Category Archives: Daily Advantage

The graying of television

The Federal Open Market Committee doesn’t release its policy statement until tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t move markets today. Stocks opened slightly lower this morning, but after a report from The Wall Street Journal said that the FOMC … Continue reading

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Small caps and tech stocks hit ahead of the Fed

The Dow’s blue chips managed a gain despite a surprise drop in industrial production in August, but small caps and tech stocks suffered more sizable losses ahead of a big week of news, including the Federal Reserve’s meeting that concludes … Continue reading

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Clearing up the cloud

Higher Treasury yields, a strong dollar, and next week’s Fed meeting kept investors at bay and sent the markets lower. The Dow fell 61 points, with 25 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index lost 11; and the … Continue reading

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Independent bookstores make a comeback

Stocks ended the day in mixed territory, as investors weighed geopolitical developments in the Middle East and Ukraine. The Dow fell 19 points, with 15 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index gained 1 point; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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This fitness band is a shocking alternative to Apple’s Watch

A rally in Apple’s shares helped boost tech stocks and the Nasdaq. The Dow gained 54 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index rose 7; and the Nasdaq jumped 34. Advancers led decliners by eight … Continue reading

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Could failure be the new success?

Stocks fell today despite Apple’s much-awaited product unveiling and new data showing U.S. hiring reached its highest level since 2007. The Dow dropped 97 points, with 24 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index fell 13 points; and … Continue reading

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Survey says: Understating the unemployment rate

Stocks were cautious today after setting record highs last week, with the S&P 500 Index slipping below 2,000. Weak trade data from China and a second-quarter contraction in Japan set the tone on an otherwise light news day. The Dow … Continue reading

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Insurance policies for taste buds, mustaches, and naughty kids(?)

The markets initially reacted negatively to August’s disappointing jobs report but rebounded throughout the day, due to the fact that many believe the weaker-than-expected data could delay an interest rate hike by the Fed. The Dow gained 67 points, with … Continue reading

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Never fall asleep at the gym again (by following these simple tips)

Despite an early rise prompted by the European Central Bank’s new stimulus efforts, stocks ended the day in negative territory, following mixed news on the U.S. economy that ranged from higher-than-expected jobless claims to a nine-year high for service sector … Continue reading

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Eggs and hash browns at Manhattan prices

A potential ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine lifted stocks in the morning, but the major indexes pared their gains in afternoon trading to close mixed. The Nasdaq ended in the red, partly due to a sharp drop in Apple’s shares … Continue reading

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