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January 4, 2016

Market Flash: Rough Start to 2016; Jobs Report a Looming Test

U.S. stocks tumbled to start 2016--a drubbing once again at the hands of Chinese news that provides a not-so-gentle reminder about the intimacy between all major markets.

January 4, 2016

Stock Week Ahead: Jobs Report is Likely First Big Test in New Year

Are you ready for a fresh round of market tests in the New Year? Actually, the late-2015 sputter leaves many on Wall Street wondering if a few unresolved market ...

December 30, 2015

S&P 500 Clinging to 2015 Gains, Splashed Again With Volatile Oil

The S&P 500’s (SPX) fight for 2015 gains continues. The bullish spirit took hold in Tuesday’s session, driving the SPX to a 0.8% gain for the year, but the stock ...

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December 29, 2015

Stock Action Remains Pinned to Oil Market’s Whims

Want help with guessing the near-term direction for stocks? Just check in on oil. Stocks look to remain hitched to oil prices for now. As evidence, a retreat for ...

December 28, 2015

Week Ahead: Holiday-Thin Stock Trading Could Focus on Financials, Oil

Stocks twisted between gains and losses in the lead-up to the Christmas break, a pattern that may repeat in coming days. Holiday trading could remain thin ...

December 24, 2015

No Scrooge Here? Stock Market Tries for Cheery Cap to Upbeat Holiday Week

Stock indexes traded mixed in pre-market action but eventually tipped higher, a potentially upbeat wrap to a shortened, but strong, trading stretch ...

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December 23, 2015

Stocks Trying for Day Three of Gains; Mixed Data Clouds Economic Picture

Broad stock measures are trying for a third straight day of gains as volumes continue to thin heading into the Christmas holiday. Vulnerability was apparent ...

December 22, 2015

Stock Market Unpredictability Continues; GDP Trimmed

The typical “Santa Rally” may be in hibernation this year. Stocks were gearing up for another choppy session on Tuesday, struggling to build on Monday’s solid gains ...

December 21, 2015

Stock Market Week Ahead: Oil’s Stain, Data Deluge, SPX 2000

Sinking oil prices sapped what was shaping up to be sharp weekly gains for the broad stock averages early last week, leaving the major averages essentially ...

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December 18, 2015

Stocks Suffer as Oil Market Remains on Slippery Footing

Stocks are stacking up for a wild Friday after continued declines for oil and other commodities smack the equity indexes. Asia wielded its influence as well.

December 17, 2015

Fed Rally or Santa Rally, Stocks are Trying for Day Four of Gains

U.S. stocks were trying for a fourth straight day of gains on Thursday, energized by clarity from the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

December 16, 2015

Market Flash: Stocks Gain as Fed Lifts Rates, Signals Go-Slow Path

Stocks extended tentative gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve bumped up key short-term interest rates for the first time since 2006, a welcome vote ...

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December 16, 2015

Stocks Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting, Market Wants Vote of Confidence

Is today the day? The first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade? We’ve been talking about this Federal Reserve meeting outcome for months. It feels like years.

December 15, 2015

Stocks Look to Recover as Crude Still Holds Sway, Fed Looms

Oil’s influence on stock market direction looks to continue Tuesday. Major indexes are tagged for early gains, building on a late-Monday rebound ...

December 14, 2015

Stock Market Week Ahead: Distracted Fed Faces Big Task

Major stock indexes logged a weekly loss last week, their first in a month, plagued by weakness for energy and materials shares at a time when few ...

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December 11, 2015

Sliding Oil, Budget Hang Up Spells Bad Chemistry on Street Despite Mega Merger

Stocks headed lower early Friday and were on track for weekly losses, under the influence of weaker oil prices and Washington’s budget wrangling.

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