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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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Stock Market Today: December 7, 2016

12/07/2016 The U.S. equity market soared on Wednesday afternoon, following a modest run up in the morning hours with a sharp increase that sent both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to all-time intraday trading highs. The latter adding more than 300 points as the closing bell approached in New York. Even the tech-heavy NASDAQ, which has been relatively choppy in recent weeks, registered a solid 85-point gain.
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Stock Market Today: December 6, 2016

12/06/2016 The U.S. equity market got off to a slow start this morning, but managed to make progress later in the day. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 37 points; the S&P 500 Index was up eight points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 24 points.
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Stock Market Today: December 5, 2016

12/05/2016 Stocks logged another constructive session today. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up approximately 46 points; the S&P 500 Index was ahead 13 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 53 points. There was a decidedly favorable tone to today’s trading, as winners easily outpaced losers on the NYSE. Further, all of the major equity sectors made strides. Leadership was found in the technology and basic materials issues, while the high-yielding utility issues logged more modest gains.
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Stock Market Today: November 30, 2016

11/30/2016 U.S. stocks were mostly lower at the end of the day, after some afternoon profit taking negating some pockets of positivity from the morning hours. Investors are still digesting the incoming administration’s policies. And today’s market action seems to be in line with the post-election normal. The tech-heavy NASDAQ shed value throughout the day, stoked by ongoing trade-related ambiguity. The S&P 500 was mixed-to-positive for most of the day, until an afternoon economic release (discussed below) moderated these gains and dragged the average below the breakeven line. Finally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above the 19,200 threshold several times throughout the day, before falling back in mid-afternoon and into the close.
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Stock Market Today: November 29, 2016

11/29/2016 The U.S. stock market managed to move higher for much of the session, before paring its gains considerably in the final hour of trading. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 24 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 11 points. There was a mixed quality to the market, as advancers were just about even with decliners on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: November 28, 2016

11/28/2016 The U.S. stock market started off the new week on a lackluster note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down roughly 54 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 12 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 30 points. There was a negative tone to today’s session, with decliners easily outpacing advancers on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: August 26, 2016

08/26/2016 Moststocks concluded the up-and-down week in the red, starting very strongly in the early session hours before dropping off around lunchtime in New York. But declining issues more-than doubled the number of gainers before a late-in-the-day buying spree drove more issues into positive territory at the close. Healthcare and utility stocks bounced back from early-week softness, while those in the basic materials, telecommunications, and utilities sectors fared particularly poorly. The indexes were more nuanced. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and NASDAQ were down for most of the day until an upturn in the final hour turned the tech-laden latter’s fortunes around. By day’s end, the group had registered a seven-point gain.
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Stock Market Today: August 23, 2016

08/23/2016 The U.S. stock market opened nicely higher this morning, but ended the session with more modest gains in the major averages. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 18 points; the S&P 500 Index was ahead four points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 15 points. However, most stocks made progress today, as advancers were comfortably ahead of decliners on the NYSE. Essentially, all of the major market sectors made strides, with pronounced strength in the basic materials issues. The technology stocks also put in a solid performance. In contrast, the defensive utility group did not participate in today’s advance.
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