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December 12th, 2018

Dow Jones futures closed higher on Wednesday as investors digested news related to the ongoing trade war between the United States and China.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 157.03 points to 24,527.27, led by gains in Caterpillar. The S&P 500 climbed 0.6 percent to close at 2,651.07 as the consumer discretionary sector outperformed. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 1 percent to 7,098.31 as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet rose.

The major averages came off their highs in afternoon trading. The Dow had risen as much as 458.05 points, while the S&P 500 gained 1.85 percent at its session high. The Nasdaq rose as much as 2.35 percent.

“There’s a lot of anxiety around there,” said Dan Deming, managing director at KKM Financial. “The market is just dealing with some headline issues it just can’t seem to shake off.”

“Until we get some resolution to some of those issues, I think this will continue,” Deming said.

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December 23rd, 2014

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) rose above 18,000 for the first time as faster-than-forecast growth in gross domestic product boosted confidence in the economy as the Federal Reserve pledges patience with interest rate increases.

Technology companies have had some of the biggest gains in the Dow this year with Intel Corp. rising more than 43 percent and Microsoft Corp. jumping 28 percent. Consumer companies such as Home Depot Inc., Walt Disney Co. and Nike Inc. have also risen at least 22 percent to lead the 30-stock gauge’s advance.

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October 24th, 2014

U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its best week since 2013, after a doctor in New York tested positive for Ebola and investors weighed earnings from companies including Amazon (AMZN).com Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc.

Amazon slid 8 percent after posting a loss that was wider than analysts estimated. Pandora Media Inc. plunged 9.4 percent after the largest Internet-radio service reported a slowdown in user growth. Microsoft Corp. climbed 4.1 percent after revenue beat predictions. UPS gained 2.3 percent as profit topped estimates.

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August 8th, 2014

U.S. stocks rose, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to the lowest level since April yesterday, as a report that Russia wants to de-escalate the crisis in eastern Ukraine outweighed American airstrikes in Iraq.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 0.2 percent to 1,913.70 at 9:32 a.m. in New York. The Dow gained 40.01 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,408.28.

“The market is looking abroad today–at Russia and Iraq, and with Russia it’s going to be a little bit of relief for the market rather than anything else,” John Manley, who helps oversee about $233 billion as chief equity strategist for Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York, said in a phone interview. “In Iraq, the market is looking at whether this situation will affect the oil flow.”

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Dow Futures

August 4th, 2014

U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from the biggest weekly loss in two years, as Portugal announced a bailout for Banco Espirito Santo SA and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) beat earnings estimates.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rose 1.8 percent as results improved at operating businesses including auto insurer Geico, railroad BNSF and the energy unit.

The S&P 500 advanced 0.2 percent to 1,928.92 at 9:31 a.m. in New York.

“We’re seeing a reprieve of geopolitical concerns, which is modestly emboldening risk-taking for today,” Chad Morganlander, a money manager at St. Louis-based Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., which oversees about $160 billion, said in a phone interview. “The economy overall is moving forward with better-than-expected earnings, and we see an upward bias continuing over the next couple of months.”

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June 26th, 2014

U.S. stocks dropped as data showed consumer spending grew less than forecast in May and a Federal Reserve official said interest rates may rise by March. Treasuries climbed with emerging-market equities and oil slid.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.1 percent to 1,957.22 at 4 p.m. in New York, paring an earlier drop of as much as 0.8 percent. The yield on 10-year Treasuries fell three basis points to 2.53 percent, the lowest level in three weeks. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined less than 0.1 percent, erasing an earlier advance of 0.3 percent. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index jumped 0.6 percent. Oil slid 0.6 percent to a two-week low and gold futures lost 0.4 percent.

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February 10th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – Stock futures fell as concerns over whether Greece will be able to receive bailout funds prompted a pullback following the recent string a gains.

About 45 minutes before the start of regular trading, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures shed 103 points, or 0.8%, to 12739. The Dow rose 7 points, or 0.1%, on Thursday for a third-straight gain, and the highest close since May 19, 2008.

Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index futures lost 13 points, or 1%, to 1335 and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 21 points, or 0.8%, to 2540. Changes in stock futures do not always accurately predict stock moves after the opening bell.

