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Stocks end higher for third consecutive week 

Stocks finished modestly higher Friday with major indexes posting their third week in positive territory and the Dow and S&P 500 closing at new record highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 35.87 points, to close at 15,118.49, led by Hewlett-Packard. Continue reading

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Stocks tumble after dismal jobs report

Stocks opened sharply lower Friday following a much weaker-than-expected March unemployment report in addition to ongoing worries over North Korea.The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened sharply in the red, dragged by Cisco and Bank of America.The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also tumbled at the open. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, spiked abo… Continue reading

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The VIX has Flipped

Darell Huff wrote in his 1954 book ‘How to Lie with Statistics’, “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything”. Continue reading

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The VIX has Flipped

Darell Huff wrote in his 1954 book ‘How to Lie with Statistics’, “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything”. Continue reading

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3 Biotech Stocks Rising on Big Volume

WINDERMERE, Fla. (Stockpickr) — Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don’t just look at a stock’s price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large spike in volatility Continue reading

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Italy vote hits world markets, euro; U.S. stocks up

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Wall Street drops on growth concerns, fear index jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell for a second day on Thursday and gauge of investor concern hit its highest in two months after reports cast doubt over the health of the U.S. and euro-zone economies. Continue reading

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G20 Makes Promise to Play Nice

MOSCOW — Finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 leading industrial and developing countries on Saturday pledged not to target their exchange rates for competitive purposes. The two-day meeting in Moscow ended Saturday with a joint communique that included a promise that the G20 members would “refrain from competitive devaluation” and “resist all forms of protectionism and keep our markets open.” “We reiterate that excess volatility of financial flows and disorderly movements in exchange rates have adverse implications for economic and financial stability,” the statement said… Continue reading

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Wall St drops for 3rd day, led by retailers

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Spain’s stock market extends short selling ban

Spain's financial regulator has extended for three months a ban on short selling of stocks that aims to decrease volatility in markets. Continue reading

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