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The ripple effects from China’s market drama is being felt far and wide. Among the hardest hit: emerging markets currencies. Read More 3 charts explaining the Chinese stock market Currencies in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia were already under pressure this year, and China’s meltdown is just the latest trigger for the selling. “The trend …

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With U.S. refineries running at record levels, the global oil glut is turning into a fuel glut. Already, U.S. refineries, maxing out production capacity, have created an oversupply of diesel. Diesel prices, therefore, should continue to drop and diesel is already cheaper than gasoline in more than a dozen states. In the futures and spot …

Keeping the markets afloat

With all the major indexes not far from their all-time highs, what’s keeping the market afloat?

NYSE disruption & your money

How concerned should you be about the NYSE trading halt?

NYSE interrupted

Bob Pisani has the latest on why trading came to a screeching halt at the New York Stock Exchange for a large portion of the day.

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Wednesday’s stock market computer shutdown at the New York Stock Exchange was exaggerated in part by a very human problem. As the market’s complicated computer infrastructure went into meltdown, the exchange announced it would cancel any affected trades. One problem: All of those electronic trades had to be nullified manually. “At the NYSE this is …

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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday as continued concerns about Greece and the extended selloff in the Chinese market pressured investor sentiment. The Dow Jones industrial average traded about 120 points lower after falling more than 150 points in the market open as the major averages declined. “I think we’re just realigning the U.S. …

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Trading in all symbols was halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. The NYSE tweeted that it did not suspect a cyberattack. “There is no indication that there are malicious actors involved,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, adding that the White House is monitoring the …

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U.S. stocks fell about 1 percent on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 falling below its 200-day moving average, as investors awaited developments in the Greece debt crisis. ( Tweet This ) The S&P 500 fell below that key level for its first time since October 20, joining the Dow Jones industrial average in negative territory …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Some of the most important U.S. data in weeks could be trumped by events in Greece. Wednesday kicks off two days of important economic data that culminate with the most important report of all: June employment on Thursday. Traders had been eyeing this week’s data, especially jobs, to get more clues on the state of …

First half: mixed bag

The first half of 2015 is in the books. What worked for investors and what’s stalling out as we start the second half?

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The Greek debt drama may be roiling securities minute to minute, but in the big picture, markets are resilient enough to absorb a shock, Michael Zinn, senior vice president of wealth management and a portfolio manager at UBS, said Tuesday. U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open after tumbling Monday amid uncertainty over the …

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What’s the ‘Grexit’ strategy of Europe’s common currency? In a now famous 2012 speech that vowed to do whatever it took to put a floor under the single currency, stocks and bonds, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said that “the euro is irreversible.” Fast forward three years and that pledge is in doubt. After …

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Stocks stumbled on Wall Street after Greece shocked markets over the weekend by calling for a referendum on unfinished reform proposals.

Large caps vs. small caps

It’s been a big year for small cap stocks, but can the run continue in the second half?