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    Stock Market Today: April 15, 2021
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  04/15/2021
    Looking ahead, earnings season will be picking up in the coming days. As for the overall stock market, it posted a mixed to lower close yesterday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average holding on to a narrow 53-point advance after an earlier gain of better than 200 points, while the other indexes shed points. As noted, though, the bulls are seemingly ready to charge ahead at the open.
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    Stock Market Today: April 14, 2021
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  04/14/2021
    It has been a newsworthy week so far on the economic front, and the reports will keep rolling in. Specifically, this afternoon will bring the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, a survey of business conditions across the country that the central bank will use to help it formulate monetary policy at its next FOMC meeting, which is on tap for late this month. Ahead of all that, and following yesterday's mostly positive session, the stock market seems poised to open to the upside this morning, with renewed strength in the NASDAQ.
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    Stock Market Today: April 13, 2021
    John E. Seibert III  |  04/13/2021
    The stock market had a modestly weaker trading session yesterday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day off by 55 points, and the NASDAQ fell 50 points. Looking ahead, the U.S. futures are now suggesting a soft start to the trading day.
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    Stock Market Today: April 12, 2021
    William G. Ferguson  |  04/12/2021
    The new trading week will begin with the major equity averages either at or near record highs. With these recent gains, though, come stretched price-to-earnings multiples, and this will likely test the mettle of investors and have them looking closely at first-quarter earnings season, which is set to kick off this week. A good showing from Corporate America would be a key component, along with the recent encouraging economic data, in keeping the upward momentum going.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: April 9, 2021
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  04/09/2021
    The U.S. Labor Department was expected to release figures on the producer Price Index for March, but that issuance was delayed by an outage on the government's news site. Even so, Treasury note yields, down in recent days have ticked up from 1.63% to 12.67% on the 10-year note. So far this morning, the stock market has a mixed look to it, with the Dow futures higher, but the NASDAQ lower.