Terrorists Fail To Shake Markets

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks in the U.S. and Europe on Tuesday basically shook off the deadly terror strikes at an airport and metro station in Brussels. U.S. investors didn’t overreact, as terror acts have unfortunately become more common. After opening slightly lower, the major benchmarks climbed above break-even in afternoon trade, before ending mixed. Taking the bulk of the early …

Markets Move Down Sharply; Damage Is Limited Thanks To Late Day Rally

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Well, volatility continued to shake markets today as the S&P 500 fell 0.84%, the Dow dropped 1.06% and the Nasdaq declined 0.29%. It could have been a lot worse, as the Dow was down at one point by some 400 points. However, there were six stocks in the Dow that posted notable …

Tensions Ease Abroad; Airline Stocks “Take Off”

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Markets were back in full swing, as the Dow surged 175 points and the Nasdaq hit a 14-year high. The S&P 500 gained 0.9%, the Dow climbed 1.1% and the Nasdaq gained 1%, which marked a fourth straight session of gains. The buzz around the networks attributed bullish sentiment today on the …

Markets Snap Losing Streak; Airlines ‘Take Off’ Again

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets Stocks broke their two-day losing streak today as investors became encouraged by better-than-expected earnings reports from Alcoa (AA). All of the major indexes gained. In other earnings news, shares of The Container Store (TCS) dropped 9% after the specialty retailer reported earnings below expectations and said it was experiencing a retail “funk.” …

Markets Calm After Extended Holiday

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets Well, last week ended with a ‘bang’ heading into the 4th of July holiday as the Dow officially passed the 17,000 mark, and the other major indexes both pushed to record highs. The momentum seemed to have fizzled after a long weekend though and the indexes closed Monday lower across the board …