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August Named the Best Month for Stocks Since February

August 29th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up The S&P 500 finally ended the day above 2000 for the first time in history. Throughout the week it continued to push further into record territory. August is the best months for U.S. stocks since February, partially due to the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones posting gains for 4 straight weeks.
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Will September’s Volatile Reputation Live On?

August 29th, 2014

The S&P 500 pushes further into record territory to end the month. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 have posted gains for 4 weeks in a row, but the real test will come in September. Stocks are likely to turn more volatile next month since September has typically been the worst-performing month for the Dow
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Apple Finalizes Sept. 9th Event; JPMorgan Victim of Very Sophisticated Cyberattack

August 28th, 2014

Stocks retreated from record highs today as conflict continues to escalate in Ukraine. Apple (AAPL) confirmed that they will be holding an event and making a huge announcement on September 9th. It is anticipated that the tech giant will be unveiling its two versions of the iPhone 6, a version with a 4.7 inch screen
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LendingClub Files for IPO; SnapChat Valued at More Than $10B

August 27th, 2014

U.S. stocks end the day mixed as the S&P 500 pushes further into record territory. It seems like SnapChat CEO, Evan Spiegel, made a good decision when he turned down Facebook’s (FB) offer to purchase the company for $3 billion, as SnapChat is now valued at more than $10 billion. The company recently fetched a
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S&P 500 Closes Above 2000; Mobileye is the Hottest IPO of the Summer

August 26th, 2014

The S&P 500 set history today, finishing the day above 2,000 for the first time ever. The Dow Jones and Nasdaq also finished the day in the green. Mobileye (MBLY) seems to be one of the hottest IPOs of the summer, with its shares trading nearly 60% above its IPO price. Mobileye designs technology that
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Burger King Up on Talks With Tim Hortons; S&P 500 Finishes Just Shy of 2000

August 25th, 2014

The S&P 500 finished at yet another record high, but ended the day just shy of 2000 at 1997.92. The S&P 500 did however trade above 2000 for the first time ever during part of the day. Burger King’s (BKW) shares were up as high as 23% during the trading today on talks of merging
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S&P 500 Closes With Its 28th Record High of the Year; Labor Market Not Fully Recovered

August 22nd, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up U.S. stocks posted slight gains this week, with the S&P 500 closing at its 28th record high of the year on Thursday. Janet Yellen spoke at the Fed’s annual symposium on Friday and said that while the labor market continues to improve, it has yet to fully recover years after the end
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McDonald’s Names New U.S. President; eBay Considering Spinning Off PayPal

August 22nd, 2014

Stocks close the day mixed with Nasdaq ending the day in the green, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones closed the day down. In hopes of turning around business, McDonald’s (MCD) named Mike Andres as its new president for the U.S. division. Andres will become the second McDonald’s U.S. president in 2 years. eBay’s
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The Demise of Sears Continues; S&P 500 Closes Above 1,992

August 21st, 2014

The S&P 500 rallied today to close above 1,992 for its 28th record high of the year. The Dow Jones also finished the day above 17,000 for the first time in a month. The better-than-expected economic data drove the stocks higher as the number of Americans filing jobless claims for the first time fell by
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When Will the Fed Raise Short-Term Interest Rates?

August 20th, 2014

The S&P 500 closed just short of a record, despite ending the day in the green. Investors are seeking answers to when the Federal Reserve expects to raise short-term interest rates. Last month the majority of the Fed policymakers said they were not expecting to raise interest rates until early 2015, but if the economy
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Apple’s Stock Hits All-Time High; Aeropostale’s Shares Up 20% on CEO Announcement

August 19th, 2014

Stocks continued to rally for the second straight day as the S&P 500 nears yet another record. The demand for the iPhone 6 sent Apple’s (AAPL) stocks soaring today. Apple’s stocks closed at just over $100 a share, the highest price in the tech company’s history. Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft (MSFT), stepped
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Nasdaq Jumps to a 14-Year High; Tasers Stocks Soar 25%

August 18th, 2014

U.S. stocks rallied to end the day sharply higher. The Dow closed the day up 175 points and Nasdaq closed the day at a 14-year high. Shares of Taser International (TASR) soared 25% today as the protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue. Taser International is best known for its taser guns but also for wearable video
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Manufacturing Output Up 10.1%; Dow Has Best Weekly Gain

August 15th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up Geopolitical factors played a major role this week, but there were indicators that investors were getting used to the uncertainty coming from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Despite Friday’s losses, major stock indexes were on track for the second straight week of gains with the Dow hitting its best weekly gain in five weeks.
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Stocks Rebound after Initial Fall; Security Breach at SuperValu

August 15th, 2014

US stocks dropped as the news about a clash between Ukranian and Russian forces started coming in on Friday. With markets actively seeking out safer investments, the 10-year Treasury notes yield was down more than 5 basis points. However, major indexes ended up posting weekly gains partially boosted by a rise in industrial production. Albertson’s
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Berkshire Hits $200K per Share; Coke to Acquire 17% of Monster Beverage

August 14th, 2014

US Commerce Department reported that July retail sales, excluding auto sales, were up only 0.1% from the previous month. Weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week, but remained near pre-recession marks.¬†One of the biggest stories of the day was a $200,000 share price that Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK) Class A stock hit for the
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Will Stocks Fall at End of Q3 When The Fed Stops Purchasing Bonds?

August 13th, 2014

Stocks end the day with solid gains as the Dow added 91 points to finish the day back in positive territory for 2014. Wall Street is afraid of history repeating itself. The stock market has fallen both times the Fed got out of the bone-buying business in the past and market gains have steadily slowed
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Job Openings At Highest Level Since 2001; Yellen Avoiding Economic Downturn

August 12th, 2014

U.S. stocks ended the day slightly lower despite the good jobs report. Job openings increased for the fifth straight month in June, reaching their highest level since early 2001. The creator of Candy Crush, King Digital (KING) shares were down 20% in afterhours trading after missing their revenue projections. Shares are down $4.20 to $14
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Chiquita Up 31% on Takeover Bid; Dow Remains in Negative Territory for 2014

August 11th, 2014

Despite all three U.S. indices ending the day in the green, the Dow slid back into negative territory for 2014. While job growth has been continuing to improve in the United States since the recession, it comes at a cost. Workers are earning around 23% less than earnings from the jobs which were lost. Chiquita’s
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38% of Investors Feeling Bearish; Stocks End Roller Coaster Week Up

August 8th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up Stocks have had a roller coaster of a week, dealing with the after effects of all of the geopolitical issues. On Thursday, the Dow even ended the day at its lowest point in nearly 3 months. Bearish sentiments continue to rise on Wall Street as 38% of investors are feeling bearish this
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U.S. Worker’s Productivity Increased 2.5% in Q2; Tekmira’s Shares Up 45%

August 8th, 2014

Stocks recovered today, with the Dow jumping up around 185 points and the S&P 500 ending above 1900. Many investors thought the U.S. market would follow Japan as the Nikkei index dropped 3% today. Shares of Ebola drugmaker, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR) soared 45% today after the FDA allowed potential use of the pharmaceutical company’s experimental
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