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Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 30

Equity futures are falling once again

4/29/15 Market Recap: First quarter 2015 GDP estimates released yesterday morning showed a marked slowdown in the US economy with GDP rising at a paltry annualized rate of .2%. The number was below the 1% annualized growth expectation and significantly below the 2.2% growth in the last three months of 2014. This news drove the …

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Apr 29

Stocks move primarily higher in yesterday’s trading day

4/28/15 Market Recap:  Stocks moved primarily higher in yesterday’s trading with the S&P, Dow, and Russell all registering gains for the day. The Nasdaq fell slightly however, with Apple’s weakness on the day weighing on the average. Apple (AAPL) fell over one a half percent yesterday, despite beating earnings expectations and announcing a dividend increase …

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Apr 28

To start the week, markets declined

4/27/15 Market Recap:  Markets declined to start the week, pulling back slightly from record levels, as a lack of economic news forced investors to focus on the day’s earnings releases and company specific news. Losses were broad-based with all of the major averages falling by the close. Healthcare stocks led the way on the downside, …

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Apr 27

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Tensions between Greece and its creditors heated up last week, keeping a lid on stocks prices that were trying to move higher on the back of solid earnings reports. The recent market theme of a stronger US Dollar, fast rising European Stocks, resilient US Stocks, and moderate economic growth continued, as slightly better …

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Apr 24

Equity markets moved higher in spite of disappointing economic data

4/23/15 Market Recap: Equity markets moved higher yesterday in spite of disappointing economic data and another slew of so-so earnings reports. On the economic front, March new home sales data fell by 11%, the largest percentage drop since 2013. Expectations were higher considering home sales had registered three straight months of significant gains before last …

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Apr 23

Investors are in store for another day of significant earnings releases

4/22/15 Market Recap: Stocks gained yesterday, despite a mixed bag of earnings releases, thanks to encouraging existing homes sales data and positive news out of China for Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA). The Chinese government announced that it would finally open up the bank-card clearing market, a move that would end the monopoly enjoyed by …

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Apr 22

Lack of Economic News & Earnings Releases do little to excite Investors

4/21/15 Market Recap: Stocks closed mostly lower yesterday with a lack of economic news to drive the markets and the day’s earnings releases doing little to excite investors. Several big names reported, including Dow components United Technologies (UTX), DuPont (DD), and Verizon (VZ), with most of the releases showing little to no growth on the …

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Apr 21

Futures are moving higher this morning

4/20/15 Market Recap: The equity markets started the week on a positive note, regaining most of the losses that took place on Friday thanks to a lift from the People’s Bank of China and some positive earnings reports from the likes of Morgan Stanley (MS) and Hasbro (HAS). The PBOC’s move to lower the reserve …

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Apr 20

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Just as Icarus tumbled from the sky, stocks fell sharply on Friday as market participants recognized that their projections of better than forecast earnings – even if as a result of sharp downward revisions – and progress between Greece and its creditors were a bit above reality. Investors were also faced with some …

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Apr 17

Investors have a strong slate of corporate earnings

4/16/15 Market Recap: Markets moved marginally lower yesterday, on a day where most of the major averages didn’t stray too far above or below the neutral line. A batch of positive earnings beats from the likes of Goldman Sachs (GS), American Express (AXP), and Citigroup (C) conflicted with disappointing March housing starts and weekly jobless …

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