Category Archives: Daily Advantage

Thanksgiving 2014: Charlie Brown style!

Stocks ended in the green ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, despite a day of disappointing economic news. The Dow rose 12 points, with 22 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index gained 5 points; and the Nasdaq added … Continue reading

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Pilgrim babies! (Or how strained carrots & peas came to be.)

Stocks were muted on a slow trading day, despite new data revealing that the nation’s gross domestic product grew at its fastest rate in 11 years. The Dow fell 2 points, with 16 of its 30 components declining; the S&P … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside (but it won’t stop us from shopping)

U.S. markets moved higher after Friday’s surprise rate cut from the Chinese central bank. Volume was light as traders headed into a holiday-shortened week. The Dow gained 7 points, with 15 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index … Continue reading

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Why we’re “over the moon” for space exploration again

The markets rallied today as the Chinese and European central banks announced moves to stimulate slowing economic growth. The Dow was up 91 points, with 24 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index advanced 10; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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Vacating a vocation via viral video? How vainglorious.

Stocks edged higher as rising oil prices boosted energy shares and investors eyed upbeat data on jobless claims and the housing market. The Dow gained 33 points, with 18 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index rose 4 … Continue reading

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Black Friday deals more like normal Friday deals

Minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting showed there was growing awareness of the threat that a global slowdown could pose to the U.S. economy, but the improving job market and economic growth in the U.S. led the … Continue reading

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Hasbro takes its toys and goes home

Stocks advanced on positive homebuilder sentiment in the U.S. and renewed dedication to economic stimulus measures overseas. The Dow rose 40 points, with 20 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index gained 10 points; and the Nasdaq added … Continue reading

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Apple: Bigger than an entire stock market

Japan’s economy unexpectedly entered a recession in the third quarter, tensions increased in Russia and Ukraine, and industrial production in the U.S. declined. Stocks struggled throughout the day, eventually closing mixed. The Dow gained 13 points, with 15 of its … Continue reading

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The smart home is getting smarter—but is it smart enough?

U.S. consumer sentiment rose to a seven-year high and retail sales increased slightly in October, but despite the positive economic data, the markets struggled to find direction. The Dow fell 18 points, with 16 of its 30 components advancing; the … Continue reading

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Amazon is listening (always)

U.S. oil production hit a 30-year high of 9.06 million barrels a day last week, a surprise jump in production that weighed on oil prices and the energy sector. The S&P 500 energy sector sank 1.35% partly due to the … Continue reading

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