U.S. stocks mostly erase prior week’s losses

U.S. stocks rebounded in this week’s shortened trading schedule, nearly erasing the previous week’s losses, bolstered by some solid economic reports, dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on interest rates, and a possible easing of tensions between Ukraine and Russia late in the week. Continue reading

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Stocks up, bonds down on good economic, Ukraine news

Following a weak opening, U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Thursday, the last trading day of the week before the markets close for Good Friday.

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Stock rally continues into Wednesday

U.S. stocks picked up where they left off following Tuesday afternoon’s rally, rising sharply and broadly on Wednesday. Continue reading

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U.S. stocks bounce back on Tuesday but foreign equities drop

Following a robust opening, U.S. stocks quickly lost their gains, but another strong afternoon rally lifted the major averages to respectable increases on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Stocks move higher Monday as retail sales surge in March

Thanks to a late afternoon rally, U.S. stocks rose on Monday, avoiding a third straight day of decline. Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 04/11/14

Recurring profit taking in some of the stock market’s big winners from 2013 and earlier this year took most U.S. market indexes down 2%-3% last week. For NASDAQ, which dipped below 4000 Friday for the first time in two months, prices are off 8% from last month’s high, the most in 16 months. The S&P 500 is down 4% from its April 2 all-time peak. In bonds, the Treasury yield fell below 3.5% for the first time since last July. Follow the link below to our weekly review.

Last Week In Markets 04.11.14

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Stockbleed takes Dow down 143 points Friday, 386 for the week

Stocks sold off for a third time this week on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials closing at 16027, down 0.9% Friday and 2.4% for the week. At Friday’s close, the Dow is now down 3.3% from its high. The S&P 500 also dropped 0.9% Friday and 2.6% for the week, where it was 4.0% below its record high, hit on April 2. April has been especially cruel for NASDAQ, which lost 1.3% Friday, 3.1% for the past week and 8.2% since its March high. The NASDAQ index’s close below 4000 puts it back to its February low and down 4.2% year to date.

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