Stock Market

After selloff, stock market in search of stability

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, a tough day for the Dow, which tumbled 264 points. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 515022399 ORIG FILE ID: 456098486 Like a boxer that’s taken too many punches, the U.S. stock market is on the ropes and playing rope-a-dope with the dreaded ...

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A Stock Market Pullback Should Fuel The Next Leg Of This Secular Bull Market

Many analysts believe that we are likely (perhaps long overdue) to experience a pullback in the short term as opposed to a more severe market correction or even a stock market crash. The differences between these three down market cycles are critical when defining and implementing an appropriate, complementary investment strategy. A stock market “pullback” is defined as a decline ...

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Apple Bites Stock Market

A stumble by Apple set off the worst rout in the stock market since July on Thursday. Apple dropped nearly 4 percent following its announcement late Wednesday that it had pulled a software update which prevented users from making phone calls. Other technology stocks also slumped. The selling started early and picked up strength in the afternoon. By the close ...

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Why ISIS Hasn’t Scared the Stock Market

Airstrikes in Syria, warnings of an ISIS attack at home, ongoing tensions with Russia: Geopolitical risks have clearly been rising … and yet the stock market has not fallen far from its record highs. Yes, the SP 500 had its worst day since early August on Monday and continued its slide for a third straight session on Tuesday. But the ...

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Stock Market Reversal Signs Intensify

The seemingly non-stop stock market rise looks like it is ending. After July’s first disappointing fundamental news (retail and new home sales) temporarily halted its rise, the stock market cruised higher with August’s vacation-inspired gains that carried through last week. But facts are facts and the ever-weakening fundamental factors combined with ever-worsening technical risks appear to have finally grabbed hold. ...

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The Stock Market Has Fewer Reasons to Rise

Stocks and bonds are telling different stories about the future of the U.S. economy — a contrast that is becoming harder to reconcile as the Federal Reserve gradually removes its support for the recovery. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average registered five straight days of gains to reach another record high — a trend that would typically reflect an ...

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As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

NEW YORK — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday, in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba gained $25.89 to end at $93.89. By the end of ...

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Retiring Soon? Don’t Cash Out of the Stock Market Yet

Source: frankel.house.gov. The SP 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC  ) has nearly tripled since the market lows of 2009, and that index hit its all-time high earlier this month. That’s wonderful news for anyone who stuck with it throughout the turmoil that preceded that tremendous run, but it leaves those who are in or near retirement in quite a predicament. The key question ...

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Alibaba, quadruple-witching set to fire up the stock market

Scotland’s referendum may finally be behind us, but the only thing that will get in the way of the result dominating the news flow again today is Alibaba. That’s a lot to ask of a company that, earlier this week, almost nobody had even heard of, much less considered as an investment. So expect a two-pronged news flow throughout the ...

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Who’s getting rich off the stock market?

The United States is enjoying one of the best stock market surges in its history. But the phenomenal gains in recent years are going mostly to white, college-educated individuals who are already pretty well off. Only 49% of Americans have any money in stocks at all, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. That figure includes everyone invested ...

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