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Global stocks hit 2-week high on earnings optimism
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/10 | Natsuko Waki

Posted on 07/12/2010 4:58:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks briefly hit a two-week peak on Monday as expectations rose that U.S. corporate earnings this week would point to a sustainable economic recovery in the world's biggest economy.

The euro slid as jitters grew ahead of the results of European bank stress tests due later this month and the yen slipped after Japan's ruling coalition lost its upper house majority in Sunday's election, putting the government's policies to deal with the country's massive debt at risk.

Wall Street had its best week in a year last week ahead of this week's key earnings, which include Alcoa (AA.N), Intel (INTC.O), JP Morgan (JPM.N), Google (GOOG.O), Bank of America, GE (GE.N) and Citi (C.N).

"In view of the concerns that the markets and investors have had about the loss of economic momentum, these results will be pretty important. If these earnings are good, this market is going to fly," said Mike Lenhoff, chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin.

"Some of the pre-announcements have been quite encouraging. So it looks as if it's going to move in the right direction." MSCI world equity index (.MIWD00000PUS) hit a two-week high of 280.79 before erasing gains to stand down 0.1 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: earnings; global; optimism; stocks

1 posted on 07/12/2010 4:58:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

this looks good as well...

http://www.ceridianindex.com/


2 posted on 07/12/2010 5:33:51 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (Oilbama: he can stop the seas from rising, but he can't clean up the oil spill.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is a crock. Name one reason why American, European or Asian economies are recovering. I surely don’t see it in finished product orders, raw material orders (Alcoa is a fluke or the company is in Onada’s hip pocket), transportation/shipping or energy demand. With so many unemployed in America and around the world what would generate the demand? Oh, and let’s not forget that foreclosures continue apace.

As I recall, last week the market was down due to a lack of consumer confidence. Exactly what happened since then to change things?


3 posted on 07/12/2010 5:58:11 PM PDT by dools007
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To: Reverend Wright
We are in a depression and that is a fact. I was watching AMC yesterday and the host was talking about a movie that was filmed in the Great Depression and said, “Not the one that we are living in now”. The argument is moot... there is no recovery and there will be no recovery until all of obama’s agenda is reversed and real Supply Side stimulus is activated.

LLS

4 posted on 07/12/2010 6:32:27 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: NormsRevenge
LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks briefly hit a two-week peak on Monday as expectations rose that U.S. corporate earnings this week would point to a sustainable economic recovery in the world's biggest economy.

These people are smoking crack. There is NO recovery happening. 5.7 million homes are in the shadow inventory of the banks and The FMs.

5 posted on 07/12/2010 7:50:22 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Three things you don't discuss in public; politics, religion, and choice of caliber.)
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