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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: Boeing Fourth Quarter 2018

01/30/2019 Aerospace and defense giant The Boeing Company (BA) has reported December-period financial results. For the quarter, revenues came in at $28.3 billion, which was well ahead of consensus analyst estimates, represented a year-over-year gain of 14%, and was a record for the Chicago-based corporation. As for the bottom line, Boeing also easily eclipsed estimates and achieved a hefty share profit of $5.93. Management also introduced favorable guidance for 2019. All told, Boeing shares advanced nicely on the news.
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Stock Market Today: January 22, 2019

01/22/2019 The U.S. markets started lower today, as fears about a global slowdown increased. This was partially caused by the IMF cutting its 2019 global growth forecast. The indices trended downward throughout early trading, as existing home sales in December were far weaker than expected. The move lower continued throughout the afternoon, as a news story broke that the U.S. had cancelled a trade meeting with China. That increased fears about the possibility of a deal with that country. All told, the Dow finished the day lower by just about 302 points, while the S&P 500 was off by 38 points, and the NASDAQ fell 137 points.  
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Stock Market Today: December 20, 2018

12/20/2018 The stock market got off to a weak start this morning, sold off dramatically in the afternoon, before paring some of its worst losses in the late afternoon. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 464 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 40 points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by 108 points.
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Stock Market Today: December 19, 2018

12/19/2018 The stock market startedmodestly higher today, aided by some solid economic news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed more than 300 points in early trading, and the S&P 500 rose almost 40 points. However, the marketsmoveddecidedlylower after the Federal Reserve released its interest-rate decision, causing the Dow to fall by over 500 points at one time and reach a 52-week low in the process. The other indicesfell in tandem and hit fresh lows, as well. Still, the final portion of trading concluded with a short rally from extremely-oversold conditions. All told, the Dow closed down 352 points, while the S&P was lower by 39 points.  
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Stock Market Today: November 21, 2018

11/21/2018 Today, the stock market rebounded strongly in early pre-holiday trading, as the hard-hit tech sector reversed course after two days of majorselloffs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose over 200 points at its peak, while the S&P 500 rose by 29 early in the session. Still, this was largely on light trading volumes.
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Stock Market Today: October 26, 2018

10/26/2018 The stock market moved sharply lower this morning, but managed to recover some ground in the afternoon, albeit in a very choppy fashion. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 296 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 47 points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ was lower by 151 points. Market breadth was clearly negative, with losers outnumbering winners on the NYSE by a wide margin.
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Stock Market Today: October 25, 2018

10/25/2018 Trading across several indices was muchbetter for those long equities, especially when compared to the strong selloff yesterday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by as many as 521 points, closing just north of 401 points. The S&P 500 climbed by over 2% (49 points) on the day, pulling back slightly in the last few minutes of the day. The NASDAQ rebounded the most, closing up just under 3% (210 points) ahead for the session. These moves largely erased yesterday’s losses, and were helped by good earnings data, both after yesterday’s close and prior to the market open today.
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