up 0.2
percent. U.S. crude oil for August delivery shot up 1.4
percent to settle at $104.59 ahead of Tuesday’s contract expiry.

Jul 21, 2014

Wall St dips on caution over Ukraine and Gaza

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks declined on
Monday, though the major indexes were off their session lows, as
investors remained wary of riskier assets because of instability
in Ukraine and Gaza.

The day’s losses were broad, with all 10 primary S&P 500
sector indexes down for the day and the S&P 500 falling under
its 14-day moving average, a sign of weakness in the short term.
The move extended recent equity market volatility. On Thursday,
the S&P 500 posted its biggest one-day drop since April, a
selloff that was followed by a 1 percent rally on Friday.

Jul 17, 2014

Geopolitical tensions spark major move to safer assets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Geopolitical tensions weighed heavily on global stock markets on Thursday, with indexes extending their declines in afternoon trading while safe-haven assets rose.

Wall Street stocks started the day with modest losses after the United States announced new sanctions against Russia in response to recent unrest in Ukraine. Subsequently, a Malaysian airlines jet was downed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, sparking a further fall in risk assets on concerns that the conflict might widen.

Jul 17, 2014

Stocks dip around the world on new Russia sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world weakened on Thursday as tighter Western sanctions against Russia raised the specter of greater geopolitical tensions ahead, while weak U.S. data gave investors further pause.

Despite those concerns, major indexes were off their lows of the session, and safe-haven assets like gold and U.S. bonds were only modestly higher on the day. Crude oil was sharply higher.

Jul 16, 2014

Stocks up around the world on China data, M&A

NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
rose on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average ending
at record levels as strong China growth data and potential big
deals in the United States boosted investor sentiment.

Commodity prices also found support from the Chinese data,
which pointed to improving demand, while gold rebounded after a
two-day drop and Europe rose on easing concerns over the
vulnerability of Portugal’s largest listed lender.

Jul 16, 2014

Stocks rally worldwide on China data, M&A

NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world
rose on Wednesday as strong China growth data and potential big
deals in the United States boosted investor sentiment while
concerns eased over the vulnerability of Portugal’s largest
listed lender.

Commodity prices also found support from the Chinese data,
which pointed to improving demand, while gold rebounded after a
two-day drop.

Jul 16, 2014

China growth data lifts Europe shares, oil and metals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world rose on Wednesday as strong China growth data and solid U.S. company earnings boosted sentiment and concerns eased over the strength of Portugal’s largest listed lender.

Commodity prices were also supported by the China economic data, which pointed to improving demand, while gold rebounded off a two-day drop.

Jul 16, 2014

Stocks around the world rally on China growth data

New York (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world rose on Wednesday as strong China growth data and solid U.S. company earnings boosted sentiment and concerns eased over the strength of Portugal’s largest listed lender.

Commodity prices were also supported by the China economic data, which pointed to improving demand, while gold rebounded off a two-day drop.

Jul 15, 2014

Global stocks edge lower after Yellen, but bank stocks rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Tuesday, after the Federal Reserve, in an unusual statement, singled out the valuation of social media and biotechnology shares as “substantially stretched.”

Bond prices were flat but gold fell as comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested that interest rates hikes could come sooner than anticipated if the labor market continued to improve.

Jul 15, 2014

Stocks edge lower after Yellen, but bank stocks rise

NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed mostly
lower on Tuesday, after the Federal Reserve, in an unusual
statement, singled out the valuation of social media and
biotechnology shares as “substantially stretched.”

Bond prices were flat but gold fell as comments by Fed Chair
Janet Yellen suggested that interest rates hikes could come
sooner than anticipated if the labor market continued to
improve.