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Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 23 2014

Markets are looking to regain their footing

Market Recap: Wednesday started out with the expected low volume, low volatility trading pattern as there was little news for investors to get agitated over. That all changed late morning, as news came across that there had been a terrorist attack in Canada’s capital, Ottawa – the second in three days. One or more gunmen …

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Oct 22 2014

All sectors of the S&P rose

Market Recap: Stocks rallied for a fourth day in a row as the S&P climbed nearly 2% on strong corporate earnings reports and better than forecast economic news. All sectors of the S&P rose on Tuesday, with the economically sensitive materials sector outperforming, while the traditionally defensive consumer staple and utilities sectors underperformed. Commodities were …

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Oct 20 2014

Volatile weeks for equities in over five years

Market Recap: In what turned out to be one of the most volatile weeks for equities in over five years, investors found themselves a bit befuddled as there really was no fundamental reason for any of the violent market action last week. Fears over the Ebola virus, weakening economic conditions in Europe and some saber-rattling …

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Oct 17 2014

QE 4 or not?

Market Recap: Volatility declined on Thursday as investors started coming back to the market and selectively took advantage of the buying opportunity the near 10% sell-off created. Energy, Industrial and Consumer Discretionary shares all fared well on Thursday, as fears over a significant slowdown in the global economy abated. Economic news was mixed, as home-builder …

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Oct 16 2014

Nerve racking volatility over the past few weeks

Market Recap: Selling pressure came to a boil on Wednesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as much as 460 points by 1:30 PM. Weaker than forecast Retail Sales data as well as a down-tick in manufacturing activity, coupled with weak Eurozone data caused markets to plunge over 1 ½% at the open. On …

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