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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?

Risks to the summer stock market

There are a number of issues the global financial markets will be paying close attention to this summer.

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U.S. stocks traded more than 1 percent higher on Thursday as the prior day’s dovish Fed statement boosted investor sentiment amid lack of developments on the Greece debt talks. (Tweet This) The Nasdaq Composite gained more than 1 percent to top its all-time record high of 5,132.52 set in intraday trade on March 10, 2000, …

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U.S. stocks traded 1 percent higher on Wednesday as investors eyed the morning’s rally in bond yields and looked ahead to data that could shed light on the timing of a rate hike. (Tweet This) The Dow Jones industrial average extended gains to trade about 250 points higher as investors cheered a Bloomberg report that …

Dow theory: red lights flashing

Dominic Chu tells us why a century old trading strategy has some investors concerned a correction may be coming.

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Take a look at some of Monday’s early movers: Wal-Mart gained in pre-market trade after Raymond James upgraded the stock to “strong buy” from “outperform” on the expectation that the big-box retailer offers more reward than risk at the current share price. Raymond James retained its $86 a share price target, a 17.7 percent upside …

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Even beyond talk of a “June swoon,” an unusual number of major events makes this month a critical time for markets. From this week’s European Central Bank meeting, to OPEC‘s Friday meeting and the G-7 over the weekend, the month is packed with events—not least of which is the Fed‘s June 16 and 17 meeting. …

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June swoon for stocks? If you’re looking for a reason to get bearish on the market, at least short term, history may be on your side. That’s because the month of June has typically been a rough one for investors who own stocks. According to market data and analysis firm Kensho, June has produced some …

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U.S. stocks traded lower on Tuesday as investors eyed renewed strength in the U.S. dollar and mixed data following the Memorial Day holiday. (Tweet This) “I think the pressure today is coming from the stronger dollar,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital. “The focus this week is the yield curve and …

Summer markets outlook

With stocks sitting near all-time highs, it’s a good time to examine the factors that could fuel or derail this rally.