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December 1, 2016

Jobs Up Next, But Market Still Buzzing Over OPEC Move, Energy Rally

With OPEC’s production agreement out of the way, the deck is cleared for Friday’s jobs report, one of the last major economic highlights before the Fed meeting.

November 30, 2016

What a Difference A Day Makes: Stocks Energized By Possible OPEC Deal

Oil hit a gusher early Wednesday on hopes for an OPEC deal, and stocks, especially the energy sector, appeared set to follow suit.

November 29, 2016

Black and Green: Crude Oil, Dollar Taking Center Stage Early in Session

Tumbling crude oil prices and a pause in the dollar rally came into focus early Tuesday, and both factors remain strong influences on the broader market.

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November 28, 2016

Back to Work: OPEC Meeting, Jobs Data Take Center Stage After Holiday

With Thanksgiving feasts and “Black Friday” out of the way for another year, investors face another data-packed week, highlighted by employment on Friday.

November 25, 2016

Retail Rumpus: Black Friday Sales in Focus as Post-Election Rally Continues

Stocks again seemed poised for new record highs early Friday as the holiday shopping season began in earnest.

November 23, 2016

Rally Pause: Markets Open Lower As Tepid, Pre-Holiday Trading Sets Tone

With markets closed Thursday for Thanksgiving and a shortened trading day scheduled for Friday, a lot of people could be headed for the exits early today.

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November 22, 2016

Record Run Continues, Driven By Oil Ahead of Possible Output Cut

The incredible stock market run to all-time highs continues, fueled in part by rising oil prices. Can the current strength develop into a so-called “Santa Claus” rally?

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Break? Short Week Could Quiet Things Down, But Data Loom

It's a short, holiday week, but there’s still going to be some economic data, as well as Fed minutes, to keep things simmering ahead of those Thanksgiving feasts.

November 18, 2016

New Record Ahead? March Toward All-Time Highs Eyed as Weekend Looms

A frenzied week is nearly over, leaving investors with a major question as the weekend approaches: Can stocks set a new record high today?

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November 17, 2016

Jam-Packed Day Ahead Highlighted By Yellen, Wal-Mart, Inflation Reading

There’s excitement and intrigue today as investors digest the latest economic prognosis from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, along with Wal-Mart earnings and CPI.

November 16, 2016

Stocks Under Pressure Amid Oil Losses, Growing Rate Hike Expectations

Oil prices slumped early Wednesday, and the stock market followed suit. Meanwhile, a Fed interest rate hike next month appears more likely than ever.

November 15, 2016

Can Rally Keep Going? Strong Retail Sales, Earnings Set Positive Early Tone

Can the election-related rally continue? Strong retail sales, rising oil prices, and better-than-expected Home Depot earnings provided early support.

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November 14, 2016

Potential Trump Cabinet Picks, Economic Data, Could Keep Market Humming

After an historic week on Wall Street, there may not be much time to rest as the new week begins. There could be more excitement as election buzz lingers.

November 11, 2016

Putting on the Brakes: Election Rally Starts To Fade As Weekend Approaches

After a big week for stocks, profit taking could be the theme of Friday’s session as investors start unwinding some positions ahead of the weekend.

November 10, 2016

Trump Jump: Market Rally Continues On Hopes For Improved Economic Times

The incredible post-election rally that began yesterday and continues today is the opposite of what most investors expected, and it's all about economic optimism.

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November 9, 2016

Clawing Back: After Huge Plunge on Trump Win, Stocks Recover Some Losses

Stock markets fell overnight after Trump won the presidential election. However, by early in the day, most markets had recovered a great deal of their losses.

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