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Stocks surged on Friday amid increasing hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal as equities were on pace to post another solid weekly gain.

Stocks fell on Friday as market participants continued to worry about ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations as well as slowing economic growth.

January largely reversed the December stock market slump, due in part to strong earnings and the Fed’s rate decision. But will the year follow these strong results? Mike Santoli takes a look.

Stocks rose on the back of strong earnings from Facebook and General Electric as Wall Street concluded a strong month for equities.

Stocks rose sharply on Wednesday as Boeing and Apple surged on the back of their earnings results.

Three major credit card companies were upgraded by Jefferies and Atlantic Equities on Tuesday.

For investors who ponder if January’s rally has taken them back to the bull market that had run for almost a decade, they are about to find out, according to J.P. Morgan.

Strategists think the companies will continue to repurchase their own equity well into 2019 and goose the broader stock market higher.

Stocks fell on Tuesday, the first trading day of the week, as weak data out of China and lower global growth estimates from the International Monetary Fund renewed fears of the global economy slowing down.

Fear about the government shutdown, the tariff war and the slowdown in China are all still around, but now investors are also afraid of missing out on the rally.

Morgan Stanley equity strategists believe the stock market priced in an earnings recession when it plunged to December’s low, and it is very likely to retest that level.

High-quality companies with low debt loads will pace a stock market set for a substantial gain in 2019, according to Goldman Sachs strategists.

Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Friday that Apple’s technology may have been stolen by the Chinese.

Stocks rallied after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank will be patient in raising rates and following a blowout jobs report.

2018 was terrible for stocks, but years like that are usually followed by a strong bounce the next year, two market strategists point out.