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7/28 Gold flat as geopolitical worries offset stock gains

Administrator - Monday, 28 July 2014 06:59

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U.S. stocks eke out small gains
Family Dollar Stores soars after takeover bid from Dollar Tree

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market ended Monday’s choppy trading session mostly higher as investors weighed soft housing data against a flurry of deal news, including the takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc. by Dollar Tree Inc.

Sales of existing homes in June fell, marking the first decline in four months. Later this week, the pace of data speeds up as investors will get second-quarter gross domestic product, a Fed decision and July payrolls among other economic items of importance.

“We are not shocked with the home sales numbers because demographic trends are underpinning those numbers. A much higher proportion of young people is living with their parents, as they are weighed down by student debt and stagnant wages,” said Patty Edwards, managing director and portfolio manager at US Bank Wealth Management.

“Still, the economy is slowly improving and we expect companies to continue to grow their earnings. This market is more and more earnings driven and we are watching softer revenue growth, though no alarm bells are going off yet,” she added. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-dip-as-busy-data-week-begins-2014-07-28

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Gold flat as geopolitical worries offset stock gains
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures closed unchanged on Monday, hemmed in between geopolitical turmoil and moderate gains in the U.S. stock market.

Gold for August delivery (CNS:GCQ4) was flat at $1,303.30 an ounce. September silver (CNS:SIU4) slid 7 cents, or 0.3%, to $20.57 an ounce.

“In view of the numerous geopolitical risks — fighting has increased again recently in the east of Ukraine, for example, and the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip failed to hold — gold is clearly in greater demand again as a safe haven,” wrote Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.

“However, because physical demand in China and India, the two most important gold markets, is subdued at present, the latest price rises were doubtless attributable above all to short-term-oriented market participants,” he said.

Gold pushed back above $1,300 an ounce Friday but still posted its second consecutive weekly loss. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-tilts-higher-as-geopolitical-worries-rise-2014-07-28?link=MW_home_latest_news

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U.S. housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
The U.S. housing market still isn’t perking up.

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An index based on contracts signed by buyers fell in June in a mild surprise to Wall Street. The pending home sales index declined by 1.1%, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Economists had expected a small uptick, especially after an outsized 6% gain in May that marked the third straight increase.

What’s been holding the market back? The usual: rising home prices, higher mortgage rates, tougher loan requirements and sluggish wage growth for prospective buyers.

With home prices starting to moderate and the economy gaining steam, many analysts have been forecasting a steady improvement in sales. So far it hasn’t happened.

If sales do start to accelerate, the pending home sales index is a good bellwether. About four-fifths of the contracts signed result in actual sales that close within two months.

Yet although the pending home sales index is up 9% from February, it’s still down 7.3% compared to June 2013. Sales of new and previously owned homes hit multi-year highs last summer before faltering in the face of surging prices and a backup in mortgage rates. http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/28/u-s-housing-market-still-isnt-all-fine-and-dandy/

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U.S. stocks skid; pending home sales drop
Family Dollar Stores soars after takeover bid from Dollar Tree

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market moved decidedly lower Monday as excitement from a flurry of deal news, including the takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc. by Dollar Tree Inc. proved unsustainable in light of weak housing data.

Sales of existing home in June fell, marking the first decline in four months. Later this week, the pace of data speeds up as investors will get second-quarter gross domestic product, a Fed decision and July payrolls among other economic items of importance. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-dip-as-busy-data-week-begins-2014-07-28

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A flood of data washes up against a bubble of extreme proportions
If you’re a numbers wonk, bust out your slide rule — or whatever it is you techie kids use these days — and get ready for some crunching.
This week has it all. Federal Reserve minutes, jobs report, GDP, some 150 earnings reports — and that’s just the stuff we know about. http://blogs.marketwatch.com/need-to-know/2014/07/28/a-flood-of-data-washes-up-against-a-bubble-of-extreme-proportions/

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U.S. stocks: Futures dip as busy data week begins
Family Dollar soars on Dollar Tree takeover offer

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures dipped on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average threatening to move further below the key 17,000 level breached late last week, while deal news sent shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. soaring in premarket.

