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U.S. stocks were down again for the second straight day this week, although the declines on Tuesday were more pronounced than on Monday.
A better than expected jobs report for February helped U.S. stocks get off to a positive start on Friday before concerns about the worsening Ukraine crisis created a mild selloff.
U.S. stocks were mostly higher but the major indexes mixed Thursday following a lower than expected unemployment claims figure ahead of Friday’s Labor Department jobs report.
Comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he didn’t see the need for a deeper incursion into Ukraine “for the moment” while noting that “the possibility still exists” was enough to ease tensions and get the global bull stock market … Continue reading
The momentum that propelled stock prices to 2014 highs on Thursday started to waver during the final two hours of trading on Friday when reports of Russian troops on the ground in the Crimea region of Ukraine took some steam … Continue reading
The fourth time proved to be the charm for the S&P 500 on Thursday as the index closed at a new record high after three failed attempts earlier this week.
Traders and investors largely ignored more evidence of a weakening U.S. economy on Thursday, sending stock and bond prices higher.
They didn’t come close to erasing Monday’s 2%-plus losses, but Tuesday’s gains in U.S. stocks were at least a welcome psychological boost.
As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve elected to continue tapering its quantitative easing bond purchase program, but the decision had relatively little impact on stock prices, which resumed their decline on Wednesday.
An unexpected contraction in China’s manufacturing sector set off a global drop in stocks Thursday and a flight to high-grade bonds and currencies.