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Here’s What to Say When You Don’t Know Why the Stock Market Fell

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Stock Market Puts Investors on Hedge

Insurance seems like a waste of money right up until the accident. For investors, the accident was in full swing Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging and a flight-to-quality bid driving the 10-year Treasury’s yield below 2% at one point, the first time it breached that level in over a year. The cost of insurance was rising, too, ...

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Why the stock market sell-off may be nearing an end

Earnings season, meanwhile, just kicked off with major banks reporting mixed results Tuesday, and Intel releasing positive after-the-bell results. Intel gained more than 2 percent in late trading, and stock futures were higher. Earnings expected ahead of Wednesday’s open include Bank of America, BlackRock, Charles Schwab, KeyCorp, Commerce Bancshares, PNC, MGIC Investment and St. Jude Medical. American Express, Netflix, Las ...

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Stock Market Correction’s Step 1 Is Complete, Now To Step 2

The first step in a correction phase is now complete. That first step involves shifting from confident bullishness to uncertainty. Evidence of the shift is in The Wall Street Journal articles: From October 1’s “Investors See Reasons To Jump Into Stocks” to October 11’s “Dow Erases Gains for the Year – Tumultuous Week Shatters Market Calm as Global Growth Fears ...

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U.S. Futures Slip After Three-Week Stock Market Decline

U.S. index futures slipped, signaling more equity declines following a three-week selloff that last week sent stocks to the lowest level since May. December contracts on the Standard Poor’s 500 Index dropped 0.4 percent to 1,886.3 at 9:19 a.m. Tokyo time, slipping beneath their lowest level in August. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 0.4 percent. Federal Reserve ...

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Bears Stalk the ‘Goldilocks’ Stock Market

Investors were taken on another white-knuckle ride last week, as stocks posted wide back-to-back gains and losses. Unexpectedly weak economic news out of Germany helped pull the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1.6% on Tuesday, its sharpest one-day decline since July. Then on Wednesday the Dow rocketed back 1.6%—its biggest gain of the year—on news suggesting that worries about Europe ...

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A Key Indicator For This Stock Market: The ‘US Adviors’ Sentiment Report’

Investors Intelligence has published the “US Advisors’ Sentiment Report” for over fifty years. Released each Wednesday, it is unique among sentiment surveys by providing an objective view of investment newsletter authors’ bullishness and bearishness. While the report generally falls into the non-actionable, “that’s interesting” category, there are times when its results are especially valuable. Today’s stock market is one of ...

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Do Not Trust Stock Market’s Bounce – Fed Minutes Highlight Problems, Not …

There is nothing so twitchy as traders tending large short positions. With the market’s current downtrend, there are plenty of them out there. A whiff of optimism (or less pessimism) can send them racing for the exits. Does that mean they threw in with the bull camp and took on long positions? Perhaps, but probably not. First, the traders know ...

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Stock Market: This Correction Can Become A Bear Market

The stock market has taken on a new face. Broad fundamental uncertainties and worries (beyond employment and housing) are getting more notice and growing in significance. Stocks and indexes are breaking through their bull market patterns and barriers, ramping up technical concerns. Therefore, we cannot assume this is the hoped-for bull market correction. While that would be desirable, this shaky ...

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Brazil Stock Market Gains Not Entirely Political

Voters of Social Democrat Aécio Neves might cheer the recent rise in the Brazilian stock market as a testament to his real shot at becoming president, but there is more to Bovespa’s recent 10% gain than politics. “The election results have had an immediate and strong impact on the market, as we can see, but this is only momentary and ...

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