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May 19, 2015

S&P 500’s Record Close Puts Tough 2140 Line in Street’s Sight

Well, another day, another S&P 500 (SPX) record. And now the challenge is 2140, formidable resistance and yet only a whisker away ...

May 18, 2015

So Much for Market-Cooling Rate Jitters? Volatility Near 2015 Lows

The six-year bull market lives on after the S&P 500 (SPX) finished at record highs—and in a week for mediocre economic and earnings numbers ...

May 15, 2015

Ugly Week Could Turn to Pretty Finish in Record Stock Territory

Stocks have been all over the board this week yet the S&P 500 (SPX) notched a fresh record closing high on Thursday. Early indicators suggest it could try to ...

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May 14, 2015

Stock Bulls Hanging In There as Data Duds Seen Slowing the Fed

Stocks tip higher in early action as Wall Street embraces lackluster economic data as an indication the Federal Reserve, although not backing away ...

May 13, 2015

Questions Plague Street. First Up: Where’s the U.S. Consumer?

U.S. stocks were trying to claw back from a two-day losing streak, a down move that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to test its 50-day moving average ...

May 12, 2015

Bond Market’s Bruising Spreads to Stocks

Soggy trading at the get-go today as stocks largely track the bond market. Although we did have a stock index selloff Monday, particularly on the close, volume was ...

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May 11, 2015

Job Growth Satisfied. Can Retailers Deliver?

Stocks and bonds rallied Friday although maintained recent ranges after the April jobs report felt like the three bears’ third bowl of porridge—not too hot to raise ...

May 8, 2015

Jobs Report: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold for Wary Wall Street?

The latest temperature reading for the U.S. job market is … a comforting middle of the road? The report was not quite as strong as Street economists ...

May 7, 2015

Stocks Are Rocky as Yellen Sweats Valuation, Europe’s Bond Yields Rise

U.S. stock markets flashed a deep-in-the-red open early Thursday then clawed back to near even as a better-than-expected jobless claims reading paled next to ...

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May 6, 2015

Cold Comfort: Slower Jobs Growth Could Slow Fed Policy

If the stock market wasn’t already fixated on Friday’s jobs report, it likely is now. That’s after a pretty ugly report on private-sector hiring from ADP ...

May 5, 2015

Fresh Stock Records Dangling Overhead But That Jobs Report Looms

Wall Street is spinning its wheels early Tuesday after Monday’s flat finish followed two days of gains for the major indexes. The S&P 500 (SPX) closed ...

May 4, 2015

Ultra-Low Stock Volatility May Greet Vital Jobs Report

Risk perceptions are down sharply by many measures, but not all. Check out the bond market. Treasury prices fell sharply last week, driving 10-year yields ...

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May 1, 2015

Will May Live Up to ‘Sell’ Label? Sector-Watching Matters

May kicks off with analysts and investors debating if the old “sell in May and go away” banner still flies. Just as many pundits love to punch holes in the theory.

April 30, 2015

Stocks Slip as Fed Dismisses Q1 Slump, Keeps Rate Options Open

It’s been a tough few days on Wall Street with little early news on Thursday that points to a reversal of fortune. A fuzzy Federal Reserve statement may ...

April 29, 2015

Few Envy Fed: GDP Sputter Only Complicates Rate Timing

“Caution” has been the stock market’s buzz word this week and today could be no different ahead of the afternoon Fed statement release.

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April 28, 2015

Pre-Fed Jitters Dull Some of Apple’s Earnings Shine

Hear that? A quiet woo-hoo on Wall Street as Apple’s (AAPL) results blew past estimates. The early reaction leaves its shares on track for a record.

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