Archive for January, 2012

Why the Dow Fell Today

January 31, 2012

The news moving the market.

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Stocks Fall at Close of Banner Month

January 31, 2012

Stocks Fall at Close of Banner Month A disappointing round of economic data weighed on U.S. stocks Tuesday, but major indexes still posted the largest January gains in 15 years. News Hub: Giving Back Gains Gas Futures Plunge Nearly 8% More news in MarketBeat

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Tuesday Diversified Food Wrap-Up: DOLE Jumps; Earnings from ADM

January 31, 2012

Diversified food stocks slightly underperformed the S&P 500 index today -0.10% to -0.05%.  Industry leaders included Dole Food Co. (NYSE: DOLE – News) and Nutrisystem Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI – News) .  These stocks rose …

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Tuesday Integrated Wrap-Up: Earnings from XOM and BP Speculation

January 31, 2012

Integrated oil stocks underperformed the S&P 500 index today -0.25% to -0.05%.  Industry leaders included BP (NYSE: BP – News)  and Hess (NYSE: HES – News) .  These stocks rose 4.01% and 2.09% on volumes of 19.92M and …

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3 Dow Stocks That Delivered Today

January 31, 2012

Some stocks rallied despite a down market.

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Business Highlights

January 31, 2012

It’s the best start for stocks in 15 years. In what was mostly a slow and steady climb, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 4.4 percent, the best performances for both indexes to open a year since 1997.

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Hot start: Dow and S&P have best January since ’97

January 31, 2012

It’s the best start for stocks in 15 years. In what was mostly a slow and steady climb, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 4.4 percent, the best performances for both indexes to open a year since 1997.

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Stocks Fall; January to Remember at Risk

January 31, 2012

Stocks Fall; January to Remember at Risk The Dow was in line for a fourth-straight decline after a weaker-than-expected reading on consumer confidence erased early gains prompted by agreements designed to address Europe’s sovereign-debt issues.

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Wall Street sags as data weighs

January 31, 2012

Stocks fell on Tuesday as optimism over a possible deal by Greece in its debt wrangling dissipated after a batch of weaker-than-expected economic reports.

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Stocks down in bid for best January since ’97

January 31, 2012

The stock market appeared headed Tuesday for its best January finish in more than a decade. An unexpected drop in consumer confidence dragged stocks down on the final day.

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