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Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 26 2016

Further Volatility to cause Emotional Overreactions

Market Recap: Stocks sold off and then rebounded to close the trading day near the flat line on Monday. While oil, which had been a key driver for stock market direction, was sharply down for the day, stocks in general fared better. The ‘new’ correlation seems to be with bonds, which sold off in the …

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Apr 25 2016

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: While it may have been an uneventful week for markets, it was an important one. On the heels of a slew of (decent) earnings reports, major stock indexes stabilized and ended within arms-reach of their all-time highs. Speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve would hold interest rates steady at this week’s meeting became …

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Apr 18 2016

Wall St falls after oil meeting fails to result in production freeze

Market Recap 4/15/16: U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pressured by energy shares as investors bet that a meeting of major oil-producing nations would do little to clear up the commodity’s oversupply glut. Though the correlation has somewhat faded of late, Wall Street remains closely tied to crude oil prices. Investors are worried that persistently weak …

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Apr 15 2016

Wall St flat with Citigroup results on tap

Market Recap 4/14/16:   U.S. stocks closed flat on Thursday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following two strong days of gains, especially with questions remaining over the upcoming earnings season. While there have been some positive results thus far in the season – most notably JPMorgan (JPM) – investors continue …

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Apr 14 2016

Wall St flat, investors await more earnings

Market Recap 4/13/16:   U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday, with major indexes gaining more than 1 percent and the S&P 500 ending at a four-month high. The gains followed better-than-expected results from JPMorgan & Co (JPM). The bank was the first Dow component to report this season, as well as the first major financial, a …

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