US Stocks Retreat On Weak Data And Europe Crisis; FBT Pops, TYH Tanks

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Stocks ended lower for the second day in a row Thursday as unease over Europe and weak US economic data eclipsed the positive Q1 earnings readings. Treasury yields dropped for the second day in a row as US jobless claims and existing home sales data failed to meet expectations, increasing the attractiveness of US assets. The …

Equity ETFs Extend Losses On Global Growth Jitters; VXX Zooms, GDXJ Sinks

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Equity ETFs extended losses Wednesday after US durable goods orders came in weaker than expected, fueling global growth worries. Commodities took a big hit with copper and oil roughly falling by 2 percent while gold lost more than a percent as investors dumped energy and materials related stocks. Treasuries tumbled for the second day as demand …