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Aug 23 2018

8/23/18 Market Notes

Stocks teetered near the flat line with a tilt lower on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off the latest scandal related to President Trump, instead focusing on strong earnings, in particular from Target (TGT) whose shares rose more than 3% on strong sales and foot traffic. 2/3rd of the DOW stocks ended in negative territory as …

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Aug 22 2018

8/22/18 Market Notes

The big headlines came after the market closed within a small fraction of its January record high. All major U.S. stock indexes ended higher as Consumer Discretionary and Telecom shares helped lead the market higher. Strong earnings from the retail sector helped lift shares of Home Depot (HD) and Nike (NKE) by about 1% each, …

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Aug 21 2018

8/21/18 Market Notes

Major U.S. stock indexes ended the day within 1% of their all-time highs, as expectations of renewed trade talks between China and the United States and an absence of new controversy lifted investors’ spirits. The S&P climbed ¼%, bringing the indexes year-to-date return to 6.86%, and while the tech heavy NASDAQ has struggled a bit …

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Aug 20 2018

8/20/18 Market Notes

Stocks are set to pick up where they left off on Friday, as equity futures are pointing to a sharply higher open this Monday morning. Continued optimism that the U.S. and China will make progress in their trade talks and that a prolonged tit-for-tat trade war can be avoided is lifting investor sentiment. The U.S. …

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Aug 17 2018

8/17/18 Market Notes

Word of newly scheduled Shino-American trade talks lifted investor mood and share prices on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 396 points (1.58%) and the S&P 500 gained 0.79%, as sectors of the S&P ended higher. Telecom, consumer staples and utilities rose most, while the technology sector edged up a mere ¼%. Treasury yields …

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