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  • In an ironic twist, bond strategists may be more bullish on stocks right now than the very people whose job it is to analyze the equity market.

  • Many investors expected to see Research-In-Motion shares down at least 10 percent today following a Wall Street Journal report Monday that Apple was building a new iPhone to be compatible with Verizon Wireless’ network.

  • With just one day away from quarter and month end, the Dow and S&P are on track for their best Q1 since 1999 & 1998, and the NASDAQ Composite since 2006 based on March 29th closing levels.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average could rally to close to 11,800 points and investors should buy each dip until it reaches 10,730, Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst from ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • At least one barometer of future movements for the overall market started to breakdown this week.

  • NYSE traders

    The unemployment rate remains locked in a range, housing is stuck in a ditch, and consumers are still reluctant to part with the little cash they do have. Yet the stock markets are partying like it’s 2003, the New York Times reported.

  • US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.

  • Stocks rose for a fourth straight week, ending with a rocky session on Friday as news of help for Greece got the market off to a positive start but the sinking of a South Korean naval ship rattled the market.

  • Stocks pushed higher Friday after a slightly better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment. Stocks had gotten off to a higher start after the EU and IMF reached a deal to provide a safety net for Greece.

  • At least one barometer of future movements for the overall market started to breakdown this week.

  • After traders celebrated what was cynically dubbed “Dow 10k 2.0” just 5.5 months ago, the Dow Industrials is now just a small hop away from regaining the 11,000 level. Once it reaches that level, the Dow will have rallied 68 percent from its March 2009 low.

  • U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of the open Friday after a safety net for Greece's debt problems was hammered out between European Union leaders and the IMF and ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said he found the plan "workable".

  • As we approach another quarter and month end, the Dow and S&P are on track for their best Q1 in over 10 years, and the NASDAQ Composite since 2006 based on March 24th closing levels.

  • The stock market continued its rally yesterday as the Dow rose for the 10th time over the past 11 trading sessions. The index is now just over 100 points shy of 11,000, a level it hasn’t closed above since late September 2008.

  • I nvestors wanting to take part in the market's upside but also looking to protect against the downside risks  should focus on three areas , Sani Hamid, director of wealth management at Financial Alliance,  told CNBC.

  • US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.

  • While the stock market continues to reach new highs for the year, dividend yields for the thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial index have remained relatively unchanged in the past seven months.

  • Witch

    Today is a quadruple-witch day. Quadruple-witching occurs on the 3rd Friday of every last month of the quarter when index futures, index options, stock options and stock futures expire on the same day.  Here is a look at how quadruple-witches have affected the markets.

  • The luck of the Irish has rubbed off on the Dow today, as the Industrial Average is not only trading up for the seventh consecutive day, but it is also trading at an 18-month high.

  • Earlier today, the National Association of Home Builders reported a 2 point decline in their Housing Market Index, back to its level from May of last year.  Details revealed that traffic fell to its lowest levels in a year.  Tomorrow, we get another read on the real estate market with Housing Starts scheduled to come out at 8:30 am and consensus numbers are expecting a drop there as well.  Despite these numbers, housing stocks have been gaining.