Home-sales data will kick off a busy few days for economic updates, the biggest of which will be payrolls on Friday, while investors will also get a Federal Open Market Committee decision mid-week. And while the earnings schedule for Monday is lighter — Tyson Foods Inc. and Coach Inc. — the rest of the week will deliver plenty of big names. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-dip-as-busy-data-week-begins-2014-07-28?dist=beforebell

7/27 Get ready for 48 hours of economic fury

Administrator - Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:45

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This stock bubble is ‘beyond 1929 and 2007,’ says John Hussman
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/07/27/this-stock-bubble-is-beyond-1929-and-2007-says-john-hussman/?mod=MW_home_latest_news

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Is the Fed fueling a giant stock market bubble?
Take a good look at the chart below and you’d be excused for concluding that we’re in the midst of the greatest stock market bubble of all time. Not only has the S&P 500 fully recovered from the financial crisis, it’s a staggering 30% higher than the peaks of the Internet and housing bull markets.

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But is this really the case? With unemployment still above 6%, how could we find ourselves in the throes of yet another brewing catastrophe? Didn’t investors and analysts learn anything from the past decade and a half?

While it requires some explanation, the answer is that we’re most likely not experiencing another irrational inflation of stock prices. The market’s record level is instead a predictable response to the Federal Reserve’s policy of keeping interest rates at historically low levels. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2014/07/27/is-the-fed-fueling-a-giant-stock-market-bubble/13172261/

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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Herbalife Ltd., Tyson Foods Inc. and General Growth Properties Inc.

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Herbalife HLF +0.32% : The nutrition supplement company is forecast to post second-quarter earnings of $1.57 a share.

Tyson Foods TSN -0.58% : The food company best known for its chicken products is projected to report third-quarter earnings of 78 cents a share.

General Growth Properties GGP -0.96% : The shopping mall operator is expected to post second-quarter earnings of 30 cents a share.

Masco Corp. MAS +1.46% : The building-products manufacturer is likely to report earnings of 28 cents a share in the second quarter.

Plum Creek Timber Co. PCL -0.59% : The real-estate investment trust is projected to post second-quarter earnings of 30 cents a share.

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Get ready for 48 hours of economic fury
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Get ready for 48 hours — and a little more — of the most intense outpouring of information on the U.S. economy you’re likely to ever see.

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The schedule between Wednesday and Friday includes second-quarter GDP, a Federal Reserve decision, July payrolls, the July Institute for Supply Management manufacturing report and July car sales.

Yes, we mean “includes,” because there are eight other scheduled releases as well.

So if you’re going to focus on just one number…

“It’s got to be the unemployment rate,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisers in Philadelphia. He says there’s a slight chance that the unemployment rate could fall below 6% — “which means, by the end of this year, we’ll be sitting on top of full employment.” The unemployment rate, at 6.1% in June, has fallen from a peak of 10% after the recession.

Full employment refers to the lowest rate at which unemployment can go without sparking inflation. The latest projections from the Fed show central bank officials believe that is between 5.2% and 5.5%.

An economy at full employment could cause wage growth to accelerate — and possibly, inflation. That makes the unemployment rate the number to focus on. “It’s even more important than jobs growth, unless you get 300,000 or more or 200,000 or less,” Naroff says.

Lena Komileva, chief economist of G+ Economics in London, said the market has been underestimating just how quickly labor-market slack has been taken away. But the lack of wage growth implies the Fed has some time before it will need to increase interest rates.

The first reading of gross domestic product growth for the second quarter will be less important for the headline than for the underlying components, Naroff says. In any case, the Commerce Department is revising GDP data from the last three years — so that 2.9% nosedive in the first quarter could be changed yet again.

Komileva says the first-half growth figures won’t be representative of the true pace of growth in the economy. “What we have seen from earnings and payrolls is that the underlying pace is still healthy to progress with tapering,” she said.

The Fed does have important decisions to make, but they’re not likely to come at the meeting that ends Wednesday. The Fed’s asset-purchase program is due to end in the autumn. Interest rate hikes aren’t likely until next year.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may use her speech at Jackson Hole, Wyo., at the end of August to talk about another important point, when the central bank will stop reinvesting proceeds from maturing securities.

“It gives a forum to be more academic and [for Yellen to explain how] to better understand the Fed’s thinking,” Naroff says. Yellen could address whether shrinking the $4 trillion-plus balance sheet implies the Fed is moving toward restrictive policy.

The ISM data, due Friday, also needs to be considered. “If you’re focused on the labor market, you have to make some sort of assumption about underlying conditions, and [ISM] gives us insight to the extent the economy is accelerating,” Naroff says.

“If those numbers do fall off a cliff, it ultimately will show back up in the labor market. If they stay at solid levels, there’s no reason to expect anything but further tightening.”

Komileva agrees. She says the Fed needs to start making noises soon if they expect to raise rates in the middle of next year.

