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Fed holds fire on rates, avoids stock market shock

x Embed x Share The Fed held its key interest rate steady Wednesday at 0.4% It said the case for a hike “has strengthened.” Most officials expect an increase later in 2016 Fed policymakers last raised the rate in December Before that, it had been 9 years since the last rate hike WIBBITZ Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed ...

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Stock Market News for September 20, 2016

Increase in oil prices and strong rise in home-builder confidence had a positive impact on key U.S. indexes. However, benchmarks closed mostly unchanged on Monday as investors refrained from making big bets ahead of the two-day policy meetings of the Fed and Bank of Japan (BOJ) starting today. For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure ...

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Brace Yourself for a Rocky Week in the Stock Market

The stock market got off to a decent start Monday morning, with the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 100 points at the open. Consider this the calm before the storm. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee will meet to determine whether the economy is healing fast enough to raise short-term interest rates—something the ...

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The Stock Market Mind Game: Why It’s Important Not to Panic

The Dow Jones stock index dropped nearly 400 points last Friday, unsettling investors who have much of their wealth tied up in equities. Some investors are tempted to pull their money out of the market amid such volatility, fearing a coming downturn and wanting to protect their stakes. While that impulse is natural, most financial advisors counsel against rash moves, pointing out ...

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Apple accounted for most of the stock market’s gains this week

The sharp jump in Apple’s shares also helped lift semiconductor stocks. Supplier Skyworks gained nearly 14 percent for the week, its best since April 2014. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) gained 4.2 percent for its best week since late May. With the gains in Apple, semiconductor stocks and the biotech sector, the Nasdaq composite outperformed, jumping 2.3 percent for ...

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Zombies May Be Prowling The Stock Market

ENLARGE The Republican nominee for president is just the latest to criticize the easy money policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. Donald Trump is at the populist end of the critics: low rates, he fretted this week, penalize savers. Well, yes: Part of the point is to discourage saving and encourage consumption. More coherent critics worry ...

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This Viagra Stock Market Packs A Punch!

We find ourselves here yet again. With a stock market that is being propped up by stimulus. Just as miraculously as that baby blue pill works, stocks do the same. If the Federal Reserve continues to thrust cheap money upon the economy through artificially low interest rates, or QE as in the past, it will have the same effect as ...

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Stock Market Today: Apple’s Worst-Kept Secret

Volatility is back on the stock market. After 50 straight sessions that failed to produce an index swing of 1% or more, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) and the SP 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) each notched their third such movement in as many days. Both indexes fell by nearly 1.5% to essentially erase Monday’s gains. Image Source: Getty. Today’s stock market Data source: ...

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Barclays CEO Staley expects more stock market volatility when Fed hikes rate

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