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June 25th, 2015

U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, buoyed by upbeat economic data as investors monitored Greece’s bailout talks with creditors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 29 points, or 0.16%, to 17995. The S&P 500 was up two points, or 0.1%, at 2111, and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 10 points, or 0.2%, to 5132.

In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell 0.2%, and France’s CAC-40 was down 0.4%. Investors continued to focus on developments in Greece’s bailout talks. Eurozone finance ministers were checking documents laying out a possible financing deal for Greece on Thursday. Without a deal, Greece is set to default on a June 30 payment to the International Monetary Fund.

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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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September 24th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell a third day, its longest decline in seven weeks, as European leaders clashed on ways to stem the debt crisis and data from China and Germany signaled the slowdown is deepening.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) retreated 1.3 percent after reporting debut weekend sales for the iPhone 5 that fell short of some analysts’ projections on supply constraints. Facebook Inc. (FB), the world’s largest social-networking service, decreased 9.1 percent amid concern the company’s stock is overpriced. U.S. Steel Corp. (X), Peabody Energy (BTU) Corp. and Micron (MU) Technology Inc. declined at least 1.6 percent after analysts downgraded the shares.

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April 13th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward the worst weekly decline in 2012, as consumer confidence dropped, China’s growth slowed and the cost of insuring against a Spanish default rose to a record.

Financial shares dropped the most among 10 groups in the S&P 500 (SPX), following a slump in European lenders. The KBW Bank Index tumbled 2.3 percent as all of its 24 stocks fell. Bank of America Corp. (BAC), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Co. and General Electric Co. (GE) lost at least 1.6 percent. Google Inc. (GOOG) slid 3.1 percent as the world’s largest Internet-search company plans a new stock structure that gives management more leeway in issuing shares.

The S&P 500 decreased 0.8 percent to 1,376.88 at 11:43 a.m. New York time. The gauge has fallen 1.5 percent this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 69.29 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,917.29. Trading volume for S&P 500 companies was 7.3 percent above the 30-day average at this time of day.

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March 19th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – Daily prices changes in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index are decreasing the most in eight decades, shrinking to the smallest since 1995 when investors abandoned stocks just before the biggest rally ever.

The benchmark gauge for U.S. equities has gained or lost an average 0.46 percent a day this year, compared with 1.04 percent in 2011, the biggest reduction since 1934, during the Great Depression, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Swings are diminishing after valuations fell 40 percent and correlation among shares weakened the most in at least three decades.

At the same time, trading on the New York Stock Exchange has slumped to the lowest rate in 13 years, spurring concern about the biggest first-quarter rally since 1998. Bulls say the decline in trading and daily swings signal fear is dissipating after one of the most volatile years on record. Bears say falling volume is a warning gains will reverse should economic reports and earnings fail to match expectations.

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March 15th, 2012

S&P 500 – U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 1,400 for the first time in almost four years, as manufacturing in the New York region unexpectedly increased and jobless claims declined.

Financial (S5FINL) and industrial shares rose the most among 10 groups in the S&P 500 as Bank of America Corp (BAC) and General Electric Co. added at least 1.9 percent. Apple Inc. (AAPL) and International Business Machines Corp. rallied to record prices. The Dow Jones Transportation Average (TRAN), a proxy for economic growth, gained 3.4 percent as CSX Corp. (CSX) surged 7.5 percent.

The S&P 500 added 0.5 percent to 1,401.28 at 12:58 p.m. New York time, surpassing the median 2012 estimate of strategists surveyed by Bloomberg of 1,400. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 39.43 points, or 0.3 percent, to 13,233.53, gaining for a seventh day, the longest winning streak in 13 months. About 3.8 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges.

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S&P 500 Rebounds on Employment Data

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March 7th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks advanced, following the biggest decline in 2012 for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, after a private report showed American companies increased hiring and more investors signed on to a Greek debt swap.

Equities extended gains on a report that the Federal Reserve is discussing a new type of bond-buying program. Financial and industrial shares rose the most among 10 groups in the S&P 500. Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) added at least 2.2 percent. Apple (AAPL) Inc. gained 1 percent as it’s said to unveil today the third generation of its iPad tablet computer. Ciena Corp. (CIEN), a maker of network equipment for phone companies, surged 7.2 percent amid a higher revenue forecast.

