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Equities Sector Coverage: Santa Claus Rally on the Way to Wall Street?

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Housing Starts data showed a better-than-expected rise of 9.3% in November to an annual rate of 685,000 units. Permits rose by 5.7% to a 681,000 unit rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged


Equities Sector Coverage: Flat Day Ends Bullish Week For Investors

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Unemployment Rate in November declined to 8.6% from 9.0% as the labor force contracts. Non-farm payrolls rose by 120,000 with private sector jobs up 140,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average


Equities Sector Coverage: Market Curbs Enthusiasm as Gains Lose Steam

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The 20-City Composite of the S&P/Case-Shiller Housing Market Index shows that home prices rose 0.9% in July from June, but that prices are down 4.1% year over year. Consumer Confidence came in


Equities Sector Coverage: Friday Jobs Data Unnerves Market Investors

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 409,000 well above the 350,000 recessionary threshold. Nonfarm productivity declined 0.7% in the second quarter, the steepest decline since Q4 2008. Unit labor


Equities Roundup: Stocks Flat After Losing Early Gains

Equities Editors Desk | Equities.com |

Wall Street opened higher today but lost gains to turn negative after computermaker Dell (DELL) disappointed with a weaker sales outlook, raising concerns that consumer spending may be dipping in


Blockchain in Fintech - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Financial Market Infrastructure