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    Stock Market Today: April 2, 2020
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  04/03/2020
    Market volatility remains in vogue on Wall Street. Thus, after a solid gain for stocks this past Monday and back-to-back setbacks on Tuesday and Wednesday, the market started to the upside yesterday on apparent bargain hunting following the two consecutive selloffs. In fact, by mid-morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had soared to a 534-point gain, placing that index back above 21,400. A roughly 10% recovery in oil prices on signals that Russia and Saudi Arabia were cooling their price war was playing a part in that uptick.
    Market Daily Updates
    Stock Market Today: April 2, 2020
    Harvey S. Katz, CFA  |  04/02/2020
    After a horrific March for investors, as the decade-long bull market came to an abrupt end, driven to its sudden conclusion by the ravages of a deadly pandemic, stocks appeared to be making a comeback as the month and quarter ended. However, on the last day of March (this past Tuesday), stocks would resume their decline, and the losses would escalate early yesterday. In fact, by 1:00 PM (EDT) in the latest session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average would be off by just over 900 points.
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    Stock Market Today: April 1, 2020
    John E. Seibert III  |  04/01/2020
    The stock market fell yesterday on the last day of the first quarter, and price action ended on a weak note, sliding into the close. The futures markets started in the red this morning, suggesting that there would be more pain in the early second quarter. Traders continued to take near-term profits after the significant move upward over the past few days, as the broader indices have soared by over 20%. Still, much remains unknown about the virus and its effects on the world economy and business environment.
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    Stock Market Today: March 31, 2020
    Adam Rosner  |  03/31/2020
    The U.S. stock market put in a constructive session yesterday, building on the rally that started last week. Looking to today’s action, overnight the international markets were mixed, with some gains in Asia. The major bourses in Europe had been selectively ahead, but have since lost some ground. Before the market had opened on our shores, the S&P 500 futures were trading higher, but have since gave back those gains and then some, suggesting that the market may be off to a sluggish start.
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    Stock Market Today: March 30, 2020
    William G. Ferguson  |  03/30/2020
    Investors return to the market today after another wild week of trading on Wall Street, which has now become more the norm than the exception. Since the last week of February, the swings in trading have been sharp and pronounced, with the bears holding the upper hand.