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Stock Market Today: April 10, 2019

04/10/2019 Equities put in a choppy performance today, as investors await the start of the first-quarter earnings season. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was under pressure for much of the day, was ahead seven points; the S&P 500 Index was up 10 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 55 points. Market breadth showed some support for equities, as advancers were easily ahead of decliners on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: April 9, 2019

04/09/2019 The stock market started the day lower, as concerns rose about the strength of the upcoming earnings season. The markets have run up considerably since the lows late last December. Still, expectations for profits are somewhat lackluster. Indeed, the S&P 500 projects earnings to be down over 4% year over year in the first quarter. All told, the Dow finished the day down 190 points the S&P 500 closed off almost 17 points, and NASDAQ fell about 45 points. 
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Stock Market Today: March 25, 2019

03/25/2019 The stock market started the new week on Wall Street with a choppy performance. Some of the early weakness today was likely due to concerns that a softer global economic outlook could put a damper on business on our shores. At the end of trading, the major averages were mixed. Specifically, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead about 15 points; the S&P 500 Index was down slightly; and the NASDAQ was lower by five points.
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Stock Market Today: March 22, 2019

03/22/2019 Stocks fell sharply to close the week on concerns over the health of the global economy. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 460 points; the NASDAQ lost 196 points; and the S&P 500 sank 54 points. Market breadth affirmed the weakness on the major averages, as declining stocks easily outpaced advancing issues. Today’s troubles started overseas, where data showed an index of German manufacturing fell to its lowest level since 2012.
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Stock Market Today: March 19, 2019

03/19/2019 The major U.S. equity indexesbegan the day in positive territory and appeared headed for an easy win, but uncertainty over trade talks with China erased most of the early gains.  
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Stock Market Today: March 13, 2019

03/13/2019 The stock market made considerable progress earlier today, but pared some of its gains later in the session, before firming again by the close. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 148 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 19 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 52 points.
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Stock Market Today: March 12, 2019

03/12/2019 The futures markets started the day trading selectively lower, as profit taking from yesterday’s large gains caused the markets to suggest an early retreat. However, this forecast was short lived, as a rally took over once the trading session began in earnest, and stock prices rose across most of the indices, including the S&P 500 and NASDAQ. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was dragged down by another poor price performance from Boeing (BA).  All told, the Dowclosed lower by 96 points, while the S&P 500 finished up eight points, and the NASDAQ climbed 33 points.
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Stock Market Today: January 31, 2019

01/31/2019 Early trading was defined by a divergence in the key stock indexes. Indeed, the Dow Jones Industrial Average started the day lower, as weaker-than-expected results from DowDuPont weighed on that index. On the other hand, the S&P 500 and NASDAQtrendedhigher, thanks to strong results from Facebook. These were partially aided by continued positive sentiment following the Fed’s call for patience regarding further interest rate hikes. However, later in the session, the marketsslowlytapered off, and reversed some of these early gains. All told, the Dow closed down just 13 points, while the S&P 500 was higher by around 23 points, and NASDAQ rose 99 points.
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The Federal Reserve Holds The Line On Interest Rates In The Latest FOMC Meeting

01/30/2019 An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected this afternoon as it concluded its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. That is, it left its federal funds target rate as 2.25%-2.50%. Expectations had been overwhelming that the lead bank would opt to leave rates unchanged.
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