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Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 31 2015

Wall St edges up in final trading day of 2015

Market Recap 12/30/15: U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, as forecasts for a short winter underlined the concern that crude oil would see tepid demand for a protracted period. Energy shares were the weakest of the day, extending a trend that has persisted throughout 2015. Because of weak oil demand out of China and over-supply issues, …

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Dec 30 2015

Wall St falls after bearish IMF comments

Market Recap 12/29/15:   U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with strength in large-cap technology names leading the way higher. Apple (AAPL) shares jumped, with the tech titan rebounding after a recent period of weakness, while Amazon (AMZN) surged after reporting strong membership growth for its Prime service, a sign of strong demand in the holiday …

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Dec 29 2015

Wall St edges up, trading volumes to remain anemic

Market Recap 12/28/15:  U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, with energy shares leading the decline as crude oil prices continued their recent downward trajectory. Equities have been closely correlated to the price of oil of late, with investors concerned that the slump in prices – brought on by both low demand and oversupply – could …

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Dec 28 2015

Wall St lower with oil oversupply a concern

Market Recap 12/24/15: U.S. stocks ended the shortened Christmas Eve session mostly flat on Thursday, with the day’s action quiet going into a market holiday. While jobless claims fell more than expected in the latest week, a positive sign for the labor market, energy shares snapped a three-day winning streak, which put a cap on …

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Dec 24 2015

Wall St quiet in shortened holiday session

Market Recap 12/23/15:   U.S. stocks rallied for a third straight session on Wednesday, with energy shares leading on the day as a rebound in oil prices boosted positive sentiment in a thinly traded session. Energy shares have been the weakest sector of the year by far, pressured by weak demand out of China and persistent …

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