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May 9, 2017

What’s Next, Market? Record High Indices, Low Volatility As Catalysts Retreat

Records are made to be broken, but what happens now with key indices at new all-time highs? It’s unclear what sort of catalyst might keep the elevators going up.

May 8, 2017

Vive La France! Election Over, So Earnings and Economic Data Back In Spotlight

Markets charged up to record or near-record highs Friday ahead of the French election. With voting over, the focus is on retailer results and inflation data.

May 5, 2017

That’s More Like It: Broad-Based April Job Gains Help Ease Economic Concerns

Today’s strong jobs report could give the market some relief from recent concerns about soft economic numbers and give the Fed more leeway to raise rates.

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May 4, 2017

Fear Retreats For Now After Fed Statement Soothes, But Jobs, French Vote Loom

Soothing language from the Fed is helping put the “fear trade” into retreat. The dollar is up, gold is getting plastered, and stocks look stronger as well.

May 3, 2017

What Fed Decision? Markets Barely Blink as Fed Steers Steady Interest Rate Path

There was little anticipation that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates today; statement notes slowing 1Q growth as 'transitory'

May 3, 2017

Fed Takes Spotlight After Apple’s iPhone Sales Miss, with Jobs Data in Wings

It’s decision day at the Fed even as the market buzzes over Apple’s slightly disappointing earnings. Facebook (FB) reports later Wednesday.

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May 2, 2017

Apple Watch: All Eyes on iPhone Maker, But Don’t Forget Auto Sales, Fed Mtg

Apple’s (AAPL) results may grab the headlines today, but auto sales and a Fed meeting also compete for attention.

May 1, 2017

Looking for Action? Plenty Ahead, Including Fed, Jobs Data, Facebook, Apple

Anyone who likes a lot of action can start right here. This coming week promises a smorgasbord, testing the market’s mettle with indices at or near record highs.

April 28, 2017

Earnings in Control: Corporate Strength May Outweigh Geopolitical, GDP News

The earnings train continues to click along, perhaps putting concerns about geopolitics and a weak GDP report on the back-burner.

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April 27, 2017

More Earnings Fun Ahead, But Market Still Buzzing Over Taxes, D.C. Policy

Earnings news dominates as a veritable stew of major firms serve up quarterly results. But policy issues, including buzz about the Trump tax plan, remain in the headlines.

April 26, 2017

Tweet This: Twitter Beats Estimates As Firm’s Most Famous User Unveils Tax Plan

Twitter earnings beat estimates and Trump unveils his tax plan after two days of sharp market gains to record or near-record highs.

April 25, 2017

Counting to 6,000: Nasdaq Nears Key Milestone as Relief Rally Marches On

For the first time in more than 17 years, the Nasdaq has a new big-round number in its sights: 6,000. The relief rally continues from yesterday.

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April 24, 2017

Spell Out Relief: French Vote Gives Lift But Tax Reform, Earnings Now In Focus

A relief rally looks likely Monday after the French centrist candidate made it to the next round of voting. European stock indices and the euro scampered higher.

April 21, 2017

Earnings Tailwind, Tax Hopes Give Boost, But Caution Seen Ahead of France Vote

After stumbling through much of March and early April seeking a positive catalyst, the stock market seems to have found one: Strong earnings.

April 20, 2017

Earnings Overdrive: Q1 Results Wrestle With Geopolitics, Oil For Prominence

It’s an earnings extravaganza today on Wall Street, with the market likely to focus on quarterly results from a number of big names.

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April 19, 2017

Hitting Refresh: Strong Morgan Stanley Q1 Eases Fears, But Volatility Remains

A blowout quarter from Morgan Stanley (MS) appears to be soothing investors still reeling after yesterday’s surprise miss by Goldman Sachs (GS).

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