Archive for February 3rd, 2012

Market Recap: Stocks Jump on Jobs

February 3, 2012

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s trading action…

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Stocks surge on strong US jobs data

February 3, 2012

Friday 21:15 GMT. Global equity indexes rose on Friday and the S&P 500 extended its best start for the year since at least 1997 after better-than-expected US jobs data joined improving service sector surveys …

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U.S. Stocks Jump on Upbeat Reports

February 3, 2012

Nasdaq Hits 11-Year High as Stocks Jump Stocks rose after the U.S. economy added more jobs than expected last month, driving the Nasdaq Composite to an 11-year high and pushing the Dow within reach of its highest reading in almost four years.

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U.S. stocks rally on jobs; Nasdaq at 11-year high

February 3, 2012

U.S. stocks jumped Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report enlivened hopes that the economic recovery was picking up speed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 156.82 points, or 1.2%, to 12,862.23, its highest close since May 2008.

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Stocks pop after ‘monster’ jobs report

February 3, 2012

U.S. stocks surged at the open Monday after a stronge-than-expected report on January job growth. Unemployment declined to 8.3%.

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Stocks Extend Gains After Economic Reports

February 3, 2012

Stocks added to sharp gains Friday after Wall Street cheered a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates and a handful of positive economic news.

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Which Stocks Look Ready to Pop and Drop with Earnings Next Week?

February 3, 2012

Stocks tend to be most volatile around earnings season, when a good or bad report can make or break it. However, a good or even great earnings report doesn’t necessarily translate into a huge pop for a …

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Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks cheer surprisingly good jobs data

February 3, 2012

U.S. stocks leapt on Friday as Wall Street embraced employment rising more than expected last month and the jobless rate dropping to a three-year low

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Genworth shots up 15% as financial sector gains

February 3, 2012

Investors bid up U.S. financial stocks at the open Friday as the stock market surged on better-than-expected U.S. jobs data. The Financial Select SPDR ETF , which tracks financial companies in the S&P 500 , gained 2% to $14.63.

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Random Thoughts: What If I Missed the 100% Rally in the S&P?

February 3, 2012

Profits reside in the ride ahead.

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