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Stock Market Today: April 16, 2021

04/16/2021 The stock market closed strongly higher yesterday, boosted by supportive earnings reports and the upbeat economic issuances. Looking ahead and following what, as noted, seems likely to be a positive opening this morning, the market will again focus on pending earnings reports.
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Stock Market Today: April 15, 2021

04/15/2021 Looking ahead, earnings season will be picking up in the coming days. As for the overall stock market, it posted a mixed to lower close yesterday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average holding on to a narrow 53-point advance after an earlier gain of better than 200 points, while the other indexes shed points. As noted, though, the bulls are seemingly ready to charge ahead at the open.
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Stock Market Today: April 12, 2021

04/12/2021 The new trading week will begin with the major equity averages either at or near record highs. With these recent gains, though, come stretched price-to-earnings multiples, and this will likely test the mettle of investors and have them looking closely at first-quarter earnings season, which is set to kick off this week. A good showing from Corporate America would be a key component, along with the recent encouraging economic data, in keeping the upward momentum going.
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Stock Market Today: April 5, 2021

04/05/2021 Investors return from the long Easter holiday weekend (the U.S. stock market was closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday) having to digest the much-anticipated report on theU.S. labor market, which was released on Friday morning. The data provided a very encouraging reading on the domestic economy and will likely have a positive impact on trading when the market opens. On point, the U.S. equity futures presage a higher start to the new trading week stateside.
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Stock Market Today: March 19, 2021

03/19/2021 Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today March 19, 2021 Before the Bell The rotation out of growth stocks, most notably high price earnings technology stalwarts, resumed yesterday, driving the NASDAQ to a closing loss of 409 points or 3.0%. The small cap
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Stock Market Today: January 25, 2021

01/25/2021 The major equity averages turned in another solid performance last week. During the abbreviated four-day trading stretch—the market was closed last Monday for the MLK holiday—the charge higher was led by the NASDAQ Composite, which surged 4.2% on the strength of the technology stocks. But it was not just technology, as the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 Index were in record territory, and the small-cap Russell 2000 continued its ascent that commenced in earnest last fall. The move higher comes despite a continued spike in COVID-19 cases, increased shutdowns, and uneven, at best, data on the U.S. economy.
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Stock Market Today: January 12, 2021

01/12/2021 The stock market started to the downside yesterday. Though there was some reversal in middle of the day, it did not take hold. The major market averages closed the day in the red. After the closing bell, the futures market showed some signs of a rebound from the day’s losses. Though this movement was choppy throughout the night, the futures markets finished decidedly green, suggesting a positive start to the trading day. Overall, we think that most traders will be looking towards any developments with the coronavirus, its vaccine distribution, and the political situation at home.
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Stock Market Today: January 11, 2021

01/11/2021 The first trading week of 2021 looked very much like most of the weekly sessions during the final quarter of last year. That is with the major equity averages pushing higher despite seemingly looking at a wall of worry. The ongoing and intensifying coronavirus pandemic, an economy that is showing some signs of stress (more below), and election results from Georgia last week that did not produce the divided government that many Wall Street participants were hoping for could not slow the bulls.
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Stock Market Today: December 22, 2020

12/22/2020 Stocks began the holiday-shortened trading week with a volatile session, as recent developments pulled investors in opposite directions. On the negative side of the ledger, the U.K. reported a new, faster-spreading strain of the coronavirus, which triggered stricter lockdowns and travel bans throughout Europe. On the positive side, a long awaited second COVID-19 stimulus deal was approved by Congress. As we look to the new trading day, stock futures are pointing to a mostly up open for the major indexes.
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