“The first-tier indicators will go a long way in assessing how confident officials might feel to begin that communications process of targeting expectations for the beginning of the rate liftoff.” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/get-ready-for-48-hours-of-economic-fury-2014-07-27

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What the M&A surge says about the stock market
Earnings deluge, top-tier data and the Fed make for busy week

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Merger Monday is now often followed by Merger Tuesday, and investors are cheering a long-awaited resurgence in corporate mergers and acquisitions. But is the pickup something for market bulls to celebrate, or does it herald the end of the rally? http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-the-ma-surge-says-about-the-stock-market-2014-07-27

7/26 The New York Times calls on US to legalize marijuana

Administrator - Saturday, 26 July 2014 08:49

The New York Times calls on US to legalize marijuana

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The New York Times on Saturday called for the United States government to end its ban on marijuana.

In the first of a series of forthcoming articles on the subject, the publication’s editorial board said that while “there are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use… neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol.”

The Times equated the ban on marijuana to 13 years of Prohibition in the U.S., and argued it should be legal for people ages 21 and older.

“Creating systems for regulating manufacture, sale and marketing will be complex. But those problems are solvable,” the Times said.

To read the full piece from The New York Times, click here.

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Busiest week of the summer coming up
A crush of big-cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September combine to make the week ahead the busiest of the summer for markets.

The Fed also meets Tuesday and Wednesday, but it is unlikely to change its message so traders are honing in more on second-quarter GDP Wednesday and the July employment report Friday. There are also reports on home prices, consumer confidence and sentiment readings, monthly auto sales, and ISM manufacturing data.

“This for me is the last key week of the summer,” said George Goncalves, head of interest rate strategy at Nomura. The next big event will be when the Fed meets Aug. 22 at its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Some Fed watchers believe Fed officials will start to discuss their exit strategy and the path to higher rates. Then the next big batch of economic data comes in September, with the release of the August jobs report Labor Day week.

A crush of big-cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September combine to make the week ahead the busiest of the summer for markets.

The Fed also meets Tuesday and Wednesday, but it is unlikely to change its message so traders are honing in more on second-quarter GDP Wednesday and the July employment report Friday. There are also reports on home prices, consumer confidence and sentiment readings, monthly auto sales, and ISM manufacturing data.

“This for me is the last key week of the summer,” said George Goncalves, head of interest rate strategy at Nomura. The next big event will be when the Fed meets Aug. 22 at its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Some Fed watchers believe Fed officials will start to discuss their exit strategy and the path to higher rates. Then the next big batch of economic data comes in September, with the release of the August jobs report Labor Day week.

“We want to get a glimpse of what may be in store once things start moving again because we need a catalyst. We don’t have any major ones,” Goncalves said, adding the geopolitical events will always be a possible catalyst in the background.

“Everyone is desperately seeking [volatility]. They want honest to goodness reinforcing information. Maybe next week is a glimpse of what is in store for the September period when the Fed gets more vocal.”

More than 140 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report earnings in the coming week, with six Dow stocks among them. Big oil—Exxon Mobil and BP—and refiners—Valero, and Phillips 66—report alongside consumer products names like Procter and Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Kraft Foods. Pharma—Merck and Pfizer—also report, as do some momentum names like Tesla, LinkedIn and GoPro, making its earnings debut as a public company.

Focus will also remain on geopolitical risks, as Russia was reported to be shipping arms to Ukraine and Israel widens its ground operation in Gaza. http://www.cnbc.com/id/101868173

7/25 U.S. stocks fall; Dow weekly loss biggest in 6 weeks

Administrator - Friday, 25 July 2014 06:34

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U.S. stocks fall; Dow weekly loss biggest in 6 weeks
Amazon.com fall on earnings miss, Visa drops after trimming outlook

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped below 17,000 on Friday on disappointing earnings, leaving it with its biggest weekly decline in six weeks.

Big declines consumer discretionary stocks, led by Amazon.com, pushed the S&P 500 away from the record close set on Thursday.

But one of the day’s standouts was fast-food chain El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) , whose shares surged 60% to $24 on their trading debut, after the initial public offering was priced at $15.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI:DJIA) lost 123.23 points, or 0.7%, to 16,960.57, weighed down by losses in Visa Inc. For the week, the blue-chip index fell 0.8%, its biggest weekly loss since June 14.

A big contributor was Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) , which dropped 3.8% after the credit-card company trimmed its forecast for annual revenue growth.

