Category Archives: Daily Advantage

The Force is strong with this toy

Better-than-expected earnings from tech giants Amazon and Microsoft helped fuel a rally in the technology sector that pushed the Nasdaq even further into record territory. The Dow added 21 points, with 18 of its 30 components moving lower; the S&P … Continue reading

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Paper coupons still rule in the digital era

Stocks ended in the green as investors pored through the ongoing stream of earnings reports and shrugged off disappointing data on new-home sales. The Dow rose 20 points, with 17 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index increased … Continue reading

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Mobilegeddon: Worst disaster movie ever

A jump in existing-home sales in March and better-than-expected earnings reports boosted the major indexes. The Dow rose 88 points, with 24 of its 30 components gaining ground; the S&P 500 Index advanced 10; and the Nasdaq gained 21. Advancers … Continue reading

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Yard sale merger fuels interstate commerce

Stocks ended mixed after a day of corporate earnings reports, including a handful of Dow components that beat profit expectations but showed declining revenue. The Dow fell 85 points, with 18 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index … Continue reading

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Wireless lawn mowing has cosmic implications

Better-than-expected earnings reports and more stimulus from China helped the major indexes recoup much of their losses from their drubbing on Friday. The Dow jumped 208 points, with 26 of its 30 components higher; the S&P 500 Index gained 19; … Continue reading

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Global worries send U.S. stocks lower

Financial regulators in China are tightening rules on borrowing to buy stocks and making it easier to bet against stocks, regulations aimed at cooling down its markets. The news sent Chinese futures sharply lower. Investors are also becoming more concerned … Continue reading

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What kind of mobile shopper are you?

Stocks erased today’s gains as investors weighed corporate earnings, mixed economic reports, and OPEC’s foreboding comments on the future of U.S. oil production. The Dow slipped 6 points, with 21 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index fell … Continue reading

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Lost bags catching up with airlines, not owners

Stocks posted moderate gains on a full day of economic and earnings news. Earnings were generally positive, while a surge in oil prices rallied the energy sector. The Dow rose 75 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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Questioning the current-sy of U.S. currency

Mixed economic data and earnings reports led to mixed results in the markets today. The Dow rose 59 points, with 17 of its 30 components moving higher, and the S&P 500 Index added 3. The Nasdaq fell nearly 11 points … Continue reading

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Black Friday shows up six months early

On an otherwise slow news day, stocks dropped on disappointing trade data from China and concerns over the start of first-quarter earnings season, which picks up in earnest tomorrow. The Dow fell 80 points, with 25 of its 30 components … Continue reading

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