The S&P 500 rose 0.7 percent to 1,352.90 at 12:54 p.m. New York time, after slumping 1.5 percent yesterday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 77.05 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,836.20. The Russell 2000 Index gained 1 percent to 794.79. About 3.1 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges.

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S&P 500 Rises to Highest Level Since 2008

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February 24th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures: U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above its highest close since 2008, as consumer confidence and home sales beat estimates.

American International Group Inc. (AIG) surged 4.9 percent as the insurer said profit jumped 77 percent. Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), the largest seller of online customer-management software, climbed 7.8 percent after billings growth topped analysts’ estimates. Kroger Co. (KR), the largest U.S. grocery-store chain, added 1.2 percent after Citigroup Inc. recommended buying the shares.

The S&P 500 increased 0.3 percent to 1,367.17 at 10:06 a.m. New York time. The benchmark gauge for American equities exceeded its April 2011 peak of 1,363.61 (SPX), which was the highest level since June 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 21.26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 13,005.95 today.

“The economy is growing, you’ve got good corporate earnings and reasonably inexpensive stock valuations,” Randy Bateman, chief investment officer of Huntington Asset Management in Columbus, Ohio, said in a telephone interview. His firm oversees $14.5 billion. “What’s not to like? If you’d have a psychological barrier that’s broken, you’d maybe see a continuation of a pretty good year for stocks.”

Equities gained today as data showed that purchases of new homes in the U.S. exceeded forecasts in January after climbing a month earlier to a one-year high, more evidence the housing market is stabilizing. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final index of consumer sentiment for February rose to 75.3 from 75 at the end of last month. Economists projected a reading of 73 after a preliminary figure of 72.5, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey.

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February 23rd, 2012

S&P 500 – Profits in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index are rising faster than its price, leaving the gauge 9 percent cheaper than it was in April even after American equities climbed within 6 points of last year’s peak.

The S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent to 1,357.66 yesterday, trimming a rally since October that has added more than $3.2 trillion to share values, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. While the index is 0.4 percent below the 2011 high of 1,363.61, expanding earnings have pushed the price-earnings ratio to 14 from 15.4 in April.

Economic growth that has been slower than any post- recession period since at least the 1940s is keeping investors from paying more for earnings even after stocks doubled in three years. The best January for the S&P 500 in 15 years has coincided with a decline in New York Stock Exchange trading volume to the lowest level since 1999 and record deposits with investment-grade bond funds.

“The world is profoundly underinvested in U.S. equities,” Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James & Associates in St. Petersburg, Florida, said in a phone interview on Feb. 21. His firm manages $300 billion. “The public is bombarded with all these negatives. Greece this, Portugal that, dysfunctional governments. The retail investor is frozen.”

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February 21st, 2012

S&P 500 – U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above its highest close since 2008, as investors weighed a second bailout for Greece and after earnings from Home Depot Inc. to Macy’s Inc. (M) beat estimates.

Six out of 10 industries in the S&P 500 advanced as commodity producers had the biggest gain. Alcoa Inc. (AA) and Chevron Corp. climbed at least 1.6 percent. Home Depot, the world’s largest home-improvement retailer, and Macy’s, the second- biggest U.S. department-store chain, added more than 0.4 percent. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s biggest retailer, tumbled 4 percent as low prices hurt margins.

The S&P 500 added 0.2 percent to 1,364.27 at 1:59 p.m. New York time, rising for a third day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 27.13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,977, briefly rising above 13,000 for the first time since 2008.

“I don’t think the market is stretched yet,” said Michael Strauss, who helps oversee about $27 billion of assets as the chief investment strategist at Commonfund in Wilton, Connecticut. “We’re positive on the U.S. economy. The earnings side has been fine. That’s providing the biggest seeds to the strength in equities,” he said. “Was there any surprise in Europe kicking the can down the road? It’s a token positive, but it doesn’t solve the long-term issue.”

The S&P 500 (SPX) added 8.5 percent this year as reported 12- month earnings for its companies increased 9.4 percent to $96.58 a share, the highest level ever. The index is trading for 14.1 times reported earnings, compared with the average since 1954 of 16.4 times, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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