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Steven W. Poser
27 Okt, 2011 | 12:44 PM
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In "Is the Equity Market Really More Volatile? – Part 1”, we introduced you to a very simple measure of volatility, by reviewing how often the Dow Jones Industrials Average changes by several discrete sizes on a day-to-day basis. We found that the recent August-September period, although volatile, was in line with many other periods in the past, and does not even rank all that high, if we consider the markets going back to the Great Depression. ...
Courtney Raio
26 Okt, 2011 | 04:39 PM
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Markets closed higher, near session highs, recovering most of yesterday’s losses in today’s session. The Dow closed up 162 points as investors reacted to details about the EFSF agreement leaked out of today’s summit of Euro leaders, good earnings, as well as encouraging economic reports. ...
Courtney Raio
25 Okt, 2011 | 04:48 PM
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Markets closed lower, breaking a three session winning streak. The Dow closed down over 200 points after investors were spooked by conservative outlook from companies reporting earnings. Concerning headlines ahead of tomorrow’s summit of European leaders to address the debt crisis and data that continues to show weakness in the U.S.economy added to the ill feelings. ...
Courtney Raio
24 Okt, 2011 | 04:40 PM
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Markets closed higher, continuing the rally from last week as investors remained optimistic through the European leaders’ meetings to discuss the EFSF over the weekend. The Dow closed up 104 points after NY Fed President Dudley would not rule out a third round of quantitative easing, and despite conflicting PMI data from Europe and China. ...
Courtney Raio
21 Okt, 2011 | 04:42 PM
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Markets closed higher for the second straight day, as investors go into the weekend optimistic that European leaders can make progress reaching an agreement to settle the terms of the bailout fund. The Dow closed out the week up 1.4% and the S&P also ended the week up 1.1%. ...
Courtney Raio
20 Okt, 2011 | 04:51 PM
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