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Technical Problems 3/9/15

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May 22, 2015, 5:14 pm, 1479347
It was a quiet Friday to end a quiet week as it seems most of Wall Street left for the Hamptons last weekend. The S&P 500 fell 0.22% and the NASDAQ 0.03%. Stocks moved little following an afternoon speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that said ...


May 21, 2015, 9:14 pm, 1478769
Another quiet session in a week full of them. The S&P 500 gained 0.23% and the NASDAQ 0.38% as morning weakness was bought. This is a good sign again, but these gains are of a grinding nature. Existing home sales for April fell 3.3%, missing an expected ...


May 20, 2015, 9:14 pm, 1478049
It was another quiet session as there was very little reaction to the Federal Reserve minutes which basically reinforced what everyone expected - there will be no rate hike coming in June. There was a momentary spike when this news was released but almost all of that was ...


May 19, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1477425
It was a very quiet session at the index level for the markets as the S&P 500 fell 0.06% and the NASDAQ 0.17%. Indexes stayed around the flat line all session. There are Federal Reserve minutes to be released tomorrow but there is a slow down of ...


May 18, 2015, 9:14 pm, 1476693
Indexes posted moderate gains Monday as a mixed morning led to afternoon buying; that is the pattern one wants to see. The S&P 500 gained 0.30% and the NASDAQ 0.60% as news flow was very light. For the year the S&P 500 is 3.4% higher and the NASDAQ ...


May 15, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1475512
Indexes gapped up for the third day in a row - this time it was more like Wednesday's gap up where it was sold immediately but by end of the day buyers came in and indexes finished near unchanged. The S&P 500 gained 0.08% while the NASDAQ fell 0.05%. ...


May 14, 2015, 9:13 pm, 1474869
As with Wednesday, U.S. indexes gapped up at the open but unlike yesterday they built on those premarket gains. The S&P 500 added 1.08% and the NASDAQ 1.39%. There were no fireworks in the bond market today so traders seemed at ease. The producer price index for ...


May 13, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1474078
While the closing print on the U.S. indexes were near unchanged it was a disappointing day in the lens of a big gap up in the morning that was sold off. The S&P 500 fell 0.03% while the NASDAQ gained 0.11%. Retail sales data for April was ...


May 12, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1473242
It looked like it was going to be a very nasty day premarket but in the end losses were mild for U.S. indexes. Still it remains time to be cautious as we have been for the past two weeks. The S&P 500 fell 0.29% and the NASDAQ 0.35%. ...


May 11, 2015, 9:14 pm, 1472432
The very choppy action in U.S. indexes continued as markets didn't build on Friday's knee jerk reaction higher on the employment data. The S&P 500 fell 0.51% and the NASDAQ 0.20%. News flow was slow as retail sales and industrial production figures come out later in the week. ...