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Stock Market Today: March 19, 2019

03/19/2019 The major U.S. equity indexesbegan the day in positive territory and appeared headed for an easy win, but uncertainty over trade talks with China erased most of the early gains.  
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Stock Market Today: March 13, 2019

03/13/2019 The stock market made considerable progress earlier today, but pared some of its gains later in the session, before firming again by the close. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 148 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 19 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 52 points.
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Stock Market Today: March 12, 2019

03/12/2019 The futures markets started the day trading selectively lower, as profit taking from yesterday’s large gains caused the markets to suggest an early retreat. However, this forecast was short lived, as a rally took over once the trading session began in earnest, and stock prices rose across most of the indices, including the S&P 500 and NASDAQ. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was dragged down by another poor price performance from Boeing (BA).  All told, the Dowclosed lower by 96 points, while the S&P 500 finished up eight points, and the NASDAQ climbed 33 points.
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Stock Market Today: January 31, 2019

01/31/2019 Early trading was defined by a divergence in the key stock indexes. Indeed, the Dow Jones Industrial Average started the day lower, as weaker-than-expected results from DowDuPont weighed on that index. On the other hand, the S&P 500 and NASDAQtrendedhigher, thanks to strong results from Facebook. These were partially aided by continued positive sentiment following the Fed’s call for patience regarding further interest rate hikes. However, later in the session, the marketsslowlytapered off, and reversed some of these early gains. All told, the Dow closed down just 13 points, while the S&P 500 was higher by around 23 points, and NASDAQ rose 99 points.
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The Federal Reserve Holds The Line On Interest Rates In The Latest FOMC Meeting

01/30/2019 An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected this afternoon as it concluded its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. That is, it left its federal funds target rate as 2.25%-2.50%. Expectations had been overwhelming that the lead bank would opt to leave rates unchanged.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Apple Inc. First Quarter Fiscal 2019

01/30/2019 Apple (AAPL) shares are getting bid up, recovering back into the $160s, on the heels of the tech behemoth's earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (year ends September 28th). Results for the period were roughly in line with the early January preannouncement, when the company warned that sales would fall short of initial expectations because of challenging operating conditions in China and softer demand for new, high-priced iPhones. But guidance for the March interim, calling for revenues of $57 billion at the midpoint, was better than what many money managers were anticipating, suggesting that Apple may be moving past the worst of its rough patch.
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Stock Market Today: January 7, 2019

01/07/2019 The stock market began the first full week of trading in the new year on a favorable note, partly on optimism that upcoming trade talks with China will be successful. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 98 points; the NASDAQ rose 85 points; and the S&P 500 gained 18 points. Market breadth affirmed the bullishness of the major averages, with winners easily outpacing decliners on both the Big Board and the NASDAQ.
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Stock Market Today: January 4, 2019

01/04/2019 The last day of the holiday-shortened week found traders in a decidedly more positive mood, as the major U.S. stock indexes spent the entire session firmly on the plus side of the ledger. This morning’s jobs report undoubtedly helped set the tone today. Specifically, the Department of Labor reported that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December, which was well above expectations.
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Stock Market Today: January 3, 2019

01/03/2019 Disappointing news from Apple and a weaker-than-expected manufacturing report weighedon the market today. In all, the Dow was down by 660 points, the S&P 500 slid 62 points, and the NASDAQ fell 202 points.
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