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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 – November 28, 2014

By IG Markets

With US markets closed for Thanksgiving, investors focused on European trade and the OPEC meeting. Yields in Europe continued to decline as markets continue to price in the possibility of QE. ECB President Mario Draghi spoke again and reinforced that... (10:55 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 28, 2014

By Comsec

Ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have decided to leave production quotas unchanged, resulting in a 6% slump in world oil prices. (9:42 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, OPEC

A couple hold hands as they walk through downtown Sydney with their shopping from Australian department store retailer Myer, March 6, 2014.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 27, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data: personal spending +0.2%, income +0.2%; durable goods orders +0.4%; weekly jobless claims +21,000 to 313,000; Chicago purchasing manager's index down from 66.2 to 60.8; pending home sales down 1.1%; new home sales +0.7%; consumer sentiment down from 89.4 to 88. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, COPPER

Global stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 26, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data the consumer confidence index fell from 94.1 to 88.7 in November, well short of forecasts centred on a reading near 96.0. The Case Shiller home price index rose by 0.3% in September to be up 4.9% over the year. The US economy grew... (Nov 26)

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

A stack of Australian one dollar coins stand on a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving
Global Markets Overview – November 26, 2014

By IG Markets

The AUD lost over 1% in overnight trade as the commodity free fall began to bite into the risk currency (Nov 26)

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

Oil field
Global Markets Overview – November 25, 2014

By IG Markets

Further record prints for the US markets overnight as stimulus from three of the four largest central banks, coupled with solid state specific economy data, allowed investors to keep the long auto-pilot on. (Nov 25)

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

Traders work by the post that trades Baker Hughes on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 17, 2014. Halliburton Co said on Monday it will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 25, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data the national activity index eased from +0.29 to +0.14 in October. The Markit services "flash" index eased from 57.1 to 56.3 in November. And the Dallas Federal Reserve index was steady at +10.5 in November. (Nov 25)

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

A man is silhouetted in front of a Bank of China's logo at its branch office in Beijing July 14, 2014. China's central bank is looking into allegations by a state broadcaster that Bank of China, the country's fourth largest lender, has been laundering mon
Global Markets Overview – November 24, 2014

By IG Markets

The surprise of stimulus on Friday night saw a mass risk-on event for global risk equities. (Nov 24)

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

A Chinese national flag flutters in front of the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, China's central bank, in central Beijing, May 16, 2014. The bank is injecting a combined 500 billion yuan ($81.35 billion) of liquidity into the country's top ban
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 24, 2014

By Comsec

The People's Bank of China (central bank) has cut the 12-month lending rate by 40 basis points to 5.60% and the 12-month deposit rate by 25bps to 2.75%. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, CHINA, MICROSOFT, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE

People are reflected on an electronic board showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 20, 2014. Asian stocks mostly fell on Thursday as fresh data signalling a further loss of momentum in China'
Global Markets Overview – November 21, 2014

By IG Markets

Global markets were mixed as investors focusing on specific economic factors driving sentiment. Equities in the US managed to recover from the FOMC meeting minutes, with investors responding positively to some solid housing data and a sharp bounce in the Philly Fed manufacturing index. (Nov 21)

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