Stocks kicked off August with a rally after another round of encouraging earnings reports and a better-than-expected reading on manufacturing. Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Financial Network, and Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services, discussed their insights.
US stocks posted their best monthly performance of the year, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a gain of 7.1%. Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most in July.
Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.
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Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.
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With the U.S. economic recovery proceeding so slowly, the big stories once again this earnings reporting season are whether companies are growing revenue, as opposed to boosting profits through cost-cutting, and whether end-market demand is increasing.
Stocks rallied to a one-month high Friday, led by industrials, as the latest batch of earnings reports gave another shot of confidence to recovery hopes. Verizon, AmEx and GE all gained more than 3 percent.
By the end of the Friday’s session bulls were on the brink of pushing stocks into the green for the year and appeared to be picking up momentum.
US stocks posted their second best weekly performance of the year, led by the NASDAQ Composite with a gain of 4.15%. Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most.
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Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.
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While the Fed Chairman said the economic outlook remained "unusually uncertain," America’s manufacturing base is seeing a pick-up in demand. So what's going on here?
Stocks advanced Thursday after another strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.
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