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Stock Market Today: May 26, 2017

05/26/2017 Stocks spent most of today’s session moving in a sideways range around the neutral line, and ultimately ended on a mixed note. Some of the caution seen today may have to do with the fact that the market has logged a string of daily gains, and may be in need of a pause. In addition, traders may be sitting on the sidelines, as a holiday weekend is approaching, and the market will be closed on Monday. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about three points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up nearly a point; and the NASDAQ was higher by five points.
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Stock Market Today: April 28, 2017

04/28/2017 The stock market got off to a mixed start today, and then drifted lower through much of the afternoon. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 41 points; the S&P 500 Index was down five points; and the NASDAQ was largely unchanged. Market breadth was slightly negative, as decliners outnumbered advancers on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the healthcare and technology issues advanced, while the financials and consumer cyclical names retreated.
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Stock Market Today: March 31, 2017

03/31/2017 The U.S. stock market meandered about through much of the day, endingthe session on a softer note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 65 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off five points; and the NASDAQ was down nominally. Market breadth showed a favorable bias to the session, with advancers ahead of decliners on the NYSE. The major equity groups were weaker on balance, having softened late in the day, as the session and quarter came to a close.
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Stock Market Today: March 24, 2017

03/24/2017 Equitiespressed ahead this morning, weakened in the early afternoon, before rebounding sharply late in the session, and subsequently wilting again near the close. Of note, traders were taking their cue from Washington, where politicians are currently debating the nation’s healthcare system. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 60 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was down two points; and the NASDAQ was up 11 points.
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Stock Market Today: March 8, 2017

03/08/2017 U.S. equity trading was mixed for most of Wednesday, until a late-day selloff sent the averages lower. Only the NASDAQ was able to avoid negative territory on the day, but even it struggled as the closing bell neared. The tech-heavy sector managed to finish the day up nearly four points, 22 notches lower than its mid-afternoon apex. The late-day drop was particularly evident in the broad-based S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indexes. Overall, today’s decline was mostly a continuation of the recent softness to what has been a historically bullish market for most of the past four months.
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The Beige Book Paints A Generally Upbeat Picture Of The U.S. Economy

03/01/2017 The Federal Reserve issued its Beige Book summation of the nation's economy. That compilation continued to paint a rosy picture of the U.S. economy. The central bank will now use the information taken from that closely watched summary to help it formulate monetary policy at its next FOMC meeting, which will commence on March 14th.
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Stock Market Today: February 28, 2017

02/28/2017 Equities put in a weak showing today. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 25 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off six points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 36 points. There was a negative tone to the session, as decliners easily outpaced advancers on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: January 24, 2017

01/24/2017 The U.S. stock market traded strongly higher today, breaking out of its recent holding pattern. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead about 113 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up nearly 15 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 48 points. There was widespread support for equities today, as winners easily outpaced losers on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: December 8, 2016

12/08/2016 Stocks managed to make further progress today. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 65 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead nearly five points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 24 points. Support for equities was fairly widespread, as winners easily outpaced losers on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the financial and basic materials names forged ahead, while the consumer non-cyclical issues retreated.
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