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Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 23 2015

Futures edge up ahead of holidays, data awaited

Market Recap 12/22/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with indexes climbing in a broad rally in the wake of a strong read on economic growth. The latest measure of GDP showed the U.S. economy expanded by 2 percent in the third quarter, a bullish read that came despite weak oil prices and uncertainty over …

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Dec 22 2015

Wall St looks to data in quiet holiday week

Market Recap 12/21/15:   U.S. stocks rose on Monday, lifted by gains in hospital and large-cap tech shares, though trading was mostly quiet at the start of a holiday-shortened week. Action will likely continue to be limited through the end of 2015, as there are fewer news events scheduled that are expected to drive markets. …

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Dec 21 2015

Futures edge up in holiday-shortened week

Market Recap 12/18/15: U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with indexes suffering a negative week as crude oil prices continued to weigh on the overall market. Stocks have been closely correlated with the price of oil of late, and the commodity’s drop of more than 2 percent this week raised new concerns about whether low demand and …

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Dec 18 2015

Wall St falls, volatility could be elevated at end of week

Market Recap 12/17/15: U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, snapping a three-day streak of gains as oil prices suffered another down day and pressured energy stocks. The decline came a day after the Federal Reserve slightly raised interest rates, sparking a broad rally as the move was seen as an indication of improvement economic growth. However, …

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Dec 17 2015

Stocks rally in the wake of the Fed decision

Market Recap 12/16/15: U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, with equities rallying in a broad advance after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, as had been widely expected. While the prospect of higher rates have spurred elevated market volatility since early November, the move was taken as an …

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