Major Indexes Sag As Tax Reform Acrobatics Continue

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The major indexes sagged as uncertainty about the tax reform tug-of-war continued to take center stage. Not helping matters was a dive in crude oil along with weakness from heavyweights Apple (AAPL) and Boeing (BA). But the stock that really took a spanking was GE (-5.89% for the day) after cutting its dividend …

Dow Ekes Out A Record; S&P And Nasdaq Slip

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Weighing on the major indexes was a sell-off in predominantly three sectors, which kept a lid on the usual afternoon ramp. Retail (XRT), Financials (XLF) and SmallCaps (SCHA) combined their poor performances of -2.35%, -1.38% and -1.10% respectively to keep any upward momentum from gaining speed—and they succeeded with only the Dow eking …

More All-Time Highs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The weekend news simply did not matter. Saudi Arabia went into crisis mode after 2 of their princes died, one via a helicopter crash and the other one in a firefight to avoid arrest, dozens were taken into custody, assets were frozen and a no-fly zone for private planes was invoked. Domestically, McCain …

Honing In On New Record Highs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets While the major indexes started the first November session with a bang, upward momentum waned, and the Nasdaq ended up slipping slightly into the red, while the Dow and S&P 500 remained green. The Fed kept interest rates unchanged but jawboned some positives about the economy using descriptive words like “activity has been …

Dow Powers Into Record Territory

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The Dow got a huge assist today from Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M, which jumped after showing a better than expected quarterly report card. Both components contributed some 150 points to the Dow’s 168 point gain—into record territory. It was a narrow advance with Healthcare (XLV) bucking the overall positive trend (-0.56%) thereby limiting …