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Stock Market Today: August 10, 2021

08/10/2021 The U.S. stock market turned in a mixed session yesterday, with the broader averages finishing lower and the NASDAQ closing in positive territory. Investors seemed concerned that the Delta variant of the coronavirus could put a damper on the global economy, if left unchecked. However, vaccines are now readily available, and it has been noted that the situation should be manageable without extreme restrictions. Looking to the day ahead, the equity futures are mixed, suggesting a neutral opening to the session.
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Stock Market Today: July 7, 2021

07/07/2021 U.S. stocks began the holiday-shortened week mostly to the downside. As we look to the new day, U.S. equity futures are suggesting the major indexes will open with a modest uptick, and crude oil prices are down slightly lower. Later today, traders will be poring through the minutes of the last Fed meeting for more clues on monetary policy changes. But expectations remain that the lead bank will likely keep rates low until at least next year.
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Stock Market Today: May 14, 2021

05/14/2021 The stock market rebounded nicely yesterday, but it was another wild session nonetheless. In particular, traders bought stocks that would benefit from a further reopening of the economy. The U.S. equity futures are decidedly in the green, though eased a bit after the release of retail sales figures for April, are suggesting a higher start when trading resumes.
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Stock Market Today: August 6, 2020

08/06/2020 The stock market's winning ways continue, with yesterday's strong upturn being Wall Street's third in as many days this week. And once again the strength was most pronounced in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. That is a turnabout of sorts, as the blue chips mostly have lagged the other large-cap composites (the S&P 500 Index and the tech-driven NASDAQ) for much of this year. Yesterday, though, the Dow, lifted by a stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings performance from Walt Disney (DIS), led the way forward. Now, this morning, the Labor Department reported a welcome drop in new jobless claims to 1.2 million for the latest week.
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Stock Market Today: August 5, 2020

08/05/2020 Another day, another morning's rise for the U.S. stock market. Equities stayed on a winning track through most of the day yesterday into the close, with the Dow ending up a session-best 164 points. More modest gains were tabulated by the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ. Now, looking out at a new day, and following generally narrow advances by the U.S. equity futures last evening and ahead of key economic reports today, tomorrow, and Friday, the equity futures now are pointing to a nicely higher opening when trading resumes.
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Stock Market Today: August 4, 2020

08/04/2020 The U.S. stock market moved nicely higher yesterday, starting the new week on Wall Street on an upbeat note. Overnight, the international markets managed to make some progress. In Asia, the Nikkei put in a strong session, while in Europe, the FTSE 100 delivered a less impressive performance. On our shores, though, the equity futures are pointing to a softer opening.
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Stock Market Today: May 6, 2020

05/06/2020 Looking out at a new day now, and after a second win for the bulls in as many days, we see that the stock market is poised to open this morning to the upside on optimism about the pending reopening of the economy. And fears about a second wave of coronavirus cases, as restrictions on the business community are loosened, which could prompt new disease outbreaks, may hold stocks back from even bigger gains. Plus, Wall Street may have concerns now about rising tensions between the United States and China, as our country has been threatening new tariffs on China over its handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
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Stock Market Today: May 4, 2020

05/04/2020 The month of April was a historic one for the U.S. stock market, with the major equity averages delivering their biggest one-month gains in more than three decades. However, the bullish month ended on a cloudy note and the first trading day of the new month did not bring May flowers for investors. Meanwhile, the selling is likely to resume this morning, as investors focus on reports of escalating tensions between the United States and China over the latter country’s role in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Stock Market Today: April 13, 2020

04/13/2020 Wall Streetended the recent holiday-shortened trading weekwith yet one more advance, securing a solid wire-to-wire win for stocks on the strength of somewhat less-frightful disease projections for the United States in the weeks to come, higher oil quotations, and the adoption of an even more aggressive monetary stance by the Federal Reserve. Now, this morning, the futures are pointing to a softer opening, albeit just modestly so, when trading resumes shortly.
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