Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as the recent rally appeared to lose steam on day seven but investors continued to raise their bets on consumer-discretionary stocks. The VIX held below 20.
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Stocks are indicated to extend the previous session's gains, aided by European markets that hit 14-month highs on a broader index, helped by energy and banking stocks.
The S&P 500 touched a 14-month high on Tuesday as investors bet on a housing market comeback in 2010.
U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, with the S&P and the Dow posting modest losses, while the NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 0.98%.
U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.
U.S. stocks posted modest gains this week, following a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday, which boosted hopes for an economic recovery and stabilization in the labor market.
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Stocks rallied at the beginning of the week, then sold off on Dubai worries Friday, leaving the Dow within 10 points of where it started the week.
On a short holiday week where the Dow started off at a new 2009 high before losing ground Friday on concerns over Dubai's debt standing, the markets managed a mixed to flat performance for the week.
"I would tell investors to sit tight and watch this play out," David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors told CNBC. "We raised a little cash before the holidays. Hopefully we'll get to employ it in the dip."
Stocks pared their losses Friday, after a sharp drop at the open amid worries about Dubai defaulting on its debt.
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U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, after reaching new highs for the year earlier on the week.
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Stocks fell sharply Thursday as a jobless-claims report did little to assuage economic worries and investors pushed the dollar higher.