Archive for March, 2012

Wall Street looks to extend the rally into April

March 31, 2012

After a stellar first-quarter performance, investors are hoping the stock market can maintain its momentum into the holiday-shortened week ahead.

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Stocks Add 66 Points, Post First-Quarter Record

March 30, 2012

Stocks Post 1st-Quarter Record The Dow gained 66 points, or 0.5%, to 13212, as U.S. stocks notched their biggest first-quarter point gain in history. MarketBeat: Will Stock Rally Stall?

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Liz Claiborne jumps 13 pct on buyout report

March 30, 2012

Shares of clothing company Liz Claiborne Inc. jumped 13 percent Friday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has been considering going private.

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For stocks, a stable and impressive climb in 2012

March 30, 2012

The bulls weren’t bullish enough. The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analysts, some of whose forecasts seemed too sunny three months ago, scrambling to raise their estimates for the year.

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Business Highlights

March 30, 2012

The bulls weren’t bullish enough. The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analysts, some of whose forecasts seemed too sunny three months ago, scrambling to raise their estimates for the year.

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Daily ETF Roundup: VWO Jumps On Market Strength, VXX Falls To Close The Quarter

March 30, 2012

The final trading session of the quarter saw major equity benchmarks leap forward, closing out the week on a high note. “Friday’s gains capped a stellar three months for stocks, with the Dow and S&P posting …

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Weekly Market Wrap: 3/30/2012

March 30, 2012

This thirteenth trading week of 2012 comes to a close with stocks on track to post their best quarterly gain in almost 14 years. Welcome to the ‘Weekly Market Wrap’ for Friday March 30, 2012. The S&P 500 the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq were all higher for the week. Crude [...]

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Summary Box: Stocks finish up, post strong 1Q

March 30, 2012

HOW GOOD? Stocks had a big quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 8 percent. Gains were 12 percent for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and almost 19 percent for the Nasdaq.

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How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

March 30, 2012

Stocks wrapped up the quarter with another gain on Friday, this time driven by a report that consumer spending rose in February at the fastest pace in seven months.

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Stocks Hold Gains; Apple Declines Near $600

March 30, 2012

Stocks held modest gains Friday, with the market on track to posting its best quarterly gain in almost 14 years, helped by a handful of better-than-expected economic news and after the euro zone agreed to raise its bailout fund.

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