Archive for March 2011

Strong Data Fuels Rally

The first days of spring ushered in a much welcomed change for the market, with stocks reversing two weeks of losses on some encouraging economic data that lifted the averages to their best performance in two months.

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Stocks Battling Nuclear Fallout

There are many things the market can plan for. A planet-altering earthquake sending a 30-foot Pacific tsunami into a Japanese nuclear reactor is not one of them.

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Late Rally Stirs Optimism

If the market was an obstacle course this week, it would have been called the gauntlet. Let’s take a quick look at what we saw.

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Stocks Stalled on Jobs vs. Oil

It is most definitely all about oil. That’s what the market told us this week as stocks stayed volatile on crude’s bullish close above $104 on Friday. The latest round of “how high can oil go, cha-cha-cha” comes at a precarious time, just as the economy produces its best month of jobs in over a…

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