Stocks Hover After Yellen’s Jackson Hole Speech | Fox Business

Stocks at new highs; will drop follow? – Yahoo News

ET, focused on slack in the labor market that has created uncertainty over the level of employment. Traders have been listening for any clues that might clarify when the Fed plans to begin raising interest rates. Based on minutes of the Feds July meeting, policy makers are divided on the subject. Some, including Yellen, want to see more improvement in the labor market before taking action, while other members believe the economy is ready for higher rates. St.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/08/22/ahead-yellen-speech-us-equity-futures-slip/

While low volume is the theme of the late summer, a new high for stocks isnt something to dismiss out of hand. But as we approach Labor Day and the start of fall, with money managers and traders returning from their summer sojourns, there may be a couple warnings signs waiting for them upon arrival. Jeff Kilburg, president of KKM Financial , is looking at one key metric in particular the benchmark 10-Year U.S. Treasury bond ( ^TNX ). The bond market is putting up a red flag, he says in the attached video.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/stocks-at-new-highs–will-drop-follow-113727174.html

Closing Bell, August 22, 2014 – Business Insider

Previous positions include product marketing at Plex Systems, senior analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at Cincom Systems, Ingram Micro, a SaaS start-up and at hardware companies. I am also a member of the Enterprise Irregulars. My background includes marketing, product management, sales and industry analyst roles in the enterprise software and IT industries. My academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and completion of the Strategic Marketing Management Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. I teach MBA courses in international business, global competitive strategies, international market research, and capstone courses in strategic planning and market research.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2014/08/23/best-and-worst-performing-cloud-computing-stocks-august-18th-to-august-22nd-and-year-to-date/?ss=future-tech

Stocks End Higher After Data; S&P Hits New Record – Yahoo Finance

Government over mortgage lending issues. B of A CEO Brian Moynihan has indicated that this settlement is the last large payments related to the financial crisis. On Thursday, Family Dollar (FDO) rejected Dollar General’s (DG) acquisition bid, as Family Dollar’s board doubts that the deal is “reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed” because of potential regulatory risks. As a part of its bid, Dollar General committed to divesting up to 700 retail stores, representing the same percentage (approximately 5% of total stores) that would be divested (500 stores) if Dollar Tree (DLTR) wins the bid; however, we note that if Dollar General were to acquire Family Dollar, its combined unit count would represent about 65% of the total among all three banners, versus a roughly 50% split between Dollar General and a combined Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, so it’s possible that these concerns are valid.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-end-higher-data-p-201500096.html

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks August 18th To August 22nd And Year-To-Date – Forbes

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Janet Yellen spoke in Jackson Hole , and her speech was primarily concerned with the labor market, which she said still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis. Yellen said that while several indicators suggest a strengthening labor market, she still see “significant” underutilization of labor resources. 2. The general consensus is that Yellen’s comments weren’t hawkish, but not as dovish as they could’ve been. In short, today hot stocks Yellen reiterated that she plans to remain flexible with regard to when and where interest rates will go in the future, but did say that, “if progress in the labor market continues to be more rapid than anticipated by the Committee or if inflation moves up more rapidly than anticipated, resulting in faster convergence toward our dual objectives, then increases in the federal funds rate target could come sooner than the Committee currently expects and could be more rapid thereafter.” 3.
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/closing-bell-august-22-2014-2014-8

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