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Stock Market Today: January 23, 2019

01/23/2019 Looking out on the second day of this holiday shortened week, we see that stocks were mixed in Asia overnight, while in Europe, the bourses are trading with early losses, for the most part this morning. Also, oil prices and Treasury yields, both lower yesterday as Wall Street swooned, are now showing gains this morning. Finally, and ahead of a number of earnings reports and the latest data on oil inventories, U.S. equity futures are suggesting a higher open when trading resumes this morning, boosted by a good reception from International Business Machine's (IBM) latest results.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Fourth Quarter 2018

01/22/2019 IBM shares were poised to move notably higher following the release of fourth-quarter financials.
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Stock Market Today: November 7, 2018

11/07/2018 The stock market opened nicely higher this morning, and managed to advance strongly through the afternoon. Wall Street seemed relatively pleased with the results of the mid-term elections, which largely unfolded as expected. The stock market generally does not like uncertainty, and today’s rally would seem to suggest that traders are feeling more confident about the political landscape.
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Stock Market Today: November 6, 2018

11/06/2018 The stock market started the trading day moving higher, as a slew of decent earnings reports were recorded before the opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by more than 150 points at midday, while the S&P 500 gained 15 points. The indices fell near 1pm, as traders pared their holdings ahead of midterm election results.
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Stock Market Today: October 31, 2018

10/31/2018 The U.S. equity markets began the day with a strong upward move and then added to those gains before some profit takers moved in late in the session. Traders got an early shot in the arm with this morning’s report from ADP showing that October payrolls expanded by 227,000, some 60,000 ahead of estimates. Results likely reflected recoveries in the wake of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, however increases were distributed across a wide range of industries.
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Stock Market Today: October 30, 2018

10/30/2018 The stock market rallied today, starting with the futures market, as fears about trade tensions ebbed a bit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 432 points on the day, while the S&P 500 rose by 41 points. Good economic news and solid earnings reports also helped advance the indices, which rose to daily highs near the closing bell.
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Stock Market Today: October 19, 2018

10/19/2018 The stock market continued to trade in an unsettled fashion to end the week. Volatility has been high since the previous Wednesday as investors have had to weigh the effects of rising interest rates, tariffs, and potentially slowing global growth against the backdrop of corporate earnings season. Investors do not like uncertainty, and the increased number of factors that could cause trouble has not gone over well on Wall Street.
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Stock Market Today: October 18, 2018

10/18/2018 The stock market opened lower this morning, weakened further around noon and into the early afternoon, but managed to firm up slightly at the end of the day. At the close of trading, the DowJonesIndustrial Average was down 327 points, after being off some 400 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 40 points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ was lower by 158points (a 2% drop).
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Third Quarter 2018

10/17/2018 IBM shares pulled back meaningfully on the release of the company’s third-quarter financial results. September-periodearnings were flat, and revenues remained disappointing.
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