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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 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 6, 2021

10/06/2021 Tuesday was a mostly bullish day on Wall Street, with the indices rallying after their Monday selloff. Looking to the day ahead, U.S. equity futures are suggesting a weak start to the trading day, though they are now off their earlier lows following a positive employment report.
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Stock Market Today: October 5, 2021

10/05/2021 The U.S. stock market declined sharply yesterday, as investors worried about inflationary pressures and the debt ceiling debate taking place in Washington. As has been the case lately, traders continued to exit the volatile technology names, while rotating capital into commodity and energy stocks. Meanwhile, the U.S. equity futures are pointing upward, which implies a positive start to the trading day.
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Stock Market Today: September 30, 2021

09/30/2021 The month of September, which draws to a close today, has certainly lived up to its reputation as being an unpredictable one for the U.S. equity market. The last fortnight of trading has produced some swift and pronounced swings in trading, including sizable selloffs both this week and last. The first was prompted by debt concerns in the highly leveraged Chinese property market, and this week the setback was driven by the recent spike in Treasury yields on inflation concerns and Federal Reserve commentary. However, this morning the futures are positive, indicating some bargain hunting at the start of trading, as news broke overnight that the Senate reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown. Other Washington uncertainties remain, namely the debt ceiling and the fate of the big spending bills pending in Congress.
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Stock Market Today: September 27, 2021

09/27/2021 Before the bell, the equity futures are indicating a mixed opening for the U.S. stock market. The Dow futures are trading nominally higher, with interest in the consumer cyclical (i.e., energy and materials) stocks providing some support, while the NASDAQ futures are in the red, with the rise in bond yields weighing on some of the higher-growth technology names.
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Stock Market Today: July 13, 2021

07/13/2021 The U.S. stock market moved higher yesterday, bringing the major averages to new high ground. Investors were likely focused on the corporate profit outlook and the start of the second-quarter earnings season. The U.S. equity futures have dipped into the red, indicating a sluggish opening to the trading day.
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Stock Market Today: July 12, 2021

07/12/2021 U.S. stocks closed out the holiday-shortened week on a strong up note, with all three of the major averages etching new record highs. Looking ahead, investors will be closely scrutinizing this week’s reports from a number of financial institutions. This includes major banks such as Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and Wells Fargo (WFC). On the industrial side, Alcoa (AA) kicks things off on Thursday.
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