The September U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.72, up 0.62.
The U.S. dollar index is trading at the highs of the session.
Market chatter about a military coup in Turkey has caused modest disruptions in forex trading .
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EUR/USD is trading at 1.1028, down 0.0077.
GBP/USD is trading at 1.3174, down 0.0175.
USD/JPY is trading at 104.65, down....More>>>
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Stocks finished slightly higher today after the FOMC minutes showed a Fed divided over whether to hike interest rates.
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The S&P 500 gained 0.2% to 2,182.22 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21.92 points, or 0.1%, to18,573.94. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.03% to 5,228.66.
Deutsche Bank’s Alan Ruskin urges investors....More>>>
As the world shifts from legacy distribution to mobile and over-the-top viewing, both Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) and AT&T (NYSE:T) face a slowing growth long-term outlook, but in different ways. It’s totally understandable that these companies would consider solving their perceived problems and resolving their issues via mergers. Big Phone has a need for content to fill its massive distribution....More>>>
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A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties. In a credit default swap, the buyer of the swap makes payments to the swaps seller up until the maturity date....More>>>
Today, central banks are acting more aggressively than ever before to stave off deflation and spur global growth. The European Central Bank, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve have all embarked on quantitative easing (QE) programs following the 2008 financial crisis.
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Data on initial jobless claims for the latest week will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Chicago PMI for June is scheduled for release at 9:45 a.m. ET. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard is set to speak in London at 2:00 p.m. ET. ....More>>>
BMO Capital Markets analyst M. IanSomaiya and team take a look at the “clinical readouts through the end of 2016″ and find upside catalysts for Celgene (CELG), Amgen (AMGN), Biogen (BIIB), and Gilead Sciences (GILD) They explain:
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JPMorgan’s Jamie Baker and Nishant Mani argue that “downside risk appears diminutive” in airlines like Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and American Airlines (AAL)–even if there’s a recession. They explain why:
Were over a year into fuels decline, and investor fears concerning a breakdown in discipline havent materialized.....More>>>
At first glance, it looked like Finish Line (FINL) posted pretty decent financial results.
The athletic footwear and apparel retailer matched estimates with fiscal second quarter EPS of 53 cents, with revenue above Street forecasts. Same-store sales rose 5.1%, also besting estimates.
So why is Finish Lines stock price tanking today with shares falling 5.5% to $22.67?
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Wells Fargo’s David Maris notes that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) is still dependent on a “pricing driven model” after the beleaguered specialty pharmaceutical company said it would raise prices. He explains:
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Shares of Endo International (ENDP) have tumbled 40% today after it said profits would fall well short of analyst expectations thanks, in part, to plunging generic drug prices. Leerink’s Jason Gerberry and team look for specialty pharmaceutical companies that have similar business models–and find Akorn (AKRX), Perrigo (PRGO), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA). They explain:
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