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Consumer confidence data inspired Tuesday's rally, and now the question is whether the markets can build on that. Indices remain just about 1.5% below all-time highs.
(Tuesday Market Open) An eight-day losing streak for the DJIA doesn’t necessarily mean the sky is falling, though there's a tendency to think that way.
Health care legislation never made it to a vote Friday, but surprisingly, the stock market didn’t react much, and could open the new week focused on tax reform.
Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” It feels that way now as investors wait for a health care vote in Washington.
Today is all about the health care bill, but the elephant in the room is tax policy. Trading could be a bit flat until there’s better insight into how the vote might play out.
More selling pressure could stalk the market early today following Tuesday’s plunge, but it’s important to take a big-picture look at the situation.
With little economic data on the horizon and the Fed meeting well behind, the market appears to be looking for new catalysts.
Housing data, a slew of Fed speakers, and even some important earnings reports highlight the week ahead, but trade issues and Brexit weigh on prices early.
The week may be almost over, but there’s still some data to comb through before people go home. Today’s numbers could help determine market direction.
Despite all the anticipation of a rate hike, stocks surged on the news Wednesday. Stock futures pointed toward a higher open, helped by a slight recovery in oil.
No surprises here: The Federal Reserve steps up interest rates by a quarter-percentage point and indicates it will do it again at least two more times this year.
A rate hike today seems baked in, but what sort of picture will the Fed paint about future policy? Stock futures pointed toward a slightly higher open.
Despite a fierce blizzard dumping snow on the Eastern Seaboard, markets remain open and the Fed meeting starts today.
It’s all about the Fed this week, and the market might be a little flat in advance of the Fed's meeting. Meanwhile, buzz continues about Friday's strong jobs report.
The jobs picture continues to improve, very likely locking in a rate hike next week. Stock futures rose sharply after the data rolled out.
Plunging crude oil prices and European central bank policy take center stage today, but everything comes down to tomorrow's U.S. jobs report.
For the first time since January, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) has fallen two days in a row, and futures pointed toward a lower open Wednesday.
Geopolitical concerns and worries about possible rising interest rates appear to have the markets under a little pressure early this week.