The S&P 500 closed Thursday at the highest levels since July 7, 2011, and the Nasdaq 100 ended at an 11-year high.

European markets were broadly lower, with the Stoxx Europe 600 down 1.1%. Euro-zone finance ministers didn’t approve a second bailout that Greece needs to stay afloat, saying Greece’s parliament must first approve the new austerity measures before they will sign off on the loan deal.

Meanwhile, some major unions in Greece protested the austerity measures that the country’s political leaders had agreed on by launching a 48-hour strike.

Asian bourses were also mostly lower on concerns over Greece, with the Nikkei Stock Average losing 0.6%. China’s Shanghai Composite bucked the trend by rising 0.1% after data showing the country’s trade surplus widened more than expected in January.

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February 3rd, 2012

U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average toward its highest level since May 2008, after a report showed that employment growth topped estimates and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 8.3 percent.

Bank of America Corp. (BAC), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) and FedEx Corp. (FDX) rallied at least 1.5 percent to pace gains among companies most- dependent on economic growth. Alcoa Inc. (AA) and Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) added more than 1.9 percent as commodity producers advanced. Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) rose 5.5 percent as profit beat estimates. Gilead Sciences Inc. surged 9.1 percent on positive data from an experimental hepatitis C drug.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 1.3 percent to 1,342.27 at 10:22 a.m. New York time. The benchmark gauge has climbed 2 percent since Jan. 27, poised for a fifth straight weekly increase. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 152.89 points, or 1.2 percent, to 12,858.30 today.

“Spectacular,” Ron Florance, managing director of investment strategy for Wells Fargo Private Bank, said in a telephone interview from Phoenix. His firm manages $169 billion. “It’s a very, very strong jobs number. It shows that companies have confidence that they see global demand growth through their products and services. The numbers indicate continued economic strength. That will support risk assets.”

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January 31st, 2012

Dow Jones – U.S. stock futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will cap the best January since 1997, as most countries in Europe agreed to tighter budget controls and Greece made progress on debt talks.

Bank of America Corp. and Morgan Stanley increased at least 1.1 percent, following gains in European lenders. Eli Lilly & Co. rallied 2.1 percent as the drugmaker’s profit beat projections. Archer Daniels Midland Co., the world’s largest grain processor, slumped 3.2 percent amid disappointing results.

S&P 500 futures expiring in March added 0.5 percent to 1,315.40 at 9:13 a.m. New York time. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 50 points, or 0.4 percent, to 12,652.

“Most market participants will raise their glasses to usher out what has proved to be a decent January for performance, data and sentiment,” said Jim Reid, a global strategist at Deutsche Bank AG in London.

Global stocks rose today as European Union leaders, meeting in Brussels yesterday, completed a fiscal-discipline treaty that speeds sanctions on high-deficit states. Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said he’s “strongly committed” to reaching a debt-swap pact with bondholders. Residential real estate prices fell more than forecast in November, showing distressed properties are hampering improvement in the U.S. housing market.

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January 23rd, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average toward the highest level since May, as banks rallied and European finance ministers gathered in Brussels to discuss new budget rules and a Greek debt swap.

Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. added at least 2.1 percent to pace gains among financial companies. Sears Holdings Corp. jumped 8.6 percent, gaining 59 percent in five days. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) climbed 5.2 percent as the natural-gas producer plans to cut production. Halliburton Co., the world’s largest provider of hydraulic fracturing services, slumped 3.9 percent as its profit margin in North America declined.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 0.3 percent to 1,319.46 at 10:45 a.m. New York time. The gauge is 20 percent above last year’s Oct. 3 closing low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 22.02 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,742.50.

“It’s going to be more about here than Europe,” Tom Wirth, who helps manage $1.5 billion as senior investment officer for Chemung Canal Trust Co., in Elmira, New York, said in a telephone interview. “If the stress of Europe starts to alleviate and people’s fears start to wane, they are going to start focusing more on the domestic market. If earnings can hold their own, we can see the price-earnings multiple expand.”

The S&P 500 rose all four days U.S. exchanges were open last week as data bolstered confidence in the American economy and companies from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Union Pacific Corp. topped analysts’ income projections. Of the 52 companies in the S&P 500 that reported results since Jan. 9, 34 posted per-share earnings that beat projections, Bloomberg data show.

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