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Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at a crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove
Global Markets Overview – August 29, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities retreated as geopolitical risk reared its ugly head yet again. News that Ukraine-Russia tension is flaring up again sharply spooked investors, with reports suggesting Russia has even more troops in separatist territory. (Aug 29)

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

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 29, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the economy grew at a 4.2% annual pace in the June quarter, up from the "flash" estimate of 4% and above forecasts of 3. New claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,000 to 298,000 in the latest week and below forecasts of a result near 300,000. (Aug 29)

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

Real estate
Analyst: Slowdown in Home Prices is Good, the Final Stage to Economic Recovery

By IBTimes AU

Despite naysayers crying the stunted recovery of the U.S. real estate market due to a slowdown in home price increase, one expert notes that the slowdown is actually good for the economy. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, MORTGAGE, LOS ANGELES

Wall Street
Global Markets Overview – August 28, 2014

By IG Markets

Volumes are down, trading activity is subdued and the Street is nonplussed about a key driver for the next leg up or down. The current situation has the bullish and bearish views sitting at around 50/50 as the market awaits the first two weeks of September and the meeting of central banks. (Aug 28)

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

Freddie Mac
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 28, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the weekly mortgage market index rose by 2.8% with the purchase index up 2.6% and the refinancing index up by 2.8%. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FREDDIE MAC, FANNIE MAE, FTSE, CRUDE OIL

Asian stock market
Global Markets Overview – August 27, 2014

By IG Markets

The uptrend momentum on the S&P has continued unabated, as it breached and held 2000 points for the first time in its history this morning. (Aug 27)

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

Real estate
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 27, 2014

By Comsec

n US economic data, the CaseShiller home price series fell 0.2% in June, weaker than expectations. But the FHFA home price series rose by 0.4% in June to stand 5.1% higher than a year ago. Durable good orders rose by 22.6% in July, but excluding aircraft, orders fell by 0.5%, below forecasts of a 0. (Aug 27)

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

European Central Bank
Global Markets Overview – August 26, 2014

By IG Markets

The reactions from the US and Europe to the news out of Jackson Hole over the weekend were as expected - green on the equities front and red for the EUR. (Aug 26)

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

Housing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 26, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, new home sales fell by 2.4% in July to a four month low. New home sales are up 12.3% on a year ago. A lift in the stock of properties on the market and slower price gains should help stimulate demand in months ahead. The Markit Services Purchasing Managers Index dipped from 60. (Aug 26)

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

Global stock market indices
Survey Says Many Investors Unaware of True State of Stock Market

By IBTimes AU

A Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index study in late June found that many investors are unaware of the true state of the stock market. The bases of that conclusion were the responses of American investors who had at least $10,000... (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: WELLS FARGO, RETAIL, NEW JERSEY, INVESTMENT