The S&P 500 (SNC:SPX) closed 9.6 points, or 0.5%, lower at 1,978.34 and finished the week roughly where it started it. The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQ:COMP) shed 22.5 points, or 0.5%, to 4,449.56, but eked out a weekly gain of 0.4%.

“Today’s action is all earnings-related. At this point,” said Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones.

“Investors pay attention to guidance from companies, and the lowering of the outlook from Visa signalled that perhaps the second half is not going to be as strong as previously thought,” she added.

Investors also were disappointed with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and a wider-than-expected second-quarter loss late Thursday. Shares plunged 10%. Also read: Is Amazon spending like a drunken sailor?

Pandora Media (NYSE:P) dived 11%, after the Internet-based radio company posted wider losses late Thursday.

Cynk Technology (OTC:CYNK) plunged 85%, after trading in the stock resumed following the suspension by the SEC earlier this month.

For more on the day’s notable movers, read our Movers & Shakers column.

Meanwhile, orders for durable goods such as computers, aircraft and heavy machinery rose a solid 0.7% in June, offering a sign of a general upswing in business spending. But investors showed little reaction.

Next week has the potential to be big for economic news, with a Federal Open Market Committee meeting and the monthly jobs report topping a long list of data on the docket. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-lean-south-amazon-may-fall-2014-07-25

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Gold recovers 1% to settle above $1300
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures recovered from a three-day losing streak to close above $1,300 on Friday. August gold (CNS:GCQ4) rose $12.50, or 1%, for the session to settle at $1,303.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The precious metal is down 0.5% for the week after having closed below $1,300-mark on Thursday, the first time in a month.

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U.S. stocks open lower; Dow falls below 17,000
Durable goods orders rise by more than expected; Amazon hit after results

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market opened lower on Friday, weighed down by disappointing earnings from companies such as Amazon.com.

Nonetheless, the main benchmarks were on track to finish the week with marginal gains.

Stock-market investors showed virtually no reaction to stronger-than-expected orders for durable goods, released before the opening bell.

The S&P 500 (SNC:SPX) opened 9 points, or 0.4%, lower at 1,980.96, retreating from the record close reached on Thursday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI:DJIA) lost 117 points, or 0.7%, to 16,965.02 at the open.

The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQ:COMP) began the session 30 points, or 0.7%, lower at 4,441.20, weighed down by Amazon.com and Pandora, both tumbling 12%. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-lean-south-amazon-may-fall-2014-07-25?link=MW_latest_news

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The VIX, Startup Guy and why Amazon’s heading for a beatdown
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U.S. stocks: Futures lean south; Amazon may fall
Durable goods orders ahead; Pandora may also see premarket pressure

MADRID (MarketWatch) — Stock futures leaned lower, with tech stocks setting up for particular weakness after Amazon.com Inc. posted disappointing results, and as investors readied for durable-goods data.

Shares of Pandora Media Inc. could also extend late-session losses on Thursday after results.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU4 +0.01% fell 17 points to 16,981, while those for the S&P 500 index SPU4 -0.20% eased 2.1 points to 1,978.60. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDU4 -0.37% dropped 12.50 points to 3,959.25.

At 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, a report on durable-goods orders for June will be released. Economists polled by MarketWatch expect orders rose 0.2%, which would reverse a 1% decline in May. The report is often volatile, with swings reported from one month to the next.

Next week has the potential to be big for economic news, with a Federal Open Market Committee meeting and nonfarm-payroll data topping a long list of data on the docket. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-lean-south-amazon-may-fall-2014-07-25?dist=beforebell

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Durable-goods orders expected up for fourth month out of five
Orders for long-lasting goods such as autos, airplanes and appliances likely increased in June for the fourth month out of the past five, according to economists’ forecasts for data to be released Friday.

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Economists polled by MarketWatch expect the government to report that durable-goods orders rose 0.2% in June, reversing a 1% decline in May.

The monthly report on durable goods is one of the most volatile the government produces and large swings often occur from one month to the next. Economists like to slice and dice the report because transportation and defense orders are so volatile.

For Wall Street, a key metric is nondefense orders of capital goods excluding aircraft. Those orders rose 0.7% in May after a 1.1% decline in April and a huge 4.7% jump in March.

Underneath it all, the trend is fairly positive, said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

“We think the trend in business investment is upwards,” Guatieri said, noting that job growth has been strong.

“The two tend to go hand-in-hand,” he said.

