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Dale Newman (R) and Paul Martella are dressed as zombies as they take part in a zombie crawl during Halloween in Santa Monica, California October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Global Markets Overview – October 23, 2014

By IG Markets

The US markets snapped out of a four day losing streak overnight. The futures market Asia will likely follow suit, while the ASX should snap out of a seven day rally. (11:08 am)

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

Manufacturing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 23, 2014

By Comsec

US economic data, the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.1% in September while the core index (excludes food and energy) also rose by 0. Prices are up 1.7% on a year ago. The mortgage market index soared by 11.6% with the refinancing index up 23.3% in the latest week. (9:58 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney (L) and European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speak before a meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington October 11, 2014.
Global Markets Overview – October 22, 2013

By IG Markets

'Volatility is a natural part of markets, whereas highly accommodative monetary policy is not.' This was my statement on Monday about the effect of monetary policies on markets - it acts as a volatility depressor. (Oct 22)

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

A man is reflected as he walks past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected the offer o
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 21, 2013

By Comsec

Australian shares are higher for the sixth straight day with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 0.2 per cent at lunch. Despite the strong run local stocks remain 6 per cent below September highs and are treading water ahead of Chinese data this afternoon. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, QANTAS

The Apple logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store
Global Markets Overview – October 21, 2013

By IG Markets

Corporate earnings optimism is certainly driving US market as we expected - Apple released its results and the initial reaction to its thumping results added 1.1% in after-hours trade. It was up 2.1% in the cash market. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, GOLD, IBM, FTSE, TWITTER

European Central Bank
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 21, 2013

By Comsec

European shares fell on Monday, trimming gains made in the previous session. German software maker SAP fell 5.8% after cutting its full-year profit outlook. The news hit the tech sector with the STOXX 600 Technology sector falling 2. German sportswear firm Adidas rose 3. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, IBM, FTSE, EXISTING HOME SALES

n office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 20, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares are improving for the fifth consecutive day, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 1 per cent or 55pts to 5314.5. All major industries are improving at lunch however global markets remain volatile and could easily change directions on news and data. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: IBM, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, MANAGEMENT

European Central Bank
Global Markets Overview – October 20, 2014

By IG Markets

European markets saw the largest intraday swings in over two years on Friday. The US experienced the largest weekly decline and recovery since 2011 last week. (Oct 20)

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

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Global Markets Overview – October 17, 2014

By IG Markets

The Fed can't stay out of the market at the moment. St Louis President Jamie Bullard has done a complete about-face by calling for the Fed to hold off on unwinding the asset purchase program at the end of the month. (Oct 17)

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

Housing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 17, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the Philadelphia Fed business activity index fell from 22.5 to 20.7 in October. Across the sub-indices new orders and prices paid lifted while employment eased. The NAHB Housing market index fell from 59 to 54 in October - the fi... (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RIO TINTO