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Verizon, McDonald’s Weigh on DJIA Friday

August 26, 2016: Markets opened higher Thursday and went higher following Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole. The Fed chief intimated that sentiment for another increase in the ...
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DJIA Dragged Lower by UnitedHealth, Nike on Thursday

August 25, 2016: Markets opened lower again Thursday but traded higher for most of the day until the before dipping below the break-even line by early afternoon. Healthcare and energy ...
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Merck, UnitedHealth Sink DJIA Wednesday

August 24, 2016: Markets opened lower Wednesday and only the Nasdaq Composite made even a brief visit to positive territory during the day's trading session. Healthcare and materials stocks led ...
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Nike, Cisco Pull Dow Higher on Tuesday

August 23, 2016: Markets opened higher Tuesday mainly on the strength of the better-than-expected Census Bureau report on new home sales and a solid showing by European markets. Basic materials ...
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Warren Buffett’s Highest Dividend Yields Outpacing Dow and Other Yields

Investors love chasing the holdings of the top investment gurus, and that certainly applies to Warren Buffett. After Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) recently released its top equity holdings, 24/7 ...
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Apple, J&J Weigh on DJIA Monday

August 22, 2016: Markets opened lower again Monday as investors remain cautious ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole conference beginning Thursday. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak on ...
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Wal-Mart, McDonald’s Weigh on DJIA Friday

August 19, 2016: Markets opened lower Friday as European markets drifted lower and Asian markets closed mixed though very close to the break-even line. No economic data was published today ...
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Wal-Mart, Chevron Lift DJIA on Thursday

August 18, 2016: Markets opened higher Thursday after the Labor Department reported that weekly claims for jobless benefits came in lower than expected. The energy sector was the day's leading ...
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3M, Chevron Pull Dow Higher Wednesday

August 17, 2016: Markets opened slightly lower Wednesday following a slide in European markets. Utility stocks were the leading sector while consumer discretionary stocks weighed most heavily. WTI crude oil ...
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Odds of Rate Hike Rise for 2016

It probably sounds like a stupid joke to address a market sell-off at this point in August. After all, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Index and the ...
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Market Shock: How Can Caterpillar Be the Best Performing Dow Stock of 2016?

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has had enough business problems of late to be monumental. China, Brazil, Russia and elsewhere are slow growth markets and have been for some time. The ...
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Another All-Time Stock Market High Hampered by Dullsville

August is supposed to be one of the months that is not so good for stocks. Just don't tell that to the U.S. markets, with the week of August 12 ...
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5 DJIA Stocks That Really Missed Out on the All-Time High Rally Thursday

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit yet another all-time high on Thursday, August 11, 2016. What is amazing is that the rising tide did not actually lift all ships. There ...
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How Just 7 Stocks Can Take the Dow Up to 20,000 and Beyond

The bull market lives on in 2016, and it is now nearing six and a half years of age. Stock market valuations are high at about 18 times forward year ...
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Amex, DuPont Drag on DJIA Tuesday

August 9, 2016: Markets opened higher again Tuesday following the lead of Asian and European exchanges. The productivity report cooled investors' enthusiasm, though, and afternoon trading saw equities slipping below ...
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