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  • Stocks started the Friday trading session on a positive note, after Hewlett Packard notched up better than expected earnings. The S&P 500 index edged toward an all-time high on the open, while the Nasdaq continued its impressive run. Facebook shares continued to grind higher notching up an all-time high despite paying more than 16-billion dollars

  • Stocks in the US started the trading nearly unchanged, as investors absorbed this week’s robust rally. Despite the weaker than expected economic data released during the week, stocks continue to rally. The Nasdaq was the best performing of the major indices, and broke out on Thursday while the other major indices are following close behind

  • Stocks started the Monday trading session on the defensive on the heels of a snap back rally that investors experienced at the end of the prior week. Friday’s payroll report reflected a negative headline number but the unemployment rate was stronger than expected, and when combined with an increase in the participation rate, showed a

  • Stocks in the US started the trading session on a positive note as stock continued to rebound after hitting oversold levels on Wednesday. The ISM services report, showed strength despite the recent cold snap which leads traders to believe that the weakness in the manufacturing report, released by the ISM on Monday, was driven by

  • Stocks started the Tuesday trading session on a positive note after experiencing the worst start to February since 1982. Stocks were hammered after the Institute of Supply management released a much worse than expected manufacturing report which many believe was a function of the very cold weather that has dominate the landscape in the United

  • Stocks started the trading session in the black, despite the 2% decline in the Nikkei which has put the Asian index into correction territory. The earnings parade will continue this week, as earning have been a pleasant surprise. With nearly 50% of the S&P 500 companies already releasing results, more than 72% have exceeded forecasts.

  • David Becker
    Business » Technical Point to Lower Prices
    David Becker - February 3, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    Stock prices are under pressure as they consolidate in a tight range waiting for the next impetus to move the needle. The technical picture is not pretty and could continue to put pressure on the major bourses in the immediate future. One of the best gauges of stock moves is viewing the percentage of stocks

  • Stocks started the trading session mixed, with the Dow and S&P moving higher but the Nasdaq feeling the pressure of Apple’s worse than expected guidance. Apple reported stronger than expected top and bottom line, but growth prospects have been tapered hitting the stock hard before the opening bell. The Fed begins its 2-day meeting on

  • David Becker
    Stock market » Nasdaq Soars Ahead of the Rest
    David Becker - January 23, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    There is a robust rally taking place in the stock market. It’s not obvious or easy to see, but the rally generated a breakout in January and continues to move higher on strong momentum. Although many market pundits have made it clear that they believe this year’s strength will be in individual stocks, both large

  • US stocks opened the trading session nearly unchanged as investors absorbed Tuesday’s rally in technology stocks. Small cap stocks continue to move higher despite headwinds from the major bourses. Chinese shares continued to rally on the back of Tuesday injection of liquidity by the PBOC while IBM (NYSE:IBM) felt wrath of investors who expected better