Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.
While GM is grabbing the headlines, stock traders over the weekend were talking about: The continuing strength of the China/commodity play.
Stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday after a report showed personal income rose in April and investors largely shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.
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Stocks advanced but ended off their highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the recession appears to be easing.
The FOMC statement was non-controversial. Two issues might have moved stocks forward: an increase in the amount of Treasuries being purchased, and a more optimistic tone on the economy.
Futures dropped as the first quarter GDP estimate, at down 6.1 percent, was well below expectations of down 4.7 percent. However, the downside impact has been limited because personal consumption was higher than expected.
Futures pared gains Wednesday after the first look at first-quarter GDP showed the economy contracted at a sharper pace than expected.
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No additional stimulus from China? The Street was excited yesterday on talk that China would announce additional stimulus measures today, but the Chinese premier did not offer any additional stimulus details during the opening session of the National People's Congress.