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Stock Market Today: October 21, 2021

10/21/2021 The U.S. equity market has moved steadily to the upside over the past two weeks. Powering stocks higher was an exceptionally strong start to the third-quarter earnings season. Some of the recent releases have included encouraging outlooks, which have been greeted positively by investors, who have been concerned about inflation, the possibility of slowing domestic growth, and the effects of the COVID-19 Delta variant strain.
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Stock Market Today: October 20, 2021

10/20/2021 Stocks have rallied in recent days as traders focused on earnings reports from several companies, many of which showed continued improvements in their third-quarter results and raised guidance. But, the futures market is indicating a bit of a pause after a strong day in the market yesterday.
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Stock Market Today: October 19, 2021

10/19/2021 The U.S. stock market managed to make some progress yesterday, helped by a solid showing on the NASDAQ. Investor sentiment seems positive, as the third-quarter earnings season is now starting to unfold. Overnight, the international markets have been moving higher. In Asia, the Nikkei logged a respectable advance. In Europe, the FTSE 100 has also been making progress. Meanwhile, on our shores, the S&P futures are ahead roughly 20 points, which points to a constructive start to the trading day.
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Stock Market Today: October 18, 2021

10/18/2021 Before the bell, the equity futures, are indicating a lower opening for the U.S. stock market when the new trading week commences stateside. Pressuring stocks was news that China's economy witnessed its slowest pace of growth in a year in the third quarter.
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Stock Market Today: October 15, 2021

10/15/2021 Stock futures are pointing to a solid opening this morning as investors look to build on recent gains to close out the week. Better-than-expected earnings and economic data are fueling optimism. There are also some hopes that inflation might be less imposing by next year.
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Stock Market Today: October 14, 2021

10/14/2021 This morning, we learned that initial weekly unemployment claims came in at 293,000 for the week ended October 9th, a pandemic-era low, while producer (wholesale) prices for the month of September rose 0.5% (+0.2%, excluding the food and energy component, versus the consensus expectation of +0.5%); the 12-month change in prices was +8.6%. The U.S. equity futures, which were sharply higher heading into those releases on strong quarterly results from the Corporate America are holding their gains.



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Stock Market Today: October 13, 2021

10/13/2021 U.S. futures are mixed heading into the new session. Inflation concerns, as well as worries about supply-chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus and labor shortages, may well take their toll on companies and hurt stocks in the near term. On the other hand, earnings season is picking up, and good news may lift equities.
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Stock Market Today: October 12, 2021

10/12/2021 The U.S. stock market lost ground yesterday, as investors took a defensive stance ahead of the third-quarter earnings season. Looking ahead, the U.S. equity futures are up modestly, which suggests a positive start to the session.
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Stock Market Today: October 11, 2021

10/11/2021 It has been a rollercoaster ride this fall for equity investors, which is not unusual as the months of September and October have historically seen a spike in stock market volatility. Since the early stage of September the major equity indexes have produced a number of even performances, and last week was no different with another significant selloff to start the five-day stretch followed by a just as notable rally.
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