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August 24th, 2015

Wall Street looked set for another rout on Monday as alarm bells rang across world markets following a more-than 8 percent drop in Chinese shares and a steep fall in prices of oil and other commodities.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes were poised to slip into correction territory, or 10 percent off their 52-week highs. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq 100 slid into a correction zone on Friday.

The Dow was set to open below 16,000 for the first time since February 2014.

The lack of new measures from Beijing to support Chinese stocks following an 11 percent drop last week sparked a free-fall in global equities and a selloff in oil and commodities.

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April 8th, 2015

U.S. stock-index futures were little changed before the Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its March meeting and as Alcoa Inc. unofficially kicks off earnings season.

Alcoa gained 1.6 percent before reporting its first-quarter results, due after the close of trading. Energy companies were little changed as a drop in oil prices offset news that Royal Dutch Shell Plc agreed to buy BG Group Plc for about $70 billion in the oil and gas industry’s biggest deal in at least a decade.

E-mini contracts on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index expiring in June added 0.1 percent to 2,069.5 at 8:45 a.m. in New York. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures advanced 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,798.

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Stock Futures

March 19th, 2015

U.S. stocks fell, after a rally Wednesday on the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, as banks retreated and energy companies fell with the price of oil.

Transocean Ltd. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. dropped more than 5 percent to pace declines in energy stocks after the group posted their best gain in a month yesterday. Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley fell more than 2.3 percent. The Nasdaq Biotechnology Index rose 1.7 percent to a record. Apple Inc. slipped in its first day in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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November 7th, 2014

U.S. stocks fluctuated, after benchmark indexes closed at all-time highs yesterday, as data showed companies hired fewer workers than forecast in October while the jobless rate dropped to a six-year low.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,031.74 at 11:04 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 7.55 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 17,546.92. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 0.4 percent. Trading in S&P 500 companies was 11 percent below the 30-day average for this time of the day.

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dow jones futures

October 9th, 2014

U.S. stocks extended losses, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s reversing most of it biggest rally this year, as small caps tumbled on speculation the advance was overdone amid continued concern about global economic strength.

Energy stocks in the S&P 500 (SPX) tumbled 3.1 percent, while materials producers sank 1.8 percent. Gap Inc. plunged 11 percent after saying its chief executive officer will step down. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. sank 7.6 percent after naming a new CEO a week before reporting earnings. Alcoa (AA) Inc. fell 2.8 percent after unofficially starting the earnings season. Apple Inc. gained 0.9 percent after investor Carl Icahn urged the company to accelerate share repurchases.

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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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Dow Jones Investing

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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Dow Jones Investing

May 5th, 2014

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks fell, following weekly gains for benchmark indexes, as financial shares declined while a measure of Chinese manufacturing missed estimates and violence spread in Ukraine.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the world’s biggest investment bank by revenue, declined 2.8 percent after saying a trading slump has deepened.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 0.6 percent to 1,870.86 at 9:32 a.m. in New York.

“We are still overweight equities, but we know where the risks are,” said Joost van Leenders, who helps oversee about $650 billion as a strategist at BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Amsterdam. “We had good years for equities but the mood among investors seems to have changed a bit from risk-on to profit taking.”

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Dow Jones Futures

September 30th, 2013

U.S. stocks slid, paring a quarterly gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as a stalemate over the federal budget increased the likelihood of a government shutdown.

All 10 main industries in the S&P 500 dropped, with financial, telephone and energy shares falling the most. Microsoft Corp. retreated 1.1 percent to lead declines among the largest companies.

The S&P 500 fell 0.5 percent to 1,683.74 at 11:01 a.m. in New York, after declining as much as 1 percent earlier in the day. The benchmark gauge has added 3.1 percent this month, extending its quarterly gain to 4.8 percent, as the Federal Reserve kept its $85 billion of monthly bond-buying. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 103.14 points, or 0.7 percent, to 15,155.10 today. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 2.1 percent below the 30-day average at this time of day.

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