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Source: ThinkstockWhatever losses were seen from the Yellen guidance on the time for a rate hike cycle to begin were taken back by the stock bulls on Thursday. The market even ignored more financial...
Jon C. Ogg
The stock market was pounded on Friday, making for a very bad week and a rough start for January. Still, not all is lost. A few stocks managed to avoid the carnage. Despite a drop of 318 points in...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockThursday was another day that reminds investors just how sensitive the market can be in pullbacks after huge runs up. It was not the weekly jobless claims, but perhaps weak earnings...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: ThinkstockWednesday was yet another mixed day in the stock market, one where the Dow Jones Industrial Average was in the red and the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ were positive for most of the...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Jon OggThe stock market took a hit from sellers mid-day, but fortunately the markets recovered enough that only the Dow was in the red at the closing bell. Stocks were even mixed on a day...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Jon Ogg in NYCThe stock markets were mixed most of the trading day on Friday. A gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was masked because the gains were tied to only two of the thirty DJIA...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Jon OggA tame inflation report and a business as usual report on weekly jobless claims failed to generate any continued buzz in stocks. Even the Philly Fed being positive for eight months in...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Frank Golhen, via Wikimedia CommonsWednesday brought the week having all three days with a gain or a loss of triple-digits during the day in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Bank earnings...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Frank Golhen, via Wikimedia CommonsThe stock gods decided to buy the dip on Tuesday, a day after the biggest sell-off in about three months. Despite a lack of market-moving economic reports,...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Jon OggThe markets had only a small employment report from the Conference Board to consider on Monday, as well as a surprising government budget surplus, to drive stocks today. Unfortunately,...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Frank Golhen, via Wikimedia Commons24/7 Wall St. is rather focused on, and perhaps a bit concerned about, how the Dow Jones Industrial Average can manage to post big gains in 2014. After all,...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: thinkstockStocks were highly confused all day after the Labor Department showed that a 6.7% unemployment rate surprise was simply because so many people have dropped out of the workforce. The...
Jon C. Ogg
Source: Frank Golhen, via Wikimedia CommonsStocks were mixed on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow fighting between positive and negative territory. As the Dow was hardly changed, 24/7 Wall St....
Jon C. Ogg
December 3, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened lower Tuesday morning and for the most part the day got worse from there. There was no new economic data in the U.S. today, and it could be that investors...
Paul Ausick
December 2, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened mixed Monday morning and got a small boost from a decent report from ISM on manufacturing. The uptick didn’t hold though and stocks ended the day on a...
Paul Ausick