HONG KONG, Sept 18- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Thursday after weak Chinese housing data heightened concerns of a deepening downtrend in the property sector that is weighing on the broader economy. China Resources Land sank 2.8 percent, a leading percentage loser on the Hang Seng, and China Overseas Land& Investment shed 1.8 percent.» Read More
After last week's selloff, John Manley, Wells Fargo Funds Management chief equity strategist, discusses what's driving the bull rally and if he's rethinking the market's trajectory.
*Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise. NEW YORK, July 23- The S&P 500 hit a record high on Wednesday, lifted by bullish earnings from companies like Apple and Microsoft, though technical resistance and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept gains in check.
LONDON, July 4- European stocks paused for a breather on Friday after brisk gains since the start of July set key regional indexes on course for their biggest weekly gains in several months and close to major technical resistance levels.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.4 pct. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index gained 0.4 percent to 3,241.65 points, bouncing off a support level tested last week, the index's 50- day moving average.
After taking a huge beating in recent months, social stocks are gaining ground, reports CNBC's' Dominic Chu.
Dissecting the fundamental story for semiconductor stocks, with CNBC's Seema Mody.
Ralph Acampora, "the godfather of technical analysis" says there's a difference in performance between large cap stocks and smaller cap stocks. Here's what it means for the market.
As stocks rise, gold continues to weaken. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports gold has dipped for the third consecutive day hitting a 3-month low.
*Valeant raises cash component of Allergan bid; shares fall. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. stocks barely budged on Wednesday as an absence of economic catalysts put technicals in focus and kept the S&P 500 near its newest intraday record.
*Valeant ups cash component of Allergan bid; shares fall. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. stocks slipped, with technicals in focus and scant key items on the U.S. economic calendar, as the S&P 500 hit yet another intraday record in early trading Wednesday.
*Gold slides to lowest since Feb 7 at $1,260.44/ oz. LONDON, May 28- Gold prices hit 3-1/ 2 month lows on Wednesday as the dollar climbed to its highest since February against the euro and stock markets held near recent peaks, after a technical breakout the previous day saw the metal slide more than 2 percent.
*Gold slides to lowest since Feb 7 at $1,260.74/ oz. LONDON, May 28- Gold prices edged off 3-1/ 2 month lows on Wednesday as stock markets weakened in Europe, having earlier extended losses after a technical breakout the previous day saw prices slide more than 2 percent.
Discussing the market's reaction to the Fed's decision to taper back its bond buying program, with CNBC's Bob Pisani, and Len Tannenbaum, Fifth Street Management CEO.
CNBC's Rick Santelli provides insight to the current action in the bond market.
*Investors warily eye Thailand martial law declaration. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped about 0.1 percent. But Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock average bucked the downtrend and tracked overnight gains on Wall Street, adding 0.9 percent and breaking a four-session losing streak.
Ralph Acampora of Altaira Investment Solutions, reveals how bad it could get for stocks and explains what he needs to see to change his perspective.
*Fed minutes, China PMI, Japan trade data awaited this week. LONDON, May 19- The dollar struggled to hold an important support level against the yen on Monday, hit by a fall-off in expectations for higher U.S. interest rates, while the pound faced pressure from signs a major merger deal will fail.
Discussing signals from both the bond and stock markets, and the fear among investors, with Kristina Hooper, Allianz Global Investors, and Rob Lutts, Cabot Wealth Management.
Pandora is gaining today after MKM upgraded the stock from buy to neutral. Andrew Keene, KeeneOnTheMarket.com, thinks there is huge value in Pandora. Rich Tullo, Albert Fried & Company, says lackluster earnings and slowing mobile growth could hurt the stock.
Youssef Squali, Cantor Fitzgerald global head of Internet & media research, discusses Twitter's lock-up expiration and explains why he needs to see it pull back even more to get positive on the stock.