Stocks shot out of the gate Monday, fueled by earnings optimism, but then pulled back near the final hour of trading as investors took some profits.
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The global recovery is being led by countries outside of the United States, and investors should look to multinational corporations to protect themselves against the weakening dollar, said David Darst of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
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The S&P 500 is up 4 percent this week, it's best gain in a long time, and it's a simple story: Alcoa and a number of retailers are all signaling that the economy is slowly improving, and for the moment "slowly" is good enough for the stock market.
Can the bulls can generate enough momentum to drive the Dow over 10,000 next week, or are they're about to be sidelined by the dollar?
Third-quarter earnings got off to a positive start with Alcoa's surprising profit, but investors will be watching corporate results closely to see if they justify a continued stock market rally.
As Wall Street contemplates whether to rally or retreat, third-quarter earnings could be what settles the debate.
Playing the volatility of the health care sector while legislation is still pending in Congress could be profitable, especially in managed care, Les Funtleyder, health care strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC.
Investors who capitalized on the market's amazing six-month run are now going to want to find a way to protect their profits.
The third quarter has past and for investors seeking dividends, they can be glad. Standard & Poor's said yesterday that third-quarter dividend increases this year were the worst on record. Dividend payments during the third quarter fell 44.8% from a year ago, with only 191 of about 7,000 public companies -tracked by S&P- increasing their payouts.
Stocks logged their best quarter in 11 years, helped by the weak dollar, despite today's soft landing.
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Stocks retreated Tuesday as weak readings on manufacturing and jobs offset a a report that showed the economy wasn't in as bad a shape as first expected over the summer.
Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street on Tuesday, the last day of the third quarter, as European stocks rose and were set to lock in their best quarterly performance in nearly a decade.
Despite a pull back in the U.S. equity markets last week, the S&P and Nasdaq Composite are having their best September since 1998 so far, while the Dow is on track for its biggest % gain in September since 2007. Even though September ranks as the worst month historically on average for all three indices, the Nasdaq Composite has traded up 12 sessions out of 19 as of Monday's close while the Dow and S&P have finished up 11 days of 19.
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