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Stock Market Today: January 22, 2021

01/22/2021 Another day, another rally--at least at the start. So, after sharp gains on Tuesday and Wednesday of this holiday shortened week, Wall Street began the penultimate session of this four-day span to the upside. Optimism that the new Administration would meet with success in expediting the rollout of vaccines, hopes that new stimulus spending would alleviate the worst of the financial pain of the pandemic, and a succession of solid earnings reports led the way higher early on. However, after a mixed close yesterday, the market is poised to open matters to the downside this morning.
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Stock Market Today: January 21, 2021

01/21/2021 Wall Street will shortly begin a new trading session on the first full day of the Biden Administration following the new President's inauguration yesterday afternoon. And at this hour, the indications are that the stock market will open to the upside, with particular strength once more in technology. Strong earnings again are helping to underpin the market.
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Stock Market Today: October 21, 2020

10/21/2020 Once more yesterday, optimism on the fiscal stimulus front was on the rise. And that sentiment gave stocks an early lift. On point, one day after some initial bullishness had been seen in that area, only to be dashed by a return to late-in-the day pessimism, the bulls were at it again and stocks were on the rise. To recap, after several weeks of back and forth on the stimulus side, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi put in a 48-hour deadline on reaching a pact in Congress.
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Stock Market Today: October 20, 2020

10/20/2020 The U.S. stock market retreated late in the session yesterday, but seems positioned to recapture some of that ground today. To wit, the U.S. equity futures are up sharply, signaling a higher opening.
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Stock Market Today: October 19, 2020

10/19/2020 The most recent five-day stretch of trading started and ended well for the bulls, but in between, the bears were in control and volatility was on display. The market remains on edge ahead of the upcoming Presidential election, which is now just a fortnight away, and with uncertainty about whether a much-needed economic fiscal stimulus package will come prior to Election Day. In addition to those events, trading is being driven by the start of third-quarter earnings season, which has initially been a mixed affair for Corporate America.
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Stock Market Today: October 12, 2020

10/12/2020 This past Friday brought to an end one of the better weeks for the stock market this year. In fact, with four winning performances in those five sessions, In all, it was the beat aggregate showing since August. The major reason for this strength, was optimism that Congress would be able to fashion a comprehensive fiscal stimulus deal that the President would sign. The on again, off again talks looked to be going in the right direction as the week ended, but since then optimism has cooled somewhat.
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Stock Market Today: October 9, 2020

10/09/2020 Wall Street's resilience continues to be on display. To wit, after a strong push higher on Monday, for most of the day on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday, the Street got some additional wind at its sails yesterday morning, surging by another 150 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average early in the session. Once more it was optimism on the stimulus front along with some upbeat individual stories that kept the bears in check.
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Stock Market Today: March 25, 2020

03/25/2020 Yesterday was the best day for stocks since 1933 in percentage terms, with the gain for the Dow Industrials of 2,113 being the largest ever. Moreover, the S&P 500 would tack on 210 points and the NASDAQ would jump 557 points. Stock gains were largely a result of the passage of a stimulus package. The bill came to fruition in the early hours of the morning. Still, as we look ahead to a new day and after yesterday's fireworks, the U.S. futures are pointing to a slightly lower start this morning, despite the stimulus package.  
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Earnings Season

02/24/2020 Earnings season is the four times a year, celebrated several-week stretch from early January to early February, from early April to early May, from early July to early August, and from early October to early November in which the vast majority of the nation's corporations report their quarter's sales and earnings--hence the name  earnings season.
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