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March 11, 2015

U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the biggest equities selloff in more than two months amid the surging dollar, as declines in consumer companies offset banks’ rebound.

Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. fell more than 4.5 percent amid reports of suspected bird flu in Arkansas. Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. added at least 1.6 percent after financial stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index Tuesday had their steepest decline since April. Intel rallied the most since November after its biggest drop in more than a month.

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February 6th, 2015

U.S. stocks fluctuated, with equities poised for their biggest weekly gain this year, as investors weighed the prospects for higher interest rates after employers added more jobs than forecast in January.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,063.08 at 9:48 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.16 points, or less than 0.1 percent to 17,883.72.

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March 9th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its fourth weekly rally, after data showing stronger-than-forecast growth in payrolls last month bolstered optimism in the world’s largest economy.

Financial shares rose the most in the S&P 500 among 10 groups as Greece’s private creditors agreed to a debt swap. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. (C) added at least 1.9 percent. Monster Worldwide (MWW) Inc., an online recruiting service, rallied 4.3 percent, extending a weekly surge to 21 percent. Lennar Corp. (LEN) and D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) gained more than 4.1 percent as Credit Suisse Group AG lifted the homebuilders’ ratings.

The S&P 500 added 0.6 percent to 1,373.67 at 11:48 a.m. New York time, rallying 2.2 percent in three days. The index has risen 0.3 percent this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 40.83 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12,948.77. The Russell 2000 Index of small companies jumped 1.7 percent to 819.98. About 2.6 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges.

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February 13th, 2012

Commodity Investing: Hedge funds increased bets on rising commodity prices to the highest since September on mounting confidence that growth in the U.S. will strengthen demand.

Money managers boosted their combined net-long positions across 18 U.S. futures and options by 13 percent to 929,199 contracts in the week ended Feb. 7, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. That’s the highest since Sept. 20. Bullish wagers on copper rose to a six-month high, and soybean holdings jumped by the most this year.

The Standard & Poor’s GSCI Spot Index (SPGSCI) of 24 commodities rose to a six-month high on Feb. 9, a day after the MSCI All- Country World Index (MXWD) entered a bull market, as indicators signaled accelerating growth. Fewer Americans than forecast filed claims for jobless benefits in the week to Feb. 4, and consumer confidence rose to a one-year high. Investments in commodities expanded for a seventh week, the longest streak since February 2009, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

“The improving economic data, not just in the U.S., we’ve seen better data in Europe as well, has put recession fears on the back burner,” said Anthony Valeri, a market strategist with LPL Financial in San Diego, which oversees $330 billion of assets. “That augers well for commodity demand.”

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