Stock Market

Is The Stock Market Open On Memorial Day 2017?

Financial markets in the U.S., including the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day. A federal holiday in the United States, Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May. It began as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868 when an organization of ...

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Consumer confidence, jobs to highlight packed stock-market week …

Investors will surface from their long weekend to greet a data packed week as stocks push against record levels in a time of fundamental strength but political uncertainty. Stocks on Friday finished relatively flat, but higher for the week, with the both the SP 500 index SPX, +0.03%  and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.08%  eking out records and the ...

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Investors pouring billions into the hottest part of the stock market …

No area of the stock market has been hotter than tech since the election, and it seems investors still haven’t gotten their fill. They poured $1.8 billion into the largest exchange-traded fund tracking the sector on Tuesday, the biggest single-day inflow since September 2010. That jibes with data compiled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch last week, showing that the ...

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records as stock market extends win streak to a 6th day

Getty Images Best Buy has its best day since January 2001. The SP 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at fresh records on Thursday, as U.S. stocks advanced for a sixth straight session, thanks in part to big gains in shares of Best Buy after quarterly results. The SP 500 index SPX, +0.44%  rose 10.68 points, or 0.4%, to finish at ...

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Stock market ticks up as investors await Fed minutes

Bloomberg News Investors were reassured by the Federal Reserve minutes which indicated that the unwinding of the Fed’s balance sheet will likely be slow and cautious. The SP 500 gained ground for a fifth consecutive session Wednesday to close at a record as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting showed broad agreement on plans to begin shrinking the ...

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Watergate And The Stock Market: A Brief Review

I have consumed more political news in the past 18 months than I did in my previous 51 years on this planet.  I know I am not alone in getting drawn in to the events that led up to the U.S. Presidential election and the subsequent barrage of news, views and accusations from all parties and the media.  My interest ...

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Opinion: Is the pullback in the US stock market over?

The answer to the headline is … “maybe.” However, my expectation is that the downside for stocks hasn’t been completed. At the same time, I have to temper any bearish thoughts with the recognition that this is still a bull market, and we have much higher levels (over 2,500 points) on the SP 500 Index SPX, +0.52% to notch in ...

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Stock market set for showdown between bulls and bears

In a landscape devoid of blockbuster earnings and policy catalysts, the stock market is likely to remain vulnerable to political uncertainty, setting the stage for another round of skirmish between the bulls and the bears. And while the outcome of this battle has yet to be known, most analysts believe the optimists have a slight edge. As Savita Subramanian, equity ...

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Stock market bulls are much more intense than bears were during Wednesday’s tumble

The buyers in the stock market are much more aggressive Friday than sellers were during the market’s tumble earlier this week. The NYSE Arms Index, which is a volume-weighted measure of breadth, fell to 0.523. The Arms is used by many to gauge the intensity of buyers and sellers. When buyers are more aggressive, the Arms tends to fall below ...

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