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Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher
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Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher

Goldman Sachs' (GS) record Q1 and a strong day for Chevron (CVX) helped keep the Dow in positive territory on an otherwise choppy Wednesday.
April 14, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/13/21: Nasdaq Climbs, Dow Slips After J&J Vaccine Stumble 
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Stock Market Today 4/13/21: Nasdaq Climbs, Dow Slips After J&J Vaccine Stumble 

U.S. agencies recommended a pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine amid rare instances of a blood clotting disorder, rattling the recover…
April 13, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/12/21: Stocks Sag on Sleepy Monday
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Stock Market Today 4/12/21: Stocks Sag on Sleepy Monday

The Dow declined on a low-volume Monday, but the start of Q1 earnings season and the Coinbase offering should spice things up later this week.
April 12, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/9/21: Stocks Gain Ground as Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs
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Stock Market Today 4/9/21: Stocks Gain Ground as Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs

Traders shrugged off a higher-than-expected reading on inflation to power two of the three major indices to record closes.
April 9, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/8/21: Big Tech Powers Positive Session
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Stock Market Today 4/8/21: Big Tech Powers Positive Session

The Nasdaq led the major indices higher Thursday amid gains in mega-cap technology stocks such as Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT).
April 8, 2021

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Stock Market Today 4/6/21: Markets Settle Down, But Backdrop Remains Rosy
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Stock Market Today 4/6/21: Markets Settle Down, But Backdrop Remains Rosy

The IMF upgraded its U.S. and global growth forecasts, and another jobs datapoint impressed, but stocks mostly spent Tuesday treading water.
April 6, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/5/21: Jobs Jubilee Drives Fresh Highs in Dow, S&P 500
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Stock Market Today 4/5/21: Jobs Jubilee Drives Fresh Highs in Dow, S&P 500

The new week kicked off with a gleeful reaction to the March jobs report that sent the major indexes flying higher.
April 5, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/1/21: No Foolin': S&P 500 Cracks 4,000
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Stock Market Today 4/1/21: No Foolin': S&P 500 Cracks 4,000

The S&P 500 hit, and finished above, the 4,000 mark for the first time in the wake of robust manufacturing data and infrastructure optimism.
April 1, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/31/21: American Jobs Plan Imminent, But Tech Wins the Day
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Stock Market Today 3/31/21: American Jobs Plan Imminent, But Tech Wins the Day

Joe Biden is just about to roll out his $2 trillion-plus American Jobs Plan, but investors' interest was heaviest in the technology sector Wednesday.
March 31, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/30/21: Stocks Reverse Late, Absorb Minor Losses
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Stock Market Today 3/30/21: Stocks Reverse Late, Absorb Minor Losses

A slip in the final hour of Tuesday's trading session pulled the Nasdaq into the red and sent the Dow and S&P to shallow declines.
March 30, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/29/21: Hedge Fund Brouhaha Fails to Rattle Dow
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Stock Market Today 3/29/21: Hedge Fund Brouhaha Fails to Rattle Dow

A hedge fund's margin call default caused pain for U.S. communications stocks Friday, and for a few global banks Monday, but the blue-chip indices hel…
March 29, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/26/21: Dow, S&P 500 Surge Late, Set New Highs
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Stock Market Today 3/26/21: Dow, S&P 500 Surge Late, Set New Highs

Investors ignored weak February spending data and lifted the Dow and S&P 500 from decent gains to record territory with a Friday afternoon push.
March 26, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/25/21: Groggy Start for Stocks, But an Energetic Finish
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Stock Market Today 3/25/21: Groggy Start for Stocks, But an Energetic Finish

Investors, perhaps worried that the Fed's punchbowl might be taken away, ignored a sharp decline in jobless claims early Thursday but eventually drove…
March 25, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/24/21: Energy, Industrials Lead a Slow Day for Stocks
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Stock Market Today 3/24/21: Energy, Industrials Lead a Slow Day for Stocks

A traffic jam at the Suez Canal hoisted energy prices Wednesday, but most of the rest of the market struggled to keep its head above water.
March 24, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/23/21: Stocks Fall on Anniversary of Bear Market Bottom
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Stock Market Today 3/23/21: Stocks Fall on Anniversary of Bear Market Bottom

Rising short-term COVID concerns, including lockdowns in Europe and a trial-vaccine stumble, pulled down stocks across the board Tuesday.
March 23, 2021
Why You Should Consider Commodities
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Why You Should Consider Commodities

Besides offering protection against inflation, commodities are good diversifiers in a portfolio.
March 23, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/22/21: Tech Takes Off as Bond Yields Taper Off
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Stock Market Today 3/22/21: Tech Takes Off as Bond Yields Taper Off

The Nasdaq's mega-caps take flight as Treasury yields pull back, and Tesla joins in amid another vote of confidence from Ark Invest's Cathie Wood.
March 22, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/19/21: Stocks Close Mixed as Banks Sink, Tech Rebounds
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Stock Market Today 3/19/21: Stocks Close Mixed as Banks Sink, Tech Rebounds

The Dow and S&P 500 lost ground amid a slide in financial shares, while Facebook helped the Nasdaq come back from a steep loss in the previous session…
March 19, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/18/21: Inflation Fears Wreck Tech Again
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Stock Market Today 3/18/21: Inflation Fears Wreck Tech Again

A jump in the yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury note heightened inflation fears, and high-flying stocks in the technology sector once again…
March 18, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/17/21: Fed's Smooth Talking Sends Dow Above 33K
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Stock Market Today 3/17/21: Fed's Smooth Talking Sends Dow Above 33K

The Federal Reserve struck the right tone with Wall Street on Wednesday, signaling higher growth expectations but staying pat on its benchmark rate.
March 17, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/16/21: With Jerome On Deck, Investors Hold Their Breath
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Stock Market Today 3/16/21: With Jerome On Deck, Investors Hold Their Breath

The Dow's seven-day win streak ended Tuesday and stocks broadly struggled as investors looked ahead to Wednesday's FOMC announcements.
March 16, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/15/21: Recovery Plays Lead the Way as Stocks Calmly Climb
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Stock Market Today 3/15/21: Recovery Plays Lead the Way as Stocks Calmly Climb

Airlines, restaurants and cruise liners were among some of the session's biggest gainers in a smooth, fruitful Monday for stocks.
March 15, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/12/21: Dow Climbs Again, Nasdaq Yo-Yo Continues
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Stock Market Today 3/12/21: Dow Climbs Again, Nasdaq Yo-Yo Continues

Wall Street closed out the week with a renewed surge in Treasury yields, which weighed on growth but helped the value-oriented Dow rise again.
March 15, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/11/21: S&P 500 Sets New High as Biden Blesses Stimulus
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Stock Market Today 3/11/21: S&P 500 Sets New High as Biden Blesses Stimulus

The S&P 500, Dow and Russell 2000 all finished Thursday with new record closes after President Joe Biden signed his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill a day …
March 11, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/10/21: Stimulus Clears Congress, Sends Dow to New Highs
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Stock Market Today 3/10/21: Stimulus Clears Congress, Sends Dow to New Highs

The House sent a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to President Joe Biden on Wednesday, putting more upward pressure on the Dow.
March 10, 2021