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November 17th, 2014

Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures (SPX) dropped, signaling the gauge will decline from a record high, while Treasuries rose and oil fell. The yen strengthened against most of its peers after Japan unexpectedly slid into recession.

S&P 500 futures retreated 0.3 percent at 8:35 a.m. in New York. Halliburton Co. declined after agreeing to buy Baker Hughes Inc. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.1 percent. Japan’s currency gained against all but four of its 16 major counterparts and the Topix dropped the most in six weeks. The yield on 10-year Treasuries slid three basis points to 2.29 percent. Chinese shares in Hong Kong slid as a trading link between the city and Shanghai began. Brent crude fell 1.2 percent to $78.43 a barrel and U.S. natural gas rose.

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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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October 23rd, 2014

U.S. stocks jumped, recovering from yesterday’s retreat, as earnings from Caterpillar Inc. to 3M Co. exceeded analysts’ estimates and data signaled stronger growth in the European economy.

Caterpillar, the largest construction equipment maker, added 5.1 percent after raising its full-year earnings forecast amid higher sales of construction machinery in North America. 3M climbed 5.7 percent as the maker of Post-it notes boosted sales in all of its businesses. Tractor Supply Co. surged 15 percent, the most in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, after increasing its profit forecast.

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s&p 500 futures

June 27th, 2014

U.S. stocks rose, paring a weekly drop for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as equities reversed losses in the final hour of trading amid Russell Investments’ annual revisions to its benchmark indexes.

Nike Inc. (NKE) added 1.1 percent after the largest sporting-goods maker posted profit that beat analysts’ estimates. GoPro Inc. (GPRO) rallied for a second day after going public. DuPont fell 3.3 percent after the maker of genetically-modified corn trimmed its profit estimate as farmers switched to soybeans. Dollar General Corp. sank 7.3 percent after the company’s chief executive said he would retire.

The S&P 500 increased 0.2 percent to 1,960.96 at 4 p.m. in New York after losing 0.3 percent earlier. The benchmark index has advanced 4.7 percent this quarter, its sixth straight gain for the longest winning streak since 1998. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.71 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 16,851.84 today following an earlier drop of as much as 72 points. The Russell 2000 (RTY) Index of smaller stocks increased 0.7 percent on trading volume 161 percent higher than the 30-day average.

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April 4th, 2014

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks fell the most in three weeks, as technology and consumer shares sank, after benchmark indexes had climbed to records on a government report showing employers added to payrolls last month.

A gauge of biotechnology stocks plunged 4.2 percent to erase a gain for the week. Microsoft Corp. lost 2.9 percent as an index of software makers fell 2.3 percent, the most among 24 groups in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Utility shares added 0.9 percent. GrubHub Inc. surged 38 percent in its trading debut. Mylan Inc. jumped 3.3 percent after Meda AB said it rejected a takeover offer from the U.S. drugmaker.

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June 17th, 2013

U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from last week’s decline, as investors awaited this week’s Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.

The S&P 500 (SPX) climbed 0.7 percent to 1,638.26 at 9:31 a.m. in New York.

“Markets have now come to terms with all this tapering talk and we’re going to have a relief rally this week,” Alan Higgins, chief investment officer at Coutts & Co. in London, told Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television. “There has been a lot of communication from a lot of people involved in the Fed, but Bernanke is definitely in charge. He can’t back away completely from tapering, but he’s likely to be dovish.”

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s&p 500 futures advance

May 17th, 2013

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks advanced, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for its fourth straight week of gains, as gauges for leading indicators and consumer sentiment advanced more than estimated.

Northrop Grumman Corp. climbed 3.8 percent after increasing its share-buyback program by $4 billion. Boeing Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. added added more than 2 percent to pace gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (INDU) J.C. Penney Co. slid 3.7 percent after its first-quarter loss widened.

The S&P 500 (SPX) rose 0.5 percent to 1,658.59. at 11:55 a.m. in New York. The equity benchmark is heading for a 1.5 percent weekly gain. The Dow advanced 61.95 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,295.17, a fresh record. Options contracts on stocks, exchange-traded funds and indexes expire today, leading investors to adjust their holdings of some securities. Trading of S&P 500 stocks was 3.4 percent higher than the 30-day average at this time of day.

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November 6th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index higher for a second straight day, as American voters went to the polls to pick a president.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) and United Technologies Corp. (UTX) added at least 2.6 percent to pace gains among the biggest companies. Computer Sciences Corp., the manager of networks for NASA, surged 17 percent as a cost-cutting program helped boost its profit forecast. Express Scripts (ESRX) Holding Co., the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits manager, plunged 12 percent after saying analysts’ profit estimates for 2013 were “overly aggressive.”

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October 11th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index higher for the first time in five days, as American jobless claims slid to a four-year low and Italy’s bond yields fell after a debt sale.

The S&P 500 added 0.6 percent to 1,440.59 at 9:31 a.m. in New York. The benchmark gauge fell to the lowest level in a month yesterday on concern that the global economy is slowing down and will hurt corporate earnings.

“Recent U.S. macroeconomic data indicate things are not worsening,” said Manish Singh, who helps manage more than $2 billion as head of investment at Crossbridge Capital in London. “It’s fair to say Europe has been driving the risk in the market for some time. With the European Central Bank’s outright monetary transactions program on standby, the chances of a sell- off is remote. The downside risk to the economy will beget more monetary easing from both the developed and emerging world.”

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September 26th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks fell for a fifth day, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its longest retreat since July, as concern grew Europe’s debt crisis is worsening.

PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) dropped 4.7 percent, helping to give homebuilders their biggest decline since June, after new homes sales missed estimates. Energy and technology companies dropped the most among the benchmark gauge’s 10 industry groups as oil fell to a seven-week low and Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) tumbled 9.9 percent amid a disappointing forecast.

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