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S&P 500 seeks first 2-day win streak in 28 trading days

If you think it’s been an up-and-down stock market recently, you’re right. The S&P 500 has gone 28 trading days — or nearly six weeks — without posting back-to-back daily gains. 314 more words


Mini-corrections emerge as new Wall Street M.O.

On Wall Street, everyone fears the Big One. But it’s mini-corrections that have become the norm in times of stock market turbulence.

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index hasn’t suffered an official 10% correction in more than three years. 431 more words


Why the Dow is wildly careening up and down

The Dow’s behavior this month is a cross between a yo-yo and your favorite shampoo. One day (like Wednesday, when it plunged 292.60 points) it goes into a downward tailspin, tumbling 100, 200 or even 300 points. 356 more words


Fitch rates H.J. Heinz positive on Kraft merger

Fitch Ratings placed its grading on H.J. Heinz and its subsidiaries on rating watch positive Wednesday on news of the firm’s mega-merger with Kraft Foods Group… 353 more words


Market Musings: A Former Stock Market Junkie

Back in college, when I was figuring out the major question everyone asks you,  “What do you want to be?” I wasn’t really interested in business, mainly, because my cousin and uncles were in a job called, “Sales,” which was what business was to me and I knew I never wanted to do that with my life. 726 more words


Upside to dollar fears: Lowers bar for 1st-quarter profits

A stronger dollar means weaker earnings for big U.S. companies that do a lot of business abroad. But there’s a chance analysts slashed profit estimates too much — which could be bullish. 270 more words