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Friday, January 18 2019

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Stock Market Today: January 18, 2019

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 01/18/2019

After the U.S. stock market posted the proverbial hat trick yesterday by advancing for three sessions in a row, we see that stocks posted gains in Asia overnight. In Europe, where the British Prime Minister had earlier survived a no confidence vote, the bourses are climbing so far today. Also, oil prices are up and Treasury yields, up nicely yesterday, are rising further so far this morning. Finally, as some critical earnings releases are made and optimism grows on a trade deal with China, U.S. equity futures now are suggesting a higher opening when trading resumes this morning.

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Dow 30 Earnings: American Express Fourth Quarter 2018

Ian Gendler | 01/18/2019

American Express, (AXP) a Dow-30 component and one of the world's largest issuers of credit/charge cards, has reported December-period financial results. For the quarter, the company achieved adjusted share earnings of $1.74, which excluded $0.58 of tax-related benefits. Although this figure was 9% higher than the year-earlier figure, it came in below the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate, as well as our call of $1.82.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Goldman Sachs Fourth Quarter 2018

Adam James Platt | 01/16/2019

Goldman Sachs reported mixed financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company's revenue and share net figures came in slightly below our expectations, but both marked improvements over the previous-year period, which sent the shares higher.

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