Stocks Experiencing Choppy Trading Following Yellen’s Remarks – U.s. Commentary –

Stocks to Buy at All-Time Highs – Investment Ideas –

In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region turned in another mixed performance during trading on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index dipped by 0.3 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose by 0.5 percent. The major European markets have also turned mixed on the day. While the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index has edged up by 0.1 percent, the German DAX Index is down by 0.1 percent and the French CAC 40 Index is down by 0.4 percent. In the bond market, treasuries have seen some volatility in reaction to Yellen’s remarks.

Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” intended to provoke an international incident. The action drew condemnation from the European Union, the United States and NATO. The trucks are purportedly carrying aid to residents in rebel-held zones where separatists are fighting with the Ukrainian government. YELLEN SPEECH: Investors also have their eyes turned West to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Yellen addressed an annual conference of central bankers and other policymakers from around the globe.

Stocks May Give Back Ground In Early Trading – U.S. Commentary –

Commentary By RTT News, August 22, 2014, 08:58:00 AM EDT Subscribe ( – After trending higher over the past several sessions, stocks may give back some ground in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 19 points. Renewed geopolitical concerns may weigh on the markets early on amid news that Russia sent a humanitarian aid convoy into eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has claimed that the move violates an agreement between the two countries and described the convoy as an invasion. The latest developments have renewed worries about a military conflict between Ukraine and Russia that had been easing in recent weeks.

Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Housing data has also beaten expectations and retailers have mostly reported strong results. The news calendar remains relatively quiet through next week, when trading volumes will probably be light ahead of Labor Day on Sept. 1. The strong domestic economy is drawing investors back to consumer-discretionary stocks like retailers and home builders.

Stocks slip before Fed, ECB speeches – Yahoo Finance

Take a look at the Russell 2000 chart. The Russell 2000 (R2K for short) represents the small caps in the stock market. Small caps historically are more volatile than large cap stocks. If you want to sound fancy you say they are “high beta.” They have a tendency to exacerbate moves in the S&P 500 to either side. But, while the S&P 500 is hitting new all-time highs like every other week, the R2K has been locked into a trading range forever.


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