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March 31, 2015, 1:14 pm, 1448462
The first quarter of 2015 is coming to a close which means it is time to conduct our next StockTradingToGo (STTG) Reader Satisfaction Survey.For newer readers, our quarterly surveys are only three questions (two are optional!) and takes less than 30 seconds to complete. It is extremely important to participate.Your ...


March 30, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1448003
Please note - there will be NO RECAP tomorrow so that you can take part in our quarterly survey. We've tried to do a recap the same day as the survey but participation fell off so please spend 2 minutes tomorrow taking the survey even if the responses are ...


March 27, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1446764
Friday was a bit of a nothing day for the U.S. indexes as stocks bounced back a tiny bit from a string of losses; most of the gains came late in the session as Fed head Janet Yellen spoke and takeover news hit the semiconductor group. The S&P ...


March 26, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1446089
Indexes stayed in the red much of the session and finished with light losses; the S&P 500 fell 0.24% and NASDAQ 0.27%. Fun fact: The S&P 500 has gone 27 days without posting back-to-back gains, the longest stretch since 1994. Keep in mind earnings season starts in ...


March 25, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1445404
A very interesting day in the markets as the S&P 500 fell 1.46% and the NASDAQ 2.37%. Biotechs were crushed today - we've been saying the higher they go the more risk they get as they have been on a mostly interrupted run for 4+ years. That ...


March 24, 2015, 9:14 pm, 1444758
Inflation data caused a bit of a selloff Tuesday as the S&P 500 fell 0.61% and the NASDAQ 0.32%. Inflation has been very benign in the U.S. during this Fed easing cycle and appears to be the only thing aside from a booming economy that will move the Fed ...


March 23, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1444078
U.S. indexes were generally positive until the closing minutes when some sort of selling program pushed indexes into the red. The S&P 500 fell 0.17% and the NASDAQ 0.32%. News flow was quiet as existing home sales in February were up 1.2%, to an annual rate of 4.88 ...


March 20, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1443047
The bulls are back in control. Since Wednesday afternoon when Yellen showed her muscle we've seen the now almost normal post Fed rally. The S&P 500 gained 0.90% and the NASDAQ 0.68% as the dollar fell. The Federal Reserve removed "patient" from its statement on Wednesday but lowered its ...


March 19, 2015, 9:14 pm, 1442431
Indexes were mixed Thursday as traders digested their moves from yesterday. The S&P 500 fell 0.49% and the NASDAQ gained 0.19%. Economic news was sparse. The Philly Fed index showed a modest increase in manufacturing in March but indicated the lowest level of growth in more than ...


March 18, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1441666
Indexes were in the red all day until the Fed statement, at which point it skyrocketed. The S&P 500 gained 1.22% and the NASDAQ 0.92%. While the word "patient" was removed from the statement, which would have hawkish undertones - the Federal Reserve simply cannot leave the market ...