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Wall Street's yearend rally back on track
Wall Street's yearend gains are more than just seasonal says Brent Schutte, senior investment strategist & portfolio manager at BMO Global Asset Management. He says recent economic data offer "a pretty good backdrop" for equity markets.
Stocks extend Santa Claus rally
The stock market is looking good going into 2015, says Brian Peery, co-portfolio manager at Hennessy Funds. He says 2014 exceeded his expectations. Peery sees gains of 8 to 12 per cent for stocks in 2015 with continued volatility.
Stocks in pre-Christmas rally
Stocks are modestly higher as trading slows ahead of Christmas. Chief investment strategist Andy Zimmerman at DT Investment Partners says stocks remain in an "unloved bull market" with investors jumping "from selling panics to buying panics."
Stocks pause after huge rally
Volatility this month has been "breathtaking," says portfolio manager Riad Younes at R Squared Capital Management. He cites a "perfect storm" of uncertainties surrounding the Fed and overseas markets, along with plunging oil prices.
Emotional investors driving this roller coaster
Liz Miller of Summit Place Financial Advisors says Wall Street's been overly emotional these past couple of weeks, and that includes the response to the Federal Reserve this week.
Stocks surge following three-day losing streak
Hayes Miller, head of multi-asset for North America at Baring Asset Management, says 2014 is ending about as-expected for the stock market. He sees mid-to-high single-digit percentage gains for 2015.
Stocks fail to hold gains
It has been a choppy day for stocks, as the market tries to halt its recent slide. Senior vice president David James at James Investment Research sees more choppiness ahead. "We have not seen as much volatility as would be normal," he says.
Stocks slump after higher start
Stocks began the day with a solid advance, but the gains didn't stick. Fatima Iqbal, senior investment strategist at the Azzad Ethical Fund says weakness among some of the United States' largest trading partners continues to weigh on stocks.
Crude prices rebound; the Fed meets this week
Crude prices rebound from five and 1/2 year lows; Charlie Turner reports
The trouble with falling oil prices
Who doesn't love watching gas prices fall? Those who are worried about the reasons for the drop. Scott Wren of Wells Fargo Advisors low oil prices are a symptom of global economic troubles.
Oil prices are dragging global markets lower
Oil prices continue to slide; Charlie Turner reports
Investors debating costs and benefits of $60 oil
Selloff yesterday, rebound today. Ken Tower of Quantitative Analysis Service says it's almost like investors worried about collapsing oil prices changed their minds overnight.
November retail sales numbers due today
The government reports November retail sales today; EBay reportedly considering laying off thousands
The Fed decision that's hitting stocks now
The plunging price of oil is grabbing headlines, but Jamie Cox of Harris Financial Group says there's more to the current stock market turmoil. He also thinks the stock gains have been only temporarily thrown off course.
Look for gas prices to keep falling
The Energy Department cuts its gasoline price forecast again; Charlie Turner reports
Investors need to be choosier now
Picking stocks has been relatively easy these past five years, says Jeff Carbone of Cornerstone Financial Partners. They were so beaten down that they had nowhere to go but up. Carbone thinks the bull run will continue on, but investors must be...
Falling oil prices are weighing on equity markets
Crude prices sink to new five-year lows; Charlie Turner reports
When will the oil sell-off become an opportunity?
Investors are coming down hard on the oil sector, but Philip Silverman of Kingsview Capital sees it stabilizing at some point soon.
November retail sales due this week
We can expected a modest gain from November retail sales this week; Charlie Turner reports
One 321K jobs month won't change Fed's course
John Canally of LPL Financial thinks the Federal Reserve is aiming to hike rates late next year, and the November jobs report won't change that unless we get a repeat performance.
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