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Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30

Stocks quiet post-Thanksgiving, investors await data

Market Recap 11/27/15: U.S. stocks ended flat in Friday’s shortened post-Thanksgiving session, with investors mostly sitting the day out. Trading volume was extremely light, as is typical for the day after Thanksgiving. Retail stocks were among the most active of the day, with the group mostly falling as investors digested some early signs that the …

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Nov 27

Wall St quiet in shortened session, investors watch Black Friday

Market Recap 11/25/15: U.S. stocks ended flat on Wednesday, with investors reluctant to make big bets going into the Thanksgiving holiday. The day’s trading was light, as it is expected to be on Friday, when markets will reopen for a shortened session. The day’s economic data was mixed, with jobless claims falling more than expected …

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Nov 25

Wall St quiet ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Market Recap 11/24/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, lifted as geopolitical uncertainty caused a spike in oil prices, which in turn boosted energy stocks. The uncertainty same after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, spurring tension between the countries. While concerns over the situation initially weighed on markets, the impact on commodities spurred a reversal …

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Nov 24

Wall St dips on geopolitical uncertainty, ahead of data

Market Recap 11/23/15:   U.S. stocks fell modestly on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following last week’s strong advance. Healthcare stocks were among the weakest of the day, with Pfizer (PFE) dropping after it officially announced a massive $160 billion takeover bid for Allergan (AGN). Separately, existing home sales …

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Nov 23

Wall St dips after coming off strongest week of 2015

Market Recap 11/20/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with major indexes notching their best week of 2015 and the Dow returning to positive territory for the year. Consumer discretionary stocks were among the biggest gainers on the day, boosted after Nike (NKE) raised its dividend and announced a two-for one stock split, news that sent …

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Nov 19

Wall St rises in wake of Fed minutes, December hike expected

Market Recap 11/18/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as evidence grew that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates at its December meeting, which investors took as a sign of confidence in the economy. Minutes from the Fed’s October meeting, which were released Wednesday afternoon, pointed to December, with multiple Fed officials expressing confidence that …

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Nov 18

Caution reigns amid terror fears, ahead of Fed minutes

Market Recap 11/17/15:   U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains after a soccer match in Europe was called off over fears of a bombing, adding to the geopolitical fears that have risen since Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris. While Wall Street hasn’t dropped because of the attack, with investors viewing it as …

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Nov 17

Stocks rally, ECB seen increasing stimulus in wake of attacks

Market Recap 11/16/15: U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the S&P 500 posting its best session in three weeks after French air strikes in Syria prompted a sharp rise in oil prices, which in turn lifted energy shares. The strikes came in response to Friday’s deadly terrorist attack in Paris, which had major indexes trading …

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Nov 16

Wall St flat; investors digest recent losses, Paris attacks

Market Recap 11/13/15: U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, with major indexes suffering their worst weekly decline since August and the S&P 500 returning to negative territory for the year. Sentiment was hurt by a weaker-than-expected read on retail sales, which suggests the consumer could be struggling at a time when the Federal Reserve seems likely …

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Nov 13

Wall St continues to struggle amid rate hike expectations

Market Recap 11/12/15: U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday, with major indexes suffering their biggest one-day decline since late September as investors continued to bet that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates at its December meeting. This view was bolstered by last week’s jobs report and received further support after New York Fed President William …

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