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Monday, August 20 2018

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Stock Market Today: August 20, 2018

William G. Ferguson | 08/20/2018

The most recent five-day stretch of trading on Wall Street saw the major equity averages seesaw back and forth, with the swings in trading, at least when looking at the headline figures, somewhat pronounced. The week started out to the downside, then rallied, before falling anew midweek when worries about a financial crisis in Turkey roiled the global equity markets. But the final two days of trading saw the bulls flex their muscles again and the major equity indexes came roaring back. In the end it was a volatile, but winning week for those long equities. With less than a half hour to go before the commencement of trading stateside, the equity futures are pointing to a modestly higher opening for the U.S. stock market.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2018

Kevin Downing | 08/16/2018

Shares of Walmart (WMT) rally on the release of the retail giant’s fiscal second-quarter financial results.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018

Kevin Downing | 08/16/2018

Networking equipment and software provider Cisco Systems (CSCO) reported largely in-line results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended July 28, 2018. First-quarter guidance was also as expected. The company notched its third-consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth and investors are rewarding the consistency.

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