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    Stock Market Today: July 15, 2020
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  07/15/2020
    After a topsy-turvy equity market session on Monday in which the major indexes roared out to a strong first half of the day before wilting near the close on new coronavirus fears, the stock market came back to push forward nicely yesterday morning. Once more it was optimism about corporate earnings and some hopes that despite the difficult news on the COVID-19 front that the recent reopening of the economy would continue with few interruptions. Unlike Monday, though, stocks did not falter late in the day.
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    Stock Market Today: July 14, 2020
    John E. Seibert III  |  07/14/2020
    The stock market started strongly yesterday, moving higher throughout the early morning. However, the markets turned to the downside, as coronavirus-related worries started to grow. Though the Dow managed to eke out a minor gain of 11 points, the S&P 500 was lower by 30 points, and the NASDAQ was down 227 points. Looking ahead, the futures markets are in line for a strong start to the day.
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    Stock Market Today: July 13, 2020
    William G. Ferguson  |  07/13/2020
    The phrase that might best describe what is happening on Wall Street these days is “investors continue to climb the wall of worry”. Indeed, the major equity indexes, led by the NASDAQ Composite which ended the most recent five-day stretch with three consecutive record highs on its way to the doorstep of the 11,000 mark, rose again last week despite some disconcerting factors still in play as the second half of the trading year got underway.
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    Stock Market Today: July 10, 2020
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  07/10/2020
    It certainly has been an up-and-down week for Wall Street, as we head into the final session of this five-day span. On point, stocks started the week out on a high note, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average soaring by more than 400 points on Monday. That index then proceeded to tumble by almost as many points on Tuesday, before equity investors righted the ship on Wednesday with a late surge helping to lift the blue chips and the NASDAQ strongly.
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    Stock Market Today: July 9, 2020
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  07/09/2020
    The stock market seems to be balancing the positives of an improving economy with the negatives borne of a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases across more than 30 states. Meanwhile, the equity market appears set to open the session with modest upward bias, as the Street seeks to make it three out of four days this trading week with gains.