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Investors waiting for Black Friday11/27/14
Stocks could stay in a holding pattern till investors see how the holiday sales go.
Supportive economy helping stocks make new highs
"We need to curb our enthusiasm a bit," says Ed Campbell of Quantitative Management Associates of Wall Street's persistent climb to new highs. Yet, he thinks the economy will continue to support the stock market in the new year. "We think we're...
Stocks edge higher to start holiday-shortened week
The market should drift higher this week even with many traders on vacation, says senior portfolio manager David Straus at Johnston Lemon Asset Management. He says any minor pullbacks in the coming weeks should be seen as buying opportunities.
Lots of economic data this holiday-shortened week
The markets will be open for 3 and 1/2 days, but there's still a full calendar of economic reports
Stocks pop as China rates drop
Stocks are higher after China unexpectedly cut interest rates and ECB head Mario Draghi talked of further stimulus in Europe. Chief strategist Bill Stone at PNC Wealth Management sees attention shifting next week to the start of holiday shopping.
Stocks return to records; snap it up, Chrysler
Stocks resting at record highs; the Feds tell Chrysler to speed up its gas tank/related recall.
Stocks inch higher amid mixed data
Stocks shook off their early losses to turn slightly higher. It's a "tug of war" between upbeat U.S. economic data and downbeat reports from overseas, says president Alan Lancz at Alan B. Lancz & Associates. He sees stocks moving higher into 2015.
Used home sales, consumer price reports due today
We'll get used home sales, consumer price data today; Charlie Turner reports
Stocks back away from all-time highs
We've seen a tale of two stock markets this year, says president Clark Kendall at Kendall Capital, with the broader market trailing the S&P 500. He says market fundamentals remain strong, and the broader market has "an opportunity to catch up."
Fed minutes due today
The Fed will release policy minutes from its last meeting; Charlie Turner reports
Stocks drift slightly higher
Traders are awaiting the minutes from last month's Fed meeting to be released tomorrow, says Todd Horwitz, chief strategist at Adam Mesh Trading Group. He expects the minutes to show that the Fed continues to "pacify the market."
Home Depot will report quarterly results today
Home Depot releases quarterly earnings today; Toyota prices its new fuel-cell car
Stocks drift lower to begin the week
News of a recession in Japan is weighing on stocks, says chief strategist Art Hogan at Wunderlich Securities. He expects the U.S. market to end 2014 slightly higher than it is now, and climb further in 2015.
Allergan near a buyout deal worth up to 65 billion
Allergan close to a deal to be bought for up to 65 and 1/2 billion. Charlie Turner reports
Stocks drift toward the weekend
There's more action in stocks than the averages would indicate, says Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at the Hodges Small-Cap Fund. Retailers and airlines have strengthened, while energy stocks are weaker. He says the market should move higher into...
October retail sales due today
The Commerce Department tallies October retail sales; Charlie Turner reports
Stocks recover after one-day dip
Stocks are modestly higher, one day after ending a five-session run of all-time highs. Ken Grant at Waterstone Private Wealth Management says investors are setting aside the headlines and getting back to the basics of earnings and the economy.
Wal-Mart, Kohl's report earnings today
Stocks back away from record highs; Wal-Mart reports earnings today
Stocks retreat from all-time highs
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow and S&P 500 backing away from their all-time highs. Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist at RidgeWorth Investments, blames geopolitical concerns. But he sees more upside potential in the market heading into yearend.
Global banks fined for currency manipulation
Global banks fined $3.2 billion for currency manipulation; a shift in Wal-Mart's holiday sale strategy
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