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Stock markets post solid gains as correction fears fade

Stock markets continued to march higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 Index closing just 0.3 per cent shy of its record high, and the technology-rich Nasdaq Composite Index closing at the highest level since March of 2000. 228 more words

BizBuzz

'Smart money' hedge funds flunk performance test

If grades were given out to hedge funds, often dubbed the “smart money,” for their recent investment performance, they’d probably get a “C.”

Indeed, these secretive investments favored by the wealthy and institutional investors have trailed the performance of the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index in 2014 — thru the end of July — as well as in the past 12 months, according to preliminary July data compiled by Preqin, a supplier of data, analysis and intelligence services to the alternative assets industry. 239 more words

Markets

Dow heading for 17000

Dow Jones Industrial Average is headed for another test of 17000/17100 after finding support at 16400/16500. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above its July high would indicate that buyers are back in control. 99 more words

US & Canada

U.S. markets rebound Monday with Ukraine, Russia tensions in holding pattern

U.S. stock markets rose on Monday, following in the footsteps of rebounding European markets after tensions between Ukraine and Russia receded a bit over the weekend. 315 more words

Finance

July Retail Sales Flat; Economy Still Struggling to Gain Momentum

Financial News for the Week Ending August 16th

US Stocks gained ground over the week as international tensions eased over much of the week. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% and the Dow was up 0.7% for the week. 259 more words

Investment Advisory

Thoughts on the S&P 500 For August 18th

Overall S&P 500 Market – 

For the overall S&P 500, the average current P/E is skyrocketing.  The average for the market is now sitting at 37.87   The median current P/E, however, rose only slightly to 20.24.  676 more words

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