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Your Wednesday Market Blip 10/31/18

Stocks finished the month of October with another move higher as the Dow gained 241 points on light trading volume to end at 25,115. For the month of October, the Dow dropped 5%. Indicators are still negative but any good news on trade could push stocks higher plus companies are restarting share buy back programs…
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Your Weekly Market Blip 9/16/16

Stocks closed the trading week flat but on a significant increase in volatility. The Dow fell 88 points to 18,123 on Friday in a heavy volume trading session. The tech heavy NASDAQ also fell hard despite strong performances by Intel (which raised its guidance) Apple (strong phone sales) and Amazon (two analysts raising their target…
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Your Thursday Market Blip 2/4/16

The Dow held steady today and managed a decent gain of 80 points to close at 16,416. Trading volume was weaker than a kitten. The US Labor Dept. posted productivity numbers for 2015 and the trend continues to be weak. Productivity in 2015 was 0.6% making this the 5th year in a row with meager…
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