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Economic News Sends Gold Higher –

Gold broke the $1,760 an ounce mark in trading this week.  The precious metal rose on the possibility of slower domestic economic growth and another round of monetary stimulus.  Recently, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that additional monetary stimulus may be … Continue reading

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Greek Referendum Sends Stocks Lower –

The Dow Jones started to rebound after falling more than 300 points.  Stocks fell after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called for a referendum on the European Union bailout plan.  Currently, the Dow Jones is down slighlty less than 200 points in afternoon trading. To … Continue reading

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Euro & Gold Decline –

The Euro declined in trading after a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that the debt crisis would not be resolved in the next few weeks.  The news also sent crude oil and gold prices lower in trading on Monday. To … Continue reading

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Greece Missing Deficit Target –

A draft budget sent to the parliament indicates that Greece will miss deficit targets set in the bailout program.  The budget news sent stocks lower and raised concerns for euro zone debt.  The Euro may come under pressure in the next … Continue reading

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Stocks Finish Quarter Down –

Stocks fell on the last day of trading for the quarter and the Dow closed 240 points down.  The Standard & Poor’s 500 index posted the largest quarterly drop since December 2008.  Conerns relating to the global economy continue to weigh on stock … Continue reading

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GSCI Index Falls –

Commodities continued to drop and the Standard & Poor’s GSCI Index hit a 9 month low.  In afternoon trading, the GSCI Index fell to 594.12 which is the lowest level since early December 2009.  Metals were hit hard with silver, gold, copper, and … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Set To Purchase Debt –

The Federal Reserve announced that it would sell $400 billion of short term debt and purchase longer term bonds with the funds.  In addition, the Federal Reserve stated that there were significant downside risks to the economic outlook.  The warning … Continue reading

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European Stocks Fall –

European stocks fell 3 percent in Monday trading and the Euro dropped against the Dollar.  The risks associated with Euro-Zone investments increased with weak economic data and outcomes from recent elections in Germany.  The Euro fell to $1.4111 against the US Dollar.  To … Continue reading

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Republicans Target Capital Gains Tax –

A few Republican Presidential candidates are supporting the elimination of long term capital gains.  The reduction in the capital gains rate could spark investments and increase job growth.  Currently, there are five Republican Presidential candidates that support the capital gains … Continue reading

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns –

Steve Jobs resigned from Apple and COO Tim Cook will be his replacement.  Steve Jobs has been on medical leave since January 17th.  Analysts do not expect the resignation to slow product launches by Apple.  Shares of Apple fell 7 percent … Continue reading

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Commodities Rebound –

Stocks continued to decline at the end of the week but commodities started to rebound.  Growth projections for developing countries increased demand for raw materials.  Commodities advancing at the end of the trading week were silver, cooper, gold, and gasoline.  Gold finished … Continue reading

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Dow Finishes Up –

The Dow Jones finished up 125 points on Friday but was still down 1.5% for the week.  Trading was very volatile all week with the Dow Jones moving 400 or more points on four consecutive days.  Gold touched $1,800 an ounce … Continue reading

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Stocks & Oil Tumble –

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 600 points in trading on Monday.  The downgrade of U.S. debt and concerns for the global economy continued to drive the market lower throughout the day.  Crude oil also fell in trading and finished … Continue reading

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U.S. Debt Downgraded –

Standard and Poor’s lowered the U.S. credit rating to AA+ and also attached a negative outlook.  The U.S. has held a triple A credit rating for 70 years and the downgrade is likely to have a negative effect on the financial markets.  … Continue reading

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Stock Market Slammed –

The Dow Jones fell more than 500 points on Thursday and has fallen 8 of the last 9 trading days.  The 500 point drop is the worst one day decline since December 2008.  Almost 15 stocks fell for every stock that rose on … Continue reading

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