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Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 28 2014

Stocks climb to yet another record on Wednesday

Market Recap: Stocks climbed to yet another record on Wednesday, marking the 31st new all-time high reached by the S&P 500 this calendar year. Gains were muted as investors weighed positive economic news against rising geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Moreover, volume slowed to a trickle as many market participants are away on holiday. …

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Aug 26 2014

All 10 sectors of S&P were high

Market Recap: The S&P 500 crossed 2,000 for the first time in its history on Monday, before closing slightly off the record level (read our interview in The Financial Times here). Abating geopolitical fears were the principal factors causing investors to push major indexes to new highs, as M&A activity continues and overall economic data …

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Aug 25 2014

Equity futures point to a higher open

Market Recap: In spite of Friday’s minimal losses for equity indexes, markets had their best week since early July, with sectors of the S&P gaining nearly 1% for the week. Better than forecast economic data, strong earnings and an overall improving outlook all helped overcome geopolitical fears. In spite of the gains, investors are advised …

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Aug 22 2014

Next Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks inched higher on Thursday as investors mulled better than forecast economic data ahead of the annual Jackson Hole meeting by Central Bankers and highly anticipated speeches by U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and ECB President Mario Draghi. Major indexes gained around ¼% with 7 out of ten sectors of the S&P rising …

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Aug 21 2014

S&P continues its march towards 2,000

Market Recap: Stocks continued their climb on Wednesday, rising for a third day in a row as economic news remained positive and the FOMC minutes indicated a further dovish stance by the voting members. However, dissent regarding the timing of the first interest rate hike continues to grow, with more FOMC members and Fed Governors …

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