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The Week Ahead in the Markets – by Joe Rios

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This past week trading conditions in most markets continued to be sideways with very low volume. There was little news, but the risk markets seemed to take it as slightly positive. Forward earnings estimates rose for the sixth consecutive week and leading economic indicators rose 0.4%, beating expectations.  However jobless claims increased by 28K, worse […]

Pre-Market Trading Report for Stocks, Bonds, Commodities and Forex

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UPDATED 7:15 am ET    STOCKS – European stocks rose for a fifth day, extending a six-year high, as investors awaited U.S. data on durable-goods orders and consumer confidence. U.S. index futures advanced, while Asian shares were little changed.   BONDS – Treasury two-year notes were poised to draw the lowest auction yield in three months as […]