Equipment is expected to boost growth in the second quarter, after it trimmed growth in the first three months of the year by 0.2 percentage points, said Michael Gapen, economist at Barclays. http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/24/durable-goods-orders-expected-up-for-fourth-month-out-of-five/

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After-hours buzz: Pandora, Starbucks, Visa & more
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101865412

Altera – The semiconductor company gained in after-hours trading after reporting second-quarter results.

Amazon.com – The online retailer reported a second-quarter earnings per share loss of 27 cents on $19.34 billion in revenue. Analysts had forecast an EPS loss of 15 cents on $19.34 billion in sales. It projected third-quarter sales of $19.7 to $21.5 billion versus a $20.83 billion estimate. Shares slid in after-hours trading.

Read More Amazon drops 7% after wider-than-expected loss

KLA-Tencor – The developer of solutions for the semiconductor industry fell after reporting disappointing fourth-quarter results.

Pandora Media – The provider of online music reported second-quarter earnings per share of 4 cents, excluding items, on $219 million in revenue, versus expectations of EPS of 3 cents on $219 million in sales Shares dropped in after-hours trading.

Starbucks – The coffee company reported third-quarter earnings per share of 67 cents on $4.15 billion in revenue, versus expectations of EPS of 66 cents on $4.14 billion in sales. Shares declined in after-hours trading.

Visa – The electronic payments network posted earnings per share of $2.17 on $3.16 billion in revenue, compared to estimates of EPS of $2.10 on sales of $3.15 billion. Shares fell in after-hours trading.

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S&P 500 ekes out a record, but Dow industrials, Nasdaq slip
Facebook rallies on results; Qualcomm drops on earnings miss

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high for the 27th time this year on Thursday, but other U.S. stock-market benchmarks slipped back into the red just ahead of the closing bell.
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The main benchmarks traded in a narrow range throughout the session as investors processed a deluge of earnings reports and mixed economic data.

The S&P 500 (SNC:SPX) closed less than a point higher at 1,987.98, after setting a fresh intraday record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI:DJIA) finished off 2.83 points at 17,083.80. The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQ:COMP) ended the day 1.59 points lower at 4,472.11.

Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, says markets have had a pretty good run, which make them vulnerable for corrections.

“Markets are already at lofty levels and we need more good news to keep going higher,” he said. “Today’s economic and corporate news have been mixed. Earnings so far have supported the market, but there is cautious optimism among investors as we are entering historically weak months.”

Shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)  jumped 5.2% action after its profit and sales beat expectations.

Ford (NYSE:F) shares rose 0.3% after the car maker beat earnings expectations.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM)   profit sank 80% as the auto maker was hit by recalls. Adjusted earnings matched analyst expectations. Shares fell 4.5%.

Among the decliners, TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP)  sank 5.2% and Angie’s List Inc. (NASDAQ:ANGI)  tumbled 19% after those companies separately reported late Wednesday.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) shares dropped 3.1% after the maker of manufacturing equipment said sales fell short of expectations in the second quarter, but the company raised its earnings outlook again.

For more on Thursday’s notable movers, read our Mover & Shakers column.

Among economic news, the number of people filing for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since February 2006, surprising economists, but June’s pace of new-home sales hit a three-month low and the May rate was revised down significantly. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-up-with-eyes-on-ford-facebook-2014-07-24

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Gold settles below $1,300 an ounce
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures extended losses Thursday to fall below $1,300 for the first time in a month as strong corporate earnings made stocks more attractive in comparison. August gold (CNS:GCQ4) dropped $13.90, or 1.1%, to settle at $1,290.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The S&P 500 index is moderately higher, climbing for a third day.

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11:26am IN SPDR GOLD SHARES AUG-14 $126.00 CALL .92 & .93

10:30am Eying those Aug 16th 126 GLD calls

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U.S. stocks pare gains; home sales disappoint
S&P 500 sets intraday record

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks got off to a shaky start on Thursday as the main benchmarks switched between small gains and losses as investors weighed upbeat earnings against weaker-than-expected home sales data.

Ahead of the opening bell, weekly jobless claims came in far better than expected, as the number of people claiming benefits fell to the lowest level since February 2006, but June’s pace of new-home sales hit three-month low. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-up-with-eyes-on-ford-facebook-2014-07-24

June’s pace of new-home sales hits three-month low

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales of new single-family homes fell 8.1% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the slowest pace in three months, with drops across the country, according to government data released Thursday. June’s result missed expectations from economists polled by MarketWatch, who had forecast a rate of 475,000, compared with an originally estimated pace of 504,000 for May. On Thursday, the government reported a sizable downward revision for May, estimating a pace of 442,000. New-home sales in June were down 11.5% from a year earlier. The fresh data may add to worries over the housing market’s recovery. But it’s worth noting that the volatile series undergoes revisions. The confidence interval for June’s 8.1% drop is plus or minus 12.3%, signaling that the government isn’t sure whether the pace of new-home sales actually rose or fell last month. The median price of new homes in June rose to $273,500, up 5.3% from a year earlier. The supply of new homes on the market rose to 5.8 months at the current sales pace from 5.2 months in May.

