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    Stock Market Today: October 11, 2019
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner  |  10/11/2019
    The stock market opened sharply higher this morning, extended its early gains through much of the afternoon, but then softened into the close. Of note, earlier today, Wall Street seemed optimistic that some progress would result from the current round of negotiations taking place between the United States and China. Later in the day, it was reported that some positive steps had actually been achieved. By the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up nearly 320 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead 32 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 106 points.
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    Stock Market Today: October 10, 2019
    William G. Ferguson and John E. Seibert III  |  10/10/2019
    The futures market was quite volatile as rumors flew about the U.S. trade negotiations with China. But by the time the stock market opened, prices were well into the green. The move higher was aided by a report stating that President Trump was going to meet with the Chinese Vice Premier Liu for high-level negotiations tomorrow. However, sentiment reached an overbought condition, and the markets tapered off throughout much of the second half of the trading session. Even so, the composites retained most of the day’s gains and staged a small move up in the last portion of the day. Overall, the Dow closed higher by 151 points, the S&P 500 was up 19 points, and the NASDAQ gained 47 points.
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    Stock Market Today: October 9, 2019
    Robert Mitkowski and John E. Seibert III  |  10/09/2019
    After yesterday’s substantial decline, the stock market started in the green today. A report stated that China is open to a partial trade deal with the United States, while another asserted that an offer to buy more U.S. agricultural products was on the table to reach an agreement. Traders received the news positively, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by 205 points in the first few moments of the trading session. The other indices were up as well.
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    Stock Market Today: October 8, 2019
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Mario Ferro  |  10/08/2019
    Markets started the session with sizable losses, and failed to gain much traction as the morning wore on. Although stocks did show some life down the stretch, late afternoon selling dragged the major indexes to their lows for the day. Not surprisingly, trade relations between the U.S. and China continued to be a major factor.
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    Stock Market Today: October 7, 2019
    William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner  |  10/07/2019
    Stocks opened lower this morning, managed to cross back into positive territory around midday, but retreated again in the afternoon. By the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 96 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 13 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 26 points.