VIX At Session Highs Heading into Close Jan 30, 2015 03:24PM

VIX hit session highs Friday heading into the close of trading. The index stands at 21.

U. of Michigan Sentiment 98.1 vs 98.2 Expected Jan 30, 2015 10:00AM

U. of Michigan Sentiment 98.1 vs 98.2 Expected

Final Results for January 2015 JanDecJanM-MY-Y 201520142014ChangeChangeIndex of Consumer Sentiment98.193.681.2+4.8%+20.8%Current Economic Conditions109.3104.896.8+4.3%+12.9%Index of Consumer Expectations91.086.471.2+5.3%+27.8%

Next data release: February 13, 2015 for Preliminary February data at 10am ETSurveys of Consumers chief economist, Richard Curtin

Consumer optimism reached the highest level in the past decade in the... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: Q4 GDP 2.6% vs 3% Expected Jan 30, 2015 08:38AM

(Updated - January 30, 2015 8:38 AM EST)

Q4 GDP 2.6% vs 3% Expected

UPDATE - More from the Bureau of Economic Analysis:

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 5.0 percent.

The Bureau... (continue reading...)

Bank of Russia Cuts Key Rate 2 Points to 15% (RSX) Jan 30, 2015 06:35AM

On 30 January 2015, the Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to reduce the key rate from 17.00 to 15.00 percent per annum due to the shift in the balance of risks of accelerated consumer price growth and cooling economy. The decision to dramatically raise the key rate taken by the Bank of Russia on 15 December 2014 resulted in stabilisation of inflation and depreciation expectations to the extent the Bank of Russia expected. The current surge of inflation is driven... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: VIX Hits Session Highs (VXX) Jan 28, 2015 03:23PM (Updated - January 28, 2015 3:23 PM EST)

VIX, or fear index, hit session highs at 19 Wednesday afternoon. The move came one hour after the Fed's rate decision, and ahead of a large swath of earnings reports post-market.

Equity markets are now trading at session lows, with the S&P down 0.7%.

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