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Stocks had one of their best October performances, despite a choppy day that ended with the major indexes largely flat, as investors prepare for a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Intel declined, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks were set to the end the session largely flat, although the market was still on pace for strong monthly gains, as investors await a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Merck declined, while Alcoa rose.
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Stocks turned mixed after a mixed batch of economic and earnings news, and as investors continued to weigh the next steps from the Federal Reserve. Alcoa rose, while Chevron fell.
Stocks are pricing in political gridlock, and any upset to the view that Republicans take the House in midterm Congressional elections could tilt the market either way.
Stocks struggled Friday after a mixed batch of economic and earnings news, and as investors continued to weigh the next steps from the Federal Reserve. Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group discussed their insights.
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Stocks fluctuated Friday after a report on economic growth did little to reassure investors about the health of the economy, but also reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy as early as next week. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.
Forex hurts Chevron—and others. I've noted two outlying events that are affecting earnings this season: commodity inflation, and foreign exchange.
Although the dollar weakened further, stocks moved little following mixed economic data this morning. Futures didn’t react much to a slightly disappointing Q3 GDP reading today (up 2.0 percent vs. up 2.1 percent consensus). Similarly, slightly higher-than-expected October Chicago PMI (60.6 vs. 58.0 consensus) did little to move stocks up at 9:45am ET.
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U.S. stock index futures pared losses, with Nasdaq futures pointing higher, after a first reading of third-quarter economic growth came in as expected.
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The Federal Reserve is all but certain next week to begin a multibillion-dollar effort to coax the recovery along, but privately, Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman, worries that more is needed to turn the sluggish economy around and revive employment, reports the New York Times.
Markets turn their focus back to the economy when third quarter GDP is released Friday, ahead of the market open.
Stocks closed mixed Thursday after shaving deeper losses from earlier in the day in the last half hour of trading as investors considered a mixed batch of earnings and the Fed's next steps to stimulate the economy. 3M and Caterpillar fell, while Pfizer and Walt Disney rose.