A set of strong US earnings reports sent the S&P 500 stock index to a record high overnight, while oil prices rallied 3 per cent on Saudi Arabia's pledge to cut exports in August and copper hit a two-year high. The US dollar edged up after hitting its lowest level since June 2016 as the Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting. The Fed is expected to discuss its monetary policy stance and the timing of a long-awaited balance sheet reduction, a plan seen as likely to be detailed in September.
Alphabet Inc. shares fell after second quarter results showed a worrying trend: The company's biggest sources of revenue growth are more expensive than its original web search business. The company reported sales, minus partner payouts, were $US20.92 billion, in line with analysts' consensus forecasts, but below some more bullish expectations. Estimates ranged from $US20.55 billion to $21.61 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The Australian dollar is holding near two-year highs despite the RBA cooling speculation of an impending rate hike, but a jump above the US80¢ hurdle is looking more elusive. The currency rallied 5 per cent over the past two weeks, with gains accelerating after optimistic-sounding Reserve Bank minutes, which surprised markets last Tuesday by a discussion of the appropriate 'neutral' cash rate.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".