Apr 30, 2014 4:02 PM GMT (Bloomberg)
Gold futures fell for the third straight day on speculation that the Federal Reserve will press ahead with cuts to monetary stimulus even after the U.S. economy stalled.
Gross domestic product grew at a 0.1 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, compared with a 2.6 percent gain in the previous quarter, government data showed today. Gold slumped 28 percent last year, the most since 1981, partly on concern that the Fed would slow the pace of monetary stimulus.
Gold futures rebounded in New York after the U.S. GDP report boosted demand for the metal as a haven. The metal slid 0.2 percent to $1,293.20 after earlier losing 0.9 percent.
European stocks rose for a second day.
Of the 255 companies in the S&P 500 that have posted results, 74 percent of earnings beatanalysts’ estimates and 53 percent topped sales projections, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
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Apr 28, 2014 9:42 PM GMT (Bloomberg)
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) erasing an earlier slide, as Internet and smaller companies pulled back from a selloff amid optimism over merger activity. …
“It’s remarkable how volatile the market can be on an intraday basis,” …
“Most of the companies that have reported so far have exceeded expectations and there’s M&A that’s bubbling along and that could be causing some optimism, with big deals and restructuring.” …
At the US open bell DAX dangerously declines. It’s a Warning to consider:
World equities retreat, following their biggest jump in seven weeks, as European automakers and technology companies declined.
Yesterday in Europe the market rose quite a bit so we can imagine investors are taking that profit, selling a bit,” said Yves Marcais, an equity-sales trader at Global Equities in Paris. “It’s more technical than underlying sentiment. The economic data has mainly been good.”
Here is the current Market situation with the presentation of Dax30, UK100 and SP500 Indexes:
U.S. stocks rose for a sixth day, the longest streak of gains since September, amid a rally in drugmakers after more than $70 billion in global takeover offers. Oil fell from a seven-week high and gold retreated……
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX)posted its biggest weekly gain since July, amid corporate-earnings reports.
Futures on the S&P 500 expiring in June rose 0.1 percent to 1,859.10 at 8:31 a.m. in New Yorktoday. Dow Jones Industrial Average contracts added 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,353.