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Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors paused ahead of key U.S. data, having pushed markets to 11-month highs the previous day,
Investors are wondering if bullish sentiment will continue well into September after a weak dollar lifted the price of oil, gold and other commodities.
The markets started the month with a selloff as investors worried that the summer rally could be facing a correction. Should investors be worrying about further declines?
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All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.
Despite some signs of improvement in the jobs outlook, investors might want to hold off on jumping into consumer stocks.
Stock markets are up 50 percent from the March lows and you need to prepare for a correction. Whether you believe that a 10 percent pullback is reasonable or that something greater is coming, it makes sense to invest with the perspective that a retracement is coming and still be positioned for more market movement forward.
The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month.
At this point, stock index futures are pointing to modest gains at the open on Friday, as most markets in both Asia and Europe rose, with investors awaiting more macroeconomic data for clearer near-term market direction.
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With stocks at 10-month highs, some Wall Street observers are expecting a correction. Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared his market insights and investment advice.
With so may investors waiting for a pullback, should you play the market short?
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.
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Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.
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Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.