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Facebook, Gilead, 3M among stocks to watch
Latest earnings from social networking giant key up investors:
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Gold dips again as solid earnings pour in
Analyst: Near-term potential for safe-haven demand is sticking around

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Gold fell for a third-straight session on Thursday, faltering as investors continue to focus on equities during this mostly upbeat earnings season.

At last check, gold for August delivery GCQ4 -0.37% was down $6.70, or 0.5%, to $1,298.00 an ounce. September silver SIU4 -0.33% was hit even harder, down 15 cents, or 0.7%, to $20.85 an ounce. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-dips-again-as-solid-earnings-pour-in-2014-07-24?dist=beforebell

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U.S. stocks: Futures up with eyes on Ford, Facebook
New-home sales data could show a decline; HSBC China PMI data strong

MADRID (MarketWatch) — Stock futures rose ahead of earnings from Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday, with investors inspired after Facebook busted through Wall Street’s expectations.

Data reports return to the calendar, with a potential drop in new-home sales and the latest on weekly jobless claims on tap.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU4 +0.19% rose 30 points to 17,055, while those for the S&P 500 SPU4 +0.13% SPU4 +0.13% added 2.8 points to 1,983.60. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 NDU4 +0.29% gained 11.25 points to 3,986.75, a rise of 0.2%.

Ahead of the data, investors will hear from Ford F +0.06% , with investors expecting the auto maker to earn 37 cents a share in the second quarter. General Motors Co. GM +0.59% will also report, with earnings expectations of 70 cents per share in the second quarter.

Among the rest of the early reporters are 3M Co. MMM -0.02% , AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC +0.46% , Caterpillar Inc. CAT +0.28% .

Investors will be looking for reaction to big names delivered late Wednesday. Facebook Inc. F +0.06% shares jumped more than 5% in late trade after profit and sales beat expectations . Gilead Sciences Inc. GILD +1.38% posted strong second-quarter results, lifting shares 1% in after-hours trading.

SPU4 +0.13% Qualcomm Inc. QCOM -4.90% shares could come under pressure after the wireless-tech company noted some worries about licensees in China, even as it lifted its full-year adjusted earnings outlook. Shares fell more than 3% in late trading.

The biggest piece of data for Thursday could be new-home sales, and economists polled by MarketWatch are expecting the annualized sales pace of new single-family homes dropped to 475,000 in June, from a big 504,000-jump in May. The data is due at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

Ahead of that, jobless claims are due at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, and economists expect the pace of layoffs remained low in the most recent weekly period. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU4 +0.19% rose 30 points to 17,055, while those for the S&P 500 SPU4 +0.13% SPU4 +0.13% added 2.8 points to 1,983.60. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 NDU4 +0.29% gained 11.25 points to 3,986.75, a rise of 0.2%.

Ahead of the data, investors will hear from Ford F +0.06% , with investors expecting the auto maker to earn 37 cents a share in the second quarter. General Motors Co. GM +0.59% will also report, with earnings expectations of 70 cents per share in the second quarter.

Among the rest of the early reporters are 3M Co. MMM -0.02% , AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC +0.46% , Caterpillar Inc. CAT +0.28% .

Investors will be looking for reaction to big names delivered late Wednesday. Facebook Inc. F +0.06% shares jumped more than 5% in late trade after profit and sales beat expectations . Gilead Sciences Inc. GILD +1.38% posted strong second-quarter results, lifting shares 1% in after-hours trading.

SPU4 +0.13% Qualcomm Inc. QCOM -4.90% shares could come under pressure after the wireless-tech company noted some worries about licensees in China, even as it lifted its full-year adjusted earnings outlook. Shares fell more than 3% in late trading.

The biggest piece of data for Thursday could be new-home sales, and economists polled by MarketWatch are expecting the annualized sales pace of new single-family homes dropped to 475,000 in June, from a big 504,000-jump in May. The data is due at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

Ahead of that, jobless claims are due at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, and economists expect the pace of layoffs remained low in the most recent weekly period.

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