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Stock Market Today: November 18, 2019

11/18/2019 The futures market started positively, as an interest-rate cut in China buoyed the S&P 500 futures to an all-time high. The accommodative policy was seen as a positive by many traders. But by the time the stock market opened, this move higher was erased, as concerns about U.S. trade negotiations with China took hold. The Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ reached all-time highs during the session. Then, the composites tapered off in the final portion of trading and ended not too far off of breakeven levels. All told, the Dow closed higher by 31 points, the S&P 500 finished up two points, and the NASDAQ.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Third Quarter 2019

11/14/2019 Walmart shares trickle lower following the release of the retail giant’s fiscal third-quarter financial results.
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Stock Market today: November 11, 2019

11/11/2019 The market started trading lower on the Veterans’ Day holiday, as sentimentfell concerning a U.S. trade deal with China. Traders sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 164 points, while the other indices were lower in tandem. However, a few news stories broke throughout the day, which helped to lift the markets higher. These included that Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), a Dow-component company, received a takeout proposal from a public/private equity company. Additionally, Boeing (BA) provided an update on its 737 MAX planes. Management stated that if the FAA accepts the company's updated training requirements, they are expecting customer deliveries in December and that they expect commercial service to begin in January. These reports sent the market higher, and the Dow eventually reached the green. However, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ remained below breakeven levels. All told, the Dow closed higher by 10 points, eking out a record close. On the other hand, the S&P 500 was down six points, and the NASDAQ was off by 11 points.
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Stock Market Today: November 4, 2019

11/04/2019 The marketstartedquite positively today, as the bulls were emboldened by favorable comments regarding the United States-China trade negotiations. The marketshit all-time highs on the Dow Jones IndustrialAverage, the NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500 Index in the first few moments of the trading session. The composites then pulled back a bit as the session progressed, but then strengthened anew near the end of the day. All told, the Dow closed higher by 115 points; the NASDAQ was up 47 points; and the S&P 500 finished 11 points to the upside.
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Stock Market Today: August 19, 2019

08/19/2019 The stock market started positively today, as a rebound from last week’s selloff continued. Additionally, the U.S. government extended the time that Chinese technology firm Huawei could buy supplies from U.S. companies for an additional 90 days. Investors viewed this as an easing of trade tensions between the two countries and, thus, bolstered the major market composites. All told, the Dowclosed higher by 250 points, the S&P 500 rose by 35 points, and the NASDAQ gained 107 points.
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Stock Market Today: August 16, 2019

08/16/2019 The major U.S. equity indexes started the last session of a volatile trading week firmly in positive territory, and stocks ended the day up sharply. In economic news, the Commerce Department reported that housing starts were down 4%, to an annual rate of 1.19 million. However, building permits (a more forward-looking indicator) increased 8.4%, to a yearly rate of 1.34 million. The markets, though, largely looked past these numbers, and continued to bob and weave along with developments on the U.S.-China trade situation.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Walmart Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2019

08/15/2019 Walmart shares trade modestly higher on the release of the retail giant’s solid fiscal second-quarter financial results and increased guidance.
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Stock Market Today: May 20, 2019

05/20/2019 Equities opened sharply lower this morning, recovered some ground in the early afternoon, but weakened again in the final hours of the day. Once again, tradersworried about deteriorating trade relations between the United States and China. More recently, the U.S. government ordered a ban on technology sales to Huawei, a leading corporation based in China. The move did not sit well with Wall Street, and likely ignited fears of a larger global slowdown. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 84 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 114 points.
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Stock Market Today: May 17, 2019

05/17/2019 Stocks fell on Friday as discouraging news on international trade weighed on sentiment at the opening bell. Word that talks between the United States and China had broken down was not what investors wanted to hear. The hope in recent days had been that a long-awaited deal between the world’s two largest economies might yet be fashioned in the coming weeks. But the two sides instead have reached an impasse.
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