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Parasnand Madho
15 Apr, 2014 | 08:30 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 35 points and S&P futures are trading up 5 points. US equity futures are edging higher ahead of an eventful trading day, with inflation data, several Federal Reserve speakers and a slew of prominent earnings poised to keep investors busy.  Some of today's Q1 corporate reporters include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO), Intel (INTC), and Yahoo! (YHOO). ...
Christian Sanfilippo
14 Apr, 2014 | 04:34 PM
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U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, with the Dow finishing 146 points higher as better results out of banking group and an upside surprise in March retail sales raised sentiment.  All major sectors rose on the S&P 500 with Energy and Technology leading the move higher.  Telecomm and Healthcare were the notable laggards.  Gold and Oil are higher and the dollar rallied after spending several days under pressure.    ...
Christian Sanfilippo
10 Apr, 2014 | 04:31 PM
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Stocks tumbled on Thursday, erasing all gains from the previous two sessions as lackluster corporate news flow cast a shadow over optimistic data from the labor department.  Investors continued to unload technology and biotech names, which were some of the best performers of 2013. All S&P 500 sectors were lower, with Healthcare, Technology, and Discretionary topping declines.  Telecom and Utilities relatively outperformed.  Gold rose and touched a 2-1/2-week high amid a drop in the dollar.   ...
Giuseppe Montefinese
9 Apr, 2014 | 05:08 PM
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Investors pressed their bullish bets on Wednesday, with the Dow gaining 181 points after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent meeting revealed policy makers dropped a jobless-rate target for raising interest rates during a secret meeting in early March.  Most S&P 500 sectors finished higher, with Healthcare and Materials topping gains.  Telecomm and Utilities declined.  Gold and Oil edged higher amid another sharp drop in the dollar.   ...
Giuseppe Montefinese
8 Apr, 2014 | 04:16 PM
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Benchmark US stock indices finished higher amid choppy uneventful trading.  The markets snapped a three day losing streak as investors shrugged off resurging geopolitical concerns surrounding Ukraine and muted economic data around the globe.  On the S&P 500, Utilities and Energy led gains, while Telecomm and Healthcare were the only groups lower.  Gold and Oil surged amid a sharp drop in the dollar.  ...
Giuseppe Montefinese
7 Apr, 2014 | 04:16 PM
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Momentum remained to the downside on Monday with U.S. equities finishing in the red for a third straight day as investors focused on the recent selloff ahead of the start of earnings season.   Defensive sectors Utilities and Staples outperformed, while Discretionary, Materials, and Financials topped declines.  Gold, Crude Oil, and the dollar are lower.      ...