Initial Jobless Claims 313K vs 288K Expected Nov 26, 2014 08:39AM

(Updated - November 26, 2014 8:39 AM EST)

Initial Jobless Claims 313K vs 288K Expected

UPDATE - More from the Department of Labor:

In the week ending November 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 313,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 291,000 to 292,000. The 4-week moving average was 294,000, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average. The... (continue reading...)


Stocks Fade Early Gains, NASDAQ Near Flat Line Nov 21, 2014 01:46PM

After opening strong on the back of the China rate cut news, stocks have been fading all day and now the NASDAQ is near the flat line Big NASDAQ name Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) is pushing to the lows and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is red.

At the beginning of the hour, headlines hit from Xinhua that the China rate cut was not a signal of a big liquidity ease.


China Cuts Benchmark Rate Amid Weaknening Growth Prospects; Markets React (FXI) Nov 21, 2014 06:48AM

Markets are active early Friday following news that China has cut its lending rate for the first time in two years, signalling that recent efforts to bolster its ebbing growth trajectory have failed to take hold.

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it cut its benchmark one-year loan rate by 0.4 points to 5.6 percent. The last cut was n July 2012.

The PBOC also trimmed its one-year deposit rate by 0.25 points to 2.75 percent. Banks were also given more flexibility in... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Fed Officials Saw Need to Watch for Inflation Expectations to Drop - FOMC Minutes Nov 19, 2014 02:02PM

(Updated - November 19, 2014 2:02 PM EST)

Fed officials saw need to watch for inflation expectations to drop. Many saw limited impact from global slowdown.

UPDATE - The FOMC Minutes are below:

A meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee was held in the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. and continued on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

PRESENT:Janet L. Yellen,... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Fed Officials Saw Need to Watch for Inflation Expectations to Drop - FOMC Minutes Nov 19, 2014 02:02PM

(Updated - November 19, 2014 2:02 PM EST)

Fed officials saw need to watch for inflation expectations to drop. Many saw limited impact from global slowdown.

UPDATE - The FOMC Minutes are below:

A meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee was held in the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. and continued on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

PRESENT:Janet L. Yellen,... (continue reading...)


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