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February 8, 2017

Party Crasher? Watching Crude For Signs of Weakness Flowing Into Equities

Crude is back in the news, with tumbling oil prices hurting the energy sector this week and possibly posing a threat to the broader market.

February 7, 2017

After Lackluster Post-Game Monday, GM Earnings, Europe Set Positive Tone

Did overtime in the big game make investors sleepy on Monday? Maybe Tuesday’s overseas trade and GM earnings could give markets a jolt.

February 6, 2017

Earnings Season Rolls On, But Other Near-Term Catalysts Look A Little Thin

The market put on its rally shoes Friday after a week that featured earnings reports, a Fed meeting and jobs data. What can it do for an encore?

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February 3, 2017

Jobs Report Delivers Big Employment Gains, But Overall Picture Mixed

The big number looks good, but overall, today’s jobs report could be seen as something of a mixed bag. Even so, the market seems to like it.

February 2, 2017

Facebook’s Strong Earnings Follow Apple’s as Market Digests Fed’s Wording

Another afternoon; another earnings report from a big tech company. On Wednesday, it was Facebook (FB) rather than Apple (AAPL).

February 1, 2017

Steady as she goes: Fed leave rates untouched, offers no hint of hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve said in December that it might raise rates three times this year, but didn't happen to mention it in today's statement. Markets appear to think June.

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February 1, 2017

Ringing up the iPhones: Apple's Q1 Helps Re-Charge Market Ahead of Fed

Apple (AAPL) unleashed a zinger of an earnings report late Tuesday that could help set the tone today, especially in the info tech sector. Stock futures tipped higher.

January 31, 2017

Fed in Spotlight As Meeting Starts, But Stay Tuned for AAPL Earnings Later

On a day when the Fed’s latest meeting begins, focus may end up being several thousand miles further west.

January 30, 2017

No Time For Rest as Markets Await Fed Meeting, Host of Earnings, Jobs Data

What would you call a week that features a Fed meeting, a hefty batch of earnings, and a monthly jobs report? Well, it's one of the busiest weeks of the quarter.

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January 27, 2017

A Little Indigestion? Markets Slow Down Amid Slew of Earnings, Economic Data

There’s a lot of earnings and data news to digest this morning, and the markets look like they’re slowing down a little to take it all in after recent record highs.

January 26, 2017

More Than a Number: Rise to 20,000 In Lockstep With Record SPX, Nasdaq Highs

An earnings extravaganza is on tap, with a stew of reports bubbling among key industries one day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) topped 20,000.

January 25, 2017

In the Pipeline: Trump’s Keystone Order Brings New Highs, Economic Optimism

Markets soared to new all-time highs Tuesday, and looked stronger Wednesday morning as well, with Trump's Keystone pipeline order the main instigator.

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January 24, 2017

Stocks Stuck in Trading Range As Additional Trump Policy Details Awaited

Last year may have been the year of the Fed, but this year looks like it could be the year of policy. And recent trading appears to reflect that. A flat open is expected.

January 23, 2017

New President’s Policies Eyed, But Busy Earnings Week Also In Spotlight

Now that Donald Trump is officially our 45th president, we enter the new week with many market participants pondering, “What’s next?” Earnings remain in focus, too.

January 20, 2017

Countdown to Inauguration: Washington Events in Focus As Market Awaits Trump

There’s really only one major story in the markets today: The inauguration of a new U.S. president. Market participants are likely to listen closely to Trump's remarks.

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January 19, 2017

All Eyes on Washington: Inauguration and What Comes Next Both In Focus

Earnings reports, speeches by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and economic data are starting to take a backseat to a big event planned in Washington, D.C. tomorrow.

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