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Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 31

Wall St edges up in final trading day of 2015

Market Recap 12/30/15: U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, as forecasts for a short winter underlined the concern that crude oil would see tepid demand for a protracted period. Energy shares were the weakest of the day, extending a trend that has persisted throughout 2015. Because of weak oil demand out of China and over-supply issues, …

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Dec 30

Wall St falls after bearish IMF comments

Market Recap 12/29/15:   U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with strength in large-cap technology names leading the way higher. Apple (AAPL) shares jumped, with the tech titan rebounding after a recent period of weakness, while Amazon (AMZN) surged after reporting strong membership growth for its Prime service, a sign of strong demand in the holiday …

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Dec 29

Wall St edges up, trading volumes to remain anemic

Market Recap 12/28/15:  U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, with energy shares leading the decline as crude oil prices continued their recent downward trajectory. Equities have been closely correlated to the price of oil of late, with investors concerned that the slump in prices – brought on by both low demand and oversupply – could …

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Dec 28

Wall St lower with oil oversupply a concern

Market Recap 12/24/15: U.S. stocks ended the shortened Christmas Eve session mostly flat on Thursday, with the day’s action quiet going into a market holiday. While jobless claims fell more than expected in the latest week, a positive sign for the labor market, energy shares snapped a three-day winning streak, which put a cap on …

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Dec 24

Wall St quiet in shortened holiday session

Market Recap 12/23/15:   U.S. stocks rallied for a third straight session on Wednesday, with energy shares leading on the day as a rebound in oil prices boosted positive sentiment in a thinly traded session. Energy shares have been the weakest sector of the year by far, pressured by weak demand out of China and persistent …

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Dec 23

Futures edge up ahead of holidays, data awaited

Market Recap 12/22/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with indexes climbing in a broad rally in the wake of a strong read on economic growth. The latest measure of GDP showed the U.S. economy expanded by 2 percent in the third quarter, a bullish read that came despite weak oil prices and uncertainty over …

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Dec 22

Wall St looks to data in quiet holiday week

Market Recap 12/21/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Monday, lifted by gains in hospital and large-cap tech shares, though trading was mostly quiet at the start of a holiday-shortened week. Action will likely continue to be limited through the end of 2015, as there are fewer news events scheduled that are expected to drive markets. …

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Dec 21

Futures edge up in holiday-shortened week

Market Recap 12/18/15: U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with indexes suffering a negative week as crude oil prices continued to weigh on the overall market. Stocks have been closely correlated with the price of oil of late, and the commodity’s drop of more than 2 percent this week raised new concerns about whether low demand and …

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Dec 18

Wall St falls, volatility could be elevated at end of week

Market Recap 12/17/15: U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, snapping a three-day streak of gains as oil prices suffered another down day and pressured energy stocks. The decline came a day after the Federal Reserve slightly raised interest rates, sparking a broad rally as the move was seen as an indication of improvement economic growth. However, …

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Dec 17

Stocks rally in the wake of the Fed decision

Market Recap 12/16/15: U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, with equities rallying in a broad advance after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, as had been widely expected. While the prospect of higher rates have spurred elevated market volatility since early November, the move was taken as an …

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