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  • US & Global Economies Still Under Spotlight - 3 October 2011
  • As Wall Street enters the final quarter of 2011, investors need to come to grips with some of the fears that drove stocks down on Friday, ending what has been declared as the worst quarter since the beginning of the financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 240 points to close at 10,913, the S&P 500 fell by 30 points to close at 1,131, while the Nasdaq Composite slid 65 points to close at 2,415 – recording declines of 2.1 percent, 2.5 percent and 2.6 percent respectively. For the Dow it was the worst quarter since the first three months of 2009, while for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq it has been the worst since the final quarter of 2008. While investors are, of course, hopeful for improvements moving ahead, indications are that the problems plaguing the US economy, as well as the global economy, are likely to continue unabated for some time.

  • Global Competitiveness Report: Providing Valuable Information - 28 February 2011
  • With the world continuing to shrink into a global village, it is becoming increasingly evident that major economies can no longer thrive in isolation. Investment on a global scale has opened up opportunities to investors that may not have been as easily accessed before. With these new opportunities comes the need for information.

  • Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium: Staying on the Right Side of the Law - 17 February 2011
  • With the catchphrase of "Winning Strategies for Navigating Rapid Change", the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium is set to take place at the Park Hyatt in Washington from March 31 at 07:30am EDT through to April 1 at 02:30pm EDT. Few would deny that the symposium catchphrase is apt - we are living in an era of rapid changes, with organizations such as WikiLeaks determined to expose questionable practices, and social networking sites venturing further into the realms of governance, whether at a corporate level, or even at government level, often with unprecedented, even drastic, consequences.

  • Stock Market Simulators - 6 September 2010
  • Few would disagree that being a stock market player must be one of the most stressful, but also the most exciting, career paths to follow – especially in light of the global financial turmoil over the past two years or so. Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to win, or lose, a fortune as a result of a single decision? Or if slow and steady is your way, how would you best go about building up a comfy nest-egg by investing in the stock market? Before you leap into the world of high finance, you can test your aptitude for stock market trading, without any of the financial risk, by means of a stock market simulator.

  • U.S. Markets Respond Positively to Proposed Infrastructure Projects - 9 December 2008
  • With a second straight day of significant gains on U.S. stock markets, growing numbers of investors are becoming more confident that the worst is past for stocks. News of President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed program for rebuilding the economy gave stock market players and the nation in general a reason to be optimistic that the current economic crisis can be overcome. On Monday the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.46 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 3.84 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 4.14 percent.

  • Stock Markets Dive As Investor Anxiety Grows Over State Of Global Economy, U.S. Automakers and Oil Prices - 20 November 2008
  • As anticipated by many analysts, stock market volatility is far from over. U.S. stock markets dropped dramatically on Wednesday as concerns relating to the economy, highlighted by the uncertainty of the future of the U.S. auto industry, caused investors to dump stock near close of trade, erasing Tuesday’s gains. The Dow Jones industrial average closed below the 8,000 mark, a state of affairs which has not been seen since March 2003. The Dow was down 5.1 percent, with all 30 Dow components ending the session lower. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index sank 6 percent, also its lowest level since March 2003, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 6.5 percent, settling at it lowest level since April 2003.

  • Emergency Measures by Fed Hope to Boost Market Confidence - 7 October 2008
  • Before the day even began, stock market players knew that Monday was going to present enormous challenges. With unanswered questions as to how the $700 billion financial sector bailout plan would be put into action, and how quickly the economy would see any benefit from it, Monday proved to be a rocky road for U.S. markets, and global markets did not fare any better. News of European financial institutions Hypo Real Estate AG and Fortis NV having to be rescued, only served to make a bad situation worse, as did the ongoing speculation that authorities in Europe are setting up a bailout package of their own.

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