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Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 18 2015

Commodities strengthen, Dollar weakens, Yields rise

Stocks to Watch

Market Recap: Stocks fluctuated near the flat line most of Tuesday, as investors digested positive news from Europe, and weaker than forecast economic data from the U.S. Reuters reported that European finance ministers and Greek officials struck a short-term deal to extend bailout funds for 6 months, reducing the risk of a Greek banking system …

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Feb 13 2015

Next Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks climbed on Thursday as progress with the Greek debt renegotiation helped relieve investor concerns, while the prospect of a new cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia also eased geopolitical tensions. On the economic front, US data was mostly positive but investors really rejoiced on the stronger than expected European GDP data, which was …

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Feb 11 2015

Some good news for investors

Market Recap: Investors received some good news in the form of good corporate earnings on Tuesday, as Coca Cola (KO) and several other blue-chip companies beat analyst estimates. The DJIA rose 0.79%, while the S&P gained just over 1% as all sectors, except for Energy shares, rose. The U.S. dollar rose slightly against major currencies, …

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Feb 09 2015

Investors should remain slightly cautious

Market Recap: It was a heck of a week for investors – particularly those who are overweight in large-cap stocks –  as the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearly 700 points, outpacing the NASDAQ and S&P 500 by more than 1%.  Better than forecast economic news, including an unexpected (although long-awaited) pick-up in hiring by …

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Feb 05 2015

Two European Central Bank governors warn investors

Market Recap: Stocks started out on a positive note on Wednesday, as slightly better than expected economic news and a blow-out quarter by Disney helped lift investor sentiment. Positive comments by Warren Buffet as well as several other highly regarded investors helped lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average by more than 100 points by 3 …

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