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  • Emerging Stocks Decline After U.S. Data as Rand Tumbles

    Emerging-market stocks declined to a three-week low after better-than-estimated U.S. data bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve will reduce stimulus. South Africa’s rand slumped to the lowest level since 2009.

  • Emerging Stocks Advance for Fourth Day as Gazprom Rallies

    Emerging-market stocks rose for a fourth day as OAO Gazprom followed oil higher while investors awaited the outcome of a U.S. budget standoff. Brazil’s real capped the biggest weekly advance among major currencies.

  • The "Worry List"

    February 8, 2013 - In investing, every silver lining has a cloud. Almost all good news can be spun as bad news, and vice versa. The economy’s booming? Watch out for inflation and higher interest rates. The market crashed? What a buying opportunity!

  • For Dividend Income, Grab Your Passport

    Income-starved investors have been showing plenty of love lately for exchange-traded funds that focus on U.S. dividend stocks. According to Bloomberg data, three of the 10 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the strongest 2011 inflows--a combined $8.7 billion--focus on U.S. dividend stocks. With an average yield of 2.8 percent, it’s easy to see the attraction. A 10-year Treasury yields 2.0 percent these days.

  • Emerging Telecommunication Stocks Retreat on Dividends

    Emerging-market telecommunication stocks fell to a seven-week low after Telekomunikacja Polska SA cut dividends as North Korea’s nuclear test sent most developing-nation shares lower.

  • RTS Futures Rise as U.S. Economy Shows Gains: Russia Overnight

    RTS stock futures rose and OAO Mechel rebounded as better-than-forecast U.S. data signaled the world’s largest economy is weathering Europe’s debt crisis.

  • Emerging ETF Slips at Eletrobras Drives Rout in Utilities

    The exchange-traded fund tracking emerging-market stocks dropped for a second day as declining utility and resource stocks offset advances in consumer and financial shares. South Africa’s rand sank to the weakest level since 2009.

  • Sberbank Shares Jump as ADRs Climb From Seven-Month Low

    OAO Sberbank and OAO Lukoil’s American depositary receipts led a rebound in Russian shares traded in New York on prospects the companies, two of the nation’s largest, are planning to expand their investor base.

  • Emerging Stocks Fall a 3rd Day as Power Stocks Hit Brazil

    Emerging-market stocks fell for a third day as power producers led declines in Brazilian equities and markets in China, South Korea and Poland retreated. Russian shares advanced on their first day of 2013 trading.

  • Mechel to Norilsk Sink in Worst Rout Since May: Russia Overnight

    Russian stocks traded in New York are set for their biggest monthly plunge since May after a slump in commodities sank OAO Mechel and OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel.

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