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Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 19 2014

Strong rally as geopolitical tensions

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Market Recap: Stocks kicked off the week with a strong rally as geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine eased and word spread that Kurdish soldiers had secured a large portion of land surrounding Iraq’s largest dam, effectively pushing back ISIS and greatly reducing the risk of the terrorist group blowing up the dam and flooding …

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Aug 18 2014

Markets could experience additional volatility this week

Market Recap: Stocks were volatile but generally higher last week, as investors concerns over geopolitical events were pitted against relatively strong economic data and better than forecast earnings reports. For the week, the S&P climbed just under 1%, with most sectors in positive territory. Looking Ahead: With earnings season coming to a close, and with …

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Aug 15 2014

Stocks climb out of the gate

Market Recap: Stocks climbed out of the gate on Thursday and after a choppy first hour of trading settled to close up about 1/3%. Biotech stocks continued their rebound and led markets higher, as most sectors of the S&P gained ground. Energy shares fell, as did oil and gasoline prices after Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Aug 14 2014

Volatility back to the forefront

Market Recap: Investors shrugged off a slightly disappointing July retail sales report, instead focusing on positive earnings and the improving economic environment. Stocks climbed out of the gate on Wednesday, ending the day near their highs – up over ½%, with the NASDAQ climbing just over 1%. All sectors of the S&P were higher with …

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Aug 13 2014

Stocks vacillated near flat

Market Recap: Stocks vacillated near flat for most of the day, as a lack of news ahead of Wednesday’s deluge of data and earnings kept many market participants on the sidelines. Sectors of the S&P were mostly lower as Financials and Telecom shares were the only sectors in positive territory. Commodities were mostly lower as …

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