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Stock Market Today: April 15, 2019

04/15/2019 The stock market traded lower this morning, but managed to partially pare its losses in the afternoon. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 28 points; the S&P 500 Index was off almost two points; and the NASDAQ was lower by eight points. Market breadth showed a divided session, with decliners outpacing advancers by a narrow margin 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: April 5, 2019

04/05/2019 Stocks closed the week on a firm note following a generally favorable monthly employment report. The Labor Department this morning reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 196,000 in March. That was above expectations and well ahead of February’s weak revised showing of 33,000. Other figures in the report indicated that the nation’s unemployment rate remained low, at 3.8%, and wage growth over the past 12 months was decent, at 3.2%.
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Stock Market Today: April 4, 2019

04/04/2019 The market started trading quite positively today, aided by solid price action from Dow-30 component Boeing (BA). This helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average climb more than 170 points in the early portion of trading, while the other composites marched higher in tandem. Then, the market reached an overbought condition, and started to slip in the second half of the day. The S&P 500 was in the red for a spell. However, the markets regained some of their early steam, and attempted to record new highs for the day. This move nearly succeeded on the Dow, but not the NASDAQ. All told, the Dow was higher by 167 points, the S&P 500 was ahead six points, but the NASDAQ slipped almost four points.
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Stock Market Today: March 20, 2019

03/20/2019 The stock market traded lower this morning, rebounded briefly in the mid-afternoon after the conclusion of the FOMC meeting, but retreated again later in the day. Much of the market volatility today was due to investor concerns about the economy, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, in particular. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 142 points; the S&P 500 Index was off eight points; while the NASDAQ managed to remain in positive territory, closing nominally higher.
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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 18, 2019

03/18/2019 The stock market put in a choppy, but somewhat constructive, sessiontoday. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 65 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 10 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 26 points. Market breadth was positive, with winners just ahead of losers on the NYSE. The energy and financial issues led the market higher, offsetting weakness in the healthcare names and utility stocks.
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Stock Market Today: March 15, 2019

03/15/2019 Stocks closed the week higher on Friday despite some uninspiring economic data. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 139 points; the NASDAQ pushed ahead 58 points; and the S&P climbed 13 points. Market breadth was clearly tilted to the upside, with advancing issues easily outpacing decliners on both the Big Board and the NASDAQ.
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Stock Market Today: March 14, 2019

03/14/2019 The market started trading lower today, on talk that President Trump and President Xi of China have pushed back any meeting until April. This was generally seen as a sign that more work on the potential U.S. and China trade agreement needs to be completed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell the early portion of the session, while the other indices moved lower in tandem. However, the market quickly reversed course near 10 AM EDT, trending upward and making back all of the early losses. The rest of the day could be characterized as mostly sideways trading. All told, the DowJones Industrial Average closed higher by seven points, the S&P 500 was down by two points, and the NASDAQ fell almost 13 points.
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