May 21, 2013 Stronger-than-expected earnings and guidance from Dow member Home Depot gave US equities a leg up today, further amplified by comments from two Federal Reserve officials that suggested that the Central Bank hasn't yet set a course to taper its bond-buying initiatives.
May 20, 2013 US equities traded in a range today, spending time on both sides of the flatline, only to finish modestly lower amid a dormant economic calendar and uncertainty as to the Federal Reserve's exit strategy ahead of key Fed events later in the week.
May 17, 2013 Domestic equities more than made up for yesterdays sell off, concluding the week higher, following news that consumer sentiment rose to the highest level in six years and a stronger-than-expected leading indicators report.
May 16, 2013 After trading in a narrow range through out the day, US equities finished marginally lower, snapping a string of record-high closes, with stocks seeing pressure following lackluster global economic data as well as disappointing earnings from Dow member Wal-Mart.
May 15, 2013 The major domestic equity markets were able to continue their recent rally and finish the trading session higher, despite disappointing US industrial production and regional manufacturing reports and as early-day momentum was momentarily deflated.
May 13, 2013 US equities took a breather from last week's record run, finishing mixed and near the flat line in choppy action, as a better-than-expected read on domestic retail sales was tempered by some lackluster reports from China.
May 10, 2013 Domestic equities rallied in late-day trading to finish higher despite a surge in the US dollar and Federal Reserve Chariman Ben Bernanke’s speech offering no new revelations on the end date of the Fed’s asset purchase program.
May 9, 2013 The major US indices overcame their early morning lows in the wake of some mixed economic data from both sides of the pond, but closed the trading day in negative territory as currency exchange rates grabbed headlines.
May 8, 2013 Stocks were able to overcome early losses, and closed the trading day higher, supported by an unexpected rise in industrial production out of Germany, while China posted a wider-than-projected trade surplus.
May 7, 2013 An unexpected rate cut in Australia and a surprising jump in German factory orders gave stocks an early boost to set the tone for trading today, with the Dow closing above the 15,000 mark for the first time ever and the S&P 500 notching its own record close.
May 6, 2013 Amid a dormant domestic economic calendar to provide any catalyst and some lackluster eurozone business activity data, US equities traded in a narrow range and finished mixed in choppy action.
May 2, 2013 Domestic equity markets rebounded from yesterday's contraction, as news of the rate cut from the European Central Bank (ECB), a five year low for domestic jobless claims, and strong earnings reports from the technology sector help to push stocks higher.
May 1, 2013 The major US equity markets closed the day solidly lower as investors' sentiment was dampened in the wake of disappointing economic data and as the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting revealed no changes.
April 30, 2013 A rally in technology stocks gave the bulls some continued sustenance to move stocks off their lows to finish with modest gains, in the face of another day of mushy global economic data.
April 24, 2013 Domestic equities failed to find direction, closing marginally lower, as disconcerting earnings results as well as a disappointing read on US durable goods orders left traders lacking conviction.
April 23, 2013 US equities finished nicely higher, courtesy of a plethora of upbeat US earnings reports and a favorable read on new home sales, more than offsetting some disappointing news from across the pond that pressured markets early in the day.
April 22, 2013 US equities rebounded to finish modestly higher on the first trading day of the week, as investors weighed disappointing quarterly results from Dow member Caterpillar and a surprising decline in existing home sales with some positive news from overseas.
April 18, 2013 Led by the consumer-discretionary and technology sectors, US equity indices were broadly lower, as traders’ smoldering global growth concerns were stoked by a plethora of uninspiring earnings releases along with deteriorating US economic data.
April 17, 2013 A volatile trading day in domestic equity markets concluded with indices lower, as headwinds from disappointing global economic data and domestic earnings releases were too strong to overcome.
April 16, 2013 Domestic equities rebounded from the solid declines seen yesterday that followed a host of disappointing Chinese and US economic data as well as the tragic events at the Boston Marathon.
April 12, 2013 The major US equity markets closed mostly lower for the day, snapping a four-session winning streak, in the wake of disappointing domestic data but still managed to close the trading week higher.
April 8, 2013 Despite some underlying caution ahead of the start to 1Q earnings season, as well as an empty domestic economic calendar, the latest trend of late-day rebounds remained intact with stocks coming off their lows to finish higher.
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