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Stock market on track for 3rd gain in a row as North Korea pulls back on Guam threat

U.S. stock-index futures were trading higher Tuesday, pointing to a third straight advance as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea appeared to recede after Kim Jong Un pulled back on his threat to attack Guam. Investors were also waiting for a raft of U.S. data, including a closely watched report on retail sales, which could further dictate market direction. ...

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The Stock-Market Rally Won’t Last Without Some Help

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the global financial crisis that set off the Great Recession. What the then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had characterized as a mere “$50 billion problem” morphed into a plunge in equity values with investors losing trillions of dollars, and a recession that caused unemployment to peak at 10 percent in ...

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Opinion: North Korea may not be the biggest worry for this ailing stock market

Did Thursday’s little jolt of volatility wake you up after months of unusual stock market calm? Better get used to it. You might be tempted to think that the conflict between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was the main cause of the selling. If so, you probably have faith that as soon as this calms down ...

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Why the Dow Isn’t Really the Stock Market

According to data supplied by Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst at S.P. Dow Jones Indices, Boeing accounts for one quarter of the Dow’s entire increase for 2017. That’s almost double Apple’s contribution. Photo Yet Apple is the most valuable company in the entire stock market; its market capitalization is more than $800 billion. Boeing, while hardly small, has a ...

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Opinion: These stock market tremors could trigger a big quake

The shaking is just a tremor — so far. The major U.S. stock indexes have finished down for three days in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.93%  tumbled more than 200 points, or 0.9%, on Thursday, falling below the 22,000 barrier it had only recently broken. The broader SP 500 SPX, -1.45%  lost 1.5% on Thursday while ...

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Cramer tracks the impact of millennials across the stock market

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Investing chatter: Is stock market in a bubble?

x Embed x Share CLOSE Despite the Dow’s record-breaking performance in July, August and September are historically ranked as its worst-performing months. USA TODAY As stock prices keep going up, some investors are worried about a potential market bubble.(Photo: Getty Images) Bubble talk is building on Wall Street. Driving the narrative of a stock market inflating at an unsustainable pace ...

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Trouble is lurking under the surface of the stock market

AP_Images The stock market isn’t performing quite as well as it appears if you strip out the market-cap weightings from the SP 500 A small number of stocks doing a big portion of the lifting for an index can be problematic down the line A weaker-than-expected dollar is also helping bifurcate performance in the US stock market As mega-cap tech goes, ...

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Be afraid — everybody seems to agree on where the stock market is headed

The danger, it seems, is that it feels so obvious. And the obvious, of course, is always a risky proposition in the stock market. But it’s hard to imagine the lack of volatility lingering much longer, especially in the face of … well, everything. Just how calm has it been? The VIX VIX, +1.89% a gauge of expected stock market ...

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A bunch of indicators are warning of ‘a break in the stock market’

Drew Angerer/Getty Alarms are going off even with the stock market at an all-time high. The obvious ones include a degree of complacency illustrated through low volatility and the overall valuation of the stock market. But there are more reasons to be concerned below the surface. Brad Lamensdorf, the portfolio manager of the short-only Ranger Equity Bear ETF, laid out some of ...

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