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Investors have reason to be more optimistic again and should start taking on more risk as the likelihood of a new global recession has faded, Larry Kantor, Head of Research at Barclays Capital said on Friday.
US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street, with Greece still locked in talks with private creditors over a haircut on some of its bonds and ahead of earnings by market bellwether General Electric. European shares have retreated from recent highs, with tech stocks very much in focus, but showing mixed performances.
People spend so much time on Facebook that the ads might be getting more effective, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman, who adds there might be an ad war brewing between Facebook and Google; Enterprise spending is healthy right now as companies try to become more efficient by spending money on cyber security; and volume is still light and analysts say the rally doesn't have much conviction.
S&P 500 futures suggest Wall Street will pull back fractionally from near 6-month highs with Google being the only real disappointment in earnings. European shares retreated today from their 5-1/2-month highs in the previous session as major stock index neared an "overbought" territory. Asian shares rose to fresh two-month highs as solid euro zone sovereign debt sales and signs that Greece may be nearing a vital debt-swap deal eased concerns over Europe's refinancing capability, boosting appetite for riskier assets.
European stocks were called to open flat to lower on Friday tracking Asia overnight where shares rose to two-month highs following successful European debt auctions on Thursday and mixed earnings data from the US.
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Mad Money host Jim Cramer answers viewer emails and "tweets" on stock and investment questions.
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