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Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 27

Stocks vacillated on Monday as north-easterners prepared for an incoming blizzard

Market Recap: Stocks vacillated most of Monday as north-easterners prepared for an incoming blizzard that was estimated to possibly bring up to 3 feet of snow to the parts of the region. Energy shares led markets higher as Oil prices strengthened a bit on the heels of several prominent analysts estimating that prices will begin …

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Jan 26

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks fell on Friday in an otherwise positive week for investors, as worries over earnings season and news of the death of Saudi Arabia’s ruling King Abdula caused renewed investor anxiety. Moreover, market participants grew increasingly uneasy ahead of Greece’s general election, in which Leftist Alexix Tsipras did (as expected ahead of Sunday’s …

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Jan 22

Investors held their collective breaths

Market Recap: Markets were relatively calm on Wednesday as investors held their collective breaths ahead of the European Central Bank’s policy announcement scheduled for Thursday morning. Although there was some intra-day volatility, stocks generally closed higher as all ten sectors of the S&P climbed, Energy and Utility shares led markets higher, as Oil rose over …

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Jan 21

Maintaining a longer-term outlook could prove to be the best move

Market Recap: Major averages may have closed little changed from their opening levels, but volatility was certainly a part of the landscape on Tuesday. The Dow Jones dropped as much as 150 points before rebounding to close flat as 7 of the 10 sectors of the S&P ended higher as Industrial and Technology shares soared …

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Jan 16

Next Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: In spite of reasonably strong earnings reports, stocks sold off again on Thursday, falling about ½%. Consumer Staple and Utility shares were the sole sectors in positive territory yesterday as Financials and Healthcare stocks fell by more than 1%. Commodities were mostly lower, as oil retreated again after gaining some footing and rallying …

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Jan 15

Market volatility remained front and center

Market Recap: Market volatility remained front and center on Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 300 points by mid-day. Weaker than expected December Retail Sales and rising business inventories caused fears that the U.S. economy isn’t as robust as initially thought and that the benefits of lower oil prices were not …

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Jan 14

The story remained commodities

Market Recap: It was a wild ride on Tuesday for Wall Street, the DOW gained as much as 280 points by late morning as optimism about earnings drove bulls to charge ahead. However, a further fall in oil prices, along with a decline in copper prices caused bears to sharpen their claws and drive stocks …

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Jan 13

Stock fluctuated widely on Monday

Market Recap: Stock fluctuated widely on Monday, falling as much as 1 ½% before rebounding to a fractional loss. Investors are starting to grow concerned that lower oil prices will have a significant impact on earnings, as analysts have lowered EPS growth forecasts by 6.4% in the past few months. While energy companies have been …

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Jan 09

Rising expectations of a strong upcoming earnings season

Market Recap: Stocks climbed sharply on Thursday as investors focused on positive economic news and rising expectations of a strong upcoming earnings season. Word that Mario Draghi and the other members of the ECB are “studying” ways to implement bond-purchases for as much as €500 billion helped lift European markets, positively influencing US markets. All …

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Jan 08

Investors encouraged by yesterday’s strong market action

Market Recap: Stocks rebounded sharply on Wednesday after the ADP employment report showed stronger than forecast employment growth, and oil inventories fell on strong demand. Oil prices stabilized on the better than expected EIA Petroleum report and eased concerns that global growth and demand for commodities was weakening further. The dollar strengthened slightly, as Treasury …

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