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  • The chart which suggests stocks are too pricey

    The S&P 500 Index price-to-sales ratio chart suggests the rally is in jeopardy, according to Robeco’s Jeroen Blokland.

  • Investors too upbeat on U.S. stock market: Pro

    A widely followed money manager in Europe believes investors should be skeptical of the S&P 500 rally.

  • CHICAGO, July 22- U.S. soybean and corn futures fell sharply on Friday, with soybeans plunging 4.3 percent to a three-month low, as the weather outlook for the U.S. At 9:42 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were down 43 cents at $9.69-1/ 2 a bushel. CBOT December corn was off 5-1/ 2 cents at $3.35-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • LONDON, July 22- Crude futures remained on track for weekly losses on Friday as investors reassessed U.S. data on oil stocks and excesses in oil products in Europe and Asia. "Supply might actually increase in the near term with the further return of disrupted production and higher Middle East production, while demand growth is set to slow in emerging Asia."

  • *Futures up: Dow 31 pts, S&P 4.25 pts, Nasdaq 7.25 pts. July 22- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, a day after the Dow industrials snapped a nine-session streak of gains and as investors assessed earnings reports from a host of industrial companies including GE. *Starbucks declined 2.4 percent to $56.22 after its sales growth fell short of expectations in...

  • LONDON, July 22- Crude futures were on track for weekly losses on Friday as investors reassessed U.S. data on oil stocks and excesses in oil products in Europe and Asia. "Supply might actually increase in the near term with the further return of disrupted production and higher Middle East production, while demand growth is set to slow in emerging Asia."

  • LONDON, July 22- Crude futures were on track for weekly losses on Friday as investors reassessed U.S. data on oil stocks and excesses in oil products in Europe and Asia. "Supply might actually increase in the near term with the further return of disrupted production and higher Middle East production, while demand growth is set to slow in emerging Asia."

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Crude oil futures eased on Friday, extending big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data underlining the glut in petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are also on the rise. The inroads into global stockpiles of oil are not as great as anticipated, "said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Crude oil futures eased on Friday, extending big falls in the previous session as investors reassessed U.S. data underlining the glut in petroleum, while Iraqi crude exports are also on the rise. The inroads into global stockpiles of oil are not as great as anticipated, "said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- Chicago corn futures were on track for a fifth consecutive week of decline on Friday as an outlook for cooler temperature across the U.S. grain belt boosted expectations of a bumper crop. Soybeans slid, giving up overnight gains, while wheat was steady after ending up on Thursday with prices underpinned by concerns over wet weather hurting...

  • West Texas Intermediate crude was up 6 cents at $44.81 a barrel at 0209 GMT. Iraq's oil exports are set to rise in July, according to loading data and an industry source, putting supply growth from OPEC's second-largest producer back on track after two months of declines. Iraq in 2015 provided OPEC's biggest rise in supply.

  • SYDNEY, July 22- U.S. corn edged lower on Friday and was poised for weekly losses of nearly 5 percent as weather forecasts indicated an easing of unfavourable weather conditions across key U.S. growing regions, reducing fears of widespread crop losses. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were set for a fifth straight weekly slide.

  • West Texas Intermediate crude was down 2 cents at $44.73 a barrel at 0136 GMT. Iraq's oil exports are set to rise in July, according to loading data and an industry source, putting supply growth from OPEC's second-largest producer back on track after two months of declines. Iraq in 2015 provided OPEC's biggest rise in supply.

  • It could be time to look at emerging markets: JPM

    Stephen Parker of J.P. Morgan Private Bank discusses what he sees as the improving state of emerging markets.

  • What’s driving the markets?

    J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Stephen Parker takes a look at what’s been driving the market rally, including the current trend for “safe haven” assets and interest rates.

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the No. 1 oil consumer to record highs. In the previous session, Brent and U.S. crude futures rose by...

  • A General Motors worker puts the finishing touches on a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant October 26, 2015 in Lansing, Michigan.

    GM's blowout report today just gave a big boost to quarterly estimates.

  • pat@ SAO PAULO, July 21- Yields paid on short-term interest rate future contracts in Brazil rose sharply on Thursday as traders increased bets that the country's central bank will wait until at least October to loosen policy. Prices of interest rates future contracts indicated traders were betting on a 25 basis-point cut in Brazil's benchmark rate in October,...

  • July 21- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday ahead of a flood of earnings reports and economic data, including the European Central Bank's first meeting since the Brexit vote. The rate decision is due at 7:45 a.m. ET and President Mario Draghi will hold a news conference at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Wall Street gained on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Dow...

  • SYDNEY, July 21- U.S. corn rose for the first time in three sessions on Thursday, rebounding from a two-week low, although gains were curbed by milder weather forecasts that eased fears of potential yield losses from the Midwest. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.2 percent to $3.45 a bushel, having closed down 1.2 percent in the...

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