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There were greater expectations for Friday’s monthly jobs report, but the disappointing data quickly quieted talk of a possible September rate hike.
The stock market’s string of six-straight positive months ended Wednesday as August went out with a whimper ahead of Friday’s jobs data.
Investors now turn to September for a fresh take on trading. But September's track record isn't pretty. Will history repeat itself in the investing arena?
It’s still August and the lull of a lethargic summer appears to still be hanging over the markets, which had its most sluggish trading day all year yesterday.
Friday’s speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, awaited all last week, turned out somewhat anti-climactic, providing no real insight into timing of the next rate hike.
After a placid summer, word comes down from Wyoming on Friday as Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks. What might she say about potential rate hikes?
Today’s theme gets its name from an old movie. But instead of waiting for someone named Guffman, the market is waiting for Yellen. What will she say Friday?
Yellen, Yellen, Yellen. The major benchmarks stand still in early trading as investors wait on what Fed chair says about interest rates at Friday's Jackson Hole speech.
Given the dearth of economic data, it appears investors have been mostly hanging on the sidelines until Janet Yellen speaks in Jackson Hole.
A week that looks like it might start out slowly could end with some fireworks as key data and a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen loom large.
The retail earnings parade continued Friday, but there was also some news from the fields, as Deere & Co (DE) reported stronger-than-expected results.
Like an Olympic gymnast sticking a landing, Wal-Mart (WMT) delivered on quarterly earnings early Thursday, beating expectations on top-and bottom-lines.
Briefing typically offers insight into thinking among Fed members, giving investors a glimpse into when to expect a hike in interest rates. Is December on the books?
Monday's record close for all three benchmarks, only the second time since 1999, was challenged early by currency moves and market slumps in Europe and Asia.
As the summer doldrums roll on, a nap may seem tempting. But stay awake this coming week for a host of data that may give more insight into U.S. consumers.
If trading moves off the flat line to higher ground yet today, the most important market benchmarks may be looking at another lap at the record podium.