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5 reasons why stocks are skyrocketing

The Dow’s up more than 300 points today, its best day in 14 months, and that’s on top of a 288-point surge Wednesday. What’s driving the sudden surge on Wall Street? 700 more words


Santa's rally sled heads back to Wall Street

Wall Street lore says a late-year “Santa Claus Rally” delivers gains — not coal — to investors’ portfolios. A few days ago, it looked like Santa had called off the trip. 288 more words


Risk-on mentality returns as Fed calms fears

After a brief bout of turbulence, the risk-on mentality has returned to financial markets, and the Federal Reserve should get most of the credit for the mood shift on Wall Street. 318 more words


Market math: stronger ruble + higher oil = stock rally


U.S. stocks are rebounding today. The catalyst: stabilization in the oil market and Russia’s battered currency.

In late-morning trading the Dow Jones industrial average is up 153 points, or 0.9%, to 17,222.   224 more words


Investors bet Fed will delete 'considerable time' rate phrase

Nearly seven of 10 investment clients polled by Barclays believe the Fed will “lift” the phrase “considerable time” from its statement describing the timing of rate hikes. 196 more words


Fed to walk ‘tightrope’ at meeting’s end

When the Federal Reserve breaks the huddle from its last policy meeting of the year today, it will be a “tightrope moment” for the Janet Yellen-led Fed, whose job is to “condition” markets for a coming rate hike next year without “freaking out the markets,” says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. 222 more words



Over the weekend some friends and I went on a Dutch road trip to the Mid-Winter Wool Festival just outside of Groningen!

It was massive and fun! 217 more words