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Stock market closes lower as retail sector slumps, Snap’s stock tanks …

U.S. equity benchmarks on Thursday closed lower, but well off their worst levels of the session, as a clutch of weaker-than-expected earnings reports and lingering concerns that President Donald Trump’s pro-business agenda may face delays sapped buying appetite. Particular weakness in the retail sector, with a popular exchange-traded fund that tracks major retailers — the SPDR SP Retail ETF XRT, ...

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This Stock Market Still Has Room to Run

Some investors are worried that the stock market has peaked. A host of market indicators say otherwise. Market breadth — as measured by the number of stocks still climbing and the percentage of stocks with bullish chart configurations — is still strong. That’s bullish. When the stock market starts to peak, we usually see market breadth…

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The Stock Market Is Weirdly Calm. Here’s a Theory of Why.

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Gundlach makes bearish call on stock market as S&P 500, Nasdaq hit records

Prominent investor Jeff Gundlach offered a bearish call on U.S. stocks on Monday at the closely followed Sohn Investment Conference in New York. Gundlach recommended that investors short — or a bet on a fall in value — the exchange-traded SPDR SP 500 ETF Trust SPY, -0.02% or SPY, which tracks the SP 500 index SPX, +0.00% and invest in ...

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The doctor is in: Yardeni diagnoses stock market with ‘anxiety’ disorder

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Signs abound that the U.S. stock market is headed higher …

Was any of this “long and strong” stuff predictable? The stock market had a certain amount of negative events hurled at it, from Syria and the back-and-forth brinkmanship between North Korea and the Trump administration, to the innumerable mishaps from the White House. Despite all this, plus equities being more than deserving of a pullback, U.S. shares have sloughed it ...

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Stock Market Reaches Record Highs After Positive April Jobs Report

(NEW YORK) — A solid pickup in hiring last month helped push the stock market to record highs Friday. The gains were driven by energy, technology and industrial companies. The Labor Department told investors what they had hoped to hear: employers added more workers last month after a sluggish beginning to the year. Energy companies rose as the price of ...

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Ed Yardeni has a simple reason why stock-market investors are so …

Getty Images Investors say ‘relax’. Investors and the people who write and talk about them have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to make of a resilient but eerily quiet stock market. Longtime bull Ed Yardeni argues that it isn’t so mysterious. “Nothing really terrible or wonderful is happening other than that earnings are rising in ...

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Stock market ends little changed as Fed stands pat on interest rates

Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen didn’t have any surprises for the stock market in May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a tiny gain while other major indexes posted small losses Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left monetary policy unchanged, as expected, and indicated it remains on track to deliver two more rate increases by year-end. The ...

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The stock market is doing even better than you think, and this chart shows why

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