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Will they or won't they? Wall Street weighs in on Fed rate hike timetable

The August jobs report had some not-so-good news (only 173,000 jobs were created in August vs. an estimate of 220,000) and good news (the unemployment rate hit a seven-year low of 5.1% and workers’ wages rose 0.3% since July.) 702 more words

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J-O-B-S, Jobs, jobs, jobs ... Did we mention jobs?

It’s almost gametime. No, not N.Y. Jets football. We’re talking “Jobs Friday” — the big game on Wall Street — which is being billed as the most important release of U.S. 286 more words

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Investment opportunities in Canada’s leading public equities markets

If you are like most Canadians, you probably understand how companies raise capital on a stock exchange by issuing shares to the public. You are familiar with the role of public equities markets, and you understand the risks and rewards of investing in public companies. 2,087 more words

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Author of 'Irrational Exuberance': Dow could fall to 11,000

In what amounts to an ominous message for Wall Street, Robert Shiller, a Yale economics professor and author of Irrational Exuberance, doled out some serious bear talk this morning. 98 more words

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Wall Street’s new buzzword is ‘volatility’

“Volatility” is the new catchphrase on Wall Street, thanks to a once-placid stock market that has quickly turned into a frightful, white-knuckle roller-coaster ride for investors. 326 more words

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Futures up ahead of ECB meeting

Pre-market indexes were up ahead of an expected interest rate decision from the European Central Bank.

Here’s where they stood ahead of regular trading:

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Snapback rally: S&P 500, Nasdaq climb out of correction territory

Today’s rebound rally on Wall Street has helped the S&P 500 and Nasdaq climb back out of correction territory.

In late-day trading the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 stock indexis up 22 points, or 1.1% to 1936, trimming its loss from its May 21 peak to 9.1%, below the 10% drop considered a correction. 102 more words

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