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    Stock Market Today: June 17, 2019
    William G. Ferguson  |  06/17/2019
    The most recent five-day stretch of trading on Wall Street could be best termed a choppy one. Both the bulls and the bears made cases, with neither holding much of an upper hand at any time. The buying and selling was quite contained throughout the entire week, with the major averages never straying too far from the neutral line. There were both some positive and negative developments and events that acted as counterbalances during the week.
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    Stock Market Today: June 14, 2019
    William G. Ferguson and Mario Ferro  |  06/14/2019
    The U.S. equity markets started off the final day of the week in negative territory, but managed to regain some lost ground late in the session. The news was relatively light on the economic front. The Commerce Department reported that U.S. retail sales were up 0.5% last month, which was slightly below expectations. On the plus side, the figures for April were revised upward, to a gain of 0.3%, versus the original estimate of a 0.2% decline. Meanwhile, industrial production was up 0.4% in May, slightly ahead of the consensus.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: June 13, 2019
    William G. Ferguson and John E. Seibert III  |  06/13/2019
    The U.S. markets started off quite positively today, as investor sentiment picked up a bit. Initial jobless claims came in higher than expected. And, based on this news, some traders believe the likelihood of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates later this year has become more probable. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by around 142 points, while the S&P 500 was up by 15 points in early action. All told, the Dow closed up by 102 points, the S&P 500 increased 12 points, and the NASDAQ gained 44 points.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: June 12, 2019
    William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner  |  06/12/2019
    The stock market traded lower this morning, and remained in negative territory throughout the session. Investors, while pleased with the Federal Reserve’s more accommodative tone, are likely still worried that strained trade relations between the United States and China could persist, causing additional economic and corporate challenges.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: June 11, 2019
    William G. Ferguson and John Seibert III  |  06/11/2019
    The market started out quite positively today, as the improved sentiment, which led to six straight days of higher stock price action, continued. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by as many as 186 points in the first moments of the trading session, while the S&P 500 was higher by around 24 points. However, the markets appeared to be overbought, and sentiment switched to the downside.
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