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‘Best of stock market is behind us,’ Wells Fargo’s Chris Harvey urges investors to seek protection

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Stock market pulls back from all-time highs

U.S. stocks traded marginally lower on Wednesday, retreating from all-time highs set during the previous session as investors searched for catalysts that could breathe new life into the rally. Some analysts suggested a mild pullback is a function of days of solid gains that propelled stocks to record levels. The SP 500 SPX, -0.03%  was off by 4 points, or ...

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Dow rises along with the rest of the stock market, but McDonald’s eats into rally

U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday traded modestly higher, but gains were capped by declines in technology, health-care and consumer-staples stocks after a brisk, broad-market runup in the previous session. The SP 500 set a fresh all-time, intraday high, marked by a resurgence in buying on Wall Street, though some of that enthusiasm has cooled in late-morning trade. Investors also awaited ...

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GOLDMAN SACHS: 2 big reasons the stock market is safe from a correction

Goldman Sachs says stock traders have little to fear — for now. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Clients of Goldman Sachs can’t stop asking about the possibility of a major stock market downturn. And can you really blame them for worrying? After all, it’s been 14 months since the SP 500 has seen a 5% sell-off and 19 months since a full-blown ...

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Trifecta Stocks: Bracing for the Stock Market’s Own Hurricane Season

The following is an excerpt from Trifecta Stocks Weekly Roundup sent to subscribers on Sept. 8. Click here to learn about this dynamic portfolio and market information service. Hurricanes and Washington, D.C. took center stage this week, and surprisingly, despite both news events, the overall stock market held up arguably better than expected even as companies started issuing Hurricane Irma-related ...

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Stock Market Sector Winners And Losers Have A Story To Tell

One of the many things I find fascinating about the stock market is how if you listen carefully, it tells you a story. At times that is a story of encouragement when despair is everywhere. Other times, it screams at you to keep your perspective and not get greedy. I think that latter message is what the market is whispering ...

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The Key To Avoiding A Fall Stock Market Correction

Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg Semiconductor stocks, which tend to lead the U.S. stock market both higher and lower, have recently made an abrupt and unexpected upward reversal which, if it holds, is likely to lead the broad market to new all time highs by year end.  If this bullish reversal fails to follow through over the next week or so, however, ...

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Insurers eyeing big hurricane losses push stock market down slightly

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Thursday, pulled down by insurers and other financial companies as investors weighed the prospects of big losses for the sector from Hurricane Irma. The storm, which hammered the northern Caribbean, was projected to hit Florida this weekend. Healthcare and technology companies were among the biggest gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard Poor’s 500 index ...

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Stock market climbs, tries to shake off North Korea, Hurricane, geopolitical woes

U.S. stock benchmarks traded tentatively higher Wednesday, as Wall Street attempted to power beyond a barrage of headwinds, including lingering concerns over North Korea, a “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Irma, doubts about President Donald Trump’s business-friendly agenda and news that a key Federal Reserve official is resigning. A reading on services activity, meanwhile, came in better than expected, providing an added ...

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Stock Market September Warning

A constructive jobs report last Friday, in that it seemed to keep the Fed at-bay while still showing a healthy economy, is quickly overshadowed this week by the rise to tangible status of a previously intangible factor. The threat of a North Korea event catalyst has gained weight after a significant nuclear test over the weekend, and a series of ...

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