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27 min ago | Iol.co.za

Financial stocks push UK's FTSE lower

Britain's top share index fell on Tuesday, with financial stocks underperforming as investors showed reluctance to buy up new positions due to uncertainty before Scotland's independence vote on Thursday. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.5 percent, or 32.25 points, at 6,771.96 points by the middle of the trading day, with a fall in financial stocks taking the most points off the index.

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4 hrs ago | SFGate

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

Alibaba Is Hot . In a new SEC filing, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised its IPO pricing range to $66-$68 per share from $60-$66.

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8 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Nasdaq has worst day since July

US stocks closed mixed on Monday as the tech sector dragged the Nasdaq to its worst day since July and kept the S&P 500 near the unchanged mark as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week. Alibaba's could be the largest initial public offering in history and has seen "overwhelming" interest, meaning Yahoo's 23 percent stake could be worth more next week than it is now.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Yahoo, iPhone and iPad App, Bedford Hills, NY

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Forbes.com

One Put, One Call Option To Know About for Travelers Companies

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Travelers Companies Inc . So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the January 2017 expiration for TRV.

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SFGate

BIRINYI: Baristas Haven't Been Asking About Stocks, So Let The Good...

Over the weekend, Barry Ritholtz sat down with Wall Street legend Laszlo Birinyi for his Masters in Business program on Bloomberg Radio. But though the market is in what Birinyi sees as its final stage, we're not done yet, as we haven't gotten a real take-off, or what many in the market would call a "blow off top."

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KOAT-TV

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Stanley, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The Globe and Mail

The close: TSX weighed down by weak Chinese data

The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as mining stocks fell alongside metal prices in the wake of weak industrial data from China. U.S. markets were uneven with the Dow Jones industrials up 43.63 points to 17,031.14, while the Nasdaq was down 48.7 points at 4,518.9 and the S&P 500 index slipped 1.41 points to 1,984.13.

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WHAS11

Stocks mixed ahead of this week's Fed meeting

U.S. stocks were mixed in the early the afternoon Monday, ahead of this week's potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. The Fed is nearing the end of its bond-buying stimulus program, and investors will be looking for clues about when the central bank will start raising interest rates.

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KEPR CBS 19

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Ben Bernanke

DNA India

Sensex slips below 27,000 level, plunges 185 points in early trade

The benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled over 185 points to dip below the 27,000-mark in early trade today on selling by funds and retail investors after industrial production growth slowed to 0.5% in July amid a weak trend in the Asian region. The 30-share barometer slipped below the 27,000-mark by falling 185.55 points, or 0.69%, to 26,875.49 with metal, FMCG, power, capital goods and IT stocks leading the fall.

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Park Record

Global stocks down after weak China data

World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was little changed at 9,650.62 and France's CAC-40 declined 0.3 percent to 4,428.59.

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Related Topix: 9, Park City, UT

The Indian Express

Foreign investors lap up Indian bonds

Foreign investors are lapping up "made in India" paper whether its rupee debt or a dollar bond; and they're willing to settle for interest rates that aren't as high as they were getting a year back. Testimony to this is ICICI Bank's latest offshore issue that attracted as much as $2 billion - the bank retained $500 million - at a price that was the lowest in seven years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Reuters

China growth worries rattle Asian stocks, Aussie dollar

Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy for China plays, also took a hammering and slumped to a six-month low.

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West Australian

Commodities markets summary

Oil prices have dropped, resuming a downward tilt due to concerns about a mismatch between lofty petroleum supplies and tepid demand growth. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 56 cents to $92.67 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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The Columbian

U.S. recovery drives dollar sharply higher

In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, a sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Click Orlando

Investors tell Fed: Don't fumble interest rates

America's central bank wraps up its two-day meeting on Wednesday and will subsequently outline its latest monetary policy. The Fed has been holding down the federal funds rate near zero since the financial crisis, but a strengthening economy has lead to speculation that it will raise rates sooner than later.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

West Australian

Investors team up to find path through risky dark pools

Stock investors who recognise the risks of trading in anonymous "dark pools" but are unwilling to spurn them have found an alternative: club together. A growing number of European investment funds have signed up to use an electronic trading system designed by one of their own - Finland's Pohjola Asset Management - which offers the ability to dissect and control the way their market bets are routed to dark pools and other exchanges across the region.

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TheStreet.com

'Fast Money' Recap: Rotating Into Underperforming Financial Stocks

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Fast Money, Mozilla

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Reinsurers Flock To Monte Carlo As Market Storm Brews

For a financial sector posting a double-digit rise in earnings and boasting large cash piles, reinsurers sure see a lot of storm clouds on the horizon. That's because they are facing what many see as an unprecedented problem: an abundance of reinsurance supply coupled with a lack of demand from insurance company clients that is driving up competition among reinsurers and driving down prices for all of them.

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SFGate

Ballot measure would create college aid fund

Students are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state treasurer wants the state to be able to take on debt of its own to help them out. Ted Wheeler proposed a little-known measure that will appear on the November ballot.

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