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  • Stocks started the trading session in the US on the defensive on the heels of Thursday’s slide which saw stocks tumble more than 1.4% as tension in Ukraine increased. News reports that Russian troops had massed at the boarder led to a tumultuous session as investors piled out of market leaders and header for safe

  • Stocks began the trading session in the red and quickly moved lower as investors exited trading positions. The S&P 500 index moved quickly toward support levels and held at former resistance for the balance of the trading session. Traders were leery of taking on new long positions, as tensions in the Ukraine and Chinese economic

  • US stocks began the Monday trading session in the red following Asian shares lower. Data in both China and Japan were weaker than expected generating negative sentiment toward equities. There are a number of technical readings on the S&P 500 index that are close to overbought territory, but the recent consolidation should keep equities stable.

  • Stocks in the US started the trading session in the black after the US Labor Department released a stronger than expected payroll report. The stronger than expected report, released before the opening bell, helped boost the 10-year yield above 2.8% for the first time in 5-week. Financials need yields to climb to benefit from borrowing

  • H.S. Borji

    Tension in the global financial markets reached a boiling point Friday after Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his country’s military intervention in the Crimea region of the Ukraine. In a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, Putin brushed off warnings from the world’s biggest superpower, saying Russia would not ignore calls for help from

  • Stocks started the Thursday trading session in the black, as stronger than expected US data gave a lift to equity bourses. Friday’s solid jobless claims combined with a better than expected Challenger jobs report, gave a boost to US equities on the open. The numbers were in contrast to Wednesday weaker than expected ISM services

  • David Becker

    It seems uncanny how technical indicators seem to line up with fundamental events that can sway the direction of a stock market. The S&P 500 index struggled to make a new all-time high but finally pushed to new highs on Thursday and Friday of last week. The struggled, came as investors saw stocks rally back

  • Stocks began the trading session nearly unchanged following a day were the S&P 500 notched up an all-time high and the Nasdaq reached a 14 year high. Stocks have shrugged off the weaker than expected economic data released over the past 6-weeks, as colder than expected weather dragged on economic activity. GDP released on Friday

  • Stocks started the US trading session mixed. Prior to the release of the Commerce Department durable goods report, tensions related to Ukraine has generated headwinds for equity bourses, with European shares weighing on US shares. The 8:30 ET released of durable goods gave a boost to stocks, creating a mixed open. Stocks moved higher throughout

  • Stocks started the US trading session in the red, after the S&P 500 index notched up an intra-day all-time high on Monday, and attempted with vein to close at a new all-time high. The battle between the longs and the shorts coming into the close was very interesting as traders were jockeying to determine whether