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Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 31

Investor’s negative sentiment seem to be focused on oil prices

3/30/15 Market Recap: The markets began the week on a positive note yesterday, with broad advances among the major averages and individual sectors. Positive economic data was one of the primary reasons for yesterday’s move, with consumer income rising by .4% in February. Though consumer spending in the month was only up marginally, economists are …

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Mar 27

Markets attempt to avoid a fifth consecutive day of declines

3/26/15 Market Recap: In what has been a familiar story through the course of this week, markets fell again in yesterday’s trading with investors focused on reports that Saudi Arabia had launched air strikes against rebels in Yemen. On a positive note, despite falling for the day, markets did close above session lows thanks to …

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Mar 26

Futures are negative following yesterday’s broad market selloff

3/25/15 Market Recap: The equity markets fell again in yesterday’s trading, its third consecutive day of declines, with losses accelerating towards the close of the session. According to traders, there was no one particular event that drove selling pressure but a mix of factors including negative economic data, namely durable goods orders, along with investors …

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Mar 25

Market digests the news of a blockbuster merger deal

3/24/15 Market Recap: Stocks fell in yesterday’s trading as good economic news, particularly in new home sales, became bad news for the market. In what has been a regular occurrence in recent trading, any positive indication coming from the US economy has led to speculation that the Fed may be more willing to raise rates …

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Mar 24

CPI data expected to see its first monthly increase

3/23/15 Market Recap:  Despite all four major averages hovering around positive levels for most of the day on positive existing home sales data and a weakening dollar, the broad markets closed mixed due to some late day selling and profit taking. The Dow and S&P were able to hang on to slight gains while the …

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Mar 23

This Week’s Market Moving Events

3/20/15 Market Recap: Stocks rose higher on Friday, closing out a positive, yet volatile week for the markets. Friday’s trading was buoyed by better than expected earnings reports from the likes of Nike and Darden Restaurants along with a surge in oil prices that drove energy stocks higher. Energy stocks led all S&P sectors, rising …

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Mar 20

Equity markets were mixed in trading yesterday

3/19/15 Market Recap: Equity markets were mixed in trading yesterday, a much quieter session than Wednesday’s FOMC sparked rally. The Dow and S&P declined for the day while the Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq saw slight gains. The dollar meanwhile rebounded against its major counterparts and contributed to underperformance in both energy and materials, laggards …

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Mar 19

FOMC fueled a rally in the markets

3/18/15 Market Recap: After hovering lower for most of the day, stocks moved sharply higher after dovish comments from Fed Chair Yellen and the FOMC. As expected, the committee removed the word “patient” in describing their readiness to increase rates, signaling a focus on economic conditions for making such a decision. To this end, the …

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Mar 18

Investors wait cautiously for today’s conclusion of the FOMC meeting

3/17/15 Market Recap: Equity markets were mixed in yesterday’s trading as investors waited cautiously for today’s conclusion of the FOMC meeting. The Dow and S&P fell for the day, declining by .34% and .71% respectively, while the Russell 2000 and Nasdaq increased slightly. Increasing tech stocks also pushed the sector high yesterday, the only S&P …

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Mar 17

Markets shake off Friday’s losses ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC meeting

3/16/15 Market Recap: Stocks rose sharply yesterday as the market shook off Friday’s losses ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC meeting and statement from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. With little surprise from the economic releases of the day, much of the day’s trading revolved around the dollar, which lost some of the gains it had recently made …

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