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U.S. stocks post July gains after Fed decision - Marketwatch July 31, 2013.

U.S. stocks post July gains after Fed decision By Kate Gibson , MarketWatch    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks on Wednesday ended little changed, but posted monthly gains, after the Federal Reserve offered few clues on potential changes to its monetary policy. After a two-day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee kept its bond-buying program unchanged at $85 billion a month and said the economy was expanding at a “modest” pace , a change from the “moderate” pace seen in June.  “The main change in the statement appears to be greater recognition of the risk of deflation,” emailed Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman.  “With many observers expecting the Fed to taper in September, disappointment that there was nothing in the statement to support such ideas has seen the dollar fall and stocks and bonds trade higher,” he added.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average

US Stocks close mixed, but post best July since 2010; FB ends below $38 - CNBC July 31, 2013

Stocks close mixed, but post best July since 2010; FB ends below $38 Stocks finished flat on the final trading day of the month, after the Dow rallied to hit an all-time high, as the Federal Reserve said it will maintain its bond-buying policy in its ongoing effort to bolster the economy. (Read more: Obama defends Summers amid Fed speculation ) "Today's comments were what the market wanted," said Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. "The Fed didn't change too much in its statement…while the FOMC is likely to start tapering its asset purchase program before too long, Bernanke has reminded us that he is aware of the fact that rising rates can have an effect on the economy and inflation remains low. These two factors indicate that the Fed will likely not be in a big rush unless economic data strengthens faster than expected." Name Price

Fed Meeting Ends With No Sign of New Direction: NYT ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS JULY 31, 2013

| MY ALERTS FGC BOLSA- FGC FIN Compiled:  July 31, 2013 02:37:26 PM Fed Meeting Ends With No Sign of New Direction By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM The Federal Reserve announced no changes after the latest meeting of its policy-making committee and offered no indication how soon it might start to reduce its monthly bond purchases.

Convulsed by smuggling to India, Pakistan forbids gold imports for a month: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH JULY 31, 2013.

Convulsed by smuggling to India, Pakistan forbids gold imports for a month Submitted by cpowell on 09:50AM ET Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Section: Daily Dispatches Countering Devaluation: Government Slaps Temporary Ban on Gold Import From the Express Tribune Karachi, Pakistan Wednesday, July 30, 2013 http://tribune.com.pk/story/584352/countering-devaluation-govt-slaps-tem... ISLAMABAD -- In an attempt to address steep devaluation of the rupee against the dollar, Pakistan on Tuesday temporarily banned import of gold to save the precious foreign currency reserves. The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, took the decision to ban the import of the yellow metal for one month with immediate effect. During a meeting with Dar in Karachi last week, the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) had claimed that smuggling of gold to India was causing rupee devaluation, as the importers were mopping up d

Defendants in Wealth-Building Scheme Banned from Telemarketing, Selling Business Opportunities, and Producing or Distributing Infomercials: FTC | Enforcement Actions July 31, 2013.

Defendants in Wealth-Building Scheme Banned from Telemarketing, Selling Business Opportunities, and Producing or Distributing Infomercials Defendants Must Surrender Available Assets in Settlement with FTC and Colorado Attorney General Russell and Catherine Dalbey – who allegedly defrauded consumers with promises of making big bucks by brokering seller-financed promissory notes – have settled with the Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General. Using infomercials, print advertising, telemarketing calls, and testimonials, the Dalbeys and the three companies they controlled convinced consumers to part with hundreds and sometimes up to tens of thousands of dollars to participate in the “wealth-building” program “Winning in the Cash Flow Business,” according to the complaint filed by the FTC and the Colorado Attorney General in 2011 . The agreed-upon order bans the Dalbeys from telemarketing; from marketing or selling business opportunities; and fro

European stocks climb after solid U.S. data July 31, 20213 - MarketWatch.

European stocks climb after solid U.S. data By Sara Sjolin , MarketWatch    LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets rose for a third straight day on Wednesday, after better-than-expected U.S. jobs and growth data.  Investors, however, refrained from making any major moves ahead of the latest policy decision from the Federal Reserve due later in the day.  The Stoxx Europe 600 index XX:SXXP +0.05%  rose 0.1% to close at 299.58. The index closed out July 5.1% higher, marking the biggest monthly gain since October 2011.  Challenging Angela Merkel The leftist challenger in Germany’s September election, Peer Steinbrück, says in a WSJ interview that he would let up on Chancellor Merkel’s austerity policies and would pursue a hard line with the U.S. over the NSA scandal.  The index was swinging bet

Are Bonds Calling a Top in Stocks?: MoneyShow traders Daily Alert July 31, 2013.

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Real gross domestic (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013: ESA I Gross Domestic Product Second Quarter 2013 (Advance Estimate).pdf July 31, 2013

Real gross domestic (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013, according to today’s advance estimate. Gross Domestic Product Second Quarter 2013 (Advance Estimate).pdf

Confusion, not regulation the major dampener for Indian gold demand: Gold Mining Sector Top Stories - Gold Mineweb July 31, 2013.

TOP STORIES | Wednesday , 31 Jul 2013                                                      Confusion, not regulation the major dampener for Indian gold demand According to UBS, while the recent flurry of regulations will dampen gold demand in India, it will not fundamentally change attitudes toward the metal.    Wednesday , 31 Jul 2013 Indications show silver is ready to rise faster than gold The silver price was restrained yesterday, but indications are that it is ready to rise faster than gold now, says Julian Phillips.    Wednesday , 31 Jul 2013 Metals writedowns since 2008 breach $200bn - Tumazos Managers in all resources except titanium and fertilizers overestimated volumes and selling prices and underestimated operating and capital costs, says analyst John Tumazos.    Wednesday , 31 Jul 2013 CFTC files complaint in yet another FLA precious metals scheme The CFTC has targeted precious metals consumer fraud in Florida, whic

RTTNews Market Briefing July 31, 2013.

Commentary July 31, 2013 Stocks May Show A Lack Of Direction In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary With traders waiting on a highly-anticipated announcement from the Federal Reserve, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by just 6 points. (Jul 31, 2013) Full Article   Economic News UK Consumer Confidence Climbs To 3-Year High Confidence among British consumer surged to its highest level in more than three years in July, a report from GfK NOP revealed Wednesday. The consumer sentiment index based on a survey by GfK rose to -16 in July from -21 in June. The score was the highest since April 2010. The survey was conducted between July 2 and 21, a few days before the gross domestic product figures were released. (Jul 31, 2013) Full Article   China Pledges To Maintain Steady Growth China's central authorities vowed to maintain steady