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Beware of the curse of the number 7 in the stock market

MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto Lucky number seven may turn out to be a curse for the stock market. Trading in stocks is a numbers game. Buy low, sell high. Are valuations too extreme? How many more years can this bull market run? But the one number that investors may have to start paying attention to is 7, a numeral that according ...

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Opinion: This stock-market signal says the rate of gains is about to pick up

The stock market has been going straight up. And a new signal has just been given, showing that it’s possible that you haven’t seen anything yet. Let’s start with a chart to understand this. Chart Please click here for the chart, which compares the SP 500 ETF SPY, +0.04% with momentum ETF MTUM, -0.10% Notice the rate at which the ...

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Stock-market benchmarks ring up records as Morgan Stanley fosters buying spirits

U.S. stock-index gauges on Wednesday carved out fresh all-time highs, with the Dow joining the SP 500 and Nasdaq at records. Better-than-expected results from Morgan Stanley helped to reaffirm optimism about the current economy and earnings season—factors crucial to supporting current levels considered lofty. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.31% rose 66.02 points, or 0.3%, to close at a ...

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The US stock market is the world’s most expensive

There’s nothing new about U.S. stock market investors fretting about valuations on Wall Street, but they still may not fully realize how pricey things have gotten relative to the rest of the globe. According to StarCapital Research, the U.S. has the least affordable equity market in the world, coming in last among the 40 countries and regions it analyzed on ...

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Stock market needs Congress to bolster animal spirits, says Morgan …

iStockphoto Progress on the tax front could stoke animal spirits, says Morgan Stanley. Expectations for strong corporate earnings and a rosy economic outlook have propelled the U.S. stock market to multiple records in recent weeks. But for stocks to make the next leg higher, Congress will have to get its act together and get the policy ball rolling, according to ...

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The big stock-market drivers this week: Earnings and central banks

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Stock market poised to ride stellar earnings to new heights …

Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection Potentially blockbuster earnings could turbocharge the stock market. Another quarter of stellar earnings could juice an already primed stock market, pushing key indexes to new records in coming weeks. Wall Street analysts are forecasting earnings to grow near double digits as corporations beat expectations, putting second-quarter results on pace to be among the best since fourth-quarter ...

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The Stock Market Is Believing the Fed — for Now

The interest rate increases are not “negative or problematic yet,” said Erik Knutzen, chief investment officer of multi-asset class investing at Neuberger Berman. But “if economic growth and inflation continue to come in very soft and potentially roll over, it’s possible that the Fed will engage in a policy mistake.” A widely followed, continually updated forecast of national economic output ...

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Stock market has changed, says Balyasny Asset Management …

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The stock market has changed, and investors are going to have to sharpen their wits. That’s according to Dmitry Balyasny, the managing partner at the billion-dollar hedge fund Balyasny Asset Management. The firm managed $12.6 billion in hedge-fund assets at the start of the year, according to the Hedge Fund Intelligence Billion Dollar Club ranking. Balyasny wrote ...

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The stock market may not be able to defy gravity for much longer

iStockphoto The stock market may be poised for a big fall. History is not on the market’s side. U.S. stocks have gone over a year without a major drawdown, prompting some strategists to predict a swoon that could shave as much as 5% off of the SP 500. Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial, is among those who ...

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