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Tuesday, September 27 2016

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Stock Market Today: September 27, 2016

Robert Mitkowski, Robert Harrington, and Adam Rosner | 09/27/2016

Stocks headed higher this morning, and managed to build on these gains through much of the afternoon. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 133 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 14 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 48 points. Market breadth was positive, with winners modestly ahead of losers on the NYSE.

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Using The Value Line Report: Oil Price Recovery Helps Exxon Mobil and Chevron

Paul E. Debbas, CFA | 09/22/2016

It is no secret that oil prices are significantly lower than they were in mid-2014. Natural gas quotations have weakened since then, as well. This has hurt companies involved in upstream oil and gas, including Dow 30 components Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX). However, since February of 2016, oil prices have risen, although the recovery has been choppy. The companies’ prospects have improved as well, but are not what they were just a few years ago.

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The Federal Reserve, Once Again, Holds The Line On Interest Rates

Harvey S. Katz | 09/21/2016

The Federal Reserve again looked at the possibility of raising interest rates, and as it has done on all previous Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings this year, opted to stay the course. To be sure, while some members had counseled for the need to possibly hike borrowing costs at this time, the majority felt it would be better to stand aside. However, the FOMC strongly hinted that it would still raise rates this year. The rate decision had been widely expected.

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