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  • The recent rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit resistance around the 8,000-point level, but the gains are set to return after the Easter break, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist from ODL Securities, told CNBC.

  • Following a 4-week rally the markets traded lower as of midday Monday, weighed by on-going concerns over the health of the financial sector.  Despite four weeks of steep gains, financials, industrials, and utilities companies remain deep in the red year-to-date, recording losses over 10%. Which are the worst/best performing companies?

  • On a week dominated by news in the autos sector, President Obama and the G20 summit; all major indexes closed positive on Friday, and up over 3% or greater for the week, led by the Russell 2000 with a weekly gain of 6.32%.

  • Yesterday, two Dow components crossed over their 200-day moving averages.  There are now 3 Dow stocks trading at these levels.  Here is a break down of the 30 Dow stocks with respect to their 50 and 200-day averages.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 663,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.5%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since 1983.  The January numbers were revised to a loss of 741,000 but the February numbers were kept as previously reported.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • The Dow Jones Transportation Index has rallied nearly 9% today for its best day since September 5, 1939!  With the gain today, the Dow Transports is now up 40% from its March low of 2,134.21 - outpacing all the other major averages, which are up about 25% to 30%.

  • Stocks closed higher as some mildly optimistic economic news helped Wall Street begin the second quarter on a positive note.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street after economic news showed steepening pressure in the jobs market.

  • The debate is on whether the rally is real and markets will continue to climb from their March levels or will they retreat as this recent run has been a bear market trap.  Here are the historical stats on what happened in past Aprils and Q2s.

  • Heard this before? “The markets are in the red this quarter.” In fact, both the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 are set for their sixth straight quarter of declines, something not seen since June 1970.

  • At the start of the month, General Electric was falling fast and the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, was at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  In less than a month, that has changed significantly.

  • Stocks capped a relatively good week with a thud Friday as investors locked in profits.

  • On a week dominated by the toxic asset plan, better-than-expected housing and durable goods data, the markets rally through their third straight week of gains. The last time all major indices rose for three consecutive weeks was the week ending May 2, 2008. 

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday, led by bank and technology issues, as investors locked in profits after a two-day winning streak.

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    The S&P Financials Sector is now up ~60% since March 6.   Given this huge run, it looks like the shorts are back. Here is a look at how the short interest in these beaten companies has changed over time.

  • US stock index futures pared losses slightly Friday after a report showed personal spending rose for a second straight month.

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • US stock index futures signaled a higher open for Wall Street Thursday on hopes that the world's biggest economy is showing signs it nearing a bottom.