Stocks closed out the worst quarter in almost three years amid fears over the global recovery and finished near session lows for the day as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of the weekend.
Futures were lower Friday, the final trading day of the third quarter, following a weaker-than-expected personal income news in addition to a dismal manufacturing report from China and as investors continued to keep an eye on the euro zone.
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Stocks erased a strong rally but still finished off their worst levels Thursday in thin, choppy trading as the Dow and S&P rebounded from afternoon lows.
Futures added to their gains Thursday as investors cheered a handful of encouraging economic news and after Germany's parliament passed a crucial vote which approved the reforms to the EFSF.
Stocks closed near session highs in volatile trading Monday, led by financials and energy, amid hopes for coordinated action from euro zone policymakers to contain the region's debt crisis.
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Since the unprecedented downgrade of U.S. debt by Standard & Poor's back in August 5, the NASDAQ composite, the tech-heavy NASDAQ 100 and the S&P 400 Midcap Index have joined the classic defensive plays in positive territory.
Stocks rallied in the final hour to finish near session highs Monday, erasing their earlier losses in choppy trading, following an FT report that China was in talks with Italy to purchase its bonds.
Stocks closed firmly in the red Friday amid fears that Greece may default on its debt and following news that ECB's Juergen Stark will resign.
Semiconductor companies have continued to fight back as the market tries to rebound, and yesterday chip maker Micron Technology saw upside option activity.
Stocks closed near session highs Monday, fueled by a merger between two big Greek banks, a better-than-expected personal spending report and as the damage from Hurricane Irene over the weekend was less than feared.
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The traders were keeping a close eye on the semis Wednesday with shares of Micron, Nvidia and AMD all tumbling.
The Dow and S&P closed near the flat line after toggling between small gains and losses for most of the afternoon in light volume trading Wednesday. The Nasdaq fell, however, as tech stocks dragged on the market.
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CNBC.com ran a screen of the S&P 500 looking for stocks with dividend yields greater than 2.5 percent, positive EPS and Revenue figures in the last two consecutive quarters, and are trading the farthest below their 50-day moving averages.
Stocks reversed course in the final hour of trading to end lower Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.
Stocks declined in the final hour of trading Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.
Stocks added to gains Thursday, led by techs, after a handful of positive economic news and ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.