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Stock Market Today (2/17/22): Markets Turn Tail as Ukraine Invasion Risk Rises
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Stock Market Today (2/17/22): Markets Turn Tail as Ukraine Invasion Risk Rises

Warnings that Russia is heading toward an 'imminent invasion' of Ukraine sent investors back toward the exits Thursday.
February 17, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/16/22): S&P 500 Swings Higher After Fed Minutes
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Stock Market Today (2/16/22): S&P 500 Swings Higher After Fed Minutes

The major market indexes spent most of the day lower on the latest Russia-Ukraine news.
February 16, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/15/22): Stocks Sizzle on Russian Troop Withdrawal Reports
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Stock Market Today (2/15/22): Stocks Sizzle on Russian Troop Withdrawal Reports

Oil prices, on the other hand, plummeted on news Moscow is pulling back some troops from the Ukrainian border.
February 15, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/14/22): Stocks Slip as Russia-Ukraine Tensions Build
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Stock Market Today (2/14/22): Stocks Slip as Russia-Ukraine Tensions Build

Oil prices zipped higher Monday as the U.S. ordered Kyiv embassy closed, but energy stocks and other cyclicals finished in the red.
February 14, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/11/22): Dow Drops 503 Points as Russia-Ukraine Fears Ramp Up
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Stock Market Today (2/11/22): Dow Drops 503 Points as Russia-Ukraine Fears Ramp Up

U.S. officials warned a Russian invasion of Ukraine could come "at any time."
February 11, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/10/22): Fastest Inflation in 40 Years Flattens Stocks' Rally
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Stock Market Today (2/10/22): Fastest Inflation in 40 Years Flattens Stocks' Rally

A white-hot January CPI report exceeded already high expectations, raising expectations for Fed intervention and lowering the boom on equity prices.
February 10, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/9/22): Nasdaq Recovery Continues as Comms, Tech Rebound
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Stock Market Today (2/9/22): Nasdaq Recovery Continues as Comms, Tech Rebound

Optimism about America's COVID path, as well as a breather in interest rates' latest charge, helped recently beat-up sectors punch back Wednesday.
February 9, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/8/22): Earnings Help Stocks Muscle Higher Into the Close
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Stock Market Today (2/8/22): Earnings Help Stocks Muscle Higher Into the Close

The major indexes, prone to afternoon lulls of late, regained their momentum and finished strong Tuesday thanks to Amgen, Peloton and others.
February 8, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/7/22): Energy Rises, Comms Fall on Mixed Monday
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Stock Market Today (2/7/22): Energy Rises, Comms Fall on Mixed Monday

Stocks broadly slip amid a slow-news Monday, but earnings and a pivotal CPI report are on deck later this week.
February 7, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/4/22): Nasdaq Rally Resumes After Amazon Earnings, Jobs Data
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Stock Market Today (2/4/22): Nasdaq Rally Resumes After Amazon Earnings, Jobs Data

A positive reaction to Amazon earnings helped the Nasdaq easily outperform its peers.
February 4, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/3/22): Stocks Ride Facebook's Coattails Deep Into the Red
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Stock Market Today (2/3/22): Stocks Ride Facebook's Coattails Deep Into the Red

Facebook, Spotify and Honeywell go belly-up after earnings to sink the indexes Thursday; Amazon spikes after-hours on a Q4 beat.
February 3, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/2/22): Alphabet, Growth Names Add More Fuel to the Rally
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Stock Market Today (2/2/22): Alphabet, Growth Names Add More Fuel to the Rally

Earnings beats by Google's parent company, as well as other technology and communications stocks, helped lift the major indexes Wednesday.
February 2, 2022
If January Predicts the Rest of the Year, Investors Could Be Hurting
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If January Predicts the Rest of the Year, Investors Could Be Hurting

It’s known as the January Barometer, but how accurate is it? Let’s dissect this interesting stock market statistical phenomenon by checking the number…
February 2, 2022
Stock Market Today (2/1/22): UPS, Exxon Power Rally; Alphabet to Split 20-for-1
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Stock Market Today (2/1/22): UPS, Exxon Power Rally; Alphabet to Split 20-for-1

Investors enjoyed another session of broadly higher prices Tuesday; Google parent Alphabet announces 20-for-1 stock split
February 1, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/31/22): Stocks Enjoy Stellar End to Woeful January
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Stock Market Today (1/31/22): Stocks Enjoy Stellar End to Woeful January

A violent rebound in scores of battered stocks Monday helped the major indexes pare their still-substantial January losses.
January 31, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/28/22): Apple Lifts Stocks to Cap Wild Week
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Stock Market Today (1/28/22): Apple Lifts Stocks to Cap Wild Week

Apple's raucous post-earnings rally Friday helped the major indexes secure weekly gains from a volatile five-day stretch.
January 28, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/27/22): Small Caps Slump Into Bear Market
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Stock Market Today (1/27/22): Small Caps Slump Into Bear Market

The major indexes plunged from green to red Thursday, but small caps took the worst of it, with the Russell 2000 now more than 20% below its November …
January 27, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/26/22): Powell Rate Comments Rupture Morning Rally
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Stock Market Today (1/26/22): Powell Rate Comments Rupture Morning Rally

The market didn't flinch at the Fed's nod toward a March rate hike, but stocks swooned after Chair Powell said there's "quite a bit of room to raise i…
January 26, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/25/22): Stocks End Down on Another Roller-Coaster Day
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Stock Market Today (1/25/22): Stocks End Down on Another Roller-Coaster Day

The major indexes stage another comeback Tuesday but this time can't escape declines; Microsoft falls after hours despite an earnings beat.
January 25, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/24/22): Dow Erases 1,100-Point Intraday Drop to End Higher
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Stock Market Today (1/24/22): Dow Erases 1,100-Point Intraday Drop to End Higher

The S&P 500 was on pace to close in correction territory before reversing higher.
January 24, 2022
8 Facts You Need to Know About Stock Market Corrections
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8 Facts You Need to Know About Stock Market Corrections

Scary as they are, drawdowns are a normal part of the investing process. Having a financial plan in place and sticking to it is every investor's best …
January 23, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/21/22): Nasdaq Sinks Again, Ends Worst Week Since 2020
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Stock Market Today (1/21/22): Nasdaq Sinks Again, Ends Worst Week Since 2020

A negative earnings reaction for Netflix (NFLX) and options expiration sparked a volatile session for stocks.
January 21, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/20/22): Foiled Again! Sizable Snap-Back Fizzles Late
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Stock Market Today (1/20/22): Foiled Again! Sizable Snap-Back Fizzles Late

The Nasdaq fell even further into correction territory Thursday after early gains collapsed in the afternoon.
January 20, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/19/22): Nasdaq Closes in Correction Territory
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Stock Market Today (1/19/22): Nasdaq Closes in Correction Territory

After a choppy trading session for stocks, all three major benchmarks ended the day in the red.
January 19, 2022
Stock Market Today (1/18/22): Bond Yields, Goldman a One-Two Punch for the Bears
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Stock Market Today (1/18/22): Bond Yields, Goldman a One-Two Punch for the Bears

The 10-year Treasury yield hit a two-year high and Goldman whiffed on its Q4 earnings report, sending 10 of 11 sectors into the red Tuesday.
January 18, 2022
Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?

Both the stock markets and bond markets will have Monday off as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15, 2022