Stock Market

Stock Market Extends Rally After Long Weekend

Most world markets are trading at fresh six-year highs. Europe followed our lead from Friday and played some catch-up. Asia is mixed but the Nikkei started to act better last week. China (FXI) has been moving very well since May 12 at $35. There has been lots of constructive movement the last two weeks to support the recent move. I know, ...

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The stock market is sleepwalking to record highs

By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The three main U.S. stock benchmarks are finally positive for the year, and the SP 500 closed Friday at a record above 1,900. So where are the rally caps? In the thin trading ahead of the holiday weekend, some strategists were more focused on the holding pattern stocks seem bound to, blaming ...

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Marathon students beat all others in South Florida in Stock Market Game

Marathon High School juniors Kevin Rivadeneyra and Melanie Lopez-Menendez earned a combined $19,691 in just 10 weeks trading on the New York Stock Exchange this semester. It was hypothetical money, but the pair’s market savvy was good enough to earn them first place among 390 stock portfolios from 20 different South Florida schools in the long-running Stock Market Game sponsored ...

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In the stock market, timing is everything

Tweet Google Pin It Published: May 23, 2014 10:58 AM By JILL SCHLESINGER  askjill@jillonmoney.com Investors underperform for a simple reason: They jump in and out at the worst moments. Above, the Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 5, 2011. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images) My stomach sank when I read this headline: “Retirement Investors Flock ...

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Stocks rise for second day, small caps lead way: Stock market live blog recap

Today’s modest gains on the SP 500 are led by consumer discretionary stocks, which are in turn boosted by retailers. SPDR SP Retail ETF is up 1.3%. Other big winners among consumer discretionary sector: Dollar Tree /quotes/zigman/109619/delayed /quotes/nls/dltr DLTR  +7.9% Best Buy /quotes/zigman/219712/delayed /quotes/nls/bby BBY  +5.7% Chipotle /quotes/zigman/395806/delayed /quotes/nls/cmg CMG  +2.9% Lowe’s /quotes/zigman/232508/delayed /quotes/nls/low LOW +2.8% Wynn Resorts /quotes/zigman/88601/delayed /quotes/nls/wynn ...

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You should fear ‘the banksters,’ not the stock market

y colleague Ryan Cooper argues that one key factor in millennials missing out on the current stock market boom is distrust in the financial system. Like very many millennials, he is apprehensive about becoming an investor, and cites numerous financial scandals from the past five years as events that have influenced this view: I hear “we’ll help you design the ...

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Dow ends at lowest level in 3 weeks as Plosser, retailers weigh: stock market …

Top 5 decliners on the SP 500 – all retail stocks: Staples /quotes/zigman/78299/delayed /quotes/nls/spls SPLS -13% Urban Outfitters /quotes/zigman/55244/delayed /quotes/nls/urbn URBN  -8.4% TJX Companies /quotes/zigman/243683/delayed /quotes/nls/tjx TJX  -7.1% Best Buy /quotes/zigman/219712/delayed /quotes/nls/bby BBY  -5.8% PetSmart /quotes/zigman/54520/delayed /quotes/nls/petm PETM  -5.1%

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Stock market’s biggest risk is scared consumers

By Jeff Reeves Bloomberg Enlarge Image The stock market, while having seesawed last week, is close to a record high. Investors want to believe that more gains are possible and that the U.S. economy is on the right track. Still, though things are looking up, there are bound to be bumps along the road to recovery. And one of the ...

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Stock Market Stability – The Calm Before… Sunny Days

The “it’s quiet – too quiet” crowd warns that the market’s calmness is a setup for unwary investors. We’re told that, with too-high values (they’re not) and biotech/tech bubbles bursting (they’re neither bubbles nor bursting), it’s only a matter of time before the stock market cracks. The fundamental outlook that supports this view? Non-existent. Rather, it’s just worrying that when ...

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Solid Advice On How To Be Successful In The Stock Market

There are other principles beyond just buying low price and hoping to sell high. Read on for some tips to help you increase your profits from stock market. The concept of keeping things simple works in numerous realms, including investing in the stock market. Prior to signing with a broker or using a trader, you should always see what fees ...

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