U.S. Stocks Top Closing Records as Japan Boosts Stimulus

Posted by Forexsq 21 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks jumped, with benchmark indexes topping all-time highs on a closing basis, as an unexpected boost in stimulus from the Bank of Japan spurred optimism in the global economy.

LinkedIn Corp. rose 12 percent after third-quarter sales exceeded estimates. GoPro Inc. jumped 14 percent after its prediction for fourth-quarter profit surpassed analysts’ projections. Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) fel

U.S. Stocks Are Little Changed as Facebook Shares Falls

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks were little changed after equities rallied to a one-month high, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve will be in no hurry to raise interest rates even as it ends monthly bond purchases.

Facebook Inc. (FB) lost 6.9 percent after predicting the slowest revenue growth since the first quarter of 2013. Gilead Sciences Inc. slid 3.2 percent after third-quarter profit missed estimat

Great time to load up on stocks, unless you buy into the post-QE disaster scenario

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 23 hours ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img The high of my hometown Giants winning another Series. The low of wanting to reach through the screen and give that struggling portly fellow a hug. No, not Billy Butler. He’ll be fine. Rather, the Chevy guy doing his Chris Farley impression when handing over the MVP award. It’s a wonder GM GM, -0.20% shares are down only a couple of cents this morning.

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The bull market in stocks is about to get the ‘all-clear’ signal

Posted by Forexsq 21 hours ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img In fact, assuming the stock market closes today where it began, the venerable Dow Theory will issue a bullish “all-clear” signal. That would represent a remarkably quick recovery for the market that just two weeks ago was on the verge of dipping into official “correction” territory.

Dow Rises for Fourth Day After Earnings Boost Optimism

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher for a fourth day, as companies reported better earnings and Federal Reserve policy makers prepared to meet.

Amgen Inc. climbed 4.1 percent after saying it will buy back more shares and raising its dividend. Parker Hannifin Corp. jumped 6.2 percent after raising its guidance for 2015. Kohl’s Corp. fell 6.3 percent as the retailer

Wall St. rises at open but data curbs gains

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, but weaker-than-expected data checked gains as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day meeting on monetary policy.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 52.21 points, or 0.31 percent, to 16,870.15, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 6.25 points, or 0.32 percent, to 1,967.88 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 20.34 points, or 0.45 percent, to 4,506.2

Stocks Pare Losses on ECB Stimulus as Oil Producers Slump

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks fell, paring gains from last week’s rally that was the biggest since January 2013, led by energy and commodity producers as Brazil’s election reduced speculation for a change in policies and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cuts its oil forecast.

Newfield Exploration (NFX) Co. and Nabors Industries Ltd. fell at least 6 percent. Merck & Co. slid 1.3 percent after cutting the top end of its

S&P 500 Rising at Five Times GDP Shows Recovery Priced In

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img For almost six years, one of the most powerful bull markets on record has coexisted with the weakest economic recovery since World War II. This month’s selloff in stocks shows how much investors want that to change.

In the latest fit of nerves, market volatility soared to a three-year high and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped as much as 9.8 percent in the 26 days ending Oct. 15. Everyth

U.S. Stocks Extend Rally on Earnings; Dollar Declines

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extended its best weekly rally since January 2013 amid better-than-estimated corporate results. The dollar weakened after a doctor in New York tested positive for Ebola and oil sank.

The S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent at 11:36 a.m. in New York, extending its gain this week to 3.7 percent. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.3 percent. Brazil’s Ibovespa Index surged 3.

Amazon CEO Bezos Faces Season of Worsts as Losses Mount

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img For Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, it’s turning into a season of worsts.

As Amazon heads into the lucrative end-of-year shopping period, the company yesterday posted its biggest quarterly net loss since at least 2003, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It also forecast sales and profit for the fourth quarter that missed analysts’ projections. That puts Amazon

Wall St. little changed as Microsoft offsets Amazon

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results.

Amazon (AMZN.O) plunged 7.3 percent to $290.45 as the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 .NDX after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts

Wall Street rallies on Caterpillar, 3M results

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks jumped 1 percent on Thursday as a number of strong results, including from a pair of Dow components, reassured investors that corporations continued to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth.

Shares of both Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) and 3M Co (MMM.N) rose following their results, with heavy machinery maker Caterpillar also raising its full-year profit view. Caterpill

Stocks Rally After 3M, Caterpillar Profits Beat Estimates

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks jumped, recovering from yesterday’s retreat, as earnings from Caterpillar (CAT) Inc. to 3M Co. exceeded analysts’ estimates and data signaled stronger growth in the European economy.

Caterpillar, the largest construction equipment maker, added 4.4 percent after raising its full-year earnings forecast amid higher sales of construction machinery in North America. 3M Co. climbed 5.5 p

Panic Defused in Stocks With Sharpest VIX Drop Since 2009

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Four consecutive advances in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) have pushed the gauge up 4.2 percent since Oct. 15, recouping half the losses from a selloff that began in mid-September. After surging to a 28-month high last week, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has fallen at least a point a day starting Oct. 16, reflecting a dissipation of investor concern that hasn’t

S&P 500 Fluctuates as Yahoo Climbs on Sales; Biogen Sinks

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks fluctuated after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose the most in a year yesterday, companies reported better-than-estimated results and data showed inflation remains tame.

Yahoo! Inc. added 5.9 percent after third-quarter sales topped estimates. Broadcom Corp., a maker of communications chips, jumped 6.2 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts’ estimates and giving a f

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