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Stock Market Today

December 11, 2017

It was a tale of two halves on Wall Street last week. The major U.S equity indexes started the week with three-consecutive bearish sessions, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded lower through Wednesday. The main culprit were concerns that there may be some difficulty for the Republican-led House of Representatives and the Senate in reconciling the differences of their tax bills and crafting a unified version for President Trump to sign into law by year’s end. Likewise, but less concerning to some investors, were worries that lawmakers in Washington D.C. would fail to work out an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and it would result in a government shutdown. Read more

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Private Equity

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

The Public/Private Equity Industry consists of specialty finance companies and alternative investment managers. Firms operating in this industry invest in other companies, fixed income securities, and various assets, usually collecting management and advisory fees, interest income, and investment gains.

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Wireless Networking

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

Value Line's Wireless Networking Industry is a collection of companies that facilitate mobile communications and data management. They develop software, manufacture devices and equipment, build infrastructure, and provide services to the fast-expanding wireless sector.

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Railroad

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

The Railroad Industry is engaged in hauling freight. Rail operators enable the efficient flow of goods from producers to consumers, and are therefore a vital part of the broad economy. With roots dating back to the 1800s, moving freight by rail is an old-line business that remains capital-intensive and cyclical.

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    Stock Market Today:

    December 11, 2017

    William G. Ferguson | 12/11/2017
    It was a tale of two halves on Wall Street last week. The major U.S equity indexes started the week with three-consecutive bearish sessions, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded lower through Wednesday. The main culprit were concerns that there may be some difficulty for the Republican-led House of Representatives and the Senate in reconciling the differences of their tax bills and crafting a unified version for President Trump to sign into law by year’s end. Likewise, but less concerning to some investors, were worries that lawmakers in Washington D.C. would fail to work out an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and it would result in a government shutdown.
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    Stock Market Today:

    December 8, 2017

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA, Mario Ferro, and Robert Harrington | 12/8/2017
    An upbeat November jobs report propelled the bulls on Friday, with each of the three major indexes registering strong full-day gains. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it reported nonfarm payrolls had increased 228,000 positions last month, beating expectations. The average hourly wages grew slightly, while the unemployment rate remained by its 17-year low of 4.1%. This set the stage for a mostly uninterrupted rally to close the week.
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    December 7, 2017

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA, William G. Ferguson, and Adam Rosner | 12/7/2017
    Equitiesmoved nicely higher this morning, pulled back around noon, but managed to firm up selectively late in the session. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 71 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead eight points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 36 points. Market breadth was supportive, as advancers outpaced decliners on the NYSE.
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