S&P 500 rises 2.4% for biggest daily gain since Jan 2013 (SPY) Dec 18, 2014 04:01PM

S&P 500 rises 2.4% for biggest daily gain since Jan 2013.


Fitch Cuts Venezuela's IDR Three Notches to 'CCC' (ILF) Dec 18, 2014 11:19AM

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Venezuela's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) from 'B' to 'CCC'. The issue ratings on Venezuela's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds are also downgraded from 'B' to 'CCC'. The Country Ceiling is downgraded from 'B' to 'CCC' and the Short-term foreign currency IDR from 'B' to 'C'.

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Venezuela's downgrade reflects the following key factors:

International oil prices have declined... (continue reading...)


Putin Sees Russia's Economic Troubles Lasting No More than Two Years (RSX) (RUSS) Dec 18, 2014 07:59AM

The ruble is showing more gains Thursday following an annual address issued by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In part, Putin believes Russia's economic troubles will pass within two years and said the government and central bank are responding appropriately. If the situation is very bad, we will have to change our plans, cut some things, Putin noted.

Address the recent drop in the ruble, Putin said he thinks moves to ease banking regulations and encouraging exporters... (continue reading...)


S&P 500 extends gain to biggest since 2013 (SPY) Dec 17, 2014 03:54PM

S&P 500 extends gain to biggest since 2013.


UPDATE: FOMC Says it Can be 'Patient' in Approach to Raising Rates Dec 17, 2014 02:02PM

(Updated - December 17, 2014 2:02 PM EST)

FOMC says it can be 'patient' in approach to raising rates.

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UPDATE - The stratement from the FOMC follows:

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators... (continue reading...)


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