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March 30, 2016

Yellen's Go-Slow Approach Helps Rally Markets to Year's High

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s dovish statements pumped tons of energy into lifeless markets yesterday and again today.

March 29, 2016

All Eyes on Fed's Yellen: What’s Her Take on Economy?

Today, all eyes will be on the Federal Reserve—really on its chairwoman Janet Yellen, who is speaking at the Economic Club of New York.

March 28, 2016

Jobs Report to Highlight Data-Packed Week After Hawkish Fed Talk Chills Rally

Will this coming data-packed week put some punch back into the stock market party that ended abruptly last week?

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March 24, 2016

Could Five-Week Win Streak Be Broken? Street Lower On Weak Oil, Fed Remarks

Pressure continued to stalk the Street early Thursday amid concerns about Fed policy, falling commodity prices, a stronger dollar, and weakness overseas.

March 23, 2016

Oil, Home Sales Data Ahead as Markets Recover From Attacks in Brussels

Stocks were relatively flat early Wednesday after the S&P 500 (SPX) broke its streak of gains yesterday in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

March 22, 2016

Fear Factor Back on Street After Terror Attacks in Brussels

Terror attacks in Brussels early Tuesday brought fear into the U.S. stock market, pushing indices lower and boosting prices of safe-haven assets like gold.

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March 21, 2016

After a Five-Week Romp to 2016 Highs, What’s Next For Equities?

Five straight weeks of gains. It’s been quite a run. Few probably would have believed back in mid-February that such a surge was coming.

March 18, 2016

Can Upward Momentum Continue? Street Higher With Fed Speakers Ahead

With the end of the quarter approaching, U.S. stock indices have reached equilibrium for the year, trading at or near where they finished 2015.

March 17, 2016

Fed Decision Behind, Markets A Little Lower as Overseas Weakness Weighs

A day after the Fed announced it’s keeping interest rates unchanged, a decision that was in line with expectations, stock prices moved slightly lower early Thursday.

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March 16, 2016

Fed Reaction: Markets Embrace Fed’s Dovish Tone

Once again, the Federal Reserve met expectations on interest rates Wednesday afternoon, leaving the Fed funds rate in a range between 0.25% and 0.5%.

March 16, 2016

Fed Ahead: Markets Flat As Street Awaits Afternoon Decision on Rates

It’s Fed day, and markets traded flat ahead of this afternoon’s announcement. Most economists don’t expect the Fed to make any interest rate moves today.

March 15, 2016

Equity Markets Under Pressure Ahead of Fed; Weak Oil, Data Weigh

With the Fed’s two-day meeting starting, weaker economic data coming in and oil prices sinking, stocks came under some early pressure Tuesday.

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March 14, 2016

Week Ahead: U.S. Fed Meeting, Economic Data Highlight Busy Stretch

This coming week is packed with important economic data, meetings of the U.S. Fed and the Bank of Japan, and a quadruple witching, giving investors plenty to digest.

March 11, 2016

Street Celebrates Friday with Early Strength, Helped by Europe, Oil

U.S. stocks began Friday with strength, supported by market rallies in Europe and Asia, rising oil prices, and Thursday's ECB stimulus.

March 10, 2016

Can Strong Move by ECB Boost Stocks? Market Up Early on Stimulus

The Street’s focus Thursday is on Europe, where the ECB announced a 10-basis-point cut in the deposit rate, expanded asset purchases, and cut its key lending rate.

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March 9, 2016

Oil Rebound Propels Street Higher Ahead of Thursday European Bank Meeting

The story so far this year is oil prices locking closely with the stock market, and that was evident again early Wednesday as stocks moved higher after a rebound in oil.

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