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Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30 2015

Stocks quiet post-Thanksgiving, investors await data

Market Recap 11/27/15: U.S. stocks ended flat in Friday’s shortened post-Thanksgiving session, with investors mostly sitting the day out. Trading volume was extremely light, as is typical for the day after Thanksgiving. Retail stocks were among the most active of the day, with the group mostly falling as investors digested some early signs that the …

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Nov 27 2015

Wall St quiet in shortened session, investors watch Black Friday

Market Recap 11/25/15: U.S. stocks ended flat on Wednesday, with investors reluctant to make big bets going into the Thanksgiving holiday. The day’s trading was light, as it is expected to be on Friday, when markets will reopen for a shortened session. The day’s economic data was mixed, with jobless claims falling more than expected …

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Nov 25 2015

Wall St quiet ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Market Recap 11/24/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, lifted as geopolitical uncertainty caused a spike in oil prices, which in turn boosted energy stocks. The uncertainty same after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, spurring tension between the countries. While concerns over the situation initially weighed on markets, the impact on commodities spurred a reversal …

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Nov 24 2015

Wall St dips on geopolitical uncertainty, ahead of data

Market Recap 11/23/15:   U.S. stocks fell modestly on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following last week’s strong advance. Healthcare stocks were among the weakest of the day, with Pfizer (PFE) dropping after it officially announced a massive $160 billion takeover bid for Allergan (AGN). Separately, existing home sales …

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Nov 23 2015

Wall St dips after coming off strongest week of 2015

Market Recap 11/20/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with major indexes notching their best week of 2015 and the Dow returning to positive territory for the year. Consumer discretionary stocks were among the biggest gainers on the day, boosted after Nike (NKE) raised its dividend and announced a two-for one stock split, news that sent …

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