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Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm.

The company was founded in 1882 by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Like The New York Times and the Washington Post, the company was in recent years publicly traded but privately controlled. The company was led by the Bancroft family, which effectively controlled 64% of all voting stock, before being acquired by News Corporation. Read More

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Global Markets Overview – July 30, 2014

By IG Markets

The week has been building to today's macro events with Washington taking centre stage; however I do need to concentrate on the developments overnight. (9:37 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, IRAQ, FTSE, ISRAEL, TWITTER

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Debt-Laden Millennials Join Stock Market

By IBTimes AU

A behavioral finance expert said members of Generation Y, also known as Millennials, appear to view the stock market as a quick fix to their debt problems, mainly college debts. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, RETAIL, STUDENT LOAN, NEW JERSEY, INVESTMENT

The entrance to Shell's LNG Canada project site is shown in Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia on April 12, 2014. British Columbia is on the brink of an energy boom. Domestic and foreign companies are looking to build two oil pipelines, multipl
Global Markets Overview – July 29, 2014

By IG Markets

Expect another day of hushed trading as the market continues to bide its time ahead of the mass data releases at the end of the week. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

Housing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 29, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the "flash" services index was unchanged at 61.0 in July, above forecasts centred on a result near 59.8. The pending home sales index fell by 1.1% to 102.7 in June, below forecasts centred on a 0.5% gain. And the Dallas Federal Reserve index rose from 11.4 to 12. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES

Dow Jones
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 25, 2014

By Comsec

After a quiet night of trading on overseas market, where the Dow Jones index closed 3 points weaker and the NASDAQ composite ended down 2 points - the Aussie market closed slightly lower today. At the close of trade the ASX 200 ended down 0.08% or 4. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES, AUSTRALIA

Unemployment
Global Markets Overview – July 25, 2014

By IG Markets

While equities continue to extend their gains, sentiment appears to be a bit mixed as the major currency pairs maintain some tight ranges. While there were a few developments overnight, the dominant theme remained US corporate earnings and optimism around an improving global manufacturing picture. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, CATERPILLAR, MANUFACTURING

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 25, 2014

By Comsec

US economic data: New home sales fell by 8.1% in June - the biggest decline in almost a year. US jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 284,000 - the lowest level in nearly 8½-years. US Flash PMI fell from 57.3 to 56.3 in July, below analyst expectations for a reading of 57.5. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, IMF, FTSE, CATERPILLAR, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

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Global Markets Overview – July 24, 2014

By IG Markets

It was another positive night for equities, with gains through European and US trade mainly driven by optimism around US corporate earnings. Geopolitical risk was largely ignored yet again with traders favouring equities. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

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Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 24, 2014

By Comsec

IMF released updated US growth forecasts. US growth forecasts for 2014 were lowered from 2% to 1. 2015 growth forecasts were kept at 3% - which would be the fastest expansion since 2005. The IMF believes the Fed can keep policy rates at zero for longer than mid-2015 if inflation stays subdued. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, IMF, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

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Global Markets Overview – July 23, 2014

By IG Markets

Global macro concerns may have outweighed trading yesterday due to light reporting; however out of the 36 individual companies that reported to the market, 79% beat expectations, meaning bottom-up actuals outpaced the global gloom being generated by geopolitics. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC., GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, TWITTER