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Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 31 2014

Time For Market Bears To Hibernate Once Again

Market Recap: Strong third quarter GDP data, which came in at an impressive +3.5%, caused some investors to fear that the Fed would raise rates sooner than expected (sound familiar?) – causing pre-market futures to fall slightly. But earning came to the rescue – today it was Visa’s (V) turn, which rallied more than 10%, …

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Oct 30 2014

Better Economic Conditions

Market Recap: Markets sold off slightly on Wednesday as there were few surprises in the FOMC announcement. As expected, the Federal Reserve announced the end of Quantitative Easing (QE), and maintained its pledge to keep interested rates low “for an extended period of time.” Dr. Yellen indicated in her press conference that the Fed saw …

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Oct 29 2014

Long Awaited Fed Meeting

Market Recap:   Investors ignored weaker than forecast Durable Goods orders and a slower rise in home prices and instead focused on corporate earnings and strong consumer sentiment ahead of Wednesday’s Fed minutes release and Chairwoman’s conference. All sectors of the S&P climbed, with Industrials and Energy shares gaining most, while the traditionally defensive Consumer …

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Oct 28 2014

Expect a Relatively Muted Session

Market Recap:   It was a wait and see day on Wall Street as market participants mostly stayed on the sidelines ahead of earnings reports and this week’s key FOMC meeting where the Fed is expected to announce an end to QE (Quantitative Easing). Stocks were little changed on Monday as the economically sensitive Energy …

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Oct 24 2014

Next Week’s Market Moving Events


Market Recap: While major market indexes rose sharply on Thursday, it wasn’t an “all-clear” for investors as telecom shares and consumer staple stocks fell, while healthcare and technology shares rose nearly 2%. Strong earnings by Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year outlook, lifted investor’s spirits causing the Dow to gain as much as 300 points …

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