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  • Gold settles lower on strong dollar and dovish ECB Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,311 an ounce on Thursday as the dollar benefited from strong U.S. manufacturing data and dovish comments from the European Central Bank.

  • Oil zooms as US, China data stoke demand hopes Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    U.S. crude oil prices climbed to the highest level in 10 days, after better-than-expected employment and manufacturing data brightened the economic outlook.

  • Europe shares close higher after upbeat data Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).

  • Short the S&P at all-time highs? 'Absolutely!' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The market is enjoying fresh all-time highs, but one pro says it's time to sell. Find out why.

  • Euro, pound fall as ECB, BoE set to keep policy Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    The euro and sterling fell against the dollar on Thursday as investors sold them before European Central Bank and Bank of England policy meetings expected to re-affirm loose monetary policy.

  • Buy these sectors now to stay ahead of Fed: Pro Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    After the latest Fed announcement, one Wall Street pro says the best bets for August are the S&P 500 stocks that can grow organically without Bernanke being involved.

  • Asian stocks cheer China PMI data; Nikkei leads gains Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Asian stocks rallied on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that Chinese manufacturing activity didn't fall below market expectations in July.

  • Stocks close mixed, but post best July since 2010 Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    Stocks wrapped up the final trading day of the month on a flat note, but still logged their best July since 2010, as the Federal Reserve said it will maintain its bond-buying policy in its ongoing effort to bolster the economy.

  • US oil settles above $105 on economic optimism Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    U.S. oil staged a brisk rally on Wednesday, ending just above $105 after a batch of U.S. data underscored strong demand in the world's largest consumer of oil.

  • Gold falls 1% after Fed statement Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    Gold settled at nearly 1 percent lower at $1,313 on Wednesday as unexpectedly strong US economic growth stirred fears that the Fed could be a step closer to cutting back its stimulus measures.

  • Europe shares close mixed despite US GDP boost Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Wednesday despite investor sentiment being boosted by better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth from the U.S.

  • Dollar extends gains vs euro, yen after GDP data Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    The dollar extended gains against the euro and yen on Wednesday, hitting session highs after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter.

  • US stock story still compelling: Expert     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, provides a preview of today's GDP number, jobs and Fed policy. And Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, explains why buying stocks now are the "right long-term play."

  • Asian stocks end July on solid footing, but Nikkei drops Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 closed near the flatline Tuesday, while techs climbed to boost the Nasdaq to a fresh 12-year high, as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • US Treasurys flat ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Treasurys little changed on Tuesday as traders positioned for second-quarter U.S. economic growth data, a Federal Reserve policy statement and the Treasury's next refunding announcement, all due on Wednesday.

  • Gold settles lower; all eyes on Fed meeting Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Gold settled lower at $1,324.00 on Tuesday as participants largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy statement on Wednesday.

  • US oil ends lower as market pares bets before Fed Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Oil slipped as speculators awaiting the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting retreated from bets on a further rise of U.S. crude.

  • Europe shares close higher despite mixed data Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday after a mixed bag of earnings reports, fresh economic data released from the euro zone, and Barclays leading a bank sell-off on the continent.

  • Markets on hold ahead of Fed meeting     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Rich Peterson, S& P Capital IQ, explains why some sectors like financials, consumer discretionary and health care are growing while other sectors like energy are lagging.

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