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Stock Market Today: May 7, 2021

5/7/2021 8:49:18 AM The reopening of the economy remains the driving force lifting stock prices these days, with shares of companies whose fortunes are tied closely to business conditions faring the best.



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Stock Market Today: May 6, 2021

5/6/2021 9:18:11 AM The penultimate trading day of the first week of May will have investors looking to the business beat for direction. With the first-quarter earnings season starting to slow down a bit, the economy is getting more attention from Wall Street and, for the most part, it has proven supportive for equities. But with the sharply recovering economy—reflected in the recent strong reports on April manufacturing and nonmanufacturing activity—have come concerns about it overheating and inflationary pressures intensifying as the year progresses.
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Stock Market Today: May 5, 2021

5/5/2021 9:10:20 AM The U.S. stock market put in a generally weak session yesterday, with notable losses in the technology names. Traders did not react well to remarks from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, which sparked concerns about inflationary pressures, and the potential for higher interest rates in the future. Nonetheless, it seems investor sentiment may now be turning around, as the U.S. equity futures are up nicely, indicating a higher start to today’s session.
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Stock Market Today: May 4, 2021

5/4/2021 9:13:42 AM The stock market started the week on a mostly positive note yesterday. The futures market was in negative territory last night, as the indices gave back a portion of the day’s gains, though they have recovered somewhat this morning, retracing some of the initial losses, but are still pointing to a lackluster start to the trading day.
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Stock Market Today: May 3, 2021

5/3/2021 8:59:34 AM Trading in the month of May—fresh off a 30-day stretch that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Index, and the NASDAQ Composite produce respective gains of 2.7%, 5.2%, and 5.4%--will begin with investors focused on many of the same issues that drove the market in April.
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Stock Market Today: April 30, 2021

4/30/2021 9:05:00 AM Two key reports will be issued this morning. In the first release, the Commerce Department noted that personal income and consumer spending both moved up strongly in March, and in line with expectations. Later this morning, the University of Michigan will issue data on consumer sentiment. These reports will follow a release yesterday on first-quarter GDP, which showed a 6.4% annualized rate of growth, but also contained unsettling news on inflation, with the Price Index rising 4.1% during the period.
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Stock Market Today: April 29, 2021

4/29/2021 9:21:41 AM A generally solid April will come to a close tomorrow, but before it does there will be critical economic news to evaluate. The stock market traded in a narrow and mostly mixed pattern yesterday, but the U.S. equity futures indicate the market is poised for a higher open when trading resumes.
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Stock Market Today: April 28, 2021

4/28/2021 8:30:55 AM We now approach the middle trading day of this event-filled week on Wall Street. Highlighting the comings and goings in the equity market will be a series of earnings reports, some of which will feature big names in the technology space. Also of note, the Federal Reserve will conclude its two-day FOMC meeting this afternoon. No changes in borrowing costs are likely to be even hinted at, while the accompanying monetary statement will almost assuredly suggest further accommodative policies will follow.



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Stock Market Today: April 27, 2021

4/27/2021 9:15:32 AM As we look to the new day, U.S. stock futures are suggesting the major indexes will have a mixed open. Earnings season remains in high gear, and so far, results in general have been good, with aggregate earnings showing their biggest quarterly advance in more than a decade. Even so, it appears unlikely that there will be any policy changes announced at the FOMC meeting this Wednesday.
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