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Stock Market Today: January 10, 2019

01/10/2019 The market started the day lower, as a lack of details concerning the possibility of an eventual trade deal with China spooked the markets. Follow through occurred early in trading, as several retailers put out preliminary results concerning the Christmas selling season, which underwhelmed the Street. However, the markets turned around quickly, as focus turned to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s speech, he stated that the Fed would be “patient” and would see how the economic backdrop unfolds when determining policy. Still, he claimed that the Fed balance sheet will be “substantially smaller” in the future. The indices trended higher, trading around breakeven levels for a while near midday, before a final push at the end of the day. This move resulted in daily highs by the close. All told, the Dow ended higher by 123 points, the S&P 500 was up 12 points, and the NASDAQ gained 29 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 13, 2018

12/13/2018 The markets started trading higher in the futures market, as news that China’s government had bought around 500,000 tons of soybeans from the United States broke. This represented the first major purchase from that country in several months, and caused investor sentiment to improve concerning a trade deal between the two countries. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by around 215 points in early market trading, while the S&P 500 added 19 points. However, sentiment trailed off during the session, and the indices made a series of lower highs and lower lows, causing the markets to give up much of the day’s gains.
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Stock Market Today: November 7, 2018

11/07/2018 The stock market opened nicely higher this morning, and managed to advance strongly through the afternoon. Wall Street seemed relatively pleased with the results of the mid-term elections, which largely unfolded as expected. The stock market generally does not like uncertainty, and today’s rally would seem to suggest that traders are feeling more confident about the political landscape.
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Stock Market Today: October 29, 2018

10/29/2018 The stock market moved nicely higher earlier this morning, but gradually reversed course and headed into negative territory as the day progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 245 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 17 points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by 117 points.
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Stock Market Today: October 24, 2018

10/24/2018 Stocks experienced further volatility today as the bulls have not been able to reassert their former dominance. Weakening into the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 608 points; the NASDAQ tumbled a steep 329 points; and the S&P 500 slumped 85 points. Market breadth was decidedly negative, with decliners widely outpacing advancing issues. And, in a clear sign of the market’s correction, a large number of stocks hit 52-week lows.
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Dow 30 Earnings: Caterpillar Inc. Third Quarter 2018

10/23/2018 Caterpillar stock moves lower, as fears surrounding a trade war outweigh the release of better-than-expected third-quarter results.
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Stock Market Today: September 21, 2018

09/21/2018 Stocks got off to a constructive start this morning, but encounteredsome pressure as the session unfolded. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead about 87 points; but the broader S&P 500 Index was off nominally; and the NASDAQ was lower by 41 points.
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Stock Market Today: August 28, 2018

08/28/2018 Enthusiasm over Monday’s trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico spilled over into today’s session, with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ hitting new intraday highs this morning. However, profit takers moved in and stocks ended up just above breakeven.
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