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  1. Fed cuts, market rallies, Apple and Facebook shine afterhours

    Stocks were flat for most of the day on Wednesday, chopping around in a tight range even after the Fed rate decision, but once Powell started his press conference, investors got a better sense that he may not be done cutting rates if the situation called for another. Basically it was not a 'one more and done' announcement as many expected. The Dow closed near the highs of the day gaining 115-points. Small caps lagged ending the day flat while the Transports were hit with ...
  2. Fed cuts interest rates for third straight time

    Fed cuts interest rates for third straight time, but signals a pause
    Intraday Update
  3. Rate cut today, impeachment vote Thurs, jobs report Friday

    Stocks rallied early on Tuesday, peaked within the first couple of hours of trading, and faded lower closing near the flat line although Apple and Google both lost about 2% dragging the Nasdaq down with them. The Dow lost 19-points while the broader non-tech part of the market was mostly flat.

  4. New highs for S&P 500

    Correction! I have been saying that the FOMC meeting and interest rate decision is on Thursday this week. It is actually on Wednesday!

    Stocks opened higher on Monday and we finally saw a new high in the S&P 500. The Dow gained 133-points, the Nasdaq led on the day with a gain of 1%, while the Transportation Index gave back all of its early gains to close flat on the day creating a negative reversal. With the Fed getting ready to cut rates
  5. On the brink of a breakout

    Stocks opened lower on Friday as the losses in Amazon impacted the broader market - initially. But buyers stepped up right away taking not only the indices higher, but also Amazon turned a sharp decline into a modest 1.1% loss by the close. The Dow ended the day up 153-points, or +0.57%. The Transports led again, while the Nasdaq and the small caps also outperformed the S&P 500.

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