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Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30

Early morning trading showing equity futures higher

Market Recap: Investors were unnerved by pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by as much as 175 points before rebounding into near positive territory to close down a mild ¼%. Commodities rallied across the board on a partial rebound from recent weakness as well as a lower than expected …

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Sep 29

Agricultural prices are likely to rise over the coming days

Market Recap: Stocks were volatile in the last full week of September, logging about a 1% loss of the week and the month. Concerns over timing of the Fed’s first interest rate hike coupled with more saber rattling from Russia, who threated to commandeer some European assets in retaliation for sanctions, caused nervousness. The final …

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Sep 26

Next Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks sold off sharply on Thursday, reversing Wednesday’s gains and putting all major indexes into negative territory for the month of September. Technology shares fell the most, declining 2.28% as a sector, as all sectors of the S&P declined. Commodities were generally weaker, while the U.S. dollar index strengthened. Investors were worried about …

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Sep 25

Investors put their “Buying Hats” on

Market Recap: Stocks started the day off in a steady fashion on Wednesday before investors decided to put their “Buying Hats” back on and drive major indexes to climb about ¾%. Utilities were the sole sector in negative territory as Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary shares rose more than 1%. Commodities were generally stronger as well, …

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Sep 22

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks ended the week mixed as ambiguity over the Fed Statement and overall unease about the strength of the global economy made investors jittery. Financial and Technology shares fell the most on Friday, while Utilities and Telecom shares rallied on a bit of a safe haven play. Commodities were slightly lower, while the …

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Sep 18

Fed takes 5 years to normalize balance sheet

Market Recap: The much anticipated FOMC report ended up being little changed from previous reports and forward guidance by the Fed remains constant. Generally speaking the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee acknowledged that the US economy continues to make progress and that growth is strengthening. However they also acknowledged that the unemployment picture continues to …

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Sep 17

Near the flat line teetering

Market Recap: Stocks started the day in a similar manner as they did on Monday and Tuesday, near the flat line teetering into the negative before an announcement of a liquidity injection by the People’s Bank of China helped lift stocks by about ¾%. The S&P traded above 2,000 before closing just below the benchmark …

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Sep 16

It’s all about the Fed

Market Recap: Stocks started and stayed in the Red for most of Monday as market participants worried about the implications of the Scottish Nationalist vote (voting to secede from the UK) and the upcoming FOMC meeting which kicks off on Tuesday morning. Market internals were a bit better than indexes indicated as 7 of the …

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Sep 12

Data is Coming Into Focus

Market Recap: It must be Ground Hog Day…. Stocks repeated Wednesday’s trading pattern on Thursday, starting the day lower before rebounding towards the end of the trading day to essentially close near flat. Sectors of the S&P were mostly higher, with Utility and Telecom shares outperforming, while healthcare stock underperformed. Commodities continued to weaken as …

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Sep 11

Commodities Continued Their Pull-back

Market Recap: Stocks started Wednesday on a down tick and stayed in negative territory for most of the day before rebounding and closing up about ¼%. A rally in Apple shares appears to have been the leader in the change in sentiment on Wall Street, although we suspect the “Buy on (any) dip” attitude is …

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