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Finance Roundtable

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February 5, 2016, 9:14 pm, 1605934
An "ok" jobs report that was below expectation did little to please the market as indexes started a bit in the red and just sold off almost the entire session. The S&P 500 fell 1.85% while the NASDAQ was slammed 3.25%. The NASDAQ was just crushed by technology ...


February 5, 2016, 1:14 pm, 1605798
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February 4, 2016, 9:14 pm, 1605516
Indexes stayed in a tight range Thursday ahead of Friday's employment data. The S&P 500 gained 0.15% and the NASDAQ 0.12%. We continue to see not so great economic data: Factory orders for December fell 2.9%, the Commerce Department said. Economists were expecting a 2.6 ...


February 3, 2016, 9:14 pm, 1605116
Markets opened up, quickly sold off on weak data, and then rallied in the last 90 minutes as oil bounced. In the end the two major indexes finished mixed with the S&P 500 tacking on 0.50% while the NASDAQ fell 0.28%. We've seen weakness in non automotive ...


February 2, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1604689
Indexes gapped down sharply at the open and buyers took the day off all session. The S&P 500 sunk 1.87% while the NASDAQ dropped 2.24%. Essentially all the gains from last Friday's surprise rate cut by the Bank of Japan disappeared today. Oil sunk anew and ...


February 1, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1604283
Indexes gapped down moderately at the open buy buyers came in late in the day which is generally positive action intraday at least. The S&P 500 finished down 0.04% while the NASDAQ gained 0.14%. Economic data continues to struggle: The ISM manufacturing index for ...


January 29, 2016, 9:14 pm, 1603655
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) gave markets a present to end the month of January. Indexes gapped up modestly at the open and then ran all day as buyers were persistent. Central banks coming to the rescue of markets has been the theme for years on end so ...


January 28, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1603202
After a mixed morning, some buyers showed up and indexes did decently on the day. The S&P 500 rallied 0.55% and the NASDAQ 0.86%. Data in manufacturing type economic #s continues to look worrisome ex automotive. Durable goods fell 5.1 percent in December, far more ...


January 27, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1602722
Markets took a day away from their fixation on oil to their normal fixation on the Fed. Indexes were locked in a quite tight range most of the day, until the Federal Reserve announcement - at which time they sold off. This is a big departure for much ...


January 26, 2016, 7:15 pm, 1602322
Markets remain married to oil; today was an up oil day on hopes for a "global production cut" - so indexes started up and rallied more most of the session. The S&P 500 gained 1.41% and the NASDAQ 1.09%. It remains a "sit on your hands with ...